Intermediate PHP Developer


We are looking for an intermediate developer focused on architecture, prototyping, and developing new and existing applications and microservices.

Keywords is a premiere automotive industry shopping and research tool and dealer website platform. We offer competitive salary, benefits, and a genuine work/life balance.

You are the ideal candidate if you have built substantial projects that you can reference as examples. You have experience building web applications working in a team environment with other developers at varying levels of skill. Practically, this includes designing new OOP modules and libraries, building new applications and microservices, and working together with front-end developers to put the polish on our front-end applications.

Technical Skills

  • Advanced proficiency with a modern PHP framework (e.g. Symfony or Laravel)
  • Proficient in profiling and optimizing code and queries for large, traffic-intense sites
  • Extensive experience with automated testing frameworks and BDD/TDD methodologies
  • Practical understanding of SOLID principles
  • Ability to demonstrate appropriate usage of software design patterns

Bonus Skills

  • React, Redux, SASS/SCSS, Modern Javascript (ES2015+), NPM/Yarn, Gulp/Grunt, etc.
  • React Native, Kotlin, Swift
  • CI/CD tools (e.g. GitLab)
  • Kubernetes / Docker

Soft Skills

  • Strong verbal and written communication skills
  • Self-starter who can work with a team to accomplish business objectives
  • Trustworthy, detail-oriented, self-motivated
  • Teachable with a willingness to accept constructive criticism


  • Good Application Design - An intrinsic sense and knowledge of how to put things together The Right Way, and having a desire to develop with excellence and use of best practices.
  • Meeting Business Objectives - Knowing how to balance a desire for excellence in the code with meeting business objectives.
  • Rapid Prototyping - Prove, disprove, or improve on ideas quickly by creating implementations that can be tested by real users and iterated upon.
  • Testing - Implement appropriate TDD/BDD principles.


  • Completed degree in related discipline and/or equivalent work experience
  • 4+ years of experience developing web-based applications

Working at has its perks

  • World class level coding practices & processes
  • Good benefits package (dental, vision, paramedical, travel insurance, etc.)
  • Work/Life balance - for real
  • We invest in health and ergonomics (you’ll get your own motorized sit/stand desk)
  • We embrace documentation, testing, version control, and continuous integration
  • Located in central Mississauga on city transit routes and near bike paths
  • Free parking (for cars and bikes)
  • Your colleagues won’t only tolerate, but embrace you bringing in a mechanical keyboard
  • We have a fun team building environment
  • We have gourmet Coffee in a variety of roasts, brewing methods, and informed coffee nerds who want to brew it for you

To Apply

To apply, please send your resume to!