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Junior PHP Developer in Toronto

About Nextopia

We're an established Toronto based eCommerce company looking for an experienced Junior PHP Developer to join our team. We've got a great eCommerce acceleration platform with over 1,600 happy customers.

The Job In A Nutshell

Top Internet retailers rely on Nextopia to accelerate their eCommerce businesses. We’re looking for a self-motivated candidate who gets things done. You have a true interest in technology and pride yourself on your software development achievements.

You are an experienced PHP Developer with a passion for coding. You have several years of experience managing and delivering multiple complex technology projects.

We are an agile shop and leverage JIRA Agile for project management. Most of our software is written in PHP and JavaScript. We also use tools and technologies like jQuery, MySQL, Redis, Elasticsearch, SOLR on Linux. Our eCommerce platform is housed on a mix of cloud (AWS, EC2) and physical servers in datacenters across the globe.

As a full stack Junior PHP Developer, you will be part of an agile team and you will be playing a key role in contributing to both our main eCommerce SaaS platform and to projects on our development roadmap.

Primary Responsibilities:

  • Translate requirements into conceptual and detailed designs
  • Provide estimates for development effort, track progress using JIRA
  • Develop prototypes for high-volume web-based applications
  • Collaborate on rapid iterations of the design, development, and deployment cycle
  • Contribute to application improvement & optimization (through code audits, refactoring, caching, architecture changes)
  • Work with all team members in troubleshooting issues and bug fixes
  • Solve difficult problems

We offer great work life balance - work hard and play hard. We work in an entrepreneurial and energetic environment where exceptional coders thrive. If you have what it takes, we will push you hard and you’ll gain incredible experience and knowledge solving challenging software engineering projects.

Must Have Skills / Qualifications:

  • BSc in computer science or equivalent experience
  • A minimum of 1 year experience
  • Passion. Energy. Skill.
  • Expert PHP proficiency in large, scalable web applications
  • Experience with MVC frameworks (Laraval, Symfony etc.)
  • Excellent abilities in PHP, CSS, JavaScript & jQuery, AJAX
  • Understanding of version control systems such as GIT
  • Experience with Agile development and JIRA
  • Basic understanding of Unix commands and environments
  • Excellent English written and verbal communication skills
  • Fine attention to detail

Nice to Have Skills / Qualifications:

  • Experience with eCommerce software development
  • Worked on a SaaS application
  • Work on side or “weekend” projects

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