PHP/Web Applications Developer (Back-End Rock Star) - Peterborough, Ontario | OUTDOORsmart! Inc. (BOATsmart!) | | 10/04/14
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PHP/Web Applications Developer (Back-End Rock Star) Full-Time

Location: Peterborough, Ontario
Company Name: OUTDOORsmart! Inc. (BOATsmart!) ()
Category: Web Design / Development

We are looking for a best in class PHP/Web Applications Developer to join the team in our Peterborough (Ontario) office. Considered a "Back-End Rock Star" by your peers, you are able to build simple web applications in your sleep and extraordinary ones while awake.  If you are looking for an opportunity to be a part of a Canadian business success story, read on.

You are an Interdisciplinary Team Leader with core competency focus on the interaction between server-side frameworks, web server and database systems. You have excellent project management and systems design skills and are able to lead a team approach to development. You are capable of leading Web Application Development and Database Architecture/Design with a focus on Server-Side Frameworks.

At OUTDOORsmart!™ you are an innovation leader, designing and delivering best-in-class solutions in a creative, entrepreneurial and digitally-driven business:

  • Develop and support e-learning and CRM web applications which support the family of OUTDOORsmart!™ brands
  • Design detailed programs, flow charts, and diagrams necessary to meet project requirements
  • Interact with developers both internally and externally to integrate back-end services, APIs and enterprise systems
  • Troubleshoot and correct highly complex so"ware defects
  • Maintain documentation of systems and applications
  • Configure hosting and development environments
  • Provide strong project management leadership
  • Make recommendations for process improvements and best practices, and participate in research of solution
  • development policies and guidelines
  • Provide work effort estimates and coordinate with senior management to develop critical path


  • More of a ‘back-end’ person by trade, you’re crazy about systems, databases and efficient code
  • University / College degree related to computer science or a related combination of education and experience
  • 5+ years experience developing and supporting PHP web applications
  • 5+ years experience with relational database applications and protocols (SQL, MYSQL, ODBC, NoSQL)
  • Advanced knowledge of the full web stack (LAMP, PHP, jQuery, HTML5, CSS, JavaScript and AJAX)
  • Experienced working with version control systems
  • Experienced in deploying development, staging, and production environments
  • Experience working with web APIs and CDNs
  • Experience in an agile so"ware development environment
  • Able to work on a team, independently when necessary, to escalate problems when appropriate, and to thrive in a successful small business environment
  • Knowledgeable about web security best practices and standards
  • Extremely detail and quality oriented


  • Project Management skills and experience with PM tools such as Basecamp or Jira
  • Content Delivery Networks and Amazon Web Service (AWS)
  • Experience developing and supporting Coldfusion web applications
  • Ability to work well with others and multi-task in a fast paced environment
  • Excellent communication skills and best-in-class analytical skills
  • iOS / Android development
  • Social Media application development
  • Drupal and Wordpress customization

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Peterborough, Ontario
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