Synacor: Senior PHP Developer

Posted by | January 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 Senior
Developer rockstar who is looking for an opportunity to team up with other PHP rockstars 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! 
What you’ll be doing:
  • 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:
  • Bachelors
    Degree in Computer Science or the equivalent work experience
  • Minimum
    five years experience in software or website development using PHP on a
    LAMP stack
  • Experience
    building large scale web applications with high traffic and user base
  • Extensive
    experience and knowledge of LAMP technologies- Linux, Apache, MySQL, and
  • Expertise
    with HTML, and JavaScript client-side scripting
  • Knowledge
    of XML, SOAP and AJAX or the mental acuity to get real familiar real
  • Familiarity
    with revision control software
  • Ability
    to work in a fast-paced team oriented environment
  • Excellent
    communication skills, and 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
  • Award
    winning company culture with growth opportunities 
  • Casual
    dress and flexible environment 
  • Generous
    paid time off 
  • 25
    cent vending machines
  • Free
    Spot coffee, popcorn and cappuccino
  • Monthly
    company connections (get to know your co-workers)
  • The
    opportunity to make a difference!  
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
tha’t’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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