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Software Development - Application Developer

Posted: February 09 2023
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All companies under the Great Gulf umbrella are united by one simple goal: the pursuit of greatness. It’s achieved daily with the passion and dedication of every person who works tirelessly to make us great.  If you have what it takes to make great things happen, apply today to join our team.


Application Developer


Software Development


Manager, Software Development


Head Office - 351 King Street East, Toronto


Up to 10%, other than regular commute to the office of employment.



Are you an experienced PHP Developer who is articulate, organized and collaborates well with others?  Great Builders Solutions, subsidiary of Great Gulf, award winning home builder, is looking for you to join our Software Development team to develop and deploy both front and back-end web applications using PHP, Javascript, HTML and PostgreSQL.  Our ideal candidate is a professional with incredible attention to detail, problem solving skills and the ability to multi-task. If this sounds like you, please keep reading to understand key responsibilities and the education and experience we are looking for.



  • Develop and deploy both front and back end web applications using PHP, Javascript, HTML and PostgreSQL
  • Effectively report to Senior Developers and work well with other non-technical personnel
  • Must be willing to participate as needed on various ongoing projects. Job requirements are subject to change from time to time according to project requirements and the challenges of the organization.
  • Opportunity exists to take a lead role in new projects
  • Other duties as assigned.




This role will be interacting daily with colleagues across all departments on a daily basis. 




This position entails customer service to all departments by ensuring user needs are met through the deployment and updates of software.


EDUCATION AND EXPERIENCE (Education, Experience, Knowledge & Skills)

  • Strong written and verbal communication skills
    • Must be able and willing to document code changes
    • Good organizational skills
    • Ability to work independently, self-starter
    • Must be able to collaborate with a team or other departments
    • 3+ years PHP & SQL experience
    • In depth knowledge of regular expressions
    • Must be comfortable in a Unix shell environment
    • Extensive experience with HTML, CSS and Javascript
  • Beneficial Qualifications
    • Ability to program shell scripts (bash, awk, sed etc)
    • Knowledge of XML
    • Experience with image manipulation with server-side tools like ImageMagick, manipulating/creating PNG’s, image maps/hot spots
    • Preferred experience/training with object oriented languages like C++
    • Experience with desktop image manipulation using Photoshop, GIMP, etc
    • Experience with 1 or more of the following an asset: jquery, bootstrap, handlebar, sass
    • Should have experience with 1 or more revision control systems, experience with Gitlab an asset
  • Education
    • Strong written and verbal communication skills
    • Bachelor of Computer Science or Engineering, College Programming degree in web application development, or equivalent industry experience



  • Office environment – sitting/working at a desk/computer in a shared office space and/or remotely.



  • Sitting at computer 90% of the time
  • Manual dexterity is needed to operate a keyboard and mouse
  • Work under pressure in a fast-paced environment is critical to success in this role

Great Gulf is committed to providing a fair and equitable work environment and encourages applications from qualified women, men, visible minorities, aboriginal peoples and persons with disabilities. As per the Ontario Human Rights Code and the Accessibility for Ontarians with Disabilities Act (AODA), Great Gulf will accommodate the needs of applicants with disabilities throughout all stages of the selection process. If you need accommodation during the recruitment process, please advise Human Resources.

The Great Gulf Group (“GGG”) is committed to protecting the health and safety of our employees, our tradespeople and suppliers, and our customers and visitors. Employment with GGG is conditional upon you having received all required doses of a COVID-19 vaccine series approved by Health Canada at least 14 days prior to your start date. You must provide a copy of your Ministry of Health COVID-19 Vaccine Dose. If you have a medical reason, or any other reason pursuant to the Ontario Human Rights Code, for not being fully vaccinated now or in the future, you may submit a written request for accommodation with an explanation of the ground and/or any supporting documentation to assist in the determination of exemption from this condition.