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Intermediate Back End Developer

Position: Intermediate Back End Developer

Type: Full-time; Salary

No. of Positions: 2

Years of Experience: 4-7 years of industry experience

Location: London, ON. or Remote

Start Date: August 23, 2021

Salary: $85,000 to $97,000

Group Benefits: Yes

Reports to: Andre LeFort, VP Technology

Intermediate Back End Developer Position:

You are someone who values great user experiences, elegant solutions, and innovative problem-solving. You design, build, and document some of the country’s best software platforms and you do it with passion. Writing in modern frameworks and CMS platforms inspires you and you are capable of improving the quality and delivery of your team’s work. You thrive in a team atmosphere and value the ability to focus on challenging problems. You’re committed to open and effortless communication within your team and the entire organization. You value being relied upon by your colleagues and you are inspired to collaborate with other team members while providing excellent value to tbk and its clients.

The Intermediate Back End Developer Will:

  • Build and deliver memorable and functional web products for tbk and its clients. This might include a WordPress website for an international client; or a brand new mobile application for a scrappy start-up.
  • Writing clean, and reusable PHP code within WordPress themes and plugins
    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
  • Integrate digital work products into a standards-compliant WordPress theme, plugin, etc. as required.
  • Adhere to WCAG 2.0 Guidelines when authoring and managing digital products.
  • Implement enterprise-level, custom web-based software solutions for clients via modern web-based technologies and the delivery of best-in-class progressive web applications.
  • Quality assurance testing of integrated artwork into WordPress themes, plugins, and other applications as required
  • 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.
  • Provide guidance to creative and technical teams on best practices and technologies to leverage in order to effectively solve business problems.
  • Solve technical problems and present solutions to other colleagues (company-wide, where applicable)
  • Exceed targets set for the development of software modules.
  • Provide project status updates to management and applicable accounts / project management team members.
  • Identify project risks and provide solutions to mitigate or avoid such risks.
  • Attend and contribute to daily Scrum Stand-ups; listen to and support your team in being great.
  • Improve any and all areas of the development process within the development team.

Requirements:

  • University degree or college diploma in engineering, programming, software development, software design or web design.
  • Minimum 4 years professional experience designing and implementing websites in the PHP scripting language
  • Minimum 2 years 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, and others
  • Working experience designing and implementing WordPress themes and plugins.
  • Strong understanding of web design patterns and theories, 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.
  • Professional communication skills—both written and verbal.

To Apply:   

Qualified candidates should forward their portfolio, resume, and cover letter in confidence to jointbk@tbkCreative.com.

We are grateful to all applicants for their interest; however, we will only be contacting those candidates who have been selected for an interview.

A message from the CEO, Melissa McInerney:

Thank you for your interest in a career with tbk. To give you background, tbk is a company that helps other companies successfully compete.  We do this by producing some of Canada’s most effective web design, branding, digital marketing and marketing software solutions. The company is comprised of over 30 staff members and is based in downtown London, ON., right across from beautiful Victoria Park.

Our company has been recognized for many industries and business awards and for that we’re grateful. In 2020, tbk was named to the Canadian Business Growth 500 list, which ranks “Canada’s Fastest-Growing Companies”. In 2016, tbk was named Small Business of the Year at the London Chamber’s Business Achievement Awards. And for five consecutive years (2016-2020), tbk has been named Top Web Design Provider in London by Consumer Choice Award.

By joining our team, you’ll be part of the company’s mission to help make businesses better through innovative uses of technological, digital and creative solutions. Some of our current clients include 3M® Canada, Davis Martindale LLP, Eckler Ltd.Extendicare Canada Inc.Hino® CanadaJiffy Lube® Ontario (59 stores), Lerners LLP, Old Oak Properties, Tricar and Yogen Fruz®. You may also be involved in projects with tbk’s subsidiary company, AODA Online, a web accessibility software that has serviced over 2,000 corporate users across Canada.

tbk is passionate about improving the community too. We established tbk’s Women in Tech Scholarship, which pays for a female student’s first-year tuition entering Fanshawe College’s Interactive Media Design program. If staff have large vet bills, we pay for them (75% up to $3,000 per incident) through tbk’s Molly Fund. And this past summer, tbk’s Molly Fund opened to the public where families who have a dog that requires a medical amputation surgery can apply to the Fund for financial assistance.

I respect every team member at tbk because they strive to improve the lives of their team, our clients and our community. If you feel like we’re the right place for you to grow your career, we look forward to hearing from you.

Together, we can make things better.

Equal Opportunities:tbk is an equal opportunity employer that values diversity. We do not discriminate on the basis of race, religion, colour, national origin, gender, sexual orientation, age, marital, veteran, or disability status.

tbk values diversity and is committed to creating an inclusive work environment. We provide equal employment opportunities for all applicants and employees. We do not discriminate based on any legally protected class or characteristic. Employment decisions are made based on qualifications, merit, and business needs. If you need assistance or accommodation due to a disability, please let your recruiter know.

Qualified candidates should forward their portfolio, resume, and cover letter in confidence to jointbk@tbkCreative.com.

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