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Intermediate Back End Developer

Type: Full-time; Salary.

Position: Intermediate Back End Developer

Number of Roles: 1

Salary: To be discussed.

Group Benefits: Yes.

Start Date: February 11th, 2019

Reports to: Andre Lefort, VP Technology

tbk Creative is recognized as Canada’s WordPress agency, with a focus on enterprise level solutions powered the flexible and robust WordPress content management system. At tbk Creative, we help medium and large sized groups strengthen their digital presence online.

Working for tbk Creative means joining a productive, communicative, ambitious team that is driven to be the best in Canada. We value independence, trust and 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 staff. With a legacy as a remote-only company, you have flexibility in where you choose to work.

tbk Creative has always had an intentional focus on technical excellence, and our team of 14 skilled developers is a testament to this commitment. Our team is varied in skill and experience, with experts in every facet of developing and maintaining digital websites. We’re looking to add another developer who’s 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 have control over every aspect of a project. We routinely celebrate accomplishments within the team (have you seen our awards belt?) and we celebrate failures as well.

Intermediate Back End Developer Responsibilities:

tbk Creative is hiring a full-time Intermediate Back-End Developer. To thrive in this role, you love solving complex problems with elegantly simple solutions, you’re a great communicator (verbal and written), you like learning new things, are a self-starter, and want to be part of and serve a greater mission.

A message from the president of tbk Creative, Andrew Schiestel:

tbk Creative is one of Canada’s highest quality providers of web design and digital marketing solutions. The company employs 20 staff and is based in downtown London, Ontario across from beautiful Victoria Park.

In 2016 and 2017 (two years in a row), tbk Creative was named Top Web Design Provider in London Ontario by Consumer Choice Award. And in 2016, with much gratitude, tbk Creative was awarded Small Business of the Year at the London Chamber of Commerce 2016 Business Achievement Awards.

By joining our team, you will be a key part to tbk Creative’s daily mission of helping iconic brands become formidable online. Some of our current clients include 3M® Canada, Hino® Canada, Jiffy Lube® Ontario (59 stores), Yogen Fruz®, and Lerners LLP. You may also be involved in projects with tbk Creative’s affiliated company, AODA Online, which is one of Canada’s most popular web accessibility softwares.

I deeply respect every team member at tbk Creative because I know first-hand their hunger to always produce great digital solutions for our clients and their relentless drive to create a great working environment for all our staff. Below is a video produced by the Local Employment Planning Council that features tbk Creative as a technology employer in our community:

If you feel like you’d jive with tbk Creative’s culture and fit the requirements of the role, we welcome and look forward to your application.

The responsibilities of the Intermediate Back End Developer role include:

  • Writing clean, and reusable PHP code within WordPress themes and plugins for enterprise clients
  • Integrate systems via web services and APIs to support our clients’ marketing needs
  • Writing effective tests to support unit testing goals set within the department
  • Collaborate with designers and account managers to complete tasks related to our clients’ marketing needs
  • Solve technical problems and present solutions to other developers, account managers and designers
  • Improve process within the development team


  • 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 SQL queries, MySQL experience preferred
  • 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 is required.
  • Deep functional knowledge or hands-on design experience with Web Services (REST, SOAP, etc ..) is needed to be successful in this position
  • 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: CodeIgniter, Symfony, Laravel, Zend Framework
  • Strong communication skills, both written and verbal. In your role, you will be asked to provide daily updates to the VP of Technology. You will also be asked to provide bi-weekly updates on larger departmental and professional development goals.

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

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