Senior Web Developer


Location: London, ON
Date Posted: Apr 09, 2024

Job Description

Senior Web Developer

About the position:   
The position is permanent, full-time. We're open to developers with several years of practical team experience which should include leadership roles. Variety of work is appreciated.  
You will contribute to infrastructure projects, and help improve our platform engineering and technical workflows.  
You will help design technical solutions for business problems presented by our Product Team.  
You will work on the Voices web application UI, backend controls, APIs & app logic, special architecture projects, and everything in between. PHP and vanilla JS (and sometimes Node.js) are our primary languages. Familiarity with modern PHP & JS is a bonus.  
You should be able to plan and lead team sprints and projects through estimation and cooperative research.  
You will have the opportunity to develop new features and find ways to improve the product. Sometimes these features will span multiple teams for an all-hands approach.  
You will also handle internal support conversations and investigate trouble tickets.  
You should also be comfortable with helping expand the knowledge of your colleagues and help them develop highly functional, efficient, and readable code.  
Typical tasks in the life of a Sr. Web Developer at Voices:  
Guiding technical solution planning for sprints and small projects.  
Designing work packages for your team that match up business and technical requirements.  
Creating task tickets (Jira) to reliably deliver quality products.  
Ensuring that your team meets compliance rules for security and accessibility.   
Building customer-facing and internal user interfaces with CSS from LESS/SASS, HTML & JS.  
Creating and extending an MVC application using PHP frameworks (CodeIgniter, Laravel) and occasional scripts. Other technologies also play a role.  
Applying your knowledge of accessibility standards (AODA, WCAG) and site security (OWASP) to improve life for our users.  
Testing your work for performance and bottleneck improvements.  
Building or extending our internal APIs and 3rd-party integrations (Salesforce, S3, SQS, and other AWS services).  
Working with multiple Git branches, writing and reviewing Pull Requests (BitBucket), and pushing production-level code regularly and on a schedule.  
Oversee the preparation of the test and release plan for your work by creating DB migration scripts and collaborating with the testing team.  
Helping to maintain our internal component library & design system, and contribute to build scripts (Gulp, Webpack, esbuild).  
Building new product pages and functionality for our website and documenting projects (Confluence).  
Writing and updating technical documentation and requirements.  
Reviewing and triaging support conversations. Fixing bugs and following up with our InProduct and Support teams.  
Collaborating via Slack, Figma, and regular video or in-person chats.  
About you:  
You want to ship regularly. Your passion is to build end-to-end software. You always want to improve and learn.  
You understand the importance of quality code. Your code is documented, understandable and predictable. Tests are written with confidence.  
You’re comfortable with a varied stack. You have production-level experience with JavaScript, PHP, React, build & migration scripts, and even asynchronous queues.  
You can explain your thinking. You are able to communicate your ideas or issues well.  
Your goal is to build for everyone. You are skilled in developing front-ends from scratch to create valid, reusable, performant, and accessible pages at all screen sizes.  
You are self-motivated and can work independently. You take the initiative to make sure that you have everything you need and will call for support when required.  
You love learning. You thrive on solving problems, learning new tricks, bridging the gaps between new and old, and want to keep getting even better.  
You love sharing. Helping your team based on your experience is time well spent.  
You have 3+ years experience in database-driven web site development.  
You have been able to lead a team to a positive, shared goal.  
You earned a BS or MS in Computer Science, Diploma in Web Development or have the equivalent work experience.  
You will work with:  
Development Manager  
Technical Project Managers  
Product Managers  
Product Designers  
UX Researchers  
Product & Marketing Developers  
Infrastructure Developers  
Analytics & Data Science Team  
Quality Assurance Team  

Equal Employment Opportunities  
Voices values diversity. We're proud to be an equal opportunity employer and consider qualified applicants without regard to race, color, religion, sex, national origin, ancestry, age, genetic information, sexual orientation, gender identity, marital or family status, veteran status, medical condition or disability.  
Voices is committed to providing accommodation for applicants with disabilities; please let us know if you require an accommodation during the recruitment process.  
Apply Online  
Interested candidates are encouraged to send their cover letter and résumé by completing the online application.  By doing so, your resume is guaranteed to be reviewed.  
Voices thanks all candidates in advance. Only those selected for an interview will be contacted.  

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