Mid-level PHP Application Developer

Bethesda, MD

Job Description

We are searching for an experienced PHP/Python developer with strong backend knowledge dealing with high-load applications, who will write beautiful, fast PHP/Python to a high standard, in a timely and scalable way that improves the code-base of our products in meaningful ways.

You will be a part of a full-stack creative team that is responsible for all aspects of the ongoing software development from the initial specification, through to developing, testing and launching. Must be a cooperative team player with excellent communication skills.

This is a great position for a self-motivated, organized candidate with an exceptional level of attention to detail. The PHP Application Developer will work closely with a dynamic inspired mixed team of senior developers, game designers, artists and a growing team of mobile game makers to help craft our games

You’ll enjoy working with experienced and passionate people, challenging projects and personal growth. The right candidate will be a team player that will enjoy a casual and dynamic work environment.

We’re a growing company and looking to add passionate, innovative and talented people to join our team and help us to create the next generation of interactive products.

 

 

Responsibilities

  • Writing clean, fast PHP to a high standard, in a timely and scalable way and maintaining the code base for our current game portfolio
  • Producing detailed specifications
  • Developing new features for our current game and be a part of creation architectures for our new gaming projects
  • Contribute in all phases of the development lifecycle
  • Follow industry best practices
  • Develop and deploy new features to facilitate related procedures and tools if necessary
  • Ongoing support of high-load applications
  • Troubleshooting, testing and maintaining the core product software and databases

 

Skills Required

  • 3-5+ Years of proven software development experience in PHP
  • Understanding of open source projects like Joomla, Drupal, Wikis, osCommerce, etc
  • Demonstrable knowledge of web technologies including HTML, CSS, Javascript, AJAX etc
  • Good knowledge of relational databases, version control tools and of developing web services
  • Experience in common third-party APIs (Google, Facebook, Ebay etc)
  • Passion for best design and coding practices and a desire to develop new bold ideas
  • BS/MS degree in Computer Science, Engineering or a related subject
  • Proficiency in programming for Linux
  • Experience of developing and maintaining Linux network daemons
  • Strong knowledge of TCP IP protocol stack
  • Experience of developing applications/products in a high-load environment [with up to X,000s of concurrent users] (scaling)
  • Personal Qualities:
    • High achiever and conscientious worker
    • Self starter, able to push ahead under little or no supervision.
    • Great proactive communicator
    • Able to work effectively as part of a team