Backend Web Developer

Cossette - Halifax, NS (12 months ago)

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Job Description

The Cossette Halifax team is expanding! We’re on the lookout for someone unique. An ambitious and highly skilled back-end web developer to join the team and build advanced web solutions for a variety of clients. This position focuses on programming a wide range back-end software systems, used to drive a number of websites and data systems.

The ideal candidate will be an expert at server-side web development, and be ready to take on software design challenges that push far beyond the requirements of the typical website. If you are passionate about web development, and software engineering in general, this position will offer you many unique and challenging opportunities.

You will:
Develop fast, flexible, and well designed web services to power consumer facing websites

Build efficient data sharing systems, using distributed architecture

Design high performance database schemas, and write efficient SQL

Analyze technical specification documents, and build integration systems to match

Evaluate huge sources of technical data, photos, and videos, and create new web services to expose them

Support front-end developers by building required server-side components, and designing clear API’s

Work closely with analysts and dev-ops personnel to continuously add new features and refine existing systems

what you bring to the table.

Expert knowledge of PHP & SQL

Experience working with JSON, XML formats, and interacting with web services

Strong understanding of fundamental software architecture concepts, such as object-oriented & async programming, and framework concepts such as MVC

Experience with revision control systems such as GIT or SVN, and dependency management tools such as PHP Composer

Solid understanding of Apache, IIS, and Windows and Linux web hosting environments

Good code testing & debugging skills, with a strong attention to detail

A positive and professional attitude, strong personal organization skills, and the ability to work within a diverse team environment

Experience with the Rust programming language would be considered an asset (nice to have)

Experience with front-end web development, including some form of JS/CSS build & automation tools such as system.js, rollup.js, gulp.js, Sass, etc. (nice to have)

Familiarity with network architecture, hosting infrastructure, and database replication concepts (nice to have)

Experience building CRM/Intranet software (nice to have)

what’s in it for you.

The chance to work at an innovative, award winning agency.

We know when to work hard and play hard.

We work in a space where our creative minds run free.

We have each other’s back, through thick and thin.

Our clients trust and believe in creativity.

You’ll find yourself challenged to go beyond your comfort zone.

The hours are flexible and you get generous time off during the winter holidays.

You’ll receive special rates at the gym.

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We thank all applicants. However, only those selected for an interview will be contacted.

Cossette is an equal opportunity employer. It prohibits discrimination based on age, color, disability, national origin, race, religion, sex, sexual orientation, and any other legally protected class in accordance with applicable federal, provincial and local laws. Cossette is committed to creating and maintaining an inclusive and accessible workplace. If you are contacted for an interview and require accommodation during the interviewing process, please let us know.



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