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Intermediate Back End Developer

Position: Intermediate Back End Developer

Type: Salary; Full-Time

No. of Positions: 1

Start Date: October 21st, 2019

Salary: To be discussed

Group Benefits: Yes

Reports to: Andre Lefort, VP Technology

Background on tbk
At 40-45 staff, approximately 25% of which are developers, tbk is one of Canada’s premiere WordPress marketing and software companies. The company has a focus on enterprise-level solutions powered by the flexible and robust WordPress content management system. At tbk we help make companies better by developing thoughtful and robust software and marketing solutions. In 2019 and for four consecutive years in a row, tbk has been named Top Web Design Provider in London, Ontario by Consumer Choice Award.


Working at tbk means joining a world-class team that continues to contribute to Canada’s growing digital creative sector. We value independence, trust, communication, the drive to succeed and the ability to recognize failures. We like to spend our time on things that truly matter, both to our clients and our peers. With a company that was founded as a remote model (now with staff working from both our head office London, ON. office and from their homes across Ontario), you have flexibility in your work environment.

tbk has always had a purposeful focus on technical excellence, and our team of approximately 10 developers is a testament to this commitment. Our team is varied in skill, with experts in every facet of the development and maintenance of websites. We’re looking to add another developer who has seen it all, has forged their knowledge by way of education and “just getting it done” in the trenches. With an agile approach to development and in-house, cloud-based hosting, we control every aspect of a project. We routinely celebrate accomplishments as a team and we acknowledge our failures as well.


You are someone who values elegant solutions to complex business problems. You’re compelled to design, build and document some of the country’s best software platforms and you do so passionately. Writing in PHP and working within major CMSs like WordPress inspires you and you are acutely attuned to improving process and the quality and delivery of your work. You thrive in a team environment and value the ability to focus on and solve challenging problems. You value open and meaningful communication with your team and the organization. You value being relied upon by your team members and You are inspired to collaborate with other team members while providing excellent value to tbk and the clients you serve.


  • Write clean, and reusable PHP code within CMS platforms like WordPress themes and plugins for clients of all sizes but especially medium and large ones.
  • Adherence to tbk Creative’s standards for writing PHP code.
  • Integrate systems via web services and APIs to support our clients’ marketing needs – ensuring quality, robustness and appropriate error proofing.
  • Write effective tests to support unit testing goals set.
  • Collaborate with designers and account representatives to complete tasks related to client marketing and technology needs.
  • Provide mentorship to your development team members in a way that supports their learning goals, improves them as professionals and strengthens the quality of the solutions created.
  • Solve technical problems and present solutions to other developers, account representatives and graphic designers.
  • Continually offer ways to improve development processes.
  • Provide the development team and accounts team with what the technical assistance and resources that need to do their job excellently.
  • Provide project status updates to the Development Operations Manager, applicable accounts team members and leadership.
  • Exceed targets set for the development of software modules.
  • Identify project risks and provide solutions to mitigate or avoid such risk.
  • Attend and contribute to the daily Scrum Stand-up; listen and support the entire development team.
  • Improve any and all areas of development process within the development team.
  • Support in managing network and server infrastructure for client websites and digital products as required.


Skills Required

  • Minimum 3 years professional experience designing and implementing websites in the PHP scripting language.
  • Minimum 1-year professional experience designing and implementing WordPress themes and plugins.
  • Minimum 1-year professional experience writing, analyzing and optimizing MySQL queries.
  • Strong understanding of design patterns, general web functions and industry standards.
  • Prior experience within a quality assurance (QA) role or QA process within a project. Knowledge of unit testing, continuous integration and industry standards for coding styles.
  • Deep functional knowledge or hands-on design experience with Web Services (REST, SOAP, etc.).
  • Strong grasp of security principles and how they apply to e-commerce applications and the protection of sensitive information.
  • Prior experience with Git source control management process within an agile structure.
  • Working knowledge of PHP frameworks and their concepts. Some include but aren’t limited to: CodeIgniter, Symfony, Laravel, Zend Framework.

To apply for this role, please send a cover letter and resume to


A message from the president at tbk, Andrew Schiestel:

tbk takes care in producing some of Canada’s most effective web design, branding, digital marketing and marketing software solutions. The company is comprised of over 40 team members and is based in downtown London, ON. right across from beautiful Victoria Park.

Our company has been recognized for many industry and business awards and for that we’re grateful. For instance, in 2019—and for four consecutive years (2016-2019)—tbk was named Top Web Design Provider in London by Consumer Choice Award. In 2016, tbk was named Small Business of the Year at the London Chamber’s Business Achievement Awards and in 2019, tbk was named a finalist for Medium-Sized Business of the Year at the same Awards.

By joining our team, you’ll be part of the company’s mission to help make businesses better through effective and robust use of technological and creative solutions. Some of our current clients include 3M® Canada, Extendicare Canada Inc.Hino® CanadaJiffy Lube® Ontario (59 stores),Lerners LLP, Old Oak Properties and Tricar, Yogen Fruz®. You may also be involved in projects with tbk’s affiliated company, AODA Online, which is one of Canada’s most popular web accessibility software.

I respect every team member at tbk because they have a sincere desire to produce high-quality solutions that make businesses better while creating an enjoyable and vibrant work environment for everyone. If you feel like you’d jive as an employee at tbk employee and fit the requirements of this position, we look forward to hearing from you.

Together, we can make things better.

Below is a video produced by the Local Employment Planning Council that features tbk Creative as a technology employer in our community:

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