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Senior Back End Developer

Great Place to Work Certified Badge - November 2023 - November 2024

The Basics

Company HQ:
London, ON

$100,000 – $115,000

Work Location:
London, ON or Remote

Start Date:
As soon as possible

Type of Work/Status:
Full-time; Salary

Reports to:
Andre LeFort, VP, Enterprise

Do Better. Perform Better. Be Better.

You are driven by a passion for resolving complex business challenges through innovative software solutions. In your role, you will actively shape the future by crafting, refining, and scaling some of the most advanced software platforms in the industry. Your expertise in PHP and extensive experience with technical systems platforms are instrumental in driving forward our commitment to excellence. In our dynamic team environment, you embrace complex problems with a strategic mindset, enhancing the processes and outputs that define our success as a team. You champion open communication and collaboration, empowering your team members and fostering a culture where everyone is motivated to excel. At tbk, you are not just solving technical issues; you are setting the standard for what’s possible, inspiring your peers and leading the way in a continuous pursuit of excellence.

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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:
  • Build, deliver and maintain innovative and leading-edge online software solutions for tbk’s clients. Drive their success with technology, performance and kindness.
  • Write clean, and reusable PHP code within CMS platforms like WordPress and its themes and plugins. We deliver enterprise-ready marketing-technology solutions for our mid-market and enterprise clients.
  • Adherence to tbk’s standards for code formatting, code quality and unit testing.
  • Integrate systems via web services and APIs to support our client’s marketing needs, ensuring quality, robustness, and appropriate error proofing.
  • Adherence to WCAG 2.0-2.2 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 UX specialists, designers and product owners 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 at tbk.
  • Solve technical problems and present solutions to other developers, product owners, UX specialists and graphic designers.
  • Continually offer ways to improve development processes within your team and the larger tbk organization.
  • Provide the Web Division 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 product owners, 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 6 years of professional experience designing and implementing websites in the PHP scripting language.
  • Minimum 4 years of professional experience designing and implementing WordPress themes and plugins.
  • Minimum 4 years of professional experience writing, analyzing, and optimizing MySQL queries.
  • Minimum 4 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.
  • Strong understanding and demonstrate use of AI tools for the purpose of planning, developing, documenting and testing code within digital products you deliver.
  • 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. These include but aren’t limited to CodeIgniter, Symfony, Laravel, and Zend Framework/Laminas.

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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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