PHP Engineer

Company Name:
NameMedia, Inc.
We have intellectual, fun & energetic people that make up our NameMedia team. Our casual yet intellectually charged atmosphere makes NameMedia a great place to work. We are looking for more impressive individuals to join our promising community.
NameMedia is looking for an enthusiastic, innovative, ever improving PHP Engineer to become a strategic member of our team to help lead the technology direction for one of our key online platforms. This team member will assist in delivering high-quality, high-visibility, high-traffic customer facing web sites and company-internal 24 x 7 web applications. We want a creative thinker and hands-on doer that know the current landscape of open source frameworks, social APIs, and the latest ideas around web based applications and client-server technology. The individual will work with the team to identify and implement best practices to ensure the software performs as expected and will be an integral part of all team deliverables. This is a fast paced, high energy, agile professional environment with friendly atmosphere.
Responsibilities:
Diagnose and fix bugs.
Generate technical solutions to creative challenges.
Excited about analytics, metrics, measuring everything, and monitoring solutions.
Loves to write code, manipulate data, and has a natural tendency to automate everything.
Has a habit of setting goals and exceeding them.
Loves being a critical part of a high-performance team doing meaningful work.
Proactive in order to meet deadlines in a fast-paced environment with varying priorities and projects.
Possess a good attitude and be self-disciplined.
A professional self-starter who can learn quickly without a lot of direction. You will work independently and in a team environment.
Excellent verbal and written communication skills. You will create technical specifications, advise management on technical issues, and interface with senior developers.

Skills & Requirements:
Experience in software development.
Experience working with a LAMP stack (Linux, Apache, MySQL, PHP).
Excellent knowledge of HTML, CSS, JavaScript, jQuery, and JSON.
A strong foundation in computer science with working knowledge of algorithms, data structures, distributed systems, problem solving, and software design.
Experience designing API's, building web services, and able to design and implement database schema's.
Experience with other programming languages such as C/C++, Perl, Python, or Ruby.
Experience with Linux administration and shell scripting.
Skilled within a MVC Framework such as Cake, Helium or Zend.
Proficient with either MySQL or other relational database technologies.
Proficient with jQuery and CSS / HTML.
UX/Usability design experience
SEO techniques
Knowledge of REST and web service creation and consumption within SOA.
Familiarity with optimizing and enhancing web applications for high volume page requests, data logging/processing, and high performance requirements.
Professional work ethic and attitude.
BS or MS in Computer Science or equivalent

Other desirable technologies and skills:
Java development experience
Familiarity with Hadoop. Mongo and associated technologies
Mobile web development
LAMP experience
Simple Linux server administration

The fact is, we work hard and have a lot of fun doing our job. As a Senior PHP Engineer at NameMedia you would be part of an innovative team that truly cares and is committed every day to be their best. We get excited about sharing some new Java language feature or optimization strategy. We work in a casual yet intellectually charged atmosphere in Waltham, MA. We offer flexible schedules, fitness center access on site as well as a friendly open working space.
We have a community kitchen loaded daily with snacks and all kinds of beverages. In the summer months you will even find the ice cream truck visit us once a week!
About the Company:
Headquartered in Waltham, MA, NameMedia is a leader in the acquisition and the development and trading of digital real estate through a network of highly targeted websites and a marketplace for premium domain names. NameMedia is focused on acquiring, developing and selling high-quality digital real estate.
We do this through our media business (domain monetization and development) and our marketplace business (domain buying and selling). Affiliated websites of NameMedia are (www.afternic.com), (www.buydomains.com), (www.directdomains.com), (www.namefind.com)

Beyond its technology, NameMedia offers world-class customer service and domain sales executive teams that provide the education and experience necessary to close sales. Our Agents have successfully brokered thousands of domain sales on behalf of domain buyers worldwide, and our Valuation team provides domain appraisal services that help domain buyers and sellers to value their domains every day. Our experienced team plays a big role in your success.
Benefit Highlights:
Medical & Dental Insurance - 100% company paid deductible
Stock options
Fitness membership and discounts
Flexible schedules
Generous Employee Referral Program
Friendly and open working atmosphere
Free parking
Well stocked kitchen
Company events and celebrations

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