Senior PHP Developer — Greater Toronto Area

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The Opportunity First Global Data (“TSX: FGD-V” or “First Global”) is an international payments company whose services are designed primarily for the under-banked markets. Our primary services include Money Transfers (Remittances), Mobile and Online Payments. We offer a secure, fast and inexpensive means of sending money from our website to both online and offline recipients in over 97 countries around the world. First Global Money a brand of “FGD” is one of the fastest growing FinTech companies Requirements: PHP, MySQL, CURL, JavaScript, HTML5, CSS3, XML, Codeigniter, HMVC (hierarchical, model, view, controller,) bootstrap.js, web services, experience with RESTful APIs and comfortable with object oriented programming. Experience with ecommerce development using eft/ach a strong benefit.   RESPONSIBILITY:
  • Manage and provide technical and directional leadership to a team of PHP Web Developers
  • Drive development plans, overall web technology strategy, and process innovation
  • Work alongside business leaders and marketing staff to determine business requirements and rapidly translate them into final products
  • Conducts organizational studies and work simplification studies to help streamline business processes
  • Use your creative problem solving abilities to find solutions to business and technology challenges
  • Anticipate future requirements in the design of new systems
  • Design, evaluate, update and maintain object oriented applications in PHP
  • Conduct QA tests to ensure functionality before pushing new code live
  • Prioritize and maintain timelines to execute and deliver projects on time
  • Other duties and responsibilities will be assigned from time to time
  PREFERRED BACKGROUND:
  • 5 years of web development experience in PHP
  • Project management experience
  • Experience with advanced version control systems (Git, SVN)
  • Knowledge of database schema design, normalization, and optimization
  • Experience with Web Services
  • Strong understanding of MVC frameworks like Symfony and Codeingniter
  • Advanced knowledge of JavaScript, particularly the jQuery framework
  • Strong OOP and software design ability
  • Able to develop systems that meet architectural objectives including reusable, scalable code
  • Strong design and coding experience in backend development
  • Experience with RESTful APIs
  HOW TO APPLY: Please send your resume to: careers@firstglobaldata.com for further consideration.
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