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PHP Openings in NYC

From: Rachel N.
Sent on: Thursday, March 27, 2014 3:35 PM
Hi All,

We have a lot of PHP roles open right now and would love to talk to you if you are looking or even considering, a new position. Have you heard of Smith & Keller yet? If not, check out our website which was developed in house. Hope to work with you! 


Rachel Neuschaefer | Nerd Herder
Smith & Keller |
228 Park Ave S | New York, NY 10003
Be sure to connect with me on LinkedIn

Smith & Keller  
Multiple PHP openings at various levels- Check them out!
Location: NYC
Salary: 60K- 120K
Right now, we have a lot of opportunity for PHP Developers. Are you considering a change? Now is the time, there are a lot of possibilities. Even if none of the below interest you, call me. I may have something else that does!

Position A) Jr to Mid PHP Developer- 60-70K

Smith & Keller has an immediate need for a junior to mid level PHP Developer. As a PHP Developer, together with other team members, you are responsible for creating and maintaining of a wide range of online systems. You have knowledge in a variety of areas and a strong understanding of how to combine new technology with creative innovations. You continually educate yourself on the latest technologies, and try to stay on the professional edge. The ideal candidate should have solid experience developing using PHP5, MySQL and jQuery. As a PHP Developer, your responsibilities include

  1. Working with our team (e.g., team leads, executives, sales team) to plan program code enhancements and changes to the proprietary software, including all aspects of programming
  2. Maintaining software repositories, keeping our client software up to date, configuring servers, installing patches.
  3. Developing high-performance, test-driven, highly available hospitality industry oriented client software with flexibility and code reusability in mind.
  4. Helping other team members with extensive knowledge you have.
  5. Taking part in maximizing software functionality (either back-end or front-end related), optimizing and improving user experience.


What you need for this position:

  1. 2+ Years solid work experience as a PHP programmer
  2. Experience writing well-documented, test-driven (TDD) PHP code
  3. Object-Oriented Programming (OOP) coding methodologies
  4. Proficiency with JavaScript (jQuery), AJAX, and JSON
  5. Experience with MVC frameworks, e.g. Zend Framework
  6. Proficiency with database schema design and performance
  7. Proficiency in CSS3/HTML5/XML/SOAP
  8. Previous experience with hosting and/or cloud environments
  9. Experience in Git and code versioning
  10. Yes-we-can-do-it attitude.

Good to have

  1. Experience with PHP Open Source projects, e.g. WordPress
  2. SCRUM or Agile methodology knowledge
  3. Any NoSQL experience, e.g. MongoDB
  4. Familiarity with Social Network integration

What we are looking for

  1. College degree preferred
  2. Professional attitude and appearance
  3. Confident and creative team-player who takes initiative
  4. Diligent work habits and ability to meet deadlines

If you are a PHP developer with 2+ years of experience, and looking for a job in Midtown Manhattan, New York City, apply today!

Position B) PHP Team Lead up to 120K

The PHP Team Lead manages a team of software developers (2-3) to gather and/or analyze project requirements, design technical specifications and to implement, test and deploy custom, web-based software applications.

Primary Duties and Responsibilities

  • Supervise and mentor software developers responsible for the organization’s software development function to ensure quality and efficacy are met and standards are followed in all programming efforts.
  • Manage software development projects by providing the appropriate technical specifications and direction to development resources and establishing realistic estimates for timelines to ensure that projects remain on target to meet deadlines.
  • Collaborate with the CIO to set and implement policies and procedures related to software quality standards, change control and testing.
  • Identify and implement appropriate design, development and testing methodologies, best practices, documentation and tools to be applied to new and ongoing maintenance of applications.
  • Maintain source code and change management control.
  • Manage the release process.
  • Assist in coding, testing, debugging, and documenting applications on projects when necessary.


Required Skills/Experience

  • 3+ years prior experience managing a software development team in a LAMP stack environment (Linux, Apache, MySql but MS SQL Server preferred, PHP) utilizing an MVC framework.
  • Strong communications skills, the ability to present ideas and challenges to development and management staff to promote collaboration
  • Hands-on experience with the following:
    • Participating and supporting an Agile/Scrum process for release planning, daily stand-ups, reviews, and retrospectives
    • Working with Project Managers and BA’s to remove impediments
    • Setting and measuring employee goals in annual and mid-year reviews
    • Hiring developers, and building a highly performing team
  • Prior significant, hands-on LAMP stack web-based software development experience (this is hands-on! you must still code!)

Other Skills/Experience

  • Prior experience and/or very strong working knowledge of MooTools, jQuery, JavaScript, Ajax, Lucene/Solr, ---Mongo DB, MS SQL Server


  • 4-year degree in computer science or related field or equivalent experience
  • PMP certification a plus
Position C) PHP Developer 50-80K

Smith & Keller is seeking PHP Developers to join one of our premier client's top-flight IT team.The web development team is a highly collaborative organization consisting of engineers with the highest levels of technical depth, programming skill and a passion for quality. 

This position is expected to write cutting edge web application using highly object oriented PHP 5 code and collaborate with project management and quality assurance staff on the release of multiple web projects.

Duties and Responsibilities

  • Design and develop web products using PHP/Ajax
  • Implement new features and maintain existing codebase
  • Follow coding standards and best practices


  • Bachelor's Degree or 2-3 years of Object Oriented programming experience in PHP
  • Experience working with an MVC framework (Zend, Symfony, Yii, CodeIgniter, etc.)
  • An understanding of design patterns
  • Experience writing complex SQL queries
  • Working knowledge of SVN
  • Knowledge/experience with Agile software methodology
  • Experience working with a production environment with zero or very minimal downtime
  • Excellent communication skills
  • Strong work ethic plus ability to multi-task
Position D) LAMP Developer for HOT start up in NYC

Smith & Keller is looking for a full-stack LAMP developer with a passion for building great things, a track record of writing powerful and maintainable code, and a reputation of being reliable and efficient.

Responsibilities for the LAMP Developer:

  • Work in a fast-paced environment on multiple projects across the technology stack
  • Take ownership of products and making them your own
  • Build beautiful, interactive pages that reaches hundreds of thousands of users every month
  • Develop scalable, robust and maintainable back-end systems, including payment, analytics, scheduling and email

Requirements: for LAMP Developer:

  • Bachelor's degree in Computer Science, Engineering or equivalent
  • Expert with object-oriented PHP and the full LAMP stack
  • Experience working with MVC frameworks (e.g., CakePHP)
  • Experience with front-end development in HTML5, CSS3 and JQuery
  • Experience using GitHub (and the code to prove it)
  • Basic knowledge of system administration in Linux and Apache

Bonus Points for the LAMP developer:

  • CakePHP experience
  • Latest front-end tools such as Backbone, Angular, and Handlebars
  • HTML5 features such as localStorage and WebSockets
  • Photoshop


  • 100% employer-covered health insurance
  • Unlimited vacation days (just get your work done)
  • Unlimited Amazon reading budget to buy books
  • Monthly social outings
If you're interested, then please reply back with your updated resume or Forward this job to a Friend!
Apply Now →
If you have any questions, please feel free to email me at [address removed]
Smith & Keller, Inc.
228 Park Ave South, New York, NY 10003

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