Senior Backend Developer

Montreal, QC, Canada
Full Time
Mid Level

Senior Backend Developer - Montreal - Onsite


Who we are: 


Valnet Inc. is a digital media company that specializes in content distribution. Valnet has rapidly grown to become a leader and global trendsetter in content creation and distribution. Our core business lies in acquiring some of the most trendy entertainment news websites and investing our resources into growing them into leading global brands across several entertainment verticals. With over 22 websites and 36 YouTube channels, Valnet’s notable acquisitions include, Screen Rant, CBR, Game Rant, MakeUseOf, Android Police and more.


A place of cutting edge innovation and fierce digital content experts, Valnet is taking editorial and video publishing to the next level. Our overarching vision and mission statement: distribute editorial and video content to millions of viewers daily across our websites, YouTube channels, and Social Media platforms.


The Opportunity: 


Valnet is seeking a highly analytical, knowledgeable and driven Back-end Developer who

has a passion for the Video Game space. The ideal candidate must possess excellent

analytical and problem-solving skills and a desire to work in a fast-paced environment. This

person will report directly to our CTO and work closely with him and the Architecture team

to develop tools to support our readers and games like Diablo 4 and more, for feature



What you will be doing: 


  • Responsible for new development and maintaining all public sites to optimal performance levels.
  • Developing CMS features for Valnet multidisciplinary teams for their day to day operations.
  • Play an active role in the analysis phase when defining the features with the tech lead.
  • In charge of maintaining all of the digital assets for optimal loading time using the latest technologies in order to have optimal code and programming standards.
  • Maintain strong knowledge about the latest web development standards and development tools.


Technical requirements:

  • 5+ years experience as a back-end developer.
  • Strong knowledge of object-oriented programming.
  • Solid experience with Symfony frameworks (Symfony 4 a plus).
  • Strong knowledge of modularization and library development approach.
  • Strong knowledge of Javascript (ability to code without a framework/library an
  • asset).
  • LEMP (Linux, Nginx, MySQL, PHP).


Technical Assets:

  • BitBucket, JIRA, GIT, PHPStorm, Jenkins.
  • Shell Script (Bash).
  • Knowledge of HTML5 and CSS3, SCSS.
  • Good understanding of SEO practice / Google Analytics / Google page speed.
  • Experience working with high traffic websites.



  • Strong team player, analytical and dynamic.
  • Efficient problem solver.
  • Deadline and results-driven.
  • Performance-oriented.
  •  Extremely motivated.



Culture & Community

  • Fully stocked kitchen
  • Daily lunches
  • Friday breakfast
  • Quarterly events
  • Team dinners/ lunches
  • Barber / nail services
  • Dry cleaning
  • Tire change service
  • Free parking

Health & Wellness

  • Comprehensive medical and dental benefits
  • Vision care
  • Fitness Reimbursement Program
  • Sports Nights

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