myFootpath: Senior Developer

Posted by | September 6, 2012 | Web Pro Job Tips

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Location: Chicago, IL (West Loop)

URL: www.myfootpath.com

myFootpath
Senior Developer Job Description
myFootpath, a high growth lead generation company (2012 Inc. 500 – #234) based in Chicago’s west loop, seeks a senior PHP developer who can help solve business problems and build the front-end and technical back-end infrastructure to continue fueling our growth. If you like a fast paced, ever changing environment, surrounded by young, fun people, with great prospects for business and professional growth, then read on.
myFootpath, a high growth lead generation company (2012 Inc. 500 – #234) based in Chicago’s west loop, seeks a senior PHP developer who can help solve business problems and build the front-end and technical back-end infrastructure to continue fueling our growth. If you like a fast paced, ever changing environment, surrounded by young, fun people, with great prospects for business and professional growth, then read on.
myFootpath helps people 15-45 find their footpath in life, or “what’s next” – whether that’s a college education, a new career, a new job, or another opportunity along the way. We make money by helping advertisers (higher education, student loan, insurance, and others) reach our users with relevant products and services, through our website www.myfootpath.com as well as through an internal call center.
 
The Job
We are looking for a senior developer to assist the company with (i) the back-end systems that power the different lead generation forms and offers, (ii) an internal CRM system linked across various databases and used by our call center agents, (iii) application development for the website(s), and (iv) coordination/management of different external technical tools and resources used to manage particular business aspects. To a lesser degree, this individual will assist with basic form layout and design.
We seek an entrepreneurial type of developer who is comfortable with self-direction and collaboration. We are a LAMP shop, and we seek individuals familiar with open source code, collaborative content creation and distribution methods (wikis, blogs, rss feeds, twitter, etc), object oriented programming, system architecture and system design. Familiarity with WordPress is a plus.
 
Technical Skills Required:
  • 3-5 years of solid PHP object oriented systems and application development experience in a production environment
  • 3-5 years of solid experience interacting with MySQL database systems with multiple dynamic data sources and destinations, coded in an abstraction layer (in addition to being able to code raw SQL queries), as well as solid experience working with and developing APIs
  • Solid experience writing requirements documents, following through with good design with testing methodologies in place (for instance, using PHPTest) and documentation (for instance, using PHPDoc)
  • Solid experience developing front-end GUIs using Javascript, JQuery, and AJAX, or others
  • Excellent interpersonal and communication skills
Technical Skills That Give You An Edge:
  • Familiarity with Asterisk telephony and outbound dialers
  • Familiarity developing in CMS web development environments (such as WordPress, Joomla),
  • SEO/SEM best practices
  • Form conversion / landing page optimization techniques
  • Working with version control systems (especially in a release management environment)
In Our Interview Process, You’ll Be Asked to Demonstrate the Following:
  • PHP Application Development Experience
  • MySQL Experience: Please know how to perform joins (all types), write EFFICIENT queries, and understand what stored procedures and views are
  • Javascript Experience: Please know how to perform basic form validation and have the ability to dynamically display/hide html objects. AJAX experience is a serious plus.
  • Technical prowess through an onsite test
Education / Experience Required:
  • Bachelors Degree or higher in Computer Science or equivalent discipline
  • Minimum of 3-5 years experience as a Developer
Other Position Details
Must be authorized to work in the U.S.
 

To apply: Please send resume and cover letter to jobs@myfootpath.com

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