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Job ID: 49009

Senior Backend Developer (PHP)
Our client is looking for a passionate individual to join our team as a back-end developer. This is a full-time position. The development team works remotely (from home) using video and other solutions for daily communication. Very rewarding work environment with a team that is passionate about learning and delivering great software products. Team and culture fit is important.
Their technology involves real-time transactions for over two million visitors per day. As a back-end developer, you'll work with primarily with PHP to deliver enhancements and new features for our consumer and dealership facing applications, enabling dealerships to engage and communicate with car shoppers. There will be opportunities work with other technologies such as NodeJS, HTML/CSS/JQuery, and several data stores including MySQL and Redis. Our system is high-load providing challenging problems requiring creative solutions in a professional high-load environment. We have multiple applications that comprise our system including both desktop and mobile applications.

What you will be doing:
Working within a cross-functional squad to complete tasks that contribute to meaningful user and team outcomes.
Working on our web-based consumer and dealership facing applications to make delightful user experiences.
Releasing code to production on a weekly basis to drive iterative improvements in our products.
Helping generate ideas to produce valuable new features and enhancements for our customers.
Working with your squad to hone processes to improve working efficiency.
Being a positive presence on your squad to help the team achieve its goals.
Helping others on your team be successful.

What we would like to see:
7+ years experience with PHP.
4+ years experience with front-end Javascript and jQuery.
Up-to-date knowledge of modern HTML, CSS and JS.
Experience building and interfacing with RESTful APIs.
Strong personal and communication skills.
Experience with MySQL and Git.
Experience with some modern PHP frameworks (e.g. Zend, Laravel, CakePHP, Symfony).
Experience with writing tests.
Additional nice-to-haves: Redis, web sockets, NodeJS, Amazon AWS/RDS, React.

About VanderHouwen 
VanderHouwen is an award-winning, Women-Owned, WBENC certified professional staffing firm. Founded in 1987, VanderHouwen has been successfully placing experienced professionals throughout the Pacific Northwest and nationwide.  Our recruitment teams are highly specialized in either Technology and IT, Engineering, or Accounting and Finance career markets. Our recruiters value building meaningful, professional relationships with each candidate as well as developing honed knowledge of companies' staffing needs and workplaces. Partner with us to land your next exciting career.

VanderHouwen is an Equal Opportunity Employer and participates in E-Verify. VanderHouwen does not discriminate on the basis of race, color, religion, sex, national origin, age, disability, or any other characteristic protected by applicable local, state or federal civil rights laws. 



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