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Career Opportunity: Senior Full Stack 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 in order to get our clients the best results possible!

  • Your duties will be split between Multi Media Management & Adster Creative on internal applications and client projects.
  • You’ll also be the upline for our development team and help our management and strategy teams with complex web applications and hard-to-solve technical problems.
  • You’ll need to be a pro when it comes to Excel and Google Sheet formulas, and have a good understanding of WHM and cloud hosting to help our clients with their hosting needs.

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).
Salary: Negotiable
Deadline: HIRED! Check to see if we’re hiring for other positions here!

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

Over the last decade, the team at Adster has 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.

If you meet the following criteria, we’d love to hear from you:

  • Have excellent communication & customer service skills: Do you love dealing with and interacting with people? Are you organized and do you have strong attention to detail?
  • 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.

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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 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
    • 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. Google Apps, Google Drive Assistance, Basic IT & Server & Hosting Administration (10%):

  • Assist with Google Apps user administration, Google Drive, Team Drive etc.
  • Assist team with advanced Google Sheets scripts, formulas and internal dashboard adjustments
  • 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. Required Skills & Experience


  • Post-secondary diploma or degree in a related field such as Computer Science, Information Technology or similar

Experience & Skills:

  • 3+ years experience as a web developer
  • 3+ years working in a marketing or web development agency
  • Experienced with GitHub
  • Experienced with Envoyer
  • Experienced with Project Management programs (i.e. Monday, Asana – we use Teamwork Projects at Adster!)
  • Experience as a project manager for multiple projects at a time
  • Experience with WordPress, Shopify, Squarespace, Wix, and other common CMSs

3. Beneficial Skills & Experience:

  • Knowledge of using website analytics tools for statistical analysis and reporting.
  • An understanding of search engines, search engine optimization (SEO), local SEO, and basic factors that can influence rankings.
  • An understanding of the impact of online marketing activities like Google Ads, Facebook/Instagram Ads, YouTube advertising and more.
  • Experience with link building
  • 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.

What Adster Creative can offer

  • A strong work-life balance. This is really important to all of our team members, across the board.
  • Work remotely from home – we’re based in Edmonton but currently working remote and open to team members working across Canada!
  • Quarterly performance reviews & coaching
  • 2 weeks paid vacation to start, more based on additional years of service (or related experience)
  • Annual health spending account
  • Paid attendance of workshops, conferences, and learning opportunities directly related to your field
  • All those fun agency things you hear about: staff lunches, office snacks, that good coffee – when safe to do so.
  • Flexible hours: do you like working from 7am-3pm? We can do that! Prefer 9am-5pm? That works too. Let’s chat about what works best for you!
  • Quarterly profit sharing, if applicable to your role.

*If you don’t meet some of these requirements, but still think you’re a good fit – we hope you apply anyways so we have the opportunity to chat!

Qualified candidates will be asked to identify their technical ability via phone prescreen. Some of the questions that may be asked include your level of comfort and examples of using the following:

Question Technical Skill 
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 Project Management: Familiarity with project management, project management tools & client communication
4 Analytics: Base reporting, secondary dimensions, multi-channel funnels, assisted conversions
5 Technical SEO: Diagnosing issues, using tools (Ahrefs, Google Search Console)
6 Laravel Development: Familiarity with implementing and troubleshooting Laravel projects

Please send your resume to careers@adster.ca with the subject line: “Senior Full Stack Developer” or fill out our Online Application!