Armor Games: Sr. PHP Developer

Posted by | May 26, 2012 | Web Pro Job Tips


Location: Irvine, CA


Who we are
Armor Games is a online community for casual gamers. We offer
an online destination hosting thousands of flash games with new titles
launching every week. We also produce game titles for both the Mobile
Flash, iOS and Android platforms. Our platform drives both the website
for our users as well as a set of web services for game developers. We
are a high traffic site looking to evolve our platform and grow our
community. Our team is in need of thought leaders who will take an
active role in building a premier online gaming destination. This is
your chance to join us while we’re small, in a hot and growing industry.
What You Will Do
We are in need of an experienced web application developer
who will lead the technical design and implementation of the next
generation of You will work with our team of developers
to lead technical design, implementation, testing, documentation and
maintenance for our core platform. You will also help us maintain and
enhance current functionality. You will play key role in helping us
advance and refine our internal processes. Core responsibilities
  • Architecture
    Work with web developers to design features for performance, scalability, extensibility and maintenance.
  • Implementation
    Document, code, test and deploy features.
  • Maintenance
    Refine existing site components as well as address bugs and critical issues as they arise.
  • Process Enhancement
    Work with the web development team to improve development communication, processes and overall quality.
  • Growth
    Mentor developers in new technology and help the business identify and hire new talent.
Our next generation platform is already under active
development and is currently supporting our suite of in game services.
You will be taking over an proven stack consisting of Zend Framework,
Postgres, Cassandra, Memcache, Gearman, HAProxy & Varnish. You will
also have development interaction with our legacy website which
continues to serve currently.
Required Skills
  • Expert in object oriented PHP 5 development
  • Current experience developing with the Zend Framework
  • Acute debugging skills
  • Experience developing with both relational (Postgres
    & MySQL) and non-relational (Cassandra, Memcache) data stores along
    with an understanding of the use cases for each
  • Experience designing and building stateless application
    clusters Experience working with messaging and distributed-tasking
    frameworks (Gearman) for asynchronous execution
  • Experience in implementing caching strategies (Memcache)
  • Experience delivering solutions for high traffic sites (several million pages per day)
  • Experience creating test cases with PHPUnit and Selenium or another integration testing framework
Bonus points
  • Experience working with Continuous Integration environments (Jenkins)
  • Experience configuring and developing for Nginx, HAProxy and Varnish
  • Experience with cloud development, deployment & scaling (AWS)
  • Experience working with 3rd party social APIs such as Facebook & Twitter
  • Experience with AJAX-based service development using jQuery
Education & Experience
  • BS or MS degree in Computer Science, Engineering, or related discipline preferred
  • 5+ years professional experience in web application development

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