Senior PHP Developer

Location: Vancouver
Date Posted: July 24, 2017
Job ID: 9342
Employment Type: Direct Hire

On behalf of our Downtown Vancouver based client, Ignite Technical Resources is searching for Senior PHP Developer to join their team on a full-time basis. We are looking for 1-2 Senior Developers who will be responsible for focusing on the core back-end code of our client’s application. Your primary focus will be development of all server-side logic, and ensuring high performance and responsiveness to requests from the front-end. A basic or better understanding of front-end technologies is therefore necessary. Experience working in teams focused on web application development. Please note that “application” experience is critical. This includes the full lifecycle of development from design, development, testing and maintenance. This is beyond web design, blog, CMS experience.


  • Building reusable code and libraries for future use
  • Optimization of the application for maximum speed and scalability
  • Implementation of security and data protection
  • Design and implementation of data storage solutions
  • Provide guidance on code standards and improvement of the code base.
  • Collaborate with other team members and stakeholders


  • Senior level (5+ years) understanding of PHP 
  • Frameworks such as Symfony, Laravel, CakePHP, Yii
  • Integration of multiple data sources and databases into one system
  • Creating database schemas that represent and support business processes
  • Basic understanding (or better) of front-end technologies and platforms, such as JavaScript(AngularJS), HTML, and CSS
  • Implementing automated testing platforms and unit tests
  • Proficient understanding of code versioning tools, such as Git
  • Proficient understanding of OWASP security principles
  • Passionate about producing elegant, maintainable code
  • Computer science degree or equivalent experience


All full-time employees are entitled to the following benefits:

  • Personal health plan including medical, dental, vision, pharm and alternative medical services
  • BC MSP Paid
  • RRSP
  • Paid stat holidays
  • 3+ weeks of paid time off/year
  • Transit subsidy
  • Options to attend training courses

Please note that only candidates who are eligible to work in Canada and willing to relocate will be considered. Sponsorship cannot be provided for relocation.

If you meet the required criteria and are interested in the above position, please submit a WORD version of your resume. Due to the volume of resumes, only those candidates being considered will be contacted.

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