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PHP Web Developer

at Gorilla in Chicago, IL   —   Jul 22, 2014   |  
Gorilla is a 15 year-old web design and development agency specializing in eCommerce for multi-channel companies. We have a unique group in a client-driven culture looking to expand our reach to exceed the expectations of our clients. This is a full-time position with great benefits: Medical, dental and life insurance plans; Health Savings Account; Work-from-home options; 401(k) with 3% company contribution; Corporate bonus and sophisticated caffeine delivery systems.

Gorilla is seeking a full-time PHP Web Developer to join our development team in Chicago. This individual will work with the Gorilla team on new eCommerce projects, from initial business development and discovery phases through implementation and deployment of the completed project.
Install and configure e-commerce platform for new projects.
Maintain and enhance existing e-commerce websites while adhering to accepted best practices.
Create custom e-commerce modules or other new functionality using object-oriented PHP and APIs.
Configure and maintain Linux-based web servers optimized for the Magento platform.
Work with Gorilla’s designers to implement custom skins and templates for the front-end.
Understand and effectively communicate e-commerce features and limitations with regard to design and development decisions on new projects.
Help manage the design and development process, drive decisions, and coordinate efforts with fellow Gorillas.
Significant PHP experience, including experience building object-oriented websites in PHP5.
Familiarity with the Model-View-Controller (MVC) architectural pattern, and previous experience developing web applications using this pattern or on existing MVC frameworks
Solid experience interacting with MySQL database systems through abstraction layer (in addition to the ability to write raw SQL queries).
Solid experience using PHP to create and consume web services (SOAP, XML-RPC) and/or other experience implementing data integrations.
Experience using Linux to maintain and configure Apache/MySQL web servers. Additional Linux command line skills also a plus.
Front-end development experience with strong Javascript skills (including frameworks/libraries such as jQuery) as well as familiarity with accepted CSS and HTML design standards.
Strong people and project management skills. Must be able to function as a project leader as well as an individual contributor.
A keen interest in emerging technologies and how they might impact future design decisions and strategic directions.
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