Web Application Developer - Waterloo, Ontario | Quarry Integrated Communications Inc. | FreshGigs.ca | 16/06/15
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Web Application Developer full-time

Location: Waterloo, Ontario
Company Name: Quarry Integrated Communications Inc. ()
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Web Application Developer

Are you passionate about clean standards-based, user-friendly web applications/data-driven websites and able to build robust, accessible front-end code that conforms to current web standards? Are you interested in working in a creative atmosphere with smart people who are delivering the best work possible for our clients, which include well-recognized, world-leading Fortune 100 companies? If so, Quarry Integrated Communications might be the place for you!

Quarry is currently seeking a Web Application Developer to join our Digital team. Applicants should have expertise in PHP, popular PHP frameworks, relational database design using MySQL, Git-based version control, HTML5, CSS3, JavaScript (including jQuery) and Mobile First Responsive Web Design using Progressive Enhancement techniques. This position is located in our riverside St. Jacobs office.

What you’ll be doing:

  • Maintain and continually improve upon existing LAMP-stack based hosting infrastructure, including existing hosted websites.
  • Work with Front-end developers to implement full-service CMS and/or web application installations, including integrations with third party tools/systems, SSO platforms, SaaS providers and other data-driven web services.
  • Collaborate with the rest of the Digital team to recommend and implement customized technology stacks that solve for use case scenarios and support an overall end-user experience.
  • Interface directly with client-based and/or thirdparty IT departments to collaborate on joint infrastructure setup and maintenance needs.
  • Maintain and improve upon legacy code of existing sites.
  • Assist in building responsive and elegant cross-browser user interfaces for a range of sites with our team in a fast-paced environment.
  • Translate visual design comps into standards-based, accessible code that is search engine optimized.
  • Manage multiple projects and deliver them on time, to spec and with an appropriate level of communication.

What we’re seeking:

  • Expertise in the PHP server-side language, with experience in other languages like Python or Ruby on Rails a plus.
  • Experience with PHP frameworks such as CodeIgnitor and/or Laravel.
  • Expertise in LAMP-stack server administration, with CentOS/Redhat-specific experience a plus.
  • Expertise in relational database design and management, primarily using MySQL, with MariaDB, SQLite and PostgreSQL experience a plus.
  • Expertise in the Git version control system, including specific experience with Github and/or Github Enterprise, branch management, working with/across multiple Github Organizations and using Github webhooks to automate various aspects of code promotion across multiple development environments a plus.
  • An understanding of usability, accessibility, cross-browser compatibility and semantic markup.
  • Experience with Mobile First, Progressively Enhanced Responsive Web Design.
  • Knowledge of unobtrusive JavaScript based on browser feature support.
  • Experience with Mobile Web Development.
  • Knowledge of HTML5, CSS3, JavaScript and W3C standards compliance.
  • Experience with JavaScript frameworks such as AngularJS and/or Node.js is a definite plus.
  • Proficiency with Mas OS X and Adobe Creative Suite.

Quarry is the buyer experience agency for savvy marketers who want to transform their brands. Our clients span a broad range of industries and audiences, with one element in common: all market highly engineered goods and services across a complex buying journey.

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