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Senior PHP Developers

at Business Insider in New York, NY   —   Jul 23, 2014   |  
The newsroomOur ping pong table
Business Insider is looking for two awesome experienced backend PHP developers to join the fast-paced and exciting world of being an engineer at a journalism startup.

We're looking for some strong PHP developers who have tech chops, a startup mindset, and the ability to work hard and play hard. Business Insider is a great place to work. We're laid back, we don't let bureaucracy get in our way, and we play-ping pong in the office every day. It's honestly one of the best places I've ever worked, personally.

Since the last time I put the word out looking for engineers back in September, our page view traffic has almost doubled and our unique visitors per month have almost tripled. It's an exciting time to be here, and we face unique challenges every day due to the demands of our huge audience and the 24/7 news cycle.

The tech team also handles basic administration of our scalable server infrastructure, and we get exposure to cutting edge technology such as MongoDB, due to our close association with 10gen. Our product team pushes the boundary on feature development, resulting in a varied and interesting assortment of tech challenges to solve.
Skilled back-end programmers who can write lean object-oriented PHP 5 code
Strong front-end JavaScript and CSS knowledge a plus
Broad understanding of web architecture and how it applies to scalability
Enjoys building user-focused interfaces, using Ajax when appropriate
Experience with systems administration of Linux servers a plus
Experience with NoSQL document-based DB stores such as MongoDB a major plus
Objective-C iPhone/iPad development experience also a major plus
Strong communication skills
Based in New York -- you will need to be able to work out of our office on Park Avenue South. Some telecommuting is fine.
Competitive salary, good benefits, and stock options.
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