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Senior Backend Developer

Information Technology and Network Services | New York, NY | Full Time

Job Description

Senior Backend Developer (Connected Ventures LLC, New York, NY)


Function as a back-end PHP developer working primarily on our shared platform, and occasionally on site features for our individual websites. Build new features, iterate on existing features, write test scripts, unit test code and take part in code review with other developers. Develop on PHP-based MVC Framework while demonstrating an excellent understanding of object-oriented programming. Profile and optimize code and queries for performance while working in a fast-paced environment (on a high traffic media website). Utilize understanding of general principals of caching and scaling websites, including configuring and optimizing Memcached, Apache, and MySQL. Participate in Google Analytics integration, Lucene, Beanstalk, Redis, Nginx, and integration/hosting with Amazon Web Services. Keep abreast of top of industry trends and technologies.


Minimum Requirements: Bachelor’s degree or U.S. equivalent in Computer Science, Computer Engineering, or related field, plus 5 years of experience in backend development. Within the five years of experience must have the following: 5 years of experience performing object-oriented programming; 3 years of experience working on web development using MVC frameworks; 3 years of experience performing PHP 5 programming; 3 years of experience using HTML, CSS and Javascript; 2 years of experience in supporting performance optimization for high-traffic media websites (tens of thousands of simultaneous visitors); and 1 year of experience using agile development methodologies, including Scrum, Kanban, Adaptive Software Development, Scrum-ban, Disciplined Agile Delivery (DAD), Dynamic System Development Method (DSDM), Extreme Programming (XP), or Crystal Clear.


Please send resume to: Marie Gundersen, Connected Ventures LLC, 555 W. 18th Street, New York, NY 10011. Must specify Ad Code MGMS. EOE. MFDV.