Type: Full-time;
Years of Experience: 4-7 years of industry experience
Location of the client: London
Start Date: Asap

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 the company and its clients.

The Back End Developer Will:
Build and deliver memorable and functional web products for the company 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.

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.
Professional communication skills—both written and verbal.

About the company:
To give you background about a company, it 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, the client was named to the Canadian Business Growth 500 list, which ranks “Canada’s Fastest-Growing Companies”. In 2016, it was named Small Business of the Year at the London Chamber’s Business Achievement Awards. And for five consecutive years (2016-2020), the company 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.

About Artkai

UX-focused product development agency that gets business.

We design products to create a competitive advantage, improve customer experience, and help businesses increase their profits. Core industries: Fintech, Blockchain/DeFi, Real Estate.

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Job posted on 30 August 2021
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