Tikatok LLC: Senior LAMP Developer

Posted by | July 27, 2011 | Web Pro Job Tips

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Location: Boston, MA or New York, NY

URL: http://www.tikatok.com

Job Description
We are looking for an experienced, intelligent, talented and enthusiastic Senior LAMP Developer,
preferably with experience in the Symfony framework, to drive
development of the Tikatok children’s publishing platform originally
developed at the MIT Media Lab. This position will work closely with
product and marketing teams.
The major responsibilities of the Senior Developer:
  • As part of a small, agile team, design, develop, and debug web-based applications.
  • Apply creativity and critical market-aware thinking to innovate new products and to enhance user experience.
  •  Maintain growing, highly-available systems under changing network conditions.
  •  Keep up with latest trends in web and mobile development.
Technical Requirements
  •  Expertise developing feature-rich web applications leveraging rapid
    application development frameworks such as Symfony, CakePHP,
    CodeIgnitor, or Lithium. Symfony experience preferred.
  •  At least eight years application development experience with a
    solid background in all aspects of object-oriented software architecture
    as well as the fuzzier world of mobile UX design.
  • Experience developing rich frontend functionality with JavaScript
    frameworks such as jQuery and Prototype, CSS, and other client-side
    technologies.
  • Experience deploying and maintaining highly-available Linux-based infrastructure a significant plus.
  • Understanding of development methods, best practices, and full software development lifecycle.
  • Experience with mobile development, particularly Android, not required though highly desirable.
General Requirements

  • Overall 6+ years professional development experience.
  • Strong analytical and problem-solving ability.
  • Excellent organizational skills; ability to tightly manage time and project responsibilities.
  • Ability to multi-task and adjust to fluctuating requirements.
  • Experience negotiating with large, public organizations over
    responsibilities and feature sets; especially when interacting with
    multiple departments.
  • Strong written, oral and interpersonal communication skills.
  • Works independently and takes initiative.
  • BS in Comp Science or a related field.
About Tikatok
Tikatok, a Barnes & Noble company, is an online platform where
parents and their children can write, illustrate, and publish their
original stories into professional-quality hardcover and paperback books
or eBooks.

To apply: Contact us via jobs@tikatok.com to learn more!

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