Grow Interactive: Interactive Developer (Back-End Focus)

Posted by | November 8, 2011 | Web Pro Job Tips


Location: Norfolk, VA


Grow Interactive ( has built its name as one of the world’s top interactive studios, creating award-winning work for a diverse list of top brands and advertising agencies. We constantly seek to create a collaborative environment with inspiring people, projects, and work space. Find out more about us and our atmosphere on our website and blog.
In this position, you’ll:
  • Develop back-end solutions for data-driven executions in web, mobile, and emerging technology. Projects including but not limited to custom content management, front-end / Flash integration, e-commerce, and other complex builds.
  • Develop project architecture and database structure utilizing best practices in performance, stability and security.
  • Configure, manage, and tune LAMP servers for optimal project performance.
  • Seek to constantly innovate and maintain a broad knowledge of development principles, industry trends, and emerging ideas.
  • Contribute to concept development with multi-disciplinary teams.
To be considered for this position you must have:
  • 4+ years of experience in web development.
  • A strong desire to create innovative, best-in-class, interactive experiences across platforms.
  • Expert-level knowledge of PHP, MySQL, and the Linux command line. Knowledge of supporting technologies like memcache and APC a plus.
  • Expert-level knowledge of OOP, frameworks and design patterns.
  • Proficiency with HTML, CSS, JavaScript, and related frameworks. Knowledge of node.js, Objective-C, Java (Android), Python, C# / .NET, ActionScript 3 and other languages are all pluses. Mobile app development experience preferred.
  • A portfolio exemplary of your exceptional development skills.
  • Familiarity with version control, browser compatibility, and SEO practices.
  • The ability to manage multiple projects with strict deadlines.
  • Contagious energy, enthusiasm, and a level head under pressure.
  • Strong self-management practices with meticulous attention to detail.
This position is full time at our office in Norfolk, VA. With a rising company of about 20 employees, you won’t find a better place to move the needle alongside a close-knit group of talented and motivated colleagues.
A competitive salary will be commensurate with experience. Relocation expenses will also be covered. A wealth of benefits include health, dental, matching 401k, short-term disability, paid vacation and holidays, paid training, and more.
Qualified applicants should e-mail with a cover letter, resume, and work samples / URLs. No calls or faxes please. Further information regarding careers at Grow (as well as additional open positions) can be found at

To apply: Qualified applicants should e-mail with a cover letter, resume, and work samples / URLs.

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