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+PHP / Full Stack Developer

Strut Creative is looking for a talented Full Stack Web Developer to join our technology team. We work with our clients to solve their problems. Sometimes that might be a simple Wordpress website, other times that might be a large, scalable, custom-built application, but lots of the time, it’s somewhere in the middle.

You would be a critical member in our multi-functional team of developers who believe in rolling up their sleeves and delivering superb solutions for any project that comes our way. You would be instrumental in the planning stage of projects through to final deployment and support of the product.

Strutters are hard workers who respect deadlines but also know when it’s time to put down the problem and call an impromptu foosball game. Our office is on 17th Avenue and is a fun, open concept environment filled with creative people.

While the majority of work required for this position is conducted during standard weekday office hours, there are times when job responsibilities may extend into the evening for maintenance support.

+Responsibilities

  • Develop web applications from planning to design, architecting, coding, refactoring, testing and deployment
  • Work across the entire stack from database (MySQL), backend (PHP) and the frontend (CSS, jQuery/JS, HTML) to server management (Linux, Apache)
  • Develop full-stack web technologies as part of our software product development team
  • Troubleshoot issues
  • Ensure code meets standards by living and breathing current best-practices
  • Engage in QA-related activities
  • Assist with Web Hosting and deployment automation
  • Participate in daily stand-ups and collaborate with the team to accomplish sprint goals
  • Offer solid interpersonal and communication skills with excellent fluency in English
  • Communicate with Account managers and Technology Director to clarify system requirements and fine tune your deliverables to meet the expectations of the client
  • Collaborate with teammates to analyze and creatively solve technical challenges with a goal of developing solutions that are robust and scalable
  • Participate in (or conduct) code reviews

+Experience

  • A Bachelor’s Degree or diploma/certificate in related program
  • 5+ years experience in developing complete solutions, from beginning to end, using Object-Oriented Programming using PHP, MySQL, HTML 5, CSS, JavaScript.
  • 5+ years using PHP frameworks (specifically CodeIgniter, Wordpress, and Laravel)
  • Expertise in developing, debugging, and performance tuning web applications.
  • Fifth sense comprehension of vanilla PHP with the ability to dive into any platform / framework’s core
  • Deep understanding of REST, AJAX and JSON with experience with building and maintaining APIs
  • Experience working with 3rd party APIs (Facebook, Twitter, Twilio, AWS, CRMs etc.)
  • Good understanding of application development methodologies and experience with agile team development
  • Experience with refactoring legacy code
  • Experience with IDE development tools, Git and version control tools (GitLab, Github, SourceTree etc.) and package management tools (e.g. Composer)
  • Practical understanding of best SEO and accessibility practices and techniques
  • Ability to work in a fast-paced dynamic environment
  • Proven analytical and problem-solving skills
  • Attention to detail
  • Excellent people skills with a focus on team collaboration and overall project success
  • Comfortable in the Mac OSX and Linux environments    

+Bonus Points

  • Experience in a digital agency supporting multiple clients and projects, a lot of the time, at the same time.
  • Qualifications in User Experience
  • Experience building and supporting Drupal applications
  • Knowledge of Java, Objective-C
  • Skilled in Less / Sass
  • Working knowledge of Adobe Creative Suite (Photoshop, Illustrator, Flash)
  • Intermediate Foosball skills
  • Experience with front-end frameworks such as Bootstrap or templates like Blade, Mustache, or Twig.
  • Experience deploying and maintaining applications in an Amazon Web Services environment

If this sounds like you, and you’d like to join an award-winning team with lots of exciting things on the go, please submit your cover letter, résumé and portfolio link in confidence using the Apply button and form below.

We would like to thank all applicants in advance for their interest. Please note, only those candidates chosen to continue on through the selection process will be contacted.

Apply

 

+Calling All Creative Types

We’re always on the lookout for talented freelance and contract designers, copywriters, production artists, and illustrators — available to help support our team on a short-term contract, or per-project basis.

What sort of exciting things are we working on?

- Corporate Identities
- Branding
- Annual and Sustainability Reports
- Print and Digital Advertising
- Infographics and Process Diagrams
- Motion Graphics and Video
- Websites and Apps


Please submit a CV, and PDF or link to your online portfolio, using the Apply button and form below.

 

If this sounds like you, and you’d like to join an award-winning team with lots of exciting things on the go, please submit your cover letter, résumé and portfolio link in confidence using the Apply button and form below.

We would like to thank all applicants in advance for their interest. Please note, only those candidates chosen to continue on through the selection process will be contacted.

Apply

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