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Sr. PHP Developer

Company: Confidential Location: New Jersey
Industry: IT Practice Area: Technology
Compensation: Competitive Compensation Education: Relevant Work Experience

Based in Garfield, NJ, our client is looking for a strong PHP Developer to join their fast growing team. Ideal candidate will have significant experience building custom PHP 7-based applications, aggressively diagnose problems and apply creative problem solving skills to our team. If you have at least 5 years of PHP experience and are a strong communicator and thrive working in a fast-paced environment, please read on!

Responsibilities:

  • Write well designed, testable, efficient code by using software development best practices
  • Design and write code with a keen eye towards performance, scalability, and security
  • Gather and refine specifications and requirements based on technical and business needs
  • Work independently and be responsible for making technical decisions
  • Collaborate with front-end developers to integrate user-facing elements with server-side logic
  • Update and improve legacy applications
  • Perform code reviews and recommend improvements to other developers
  • Create and maintain database schemas that represent and support business processes
  • Stay up-to-date with emerging technologies and industry trends
  • Participate in daily SCRUM meetings

Requirements:

  • At least 5 years of PHP experience (Experience with PHP-7)
  • Excellent analytical and multitasking skills
  • Expert understanding of OOP and multiple software design patterns
  • Expert understanding of the LAMP stack
  • Strong understanding of Git and branching/deployment strategies
  • Strong knowledge of relational databases, including schema design, indexes, and triggers
  • Familiarity with Redis, Memcached, or similar in-memory databases

Nice to have

  • Experience with Amazon AWS
  • Experience designing and maintaining a scalable web infrastructure
  • Strong knowledge of Apache, vHosts, and Webmin/Virtualmin
  • Strong knowledge of frontend technologies, including OOP JavaScript, HTML, and CSS
  • Experience using Gulp or similar build scripts
  • Experience with Bash, Perl, or similar scripting languages
  • Ability to design and implement strong caching strategies

Benefits

  • Competitive compensation
  • Health, dental, and life insurance
  • 401k with matching contributions
  • Paid time off – vacation, personal, and company holidays
  • Flexible work hours with the ability to work remotely
  • Monthly pizza days
  • Seasonal company parties

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