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Lead PHP developer / Architect - work from home

at ZenCap in Turkey   —   Jul 11, 2014   |  
Overview
This is an amazing opportunity to get in at the ground floor and own the development of an exciting new platform that will be used by many thousands of industry professionals in affiliate marketing every day.

Skilled object oriented Software Developer with a real passion for technology sought to join one the most innovative technology start-ups.

We want you to be the technical visionary and guru for the front end systems, working with PHP mainly, however scope to increase to Ruby, Python and Java.

The role is based from home, so there will be no need to commute to an office.
Responsibilities
Design and implement killer web applications, prototypes, user interfaces, and integrations with third-party SaaS vendors
Configure, customize, and integrate open source software (OSS) for agencies
Maintain and support existing systems and websites, and realize it is just as important and challenging as building new apps
Design and develop new web applications and be flexible in requirements specifications
Analyze a client's needs and develop the appropriate functionality, while not overbuilding
Translate specifications from agencies and clients into working applications
Provide technical training and support to clients when necessary, and don't make fun of them if they don't understand what you do Implement tasks in accordance with schedule and budget goals
Participate in project planning/estimation with project manager and team leads
Experience
Must have built a full stack web application
Startup Experience a plus
2 years + experience of object oriented programming / modular programming
Manage and own the full development cycle
Write clear, concise code Work on both front- and back-end development
You know what "Web 2.0" is and how to make it work (even if the phrase is over-hyped and overused)
You understand that getting to the best solution isn't always fast or easy
Skills
Expert-level knowledge of PHP5, MySQL
Must have experience with HTML, CSS, XML and other basic syntax (HTML5 knowledge a big plus)
Experience working with and extending an existing code base
Ability to write code that scales well
Preference for agile development
Exposure to Zend and/or Wordpress plug-in development
Understanding of MVC design patterns and frameworks.
Front-end development including jQuery.
Understanding and experience in the use of Ajax.
CMS systems such as Drupal, Joomla, Wordpress
Proven commercial experience in Web Application development and / or software development.
Good levels of communication. Both written and verbal
An understanding of the requirements for the development of enterprise level applications.
Interfacing with external systems such as SOA and 3rd party API's
Will be working directly with PHP and Wordpress.
Will be responsible for local development environments and will work with infrastructure teams on roll out plans.
Will own technical documentation per project being worked on.
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Desirable
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Functional Programming languages (Clojure, Scala Erlang, OCamal)
Mobile app development (across iPhone / Android) Web scripting languages (such as PHP, Python, Groovy)
indexing knowledge of applications such as Solr or ElasticSearch
NoSQL - MongoDB / Cassandra
Education
* Must hold at least a degree in Computer Science or Math
Compensation
Equity only at this early stage.
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