April 27, 2018
Job Type


You are a leader who possesses a strong technology stack. You are sociable and a great communicator. If new ideas and technology and the thought of building interactive, responsive websites and applications excites you, and if you like working in a supportive, creative culture with people who are as passionate about their work as they are about beer — FKA is the place for you.

FKA is looking for Full-Stack Developer with five to seven years of experience to join our team. This opportunity is a full-time, on-site position either in our Edmonton office or in Calgary. We are looking for someone who is proficient in HTML, CSS, SASS, PHP, Javascript, server administration and MySQL. The ideal candidate will have experience working with designers, project managers and quality assurance. You will also be responsible for working with the development team on problem solving and creating unique solutions based on client needs. These include estimating time and writing clean and quality code.

The majority of your day-to-day work will involve developing fully responsive websites, defining the technical architecture of the back-end, working on configuring and developing web projects, dealing with ad hoc maintenance updates and configuring server management and hosting. While WordPress is our go-to CMS for websites, we believe in choosing the best tool for the job.

Key Responsibilities:

  • Be responsible for working with the development team on problem solving and creating unique solutions
  • Work with the Development Lead to provide realistic estimates
  • Perform system administration duties including server management
  • Be able to work efficiently with the creative team
  • Create new database-driven websites using web/PHP frameworks
  • Build templates in responsive front end frameworks and work with existing templates
  • Debug code and quickly troubleshoot problems
  • Be comfortable working under tight deadlines and timelines
  • Understand the process of executing a vision into web (design, develop, test, deploy)

Mandatory Requirements:

  • HTML5
  • CSS
  • Javascript/jQuery
  • PHP 5.4/7
  • Solid understanding and experience in writing and debugging MySQL and supporting MySQL databases
  • Experience with Apache Configuration
  • Experience with PHP frameworks (Laravel, Symfony)
  • Experience using PhpMyAdmin
  • Experience with bug-tracking software
  • Front end frameworks (Foundation, Bootstrap)
  • Linux administration
  • Server management, server hosting and domain management
  • Familiarity with cloud infrastructure (AWS, Microsoft Azure)
  • Extensive experience with WordPress
  • Familiarity with Geolocation techniques


  • DevOps experience
  • Working knowledge of NodeJS, Grunt or Gulp
  • Experience with Angular or React
  • Experience with GitHub flow
  • Experience with Continuous Integration
  • Experience using static site generators (Jekyll, Middleman, etc.)
  • Experience with version control systems (GitHub, SourceTree, SmartGit)
  • Experience with Google Analytics and SEO best practices
  • An understanding of build automation (TeamCity)
  • Familiarity with third-party API integration

Nice To Have:

  • A digital agency background
  • Experience with Ruby/Rails
  • Experience with Agile methodologies (Sprints, Kanban)
  • Experience with Drupal or other CMS platforms

We’re seeking individuals inspired to innovate new ways to help our clients reach their objectives and solve their business problems. From morning scrums to cross-discipline mentoring, we’re dedicated to a collaborative environment fostered by a culture of support.

FKA offers competitive compensation and a comprehensive benefits program. We provide our team members with many opportunities for training and professional development. Interested applicants are asked to send their cover letter and resume with “Full-Stack Developer” in the subject line to no later than 5pm on Friday, May 18th.