London Tech Jobs

Intermediate Back End Developer ($75K to $90K)

by tbk

Position Type: Full-time
Location: London, ON
Date Posted: May 19, 2020
Compensation range: $75,000 ~ $90,000 Per Year

Job Description

Position: Intermediate Back End Developer

Type: Full-time; Salary.

No. of Positions: 1

Years of Experience: 4+ years

Location: London, ON.

Start Date: February 3rd, 2020

Salary: $75,000 to $90,000.

Group Benefits: Yes.

Reports to: Andre LeFort, VP Technology


Intermediate Back End Developer Position:

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 modern frameworks and CMS platforms inspire you and you are acutely attuned to improving the process and the quality and delivery of your team's work. You thrive in a team environment and value the ability to focus on 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 tbk and its clients.


Responsibilities of the Intermediate Back End Developer position include:

  • 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.
  • Adhere to tbk’s standards for writing PHP code.
  • Integrate systems via web services and APIs to support our clients’ marketing needs – ensuring quality, robustness and appropriate error proofing.
  • Write effective tests to support unit testing goals.
  • Collaborate with designers and account representatives to complete tasks related to client marketing and technology needs.
  • Provide mentorship to your 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 what the technical assistance and resources they need to do their job excellently.
  • Provide project status updates to management and applicable accounts team members.
  • Exceed targets set for the development of software modules.
  • Identify project risks and provide solutions to mitigate or avoid such risks.
  • Attend and contribute to daily Scrum Stand-ups; listen and support the entire team.
  • Improve any and all areas of the development process within the development team.
  • Support in managing network and server infrastructure for websites and other digital assets as required.


Skills required for the Intermediate Back End Developer position include:

  • 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 1 year professional experience designing and implementing WordPress themes and plugins.
  • Minimum 1 year professional experience writing, analyzing and optimizing MySQL queries.
  • 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.
  • Deep functional knowledge or hands-on design experience with Web Services (REST, SOAP, etc.).
  • Strong grasp of security principles and how they apply to web-based applications and the protection of sensitive information.
  • Prior experience with Git source control management process within an agile structure.
  • Professional communication skills, both written and verbal.

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


A message from the president at tbk, Andrew Schiestel:

To give you background, tbk is a company that helps other companies successfully compete. We do this through producing some of Canada's most effective web design, branding, digital marketing and marketing software solutions. The company is comprised of over 40 staff members and is based in downtown London, ON. right across from beautiful Victoria Park.

Our company has been recognized for many industry 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 1,000 corporate users across Canada.

tbk is passionate about improving the community too. We established tbk's Women in Tech Scholarship which pays for the first year tuition of a female student 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 you'd jive as a tbk employee and fit the requirements of this position, we look forward to hearing from you.

Together, we can make things better.


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