PHP not cool?

...says who?

Silvertip Software is a small but stable web app development company in downtown Vancouver. We've been in business since 1996, developing hosted business applications for our customers.

We use PHP as our primary application development language. PHP gets a bad rap sometimes, but we don't believe it. We can do the same cool stuff as our Rails friends. (so there!)

Working Here


What lights your fire? For us, it's a commitment to make powerful, effective products for our customers. We get a thrill knowing that our software is helping people across North America.


There's a u in team, and it's not silent. We're a small company where everyone contributes to the overall product, and gets to make a difference.


We look to other tools, technologies, and communities to see what's going on, and how we can harness the good stuff in our neck of the woods.

We're on the look out for motivated individuals to join our team.

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Senior PHP Developer

We are a well-funded 15-year old web development company that builds web-based facilities management software used by universities and city governments across North America. We’re looking for a web developer with strong PHP, JavaScript, MySQL , LAMP and AJAX experience to join our team. The successful candidate will lead the development efforts to port the company’s existing application to a SaaS architecture and to commercialize a new product that is currently being architected.

Under the leadership of our CTO, our company is doing pioneering work in bringing the best aspects of Rails to PHP and introducing industry best-practices to the company. Bring your ideas, bring your creativity and bring your energy.

In this role you will not only be leading the development effort but will also be involved in architecture and system design. As part of a small team you will have an opportunity to contribute on many fronts and have a big impact. This is an opportunity to not only help build software but to help build a company.

Our product is built using PHP5 and MySQL on the backend and an HTML/JavaScript front-end.

Must Have Skills:

  • Strong PHP development skills
  • MVC and OO Programming Patterns
  • Extensive experience using PHP and JavaScript MVC frameworks such as Symfony or Zend and Backbone or EmberJS
  • Solid experience with JavaScript & JQuery for front-end development and ideally AJAX expertise as well as HTML5 and CSS experience
  • Experience with full LAMP stack development
  • Database design, development and optimization using MySQL or other relational database
  • Unit testing your own code

Nice-To-Have Skills:

  • Experience with modern practices such as continuous integration, TDD and automation
  • Experience deploying software to the web
  • Integrating an online payments solution
  • Linux and Apache Server Administration
  • Experience with Git or Subversion
  • Previous experience with cloud platforms such as AWS or Heroku
  • Exposure to Ruby on Rails

About The Company

We are based in downtown Vancouver in close proximity to several Skytrain stations. We’re a hybrid Agile/Kanban shop and we offer an attractive compensation and benefits package.

If you are a strong fit for this role and are currently a permanent resident or Canadian citizen living in Vancouver, please apply here.

Contact Info

Silvertip Software
901-470 Granville St.
Vancouver, BC V6C 1V5
604.568.9730 / 1.877.847.1440