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Senior Back End Developer

The Basics

Company HQ:
London, ON

$95,000 – $105,000

Work Location:
London, ON or Remote

Start Date:
As soon as possible

Type of Work/Status:
Full-time; Salary

Reports to:
Kylie McConnell, VP, Web

Do Better. Work Better. Be Better.

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 processes 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 effortless communication within your team and the entire 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 not only your clients but tbk. You are a role model for your team and are passionate about mentoring and supporting your team members to become continually better in their positions.

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Why Work at tbk?

Group Benefits
Health & dental

Fridays Off in the Summer
Paid fun in the sun

Culture of trust & ownership

Above Market Compensation
Competitive salaries

Flexible Work Schedule
Root hours
(10:30 a.m. – 3:00 p.m. EST)

 Team Spirit
Social events & team building

Career Advancement
Professional development,
mentorship & promotions

Work from Anywhere
Remote & hybrid work models

Furry Coworkers 
Pet-friendly office & support
for large vet bills


The successful candidate will be responsible for:
  • 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’s standards for writing PHP code.
  • Integrate systems via web services and APIs to support our client’s marketing needs, ensuring quality, robustness, and appropriate error proofing.
  • Adherence to WCAG 2.0 guidelines when authoring and managing digital work products.
  • Guide and advise on the early prototyping of new software solutions that solve business problems and improve tbk or our clients’ businesses.
  • Write effective tests to support unit testing goals set within the department.
  • Collaborate with designers and account representatives to complete tasks related to our client’s marketing and technology needs.
  • Provide mentorship to 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 the technical assistance and resources that they need to do their job excellently.
  • Provide sound architectural guidance on the technology stack and software implementations required to deliver on internal and client projects.
  • Exceed targets set for the development of software modules.
  • Provide project status updates to the Scrum Master, applicable accounts team members, and leadership.
  • Identify project risks and provide solutions to mitigate or avoid such risks.
  • Attend and contribute to the daily Scrum Stand-up; listen and support the entire development team.
  • Inform and improve all areas of the development process within the development team.


Applicants should have the following skills and experience:
  • Minimum 8 years of professional experience designing and implementing websites in the PHP scripting language.
  • Minimum 5 years of professional experience designing and implementing WordPress themes and plugins.
  • Minimum 5 years of professional experience writing, analyzing, and optimizing MySQL queries.
  • Minimum 5 years of professional experience designing, architecting, and optimizing complex software systems.
  • University degree or college diploma in engineering, programming, software development, software design, or web design.
  • 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, and Zend Framework.

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About tbk

tbk builds and maintains enterprise-ready platforms and sophisticated marketing programs that lead brands to their next. Our award-winning, full-service agency creates industry-leading websites, revenue-generating marketing strategies, and custom software solutions to help businesses successfully compete and grow.

Realize your potential with a rewarding career at tbk.

Melissa McInerney
CEO & Chief Creative Officer, tbk

“Thanks for your interest in a career with tbk. Everyone who’s employed here pushes the boundaries of what is possible. Each of us are committed to being better than we were yesterday, solving real business challenges with technology, strategy, and creativity. I invite you to join our team of smart, driven problem solvers!”

Our Hiring Process

As an employer of choice, tbk aims to be welcoming and transparent in our candidate selection process. 

We thank all applicants for their interest; however, only candidates selected for an interview will be contacted. 

tbk is an Equal Opportunity Employer. We are committed to ensuring equal employment opportunities regardless of sex, gender, race, sexual orientation, age, ancestry, national origin, religion, disability, marital status, or veteran status. All employment decisions are based on merit, performance, and business needs.

If you need assistance or special accommodations during the recruitment process, please don’t hesitate to let our HR team know.

We make every effort to keep applicants informed throughout the hiring process, but timelines can change. Sometimes recruitment happens quickly while other times things move slowly. A lot of it depends on the role you’ve applied for and the urgency to fill the position. Thanks in advance for your patience.

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