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Senior PHP Developer - Marketplace

Toronto, Canada Technology - Software Development Full-time
At Loblaw Digital, we know that our customers expect the best from us. Whether that means building the best, most innovative online shopping experience, or designing an app that will impact the lives of people across the country, we’re up for the challenge. From our offices in Downtown Toronto, and Las Vegas, NV, we’ve created leading eCommerce experiences in the online shopping, beauty, pharmacy, and apparel spaces, and we’re only just getting started.
The impact you'll make:
Our team creates the software powering the latest business offering from Loblaw Digital, an online Marketplace shopping experience. Every day we live and breathe our core value of placing the "Customer at the Centre". A successful day for us is one where we can go home knowing we made a positive difference in the lives of our customers and sellers, because we genuinely care about the people that use our platform. Building software is great, but building software that impacts lives is that much more rewarding.

Now more than ever, we need to rally together as an engineering community and help provide those foundational services that Canadians rely on to live life well.
To be part of our group is to always be looking for the best way to do something for our customers. As a new business, we diligently adhere to the Build, Measure, Learn feedback loop. We build things to see how they perform in the real world, measure that performance, and use the results to test our assumptions and hypothesis. Sometimes that may mean a great idea or piece of code has to go away, but that is a small price to pay to ensure we are building the right things and solving the needs of our users.
As a Senior Developer, you will be working with colleagues on the Marketplace and Shopping Teams. You will have exposure to every aspect of the software development cycle, and you will be encouraged to express your opinions and challenge assumptions. You will report to the Marketplace Team Lead and will build, improve, and maintain a world-class, Marketplace Seller Portal platform, including OMS, PIM, CRM, and more. This is a rare opportunity to build new technology that will operate at a massive scale and impact the lives of millions of Canadians.
What you'll do
  •  Design, develop, and deploy complex features to our Canadian sellers; Including RESTful APIs, Micro-Services, Distributed systems and more. 
  • Work closely with your team and mentor junior developers
  • Pay close attention to System Architecture, Orchestration, and Network Security
  • Work with stakeholders in Product and Business units
  • Represent Seller Portal needs in discussions with fellow engineers from adjacent teams
  • Learn from those around you and in turn teach them from your experience
  • Does this Sound like you?
  • Exceptional PHP and MySQL skills (7+ years); experience with ZendFramework, Symfony, Laravel nice to have
  • Strong Database Design abilities and experiencing in performance tuning
  • Strong Domain Modelling abilities
  • Experience with foundational Design Patterns, knowledge of when to use them, and how
  • Experience with Redis, Elasticsearch
  • Familiarity with Google Cloud Platform a nice to have
  • Experience with Docker, Gitflow workflow, CI/CD pipelines, and testing strategies
  • Experience with Logging, Monitoring, and Alerting
  • Keen awareness and understanding of performance, security, and other software engineering best practices
  • Strong experience building and maintaining RESTful APIs
  • The ability to pick up technology quickly. We don't say "I'm not familiar with that technology," without adding, "but let me read up on it, and I'll get back to you on it."
  • Communication skills are paramount. Documenting once is not enough; being able to explain something in 5 different ways is key
  • You enjoy taking ownership of your work in an environment where leadership is a shared responsibility
  • A degree in computer science or computer engineering would help. Complex problems require complex solutions, and formal training in computer science allows us to have a common basis and language in tackling these problems.

  • How you’ll succeed
    At Loblaw Digital, we seek great people to continually strengthen our culture. We believe great people model our values, are authentic, build trust and make connections. We’re able to keep innovating because our colleagues are passionate about their work and excited about the future of eCommerce. You will get to work with some of the best digital minds and will have the support of world class technologies to craft products our customers will love! 
    Key values that will help you along the way are:

    You are opinionated about what it takes to produce great software but remain receptive to other’s ideas.
     You care about ownership.
    You proactively seek out bugs and fix them. Occasionally, when bugs find you, you don't sweep them under the rug.
    You are experienced with software estimation, often confronted with complexity and uncertainty.
    You make decisions based on data. You are versed with tools to measure every aspect of the application.
    You have worked on large applications in a team environment.
    You are not afraid of changes. Armed with excellent refactoring techniques, you work effectively with legacy code.
    You are a good communicator. You are able to present complicated solutions to non-technical audience in a simple and logical way
    Loblaw Digital recognizes Canada's diversity as a source of national pride and strength. We have made it a priority to reflect our nation’s evolving diversity in the products we sell, the people we hire, and the culture we create in our organization. Accommodation is available upon request for applicants with disabilities in the recruitment and assessment process and when hired.
    In addition, we believe that compliance with laws is about doing the right thing.  Upholding the law is part of our Code of Conduct – it reinforces what our customers and stakeholders expect of us.