Full-Stack PHP Developer

Simply Voting Inc., based in Montreal, Quebec, is a specialized provider of secure, hosted online elections. Our customers include Elections PEI, the New Democratic Party of Canada, and the University of Toronto. We take pride in the fact that our customers rave about our voting system and the excellent support that we provide in helping them achieve their goals. Our company is financially stable, continuously growing, and has a friendly and professional work atmosphere.

We are currently looking for a Full-Stack PHP Developer to join our team. 

This position is optionally an 85% ‘work from home’ opportunity and offers the following benefits:

  • An excellent work/life balance
  • Less time commuting
  • Life, health and dental plan
  • Annual company-wide bonus
  • Competitive salary
  • Free snacks and coffee
  • Four weeks vacation

This position is the perfect opportunity for someone who is looking for a stable, full-time career developing complex, mission-critical software that has a direct impact on democracy in various sectors of our society. Your time will mostly be spent programming and testing various back-end enhancements to the voting system and related software infrastructure. A smaller portion of your time (~25%) will be spent on front-end user interface enhancements. Due to the nature of the software and industry, testing is critical and it is common to spend much more time testing your code than writing it. You will be given proper training to understand the industry and how our voting system works. Our technology stack currently includes CentOS, MariaDB 10.3, Symfony 5, PHP 8, HTML5, jQuery and Tailwind CSS.

Required Qualifications:

  • At least 2 years of experience developing in a team environment
  • Experience working on a complex, customer-facing software product
  • Experience writing quality code and adhering to coding standards
  • Mastery of PHP
  • Excellent knowledge full stack – PHP, MySQL, HTML, CSS, JavaScript
  • Strong knowledge of Symfony framework
  • Strong Object Oriented Programming (OOP) skills
  • Knowledge of Git
  • Ability to design and write unit tests
  • Ability to work in a Linux environment
  • Strong desire and ability to learn
  • Strong problem-solving skills
  • Strong communication skills
  • A home office with high speed internet (if working from home is desired)
  • Self-motivated and disciplined to work productively from your home office (if desired)
  • Adaptable, a team player, a positive attitude, and tremendous work ethic
  • Creative and passionate about growing with a fantastic company

Preferred Qualifications:

  • Fluency in French
  • Knowledge of LAMP server administration
  • Knowledge of web accessibility
  • Knowledge of web security issues
  • Knowledge of responsive web design and cross-browser compatibility
  • Knowledge of Agile development process
  • Performance tuning & optimization skills


  • Develop a general understanding of online voting and our business processes
  • Develop an in-depth understanding of functionality and programming of the voting system
  • Use Git / Github for version control and project coordination
  • Program enhancements based on high-level specifications
  • Develop, document, and execute a testing plan for each enhancement
  • Review source code changes and test enhancements during peer reviews
  • Review and investigate application errors
  • Perform load tests and source code static analysis
  • Perform occasional non-programming special project, research, or brainstorming tasks
  • Provide technical assistance to the rest of the team on request, for example, by running database queries or checking source code
  • Participate in team meetings


Ready to start loving to come to work? Eager to be proud of the work your company does? Want to be surrounded by supportive and encouraging professionals? We are excited to meet you!

Please provide a cover letter. We thank all applicants for submitting their applications, however, only those who qualify for an interview will be contacted.


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