Watermelon Express: Web Application Engineer (CakePHP, REST APIs)

Posted by | November 17, 2010 | Web Pro Job Tips

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Location: Chicago, IL

URL: www.watermelonexpress.com

Join a fast-growing, venture backed education technology startup in Chicago as one of our first hires and help us shape the future of our company and the education industry.
Recent accomplishments:
  • Winner, New Venture Challenge 2010, University
    of Chicago, Chicago, USA
  • “Most innovative test prep and assessment
    platform” at Education Innovation Summit 2010 organized by Arizona State
    University and Next Advisors LLC in Phoenix, USA
  • “Top ten innovative company”
    at Venture Capital in Education Conference in New York, USA 
Press mentions include Wall Street Journal http://on.wsj.com/beecLs and Business Week http://bit.ly/9VqdLo.
We are looking for talented and motivated engineers who want to leverage the power of technology to improve the lives of millions of students by building the most innovative learning platform. 
Web Application Engineer will be responsible for building web applications that would use CakePHP framework and interact using REST APIs.
Responsibilities
  • Design and build rich web applications using PHP frameworks
  • Write cross-platform API sets that are used by internal and external parties
  • Strong mastery of writing database queries for high performance 
  • Write maintainable code with extensive test coverage (with source control, dev/stage/prod release cycle, continuous deployment)
  • Perform quick technical analysis on business issues like evaluating vendors/technologies, analyzing development frameworks and providing forward looking planning support
Requirements 
  • Bachelor’s degree in computer science, engineering or related field
  • At least 3 years of experience with PHP frameworks
  • Knowledge of JSON/XML APIs with REST architecture 
  • Experience handling relational and non-relational databases
  • Previous work experience in a startup preferred

To apply: Send a resume to jobs@Watermelonexpress.com with Subject: Web Application Engineer

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