The focus of the Job of the Week column this week is an opening for a software engineer at Halifax-based LeadSift.

LeadSift is building a sales intelligence platform that searches social media to help corporations understand people’s buying intentions and find the best candidates for a sale. It assesses a prospect's interests, mindset and willingness to buy. The LeadSift system identifies these prospects while they’re considering a purchase and connects them with the companies best positioned to meet their needs.

The Job of the Week column features openings posted on the Entrevestor Job Board, which focuses on jobs in technology, innovation and startups in Atlantic Canada. The Entrevestor Job Board helps match job openings and candidates in the tech and start-up communities and is operated by Entrevestor and Alongside.



Software Engineer

The software engineer will work in a team of developers on diverse projects. The company is looking for someone who will demonstrate a knowledge of critical thinking and problem-solving. Proficiency with Python, HTML, CSS, and JavaScript is required, and LeadSift wants someone who understands Django Web Framework, and Javascript MVC frameworks.

The software engineer must contribute to planning sessions, where tasks will be estimated and prioritized, and must collaborate with other programmers to design and implement features. This person must have excellent debugging skills and an understanding of cross-browser development.

The successful candidate will be part of a strong, hard-working engineering team in a startup environment, and learn hands-on about Leadsift’s industry and customers.