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Software Development - Lead 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.


Lead Application Developer


Software Development


Manager, Software Development


Hybrid-Remote/351 King





  • 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 and assist in leading our Software Development team in development and deployment of 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. 



  • Work closely with Application Development Manager, Business Analysts and Project Managers to define requirements for ongoing initiatives and complete development activities on time and within required scope. 
  • Collaborate with Application Development Manager to define and revise coding standards and best practices
  • Lead and help team to resolve day-to-day technical issues related to development, code integration and DevOps 
  • Strive to automate with DevOps and support an efficient CI/CD pipeline for continuous deployments
  • Administer Jira environment, assign licenses to new developers and stakeholders
  • Lead daily standup meetings when required, review progress and assign work to other developers
  • Conduct after-hour deployments during hours agreed with the business
  • 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.


  • Require good verbal and written communication skills
  • Interact with developers/business customers
  • Business analysts and project managers



  • Occasional interaction with business units


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

  • Computer Science Bachelor’s Degree or equivalent industry experience
  • 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
  • 8+ years PHP & SQL experience
  • Must be comfortable in a Unix shell environment and with Apache server
  • Extensive experience with HTML, CSS, Javascript, and JQuery
  • Knowledge of XML
  • Expertise with GIT version control – Git Lab or Git Hub; Experience with migrating to upgrading Git Lab would be an asset
  • Knowledge of Jira and Agile Software Development/Scrum Framework
  • Experience with Cloud Native Development and Cloud Serverless Architecture
  • Proficient with Test Automation and PHP Unit Framework
  • Experience with RPA or Selenium would be an asset
    • Extensive experience with large enterprise software development, SDLC, Agile methodologies, CI/CD, and process automation.   
  • Expertise and knowledge in cloud technologies such as Azure or AWS and cloud-based development strategies such as serverless web applications.
  • Knowledge of Object-oriented analysis and design, relational databases and data design, PostgreSQL. 
  • Experience in RESTful APIs design and development.



  • Review code of more junior developers
  • Assign development tasks to junior developers



  • Office environment – sitting/working at a desk/computer



  • 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.