Backend / PHP Developer
DDB Communications Group
Toronto, Ontario
5d ago


Track DDB is on fire producing great work for some of the biggest brands around. And if you’ve got the chops and creds to keep fueling the flames as a Backend / PHP Developer, we want to talk with you.

We are the CRM, Data and Analytics division of DDB Canada. Harnessing sound strategic insights and innovative technology to produce targeted, breakthrough creative driven by data science.

The result? Results. Big time.

You will report to ourVP, Enterprise Information Management, and have the opportunity to work on integrated campaigns.

Our winning candidate will be proactive, creative, collaborative, and detail oriented. They will thrive in a fast-paced environmentand be excited bycode, data andtechnology.


  • Minimum 5 years of experience with modern PHP development (Laravel, Composer, PSR-x, Symfony components, LAMP) and major open source PHP projects including Drupal and WordPress
  • Experience working with APIs from vendors or thirdparties (Facebook, Twitter, Google Maps, and YouTube)
  • Proficient in handling complex technical development concepts, the latest software tools and technologies, and have a strong understanding of algorithms, data structures and design
  • A high level of knowledge on Object Oriented Design principles and MVC architecture
  • Strong experience with various hosting platforms (AWS, Linode, Rackspace) and network operations
  • An understanding of frontend technologies and able to code in HTML / Jquery
  • Able to provide scope and quotes and able toplan out tasks well
  • Understanding of bug tracking tools, specifically Jira and Hipchat
  • Understanding of database indexing and normalization
  • Strong written and verbal communication
  • Previous work experience in an agency orcomparableenvironment
  • Applicants must be legally entitled to work in Canada. This position is not remote and is based in Toronto
  • Job Duties

  • Work on backend PHP code
  • Work on various databases, primarily MySQL
  • WorkwithLaraveland MVC methodology
  • Workwith GIT, Linux and similar processtechnologiesand environments
  • Workwith Dependency Management (Composer)
  • Able to make loose technical plans and timelines for project managers and client services
  • Able to manage DevOps related activities
  • Workwith our internal QA team usingto resolve bugs through Jira
  • Identify and resolve issues and conflicts within the Project Management team
  • Proactively manage changes in project scope, identify potential crises, anddevisecontingency plans
  • DDB Canada is an inclusive, equal opportunity employer that values diversity. We also offer reasonable accommodations to applicants with disabilities.

    If you need assistance or anaccommodation due to a disability, please let us know when you submit your application.

    We appreciate all expressed interest in this position, however only candidates selected for interview will be contacted.


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