Synacor Inc.: Lead Developer

Posted by | July 4, 2012 | Web Pro Job Tips


Location: Buffalo, NY


Are you passionate about writing outstanding code? Do you
love working on products that users rave about? Do you thrive in an environment
where creativity is at its finest? Do you enjoy tackling hard problems and have
a track record delivering results? If you answered No to any of these questions
there is no need to read on. Now that we have the attention of the candidates
we are really after we are looking for a talented, driven and experienced Lead
Developer who is looking for an opportunity to team up with other PHP experts
in an exciting and growing company. The ideal candidate will have a can-do
attitude, passion for technology, and extensive PHP development experience. So
if you are interested in building applications used by millions of people then
Synacor is the place for you!
We are seeking a Lead
who will have extensive experience in PHP as well as expertise
in HTML, JavaScript and Web application development.
and Responsibilities:
  • Development,
    documentation, and maintenance of cutting edge web-based applications in
    our portal and premium service platforms.
  • Deployment
    of client sites, including custom development, branding, and integration
    with diverse content feeds, billing and provisioning systems.
  • Providing
    technical consultation and expertise to Product Managers and other Synacor
    staff members.
  • Participating
    in technical planning and architectural exercises
  • Conducting
    peer reviews in an agile environment 
  • Acting as
    a resource for colleagues; may direct the work of other staff members
  • Other
    duties as assigned.

What you’ll need to bring to the table:
  • Bachelor’s
    degree in Computer Science or the equivalent work experience.
  • Minimum
    five years experience in software or website development; proven
    experience developing large-scale database-driven applications a plus
  • Extensive
    professional experience programming PHP
  • Expertise
    with HTML, and JavaScript client-side scripting using jQuery
  • Experience
    with Perl programming is highly desirable
  • Professional
    experience with MySQL or equivalent
  • Proficient
    in Unix/Linux use, scripting and tools
  • Knowledge
    of XML, SOAP and AJAX highly desirable
  • Familiarity
    with revision control software
  • Excellent
    communication skills, and ability to collaborate
we’ll bring to the table:
  • 100% Company paid benefits (health,
    dental, vision) for all employees and eligible dependents
  • Competitive compensation package,
    including stock option grants (for eligible positions)
  • Award winning company culture
  • Casual dress and flexible
  • Generous paid time off
  • 25 cent vending machines
  • Free Spot coffee, popcorn and
  • Monthly company connections (get to
    know your co-workers)
  • The opportunity to make a
Synacor is not your typical 9 to 5
workplace.  Our award winning culture doesn’t stop at flexible work hours
and 25 cent vending machines.  Jeans and t-shirts are typical office
attire, even for the executives.  Teamwork is an everyday occurrence, and
is made easy with our new open workspaces.  Our leadership team
understands that the best results come from collaboration, so we hire the best
and brightest and then let them do what they do best: create cutting-edge
products and provide exemplary customer service.  Synacor’s headquarters
is located along Buffalo’s waterfront in the Erie Basin Marina. Taking a few
minutes to enjoy the serenity of nature is as easy as walking 1,000 feet or so
to the water. We even have a lakefront gazebo with wi-fi connection!  And
if that’s not enough,  Synacor pays 100% of health care premiums for employees AND
dependents, offers stock option participation, a healthy bonus potential and a
very generous paid time off policy. Working
with some of the largest cable, telecom and satellite providers, Synacor’s
products and online services reach over 25 million high-speed Internet
subscribers worldwide.  We are looking for great people to join our team
and be given the freedom to do the work they were hired to do.

To apply: To apply please visit our website;

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