Back-end Web Developer

We’re iamota – a full service digital agency that thinks, creates and codes remarkable digital experiences for people across all screens. We work with big brands (Kal Tire, Manitoba Harvest, TELUS, and many others) and have a great time doing it. 

We’re looking for a Back-end Web Developer that gets truly excited about writing code and crushes out exceptional work at lightning speed. You should be able to solution independently, but also communicate well within a broader team of strategists, designers, project managers and developers.

Position is open to full-time or contractors. Love back-end, but also have full stack development experience at a leadership level? We’re hiring for that too!

Who we're looking for

  1. You love what you do, have opinions, and thrive when faced with technical challenges.
  2. Have an excellent understanding of PHP and WordPress development
  3. Are inspired by the idea of improving upon our custom WordPress-based framework that replaces its traditional “functional development” and theming style with an Object-Oriented MVC layer (think Laravel-style code with a familiar WordPress CMS admin behind it).
  4. Can help define, teach, and champion optimal coding standards and practices (especially back-end).
  5. Write performance-oriented code that is secure, clean, and built specifically with re-use in mind.
  6. Have experience in HTML5, CSS3, JavaScript, and pixel-perfect responsive web development, but are primarily focused on writing exceptional backend code.

Our Technology Stack

We assess the appropriate stack on a project-by-project basis and would look to you for recommendations, but this is the base stack that you should be comfortable in:

PHP / CMS: WordPress, highly customized as an Object-Oriented MVC application
Tools: Git, npm, Grunt, Bower, Composer, Codeship
Infrastructure: AWS, OpsWorks, Chef, Nginx, MySQL
JS: Browserify, React, jQuery, lodash, and occasionally AngularJS / Node.js
HTML5 / CSS3: Twig templating, SCSS, BEM style naming conventions, Foundation (grid)

Perks at iamota

In addition to working with the smart and passionate people that make up the iamota team, we offer a competitive compensation package, top-tier benefits and countless random perks. No one likes to work on their birthday – at iamota it’s a mandatory day off. As a member of the team, you’ll be welcomed into a casual space filled with Internet memes, animated gifs, conversational #hashtags, breakout nerf basketball tournaments and beer Fridays.

How to apply

If you think we’re a perfect match, please email including:

  • Your resume
  • A cover letter, including reference to a recent technical accomplishment you take pride in
  • Link to your portfolio, relevant code samples and/or your Git repository