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Career Opportunity: Senior Developer

Adster Creative is looking for a technical wizard to join our team in the role of Senior Full Stack Developer. Your role will be to assist our client facing digital marketing team and in house development team with technical support, web development and related duties pursuant to getting their clients the best results possible! You’ll also be our upline for our in house development team as our office “techie” helping our management, development and strategic team with complex web applications and hard to solve technical problems!

Joining our team of enthusiastic and motivated individuals will fast track your career and offer opportunities for development both professionally and personally. You’ll gain a broad overview of all digital marketing services such as Google Ads, Analytics, SEO, content marketing & more.

Position: Senior Full Stack Developer
Hours: Full-time (Part-time is available as well as REMOTE work however we require a MAXIMUM of a 12hr response time). Your duties will be split between Multi Media Management & Adster Creative on internal applications and client projects.
Salary: Negotiable
Deadline: April 30th, 2021

Qualified candidates will be asked to first conduct a phone prescreen to identify their technical ability.

Some of the questions that may be asked will include your level of comfort and examples of using the following:

Question Self Assess of Technical Skills (if applicable)
1 WordPress: Changing on-site items such as sliders, widgets, navigation, etc. Install/change themes; visual changes. Make changes to the theme via editor (templates, php, etc)
2 HTML / CSS / PHP: Are you a technical wiz?
3 Google & Social Ads: Facebook/Instagram & more
4 Analytics: Base reporting, secondary dimensions, multi-channel funnels, assisted conversions
5 Technical SEO: Diagnosing issues, using tools (Ahrefs, Moz, Search Console)
6 Local Search: GMB, Local ranking factors, citations, Local SEO software (BrightLocal, Whitespark)
7 Link Building: Finding/vetting quality links, link outreach, tracking progress
8 Copywriting: Writing & editing copy, optimizing copy for search.
9 Project Management: Familiarity with project management, project management tools & client communication
10 Laravel Development: Familiarity with Laravel Development

In only three years, we have experienced explosive growth (winner of Venture Magazine’s Fast Growth 50, two years running). At this stage, as fun as all that dang growth is, we’re looking for long-term team members who value work-life balance, supportive peers, hands-on experience, a positive work environment and a desire to help our agency deliver quality results and excellent customer service to our growing list of clients.

Only apply if you meet the following criteria:

  • Have excellent communication & customer service skills: Do you love dealing with and interacting with people? Are you organized and do you have a strong attention to detail? Does the thought of managing 5-15 accounts scare, or excite you?
  • Enjoy Analytics & technical work  Do you REALLY like technical work and data? Are you kind of a nerd? Does data & analysis sound like a sweet Friday night in?
  • Driven to succeed & display initiative:  Do you want to be part of something unique, and do you like where we’re going and ‘what this could be’?
  • Are flexible & adaptable: Are you willing to take on challenging, yet rewarding work with a ‘no excuses’ attitude?
  • Enjoy teamwork, but prefer working independently: You’ll love it here if you’re an independent worker that’s self-motivated to stay on task and completes high quality work efficiently, but also enjoys working within a collaborative team.

Adster Creative Office

1. Full Duties:

Primary responsibilities include, but are not limited to:

A. Senior Laravel Developer & Custom Projects (60%):

  • Operate in the capacity as ‘Software Lead’ on ongoing Adster and Multi Media Management related development initiatives & projects.
    • The scope of these projects will be discussed / revamped quarterly, in scheduled development meetings with senior management.
  • Ongoing Development of SuperDASH™ (Adster’s proprietary reporting dashboard)
    • Follow SuperDASH™ development roadmap
    • SuperDASH™ routine maintenance and upgrades
  • Laravel & Custom Web Application Development
    • Websites like Energy Job Shop
    • Follow Energy Job Shop development roadmap as discussed with senior management

B. Tier 2 Support for In-House Web Development Team  (30%)

  • Must be available for support requests with a 12-24 hour response window (non negotiable)
  • Weekly ‘1-hour meetings’ with in-house development team for mentoring. Topics may include:
    • Technical SEO
    • HTML
    • CSS
    • PHP
    • Laravel
  • Technical SEO, Tracking & Measurement Setup (Assist our team to:)
    • Address advanced issues they’re experiencing with possibly:
    • Setup and install Google Analytics / Tag Manager on client websites and troubleshooting of related issues.
    • Technical optimization and website upgrades as assigned by digital marketing specialists.
    • Optimization / minification of CSS / HTML and other code-based efficiency.
    • Image optimization and compression
  • HTML / CSS / PHP Implementation & Troubleshooting
    • Assist in house development team with Tier 2 level of support for more complex HTML / CSS & PHP issues which may include:
      • PSD to Code (WordPress & other common CMS)
      • Help our account managers address basic issues with WordPress and related CMS driven websites (widgets, style issues, basic PHP errors).
      • Make basic improvements and adjustments to our client’s websites via HTML and CSS as outlined by a visual example (PSD / PNG mockup).
      • Documents, tests, implements and maintains web pages and multimedia design using appropriate web publishing, editing and graphics applications.
      • Implement design standards and styles that ensure a high level of design and coding efficiency consistent with current standards, laws, and trends.
      • Work with account management team regarding website maintenance and enhancements. Investigate website issues and coordinates resolutions.

C. Server & Hosting Administration (10%):

  • Assist with server maintenance and upkeep (up-time robot, WHM, hosting switches)
  • Assist with server upgrades and ongoing client support
  • Assist with client hosting transfers, DNS updates etc.
  • Speed modifications to website servers (caching, compression etc.)

2. Skills & Experience


  • Post-secondary diploma or degree or relevant experience.
  • Degree in Marketing or Business Administration is an asset.

Experience & Skills:

  • 3+ years working in a marketing or web development agency
  • Experienced with GitHub
  • Experienced with Envoyer
  • Experienced with Project Management Workflow programs like Teamwork
  • Experience as a project manager for multiple projects at a time
  • Experience with WordPress, Shopify, Wix,

3. Beneficial Skills & Experience:

  • Knowledge of using website analytics tools for statistical analysis and reporting.
  • An understanding of search engines, search engine optimization (SEO) and basic factors that can influence rankings.
  • An understanding of the impact of online marketing activities
  • Google Ads / Google Analytics certification is an asset.
  • Skillful in managing multiple projects at one time and hitting deadlines.
  • A high standard of written English.
  • Can think strategically, able to analyze data and identify & implement recommendations.
  • Extreme attention to detail.

4. Why work at Adster?

  • Challenging and rewarding opportunity to work at one of Alberta’s most respected &  fastest growing digital advertising agencies.
  • Paid attendance of workshops, conferences, and classes directly related to your field.
  • Monthly staff lunches.
  • Flexible hours.
  • Free pop, water, energy drinks and goodies onsite!
  • Casual dress – minus the occasional Adster blue jacket 🙂
  • Free parking.
  • Onsite foosball table & games!
  • Staff BBQ’s and regular outings
  • Quarterly profit sharing


Please send your resume to with the subject line: “Senior Developer” or fill out our Online Application!