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Sr. PHP-LAMP Engineer

at UpMo (San Jose, CA, USA) Full Time Monday, October 11th, 2010

Job Description:

Outstanding Opportunity for a Sr. PHP-LAMP Software Engineer

If you are a star PHP/MySQL Developer with strong knowledge of OO design patterns, a passion for high performance, and have experience in building SaaS solutions, this is a great opportunity for you. Our ideal candidate is a professional software engineer who loves what they do, is passionate about software, is quality driven, and is focused on providing value to the customer.

We are a start-up that has early customers and existing revenue and investors. We are now embarking on producing a high profile enterprise business solution where we will be transforming the talent management, career development and social media arena. Our team is small right now but we will be growing steadily over the next year. This is a chance to get in early and help build something of lasting value.

Job Description

You will be part of a team to implement our product vision according to product plans. This is a ground floor opportunity where you will contribute to the design and implementation of major middle and backend components of this service. This will include building the data access layer, writing APIs, developing modules to provide essential services like Authentication, and implementing core methodology. You are expected to work independently, but in collaboration with Senior Engineering Staff and Product Managers. We work aggressively, but also realistically to meet our business and development objectives. We use the Scrum Development methodology, so you will be working on small teams and in short cycles. Quality and Customer Value are two of our driving principles, so they should be yours as well.


• Creating and maintaining server back-end scripts/tools using PHP, SQL and other programming languages.

• Developing and deploying php implementation of core patented methodology and algorithms with a solid understanding of coding best-practices

• Integrating back-end services with PHP/CodeIgniter/Javascript based front ends.

• Working with the team to manage and customize internal productivity tools (bug tracking, phpunit , Hudson or any other continuous integration tool.)

• Creating other network scripts and tools to assist in product development.

• Creating and maintaining technical documentation.

Skills Requirements

• Bachelors degree and 5-10 years software development experience or equivalent, including Object Oriented design and other Design Patterns

• 2-4 years of PHP development including object oriented development and an excellent knowledge of design patterns.

• Highly proficient at custom development with PHP and MySQL

• Thorough understanding of MVC and OO based architectures required.

• Strong HTTP multitier application design and implementation experience. Extensive experience in PHP development frameworks is required. Prior experience with Code Igniter is a big plus.

• Strong understanding of Test Driven development and Continuous Integration is required.

• Solid understanding of how to integrate backend web services with a Web 2.0 SAAS product is required. Ability to code in javascript is a plus.

• Strong Knowledge of SQL language and MySQL is a must. Good knowledge of Oracle is a plus.

• At least 3+ years of experience developing software in a LAMP environment on a Linux or Mac OS X environment.

• Experience working in collaborative agile-style development environment using productivity tools like JIRA, CVS/SVN, PHPUnit, Hudson, PHPUnderControl or similar systems.

• Communications skills, especially with teams

• Excellent analytical and problem solving skills

How to apply:

Send resume and cover letter to [email protected]