metajive: Senior Developer [front end & PHP]

Posted by | October 26, 2011 | Web Pro Job Tips


Location: Encinitas, CA (San Diego)


We are a small fun interactive agency who services a broad range of clients, working directly with Fortune 100 companies, advertising agencies and multiple sports brands like Quiksilver and DC shoes and numerous toy and video game companies…. Did we mention we are 3 blocks from the beach.
We are seeking a Senior level PHP/MySQL developer with excellent front end knowledge for full time employment. The candidate should have experience with database design, custom programming, and can recreate, to the pixel the vision of the designer; unless because of technical limitations that this recreation can not happen then you should be able to offer a solution. The candidate should have good communication skills, and be comfortable discussing strategy and exploring solutions with non-technical members. You should also be able to prioritize, plan and manage your time. You should feel comfortable managing other developers across multiple projects and working with project managers and producers. Candidate must have a high interest in keeping up with rapidly evolving front end technologies (no tables here). You will not be a code monkey here, your opinion will be respected and your experience and advice welcome. 
  • PHP 4 & 5 – comfortable with object-oriented PHP
  • MySQL – comfortable coding large queries and various complex table operations
  • E-commerece, ability to implement hosted and non-hostest e-comm systems experience working with fulfillment and ERP systems a plus!
  • Code websites in CSS, XHTML, HTML5, JavaScript, JQuerry, PHP V5, MySQL V5
  • Add new features, modify and support existing code and databases, for existing websites
  • Knowledge and experience of working with the Facebook open graph API
  • Transform designs (AI & PS) to standards-based, SEO-friendly, accessible, fast-loading, compliant websites
  • Knowledge of LAMP stack, as well as high comfort level with hosting environments
  • Mobile development of iPhone/Android/Tablets – Front end HTML/CSS sites that tie into a consistent CMS
  • Maintain a workable coding environment – bug / issue tracking, version control
  • Working knowledge of WordPress, ability to implement small sites (not a major requirement, only a plus)
  • English must be your first language (accents welcome!)

  • Languages/ Technologies: xHTML, CSS3, PHP5, SQL, JavaScript, XML, JQuerry
  • Applications/ Methodologies: MySQL, SQL Server, Apache, CS5 Photoshop, Illustrator, Subversion, S3/ CDN
  • Knowledge of designing database schema, and setup/administration of MySQL databases using PHPMyAdmin
  • Self-starter with high standards, able to work independently or on a team and open about offering options/solutions
  • Ability to use Photoshop for cutting-up [pixel-perfect] designs: creating individual buttons/images based on larger graphic design model, and optimizing for Web use as JPEG or GIF files
  • An understanding of XML/JSON and Web Services
  • Creating JavaScript Animations and Page Transitions a plus

If you have the above experience and enthusiasm to offer, please send a cover letter, salary request, and work samples to
*Normal working hours will be required – Monday thru Friday from 9-6pm. Please note there will be occasional late nights or weekends, but we try to keep this to a minimum.

To apply: email us at

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