Synacor Inc.: Senior Developer, Client Integrations

Posted by | July 7, 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 Senior Developer who is looking
for an opportunity to team up with other passionate Developers 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 Senior Developer, Client Integrations who will
have extensive experience with LINUX and PHP, for building web based
applications.  Working
independently; this Developer will perform Front End / GUI Development,
enhancement and maintenance of existing software modules, custom programming
for clients and various data manipulation tasks.
Duties and
  • Development, documentation, and
    maintenance of cutting edge web-based applications in our portal and
    premium service platforms.
  • Develop and maintain applications
    using standard development tools.
  • Providing technical consultation
    and expertise to Product Managers and other Synacor staff members.
  • Writing technical and
    non-technical specifications and the documentation of procedures.
  • Reviewing Product requirement
    documents as well as participating in integration calls with our partners.
  • Effectively communicate task
    progress, analysis, recommendations, schedules, as well as technical and
    process issues and their resolution to a wide variety of customers ranging
    from senior managers to other technical personnel.
  • Responsible for the analysis,
    design, development and support of application systems
  • Maintain clear and complete
  • Other duties as assigned
What you’ll bring to the table:
  • A minimum of 6-8 years development
    experience in software or website development; proven experience
    developing large-scale database-driven applications.
  • Bachelor’s degree in Computer
    Science or the equivalent work experience.
  • Strong skill and in-depth
    knowledge of PHP or PERL with specialized depth and/or breadth of
    expertise in specialized areas.
  • Ability to solve unique and
    complex problems that have a broad impact on the business.
  • Ability to Interpret internal or
    external business issues and recommends best practices.
  • Experience with HTML, and
    JavaScript client-side scripting.
  • Experience with MySQL or
  • Familiar with Unix/Linux use,
    scripting and tools.
  • Knowledge of XML, SOAP and AJAX
    highly desirable.
  • Familiarity with revision control
  • Excellent communication skills.
  • Ability to collaborate.
What 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 with growth potential  
  • 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 at

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