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Technical Lead - PHP Developer

at Blackbird (fka PalominoDB & DriveDev) in San Francisco   —   Apr 16, 2014   |  
Overview
Blackbird (fka PalominoDB & DriveDev) is looking for a talented Lead PHP Developer to join our team and guide critical client-engagements. Our team includes industry vets such as MySQL scalability visionary, Laine Campbell, and Jay Edwards, Twitter's first DBA and Lead database engineer for Obama for America. Whether it's projects for Adobe, Zendesk, Activision, Chegg, or FitBit, we're extremely ambitious and excited about our work, and we are looking for the best talent to join our team. The atmosphere is fast-paced, fun and rewarding, and we constantly evaluate the latest technologies to determine the best tools available.

This role will primarily be remote development, although onsite work is required a few days per month.
Responsibilities
Work directly with Executives, Product Managers, Project Managers and Engineering teams to design, develop and implement new features and functionalities
Evaluate and recommend the best tools for the project
Be responsible for larger projects, building out new applications and architecture
Perform development work both independently as well as in small development teams, overseeing and managing a group of developers
Experience
Strong practical knowledge of PHP and various PHP frameworks
At least one year as a Technical Lead in an agile development environment
Strong knowledge and experience with databases and schema design
Knowledge in system design around scalability is required
Experience building products from the ground up, especially in an early stage startup environment, is a plus.
Skills
Strong hands-on coding skill with PHP and SQL
Experience working with APIs and frameworks (Facebook, OpenSocial, Flickr) is a plus
Familiarity with general Internet technologies including HTML, REST, Javascript, HTTP, Git, memcached etc
Experience with schema design and ETL is preferred
Education
Degree in Computer Science, Engineering, or related work experience
Compensation
Highly competitive salary and incentives plan, as well as 100% paid health, dental, vision benefits, PTO, and 401(k). We offer training and tuition reimbursement, as well as many other perks.
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