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Job Description

We are looking for a PHP developer with a broad range of skills. Most of our work is built on open-source technologies and the LAMP stack. We develop primarily with CakePHP, Laravel, WordPress, and Magento, although our minds are open to other stable leading-edge solutions.

We work out of the Louisville, KY area, but will consider a remote worker if you're the right fit. This position requires occasional client relations.

Job Responsibilities

Work with Designers and Front-End Developers to maintain a broad range of web and mobile based client tools including Content Management, Ecommerce, Intranet and custom applications.

Write Specifications based on the needs of the project before jumping into code.

Transition existing web apps to mobile friendly web apps.

Interact with clients to provide appropriate web and mobile solutions for their businesses.

Skills & Requirements

Must have:

  • First and foremost: Curiosity and a love of this industry
  • Advanced knowledge of PHP & MySQL
  • Intermediate to Advanced Javascript
  • Strong knowledge of HTML5, CSS3 and JavaScript
  • Experience with MVC frameworks, specifically CakePHP and Laravel
  • Working knowledge of Git and Web Services
  • Good interpersonal client management skills
  • Ability to accurately specify budgets and timelines

Should have:

  • Experience with PHP Open Source projects, specfically WordPress and/or Magento
  • Experience with MS SQL
  • Familiarity with mobile development (Android or iOS)
  • Familiarity with Apache Server administration

About VIA Studio

In business since 1996, VIA Studio is a digital agency using design and technology to solve branding and business challenges. We win numerous industry awards and are very proud of our work.

We like monthly trips to the local microbrewery, and there are no smarmy managers that will impede your ability to do good work. We work out of the NuLu/East Market area, an easy commute and proximity to Louisville's best restaurants.

We offer a competitive+ salary, along with a comprehensive benefits package, including a yearly conference/seminar budget for ongoing professional development.

Joel Test score: 11 out of 12

The Joel Test is a twelve-question measure of the quality of a software team.

  • Do you use source control?
  • Can you make a build in one step?
  • Do you make daily builds?
  • Do you have a bug database?
  • Do you fix bugs before writing new code?
  • Do you have an up-to-date schedule?
  • Do you have a spec?
  • Do programmers have quiet working conditions?
  • Do you use the best tools money can buy?
  • Do you have testers?
  • Do new candidates write code during their interview?
  • Do you do hallway usability testing?

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