Lead Back-end PHP Developer

We're seeking a Lead Back-end PHP Developer to join our dynamic team. We are located in the middle of the Old Port. We work in an open and collaborative environment, and we make a point to display our company culture very publicly (you can actually read it all on our website). We respect each other and help one another. Who we are is what makes us unique, and this is why we have the opportunity to work on amazing projects with great clients.


Salary: Based on skill and experience
Hours: 9AM - 5PM Monday through Friday

Now, are you a team player bursting with knowledge and ready to share it with your team? Do you get a thrill when there is a challenge brought to your attention and you are mandated to find a solution? This may just be the perfect match for you. We are looking for a programmer with advanced programming skills, who is ready to lead a growing team.

Let’s get right into the fun stuff, as a Design Shopp team member you will benefit from group insurance, including health and dental. You will have VIP access to our game room (video games, board games, Netflix, and more) and work in a lively and open work environment. You will always have the support of a young and passionate team and limitless cuddles from Charlie the Dog (aka Vice President of Happiness / aka Sandwich Thief). We have a gym in our building, and we can hook you up with a group discount membership the day you start.

Since this is a job posting, let’s get right to it! As a Lead Back-end PHP Developer at Design Shopp, you will be meeting with clients, planning the information architecture and infrastructure of large-scale web projects, and leading our team of programmers. You will work closely with other programmers and developers on websites and web applications and we will rely on you to ensure that the development of your projects are on schedule. You will be delegating to your programming team and they will rely on you to share your knowledge and expertise.

We want to find the most approachable, communicative and friendly programmer out there! You will be expected to speak directly with clients, and you will need to communicate your ideas and vision to them and the rest of our team. You will often be involved in quoting on potential and existing projects as well.

We’re looking to fill this position ASAP, so we hope to hear from you soon! Make sure to include a personal note about yourself as well as some examples of projects you’ve worked on in the past, and your role on each. We want to see all of your potential.

If we select your application, you can expect a preliminary phone interview where we can discuss salary, as it will be based on your experience and skillset.

What we’re looking for:

  • 4+ years experience as a back-end PHP programmer
  • A bilingual candidate
  • Strong knowledge of PHP 5, JavaScript, jQuery
  • Strong knowledge of Magento (or Magento 2 if you are a true ninja)
  • Strong knowledge of MVC systems (Laravel is a plus)
  • Strong knowledge of MySQL relational databases
  • An experienced Git user
  • Experience with Wordpress and other CMS
  • Strong knowledge of System Administration (Apache, server security procedures, Linux and *Nix CLI, DNS, Domains, Records, as well as Knowledge of email headers SPF / MX records)

Apply by sending your CV to