Senior Developer

Digital Solutions

Application Deadline: 2021-01-16


Venture Communications is looking for a full time Senior Developer to work out of our Calgary office. This role is responsible for leading, planning, building, and maintaining website/app development for multiple clients across various marketing initiatives.

The ideal candidate is a senior leader with significant marketing, ecommerce and digital transformation experience, who will help our clients advance their integrated digital marketing and ecommerce capabilities.

Core duties and responsibilities include:

  • Generates technical and planning documents
  • Performs front-end development tasks with HTML, CSS, jQuery and AngularJS.
  • Performs back-end development tasks with PHP and MySQL.
  • Responsible to ensure standards are maintained
  • Slices and manipulates Photoshop documents and other art assets for development use as needed.
  • Assist in QA as needed/able, across all of Venture’s projects.
  • Is aware of and designs/codes to minimize cross-browser/platform rendering issues.
  • Employs SEO best practices with all development efforts.
  • Writes w3 validated code and adheres to defined web standards.
  • Cognizant of accessibility issues and actively designs content with standards in mind.
  • Passionately follows the latest technology with a keen eye for social media trends and emerging platforms.
  • Ability to manage multiple priorities and assignments.
  • Is willing to take a programming aptitude test as part of the interview process.
  • Desired skills and experience:

    • At least 8 years of professional development experience a must.
    • Experience in CSS, HTML, and Javascript a must.
    • Experience in PHP and MySQL a must.
    • Existing experience with frameworks/CMSs such as Laravel/Sitecore/Wordpress/Joomla/Shopify a must.
    • Familiarity with bash and LAMP stacks a must.
    • Excellent working knowledge of cross-platform browser support a must.
    • Prior agency or production house experience a plus.
    • Proficiency in Adobe Photoshop, Adobe After Effects and Adobe Illustrator with the ability to convert designs into interactive media a plus.
    • Experience building dynamic ads a plus.
    • Experience converting Adobe Flash into HTML5 a plus.
    • Experience managing projects with source control a must.

    To apply please send your CV and cover letter to Chris Lamb, via