Senior PHP Developer

Technology · Victoria, British Columbia
Department Technology
Employment Type Full Time
Minimum Experience Experienced

Kano ( is looking for a Senior PHP Developer with strong experience in JavaScript to help drive development on one of our live games that services millions of players worldwide. This role will be responsible for development, code review, code quality, estimating and planning on Mob Wars: La Cosa Nostra. The developer will own systems and features to grow and entertain our players.

Our goal is to build long lasting player-centric gaming experiences that have challenges and opportunities in both the business and technical realms.

You are a senior developer with a passion for games and a strong history in fast paced, large scale web environments. You use your strong technical ability to create long-lasting, engaging product experiences for our players.

While this position is open to remote work, international applicants will not be considered at this time. 

You’ll be working on things like:

  • Implementing, testing, and deploying high-availability, large-scale social and mobile game features in PHP and JavaScript
  • Working with databases in MySQL and MongoDB
  • Writing efficient and organized code while promoting best practices and standards
  • Monitoring game dashboards, logs and metrics to ensure your code is working
  • Working closely with small development teams in an agile environment (Kanban or Scrum) to continuously ship code
  • Working with product and creative teams to plan and execute development and releases, building towards world-class products

Your background should include:

  • Strong understanding of Object Oriented Programming (OOP)
  • Confidence with both PHP and JavaScript in a full-stack environment
  • Experience with large-scale web development and HTML5/JS applications
  • Experience with production continuous integration pipelines
  • Performance driven mindset with a strong ability to write efficient software and optimize existing code
  • A strong desire to build something that people really want

It would be a big plus if you have:

  • Experience with games
  • Experience with native mobile platforms (Objective-C/Swift iOS development, and Java Android)
  • Experience with the AWS stack
  • Strong experience with Unix environments
  • Mastery of git

About Kano

Bootstrapped in 2008, we have been a profitable and growing game studio for over a decade. With hits like Mob Wars LCN (Top 100 grossing app on Facebook) and our latest release Idle Distiller (Top 100 Grossing Simulation game on Google play) we hope to contribute to the world by connecting people through play.


Locally owned and headquartered in downtown Victoria, BC, we believe in giving small teams of talented people challenging problems and getting out of their way. That’s why we look for the best and brightest to join our team; people who have talent, vision, and commitment.


Check out this article If you'd like to get some insight into our hiring process, our employee manual to understand how and why we do things the way we do, and this fun little video for an intro to the team!  



*Kano is an equal opportunity employer and considers qualified applicants without regard to race, gender, sexual orientation, gender identity or expression, genetic information, national origin, age, disability, medical condition, religion, marital status or veteran status, or any other basis protected by law*

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  • Location
    Victoria, British Columbia
  • Department
  • Employment Type
    Full Time
  • Minimum Experience