Career: PHP Developer


Career: PHP Developer

Job Description

Play a key role in the creation of high-performance core technologies of our company’s software platform.

Grand Slam Media is an industry leading adult online advertising company based in Toronto. We are seeking passionate, self-motivated & entrepreneurial spirited engineers to join our team. If you love creating innovative, fast, beautiful and inspired applications we would love to talk to you.

We operate very high volume web services, that require extremely high availability across the globe. A 20ms delay in application performance matters to us & it should matter to you too. Our engineers interact with all levels of the company. So you will receive feedback directly from both customers & staff members on stories you have completed.

This isn’t your typical cubicle job & CS degrees are not required.

Role: Reporting to the Lead Software Engineer, our Software Developers will be helping to meet the increasing core application development and architectural needs. Grand Slam Media utilizes the Agile methodology and is looking for someone who has demonstrated success transforming user stories into clean, maintainable code through rapid development iterations for highly engaged clients. This person will also play a key role in ongoing enhancements of the existing user interface for our product to ensure it is scalable, reusable, easy to maintain and most importantly, easy for both our internal teams and our clients to understand and use. Combining their technical skills and understanding of the principles of usability this individual will work closely with our Lead Engineer to turn wireframes into production ready interfaces. The selected individual will be creative, forward thinking and have the desire and insight to challenge the status quo and contribute to making our applications as intuitive and user-friendly as they can be.

Responsibilities:

  • Build industrial strength, scalable PHP applications (both client-side and RESTful API)
  • Develop schema, writing queries and stored procedures. NoSQL experience is a MAJOR plus.
  • Develop unit tests and integrate projects to continuous integration systems
  • Contribute to application improvement & optimization (through code audits, refactoring, caching, architecture changes)
  • Build and maintain user interfaces for our Content Management System and other modules with a focus on browser to server interactions and cross-browser compatibility
  • Work with existing development team to fix bugs, implement features & create the future of the company.
  • Work with the development and UX teams to define and implement features
  • Conduct studies, tests and use advanced data mining & modeling techniques to build solutions that optimize the quality and performance of the company’s data

Required Skills / Experience / Application needs:

  • 3+ years developing with PHP 5+ and MySQL (or similar DMBS) in a production environment.
  • JavaScript, especially in web requests, AJAX JSON, DOM manipulation and object-oriented JS frameworks
  • Experience with source control Git. We use Github internally for reviews, commits, and deployment.
  • In-depth knowledge of HTML and CSS3, and ability to handle cross-browser compatibility
  • Strong understanding of design and UX principles
  • Understanding of the network stack including knowledge of web/data/network security
  • Familiarity with UNIX (including shell scripting), RPM packaging, MVC model, would also be a plus
  • Strong interpersonal & written communication skills. We value communication as a core principle of our development team.

Job Type: Full-time

Required experience:

  • PHP: 3 years

You can send your resume and cover letter at careers@grandslammedia.com.

Posted on June 12, 2017 in Career

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Grand Slam Media is a global company focused on improving the communication threshold between buyers and sellers of online advertising. Our exclusive partnerships with category leading, up-and-coming, and strategically dominant publishers and advertisers provide you with maximum exposure and ability to reach your target markets.

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