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Senior Back End Developer

Major Tom

This is a Contract position in Rhein, SK posted January 19, 2023.

Major Tom is the next iteration of digital marketing — a full-service agency that’s been purpose-built to help organizations thrive in an increasingly complex landscape.

With headquarters in Vancouver, Toronto, and New York, you can find us on Zoom during either Pacific or Eastern Daylight Time.

Our roster of clients includes NYU, COBS Bread, Little Potato Company, Teck Resources, and OUAI.

Who We Are: We’re a group of people who create work we’re proud of for folks we believe in.

Our team is made up of industry specialists covering the spectrum of strategy, marketing, development, and creative.

We all share a belief that passion and accountability are critical to delivering exceptional work.

Our biggest heroes bring humility, an open mind, and a positive attitude to our team every single day.

An informal — yet professional — group, we truly care about one another and you can bet that we’ll care about you, too.

For more on our culture, check us out on Glassdoor , Facebook , and Instagram .

Who We’re Looking For: We are looking for an experienced and talented Senior Back End Developer to join our Development team.

You will be producing high-end work while collaborating with our Development, Project Management, UX and UI design teams and proactively initiating ongoing improvements to the existing client WordPress sites as well as internal improvements to our technical process.

If you love working in a fast paced environment, task switching, and constantly learning new things
– this is for you The must-haves: 5 years minimum experience as a back end or full stack developer building clean, maintainable and scalable websites and applications Experience working on complex, large scale custom WordPress implementations as well as a variety of plugins including Advanced Custom Fields Experience analyzing, troubleshooting, and debugging complex and interconnected systems In-depth understanding of the design, development, and deployment cycles in web environments Experience with PHP and server side templating engines such as Twig Experience with project documentation and architectural/development planning Experience working with server management tools and processes such as cPanel, PHPMyAdmin, DNS, Cron Jobs Understanding of basic Linux/Unix commands and bash scripting Solid understanding of web hosting, web security and web infrastructure technologies like DNS, CDN, SSL, Linux/Apache/NGINX servers etc Some experience working with our core tool set: Grunt/Gulp/Webpack, Bitbucket, Composer, NPM Knowledge of best practices for site security and a passionate commitment to maintaining the health of digital assets Solid JavaScript (ES6) and HTML5 skills Experience with JavaScript Frameworks (Vue, React) Experience working with and creating WordPress plugins Experience working with 3rd Party Integrations and and API’s A solid understanding of SEO strategies, Google Analytics, Google Tag Manager and Search Console Proven track record of delivering solutions on time and on budget Strong communication and collaboration skills Experience with Ecommerce (Woocommerce, BigCommerce, Shopify) What You’ll Get To Do: Work directly with Web Growth and Optimization teammates to maintain existing WordPress sites: implement code updates, troubleshoot bugs, and complete regular WordPress core and plugin updates Handle malware or downtime issues if they arise Make proactive recommendations on server or application needs Manage site performance and security including Core Web Vitals, load speed, page visits etc Perform PHP upgrades and troubleshoot issues and conflicts as needed Develop new features and complete mini projects for existing sites that meet current development standards and site/theme structure Define and document project requirements, keep project documentation up to date Collaborate with the Development team and attend internal meetings to stay on top of best practices and internal process updates Identify and suggest opportunities for improvement of the existing sites, help with brainstorming and oversee implementation Attend client meetings and present work when needed Some of the Benefits & Perks You’ll Get: Paid time off and bonus time off during the holiday season to spend time with your loved ones without thinking about work.

Flexible working hours and work-from-home options .

You know how and when you work best, and we trust you to do it.

Comprehensive medical benefits , including a healthcare spending account, so you can take care of yourself and your family.

Access to LinkedIn Learning and support in your professional development because we want to help you achieve your goals.

A wellness program including weekly meditation so you can take care of your mind.

Regular Lunch and Learns covering a vast array of topics all designed to keep you informed on the industry and our agency.

Access to internal committees led by subject matter experts that are designed to tackle plans or solve problems.

These committees ensure that everyone within our agency has the opportunity to learn about the different facets of our organization.

Are you a project manager fascinated by work in the creative department?

No problem, sign up and see how it’s done.

Major Tom is committed to equal opportunity and fair treatment for all.

The company prohibits discrimination on the basis of age, race, disability, ethnicity, marital or family status, national origin, religion, gender, sexual orientation, veteran status, genetic information, gender identity, medical condition, or any other characteristic protected by law.