PHP Developer

From: Julie
Sent on: Friday, May 10, 2013 3:42 PM
Type: Contract
Industry: Entertainment
Location: New York, NY

Job Description:
Our direct client is looking for a talented backend PHP Developer to join their collaborative team for Web and API development. The chosen candidate will be responsible for system migrations, new website development and enhancements to existing website portfolio. Other main responsibilities include documentation and user regression testing. Understanding the current landscape of open source frameworks, emerging technologies, and website management & server technology is critical.

The right candidate must have 3+ years of proven working experience in coding PHP5 OOP applications, be great team player with background in web services or middleware and back-end technologies. Desire to write well documented testable code. A person willing to learn new technologies.
Strong knowledge of PHP5, MVC and Strong Object Oriented Programming skills
Experience with major PHP frameworks (Zend, Symfony, CodeIgniter, CakePHP, Zend, Kohana, etc.)
Experience with LAMP stack and open source software in general
Experience with creating and consuming RESTful APIs
Experience in working with legacy code
Strong knowledge and experience with data representation and formats including XML, JSON, binary etc
Experience in an Agile development environment
Experience in working in small teams
Must have excellent problem solving skills and love technical challenges
Must be self-motivated, and able to multi-task
Must be able to take initiative to be productive and efficient
Produces well versed clean code according to PHP coding standards
Documents code, algorithm and How Tos in WIKI
Data Relation mapping
Must have willingness to have fun
Must be motivated to learn
4-6 years IT experience
Computer Science degree preferred

Must Have :
PHP 5
OOP
MVC
XML
JSON
PHPDoc
API (Restful)
Agile
Version control
Issue Tracking

Plus to have:
Akamai
ESI (Edge Side Includes)
GIT
No-SQL database
Jenkins
Redis
Release management
JIRA
Memcache

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