Full-Time Software Developer Position

Posted on by Michael Caplan

HarvestHand is a small start-up company in the Annapolis Valley of Nova Scotia. Our mandate is to participate in building a vibrant local food economy by providing new media solutions that help to bring together farmers and food consumers in mutually beneficial ways.


Software Developer

This is a full-time, term position for a minimum of six months. Starts immediately.


  • development and maintenance of HarvestHand Web based CSA software platform
  • develop innovative new features and evolve current feature sets
  • analyse software to ensure stability, availability, and performance
  • identify and implement proactive solutions to address potential issues
  • identify ideas for system improvements
  • respond to customer support needs
  • participation in preparation and implementation of  training materials
  • thrive in a startup environment and familiarity with launching “lean” software applications


experience using:

  • Linux
  • Apache HTTP server
  • MySQL relational database management system
  • PHP programming language
  • HTML
  • CSS
  • Javascript


Applicants should be graduates of a recognized  computer science training program (degree or diploma) with a concentration in web development.


  • be Canadian citizens, permanent residents or persons who have been granted refugee status in Canada;
  • be between 15 and 30 years old (inclusive); required by funders.
  • have graduated from a post-secondary institution;
  • be legally entitled to work according to relevant provincial legislation and regulations; and
  • be a first-time youth participant in a placement of the Career Focus Program of the Youth Employment Strategy. 
  • Read more about HarvestHand

Apply by March 25, 2015

Send resume and cover letter to admin@taprootfarms.ca


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