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Chicago Web Professionals Meetup Group Message Board › Hiring: Senior PHP Developer

Hiring: Senior PHP Developer

Jeffrey H.
user 9700980
Chicago, IL
Post #: 3
Senior PHP Developer

About Pinpoint MD

Pinpoint MD is a healthcare SaaS company focused on making a major difference
in the healthcare experience for providers and patients. We are seeking a Rockstar
PHP developer to join our talented, passionate and tight-knit team, who are working
toward disrupting one of the most important, and messed up, sectors in our society.

About the Position

You must love solving problems, learn quickly, and be passionate about product
development. You will be involved in building web based SAAS applications that
will service thousands of physicians and patients. You will be directly involved in
design and development of the application that includes scalable computing
infrastructure that sees millions of page views a month.

Most projects involve very large volumes of data; so advanced experience with
MySQL is required. Familiarity with MVC framework and experience in building
web-based platform or enterprise level software is a major plus.

Position Expectations:

  • Plan, research, develop logic, code, test and deploy several projects with
    minimal assistance
  • Build an MVC web application/framework from the ground up using PHP &
  • Setup and maintain servers that includes managing and working within Amazon
    Web Services
  • Develop tools that will streamline internal and external processes
  • Have extensive experience building enterprise level applications
  • Make strategically-sound decisions with little information in a fast moving
    environment, and be able to influence change and drive process and structure.

Position Requirements:

  • Minimum of 8 years experience programming in the software development
  • Expert level knowledge of LAMP stack and the MVC framework
  • Proficient with PHP, data access layer development (MySQL preferred), and
    web-based software development
  • Proficiency in front-end presentation layer development including HTML5, CSS,
  • Linux administration (package management, shell scripting, user accounts)
  • Exposure to design patterns, unit testing, source code control, and agile
    development methods
  • Experience with scaling activities (load balancing, caching, database
    optimization, profiling)
  • Ability to design and construct scalable and flexible API and web services to
    integrate a wide variety of internal tools and external partner applications
  • Solid understanding of version control using "git", "Subversion" or similar.
  • Ability to quickly and efficiently troubleshoot and resolve technical issues
  • Excellent analytic and troubleshooting skills
  • Ability to communicate technical information to a non-technical audience (verbal
    and written)

Ideal Candidate Would Possess - But Not Required for Consideration:

  • Participated in an innovative project that successfully launched and scaled to 1
    million or more monthly views - currently, or in the past
  • Experience with Nginx, memcache and multi-tenant architecture
  • Experience with Amazon Web Services
  • Experience with technical Search Engine Optimization
  • Experience working with Email, SMS, and social communication engine and
    measurement tools such as ExactTarget or BuddyMedia, etc.
  • Prior work with iPhone/Android SDKs and/or cross-compilers


In return for the experiences listed above we will provide a business casual
environment, competitive compensation package including health (through Blue
Cross Blue Shield), life, and dental insurance. We offer an attractive voluntary 401K
program with a 20% match with a maximum company contribution of $10,000


  • Email with the subject: "Senior PHP Developer"
  • Please include your resume with cover letter and URLs of websites you’ve
    worked on

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