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Sr. PHP Software Engineer

Have an insatiable thirst for knowledge? Lucky you!  Our client seeks a talented Senior Software Engineer who is passionate about building our dynamic next-generation of web-based applications while evolving the current platform.  Our client was among the world’s first publication to use computer-based authoring, typesetting, and publishing and was also the first newspaper on the Internet. What will be the next big thing as a service for academe? We know; and we are looking for superior talent to get us there.

The ideal candidate is self-motivated, creative, and can deliver rapid prototypes for new user interfaces and interactions for various online projects. The ideal candidate will collaborate with business owners to translate complex business initiatives into innovative solutions. A can-do-attitude, with the ability to energize and work with cross-functional teams is required.

Primary Responsibilities:

Develop features across multiple subsystems within our applications, including collaboration in requirements definition, prototyping, design, coding, testing and deployment
Provide engineering support (when necessary) to our technical operations staff when they are building, deploying, configuring and supporting systems for customers
Investigate, analyze and make recommendations to management regarding technology improvements, upgrades and modifications
Develop software solutions by studying information needs; conferring with users; studying systems flow, data usage, and work processes; investigating problem areas; following the software development lifecycle.
Analyze, design, coordinate and supervise the development of software systems to form a basis for the solution of information processing problems.

Analyze system specifications and translate system requirements to task specifications for junior programmers.
Document and demonstrate solutions by developing documentation flowcharts, layouts, diagrams, charts, code comments and clear code.
Support and develop software engineers by providing advice, coaching and educational opportunities

 

Experience/Skills:

8+ years in object-oriented PHP programming
In depth knowledge of Javascript( jQuery/AJAX ), HTML5, CSS, Responsive design.
Over eight years of  experience in requirement analysis, design, development and implementation in OOD/OOP technologies
LAMP application programming/integration experience
Proficiency in source code management practices, preferably Git or GitLab.
Understands how to consume REST services utilizing JSON, JSONP, and XML. 
6+ years’ experience developing data-driven applications utilizing significant relational database engines as part of the overall application architecture (experience with any or all of the following highly desirable: MySQL, Oracle, SQL Server)
8+ years’ experience building web-based software systems, utilizing N-tier architectures, dynamic content, highly-scalable approaches, and complex security models/implementations
Proficiency developing and troubleshooting complex software systems that run in mixed-environments including Linux, Unix and/or Windows
End-to-end development experience is a must, Ruby experience is a plus.
Previous experience mentoring junior developers.

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