Portal PHP Engineer
Blackboard Mobile - San Francisco, CA

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We are currently looking for a PHP Server Engineer to join our Mobile team in our San Francisco offices. The PHP Server Engineer tasks will include, but not be limited to, the following: 
 • Developing, maintaining, and conceptualizing the Blackboard Mobile Central product, specifically within the context of Blackboard Mobile ’s hosted platform, which acts as a central service (web, PHP, MongoDB) to our end-user mobile software. • Implementing the behind the scenes logic and database interaction. • Focus on LAMP + MongoDB.
 • Analyze, design, and implement algorithms, APIs, and database schemas for new components.
 • Extend APIs to support implementation of Mobile Central at a growing number of institutions.
Continue to scale the platform to support a larger number of users. • Use a disciplined approach for design, development, maintenance, and documentation of enterprise software. PROFESSIONAL QUALIFICATIONS
: • Must have a B.S. in Computer Science or related area of study and be eligible to work in the United States.

  • 4+ years experience in developing Web-based Enterprise Applications.
 • Languages - Must be proficient in Object-oriented PHP5, with a firm understanding of JavaScript, Ajax, HTML. • Databases - SQL schema design and development with knowledge in writing and tuning queries.
 Experience with MongoDB (GridFS, replica sets). • Practical experience and demonstrable complete proficiency with RESTful Web Services, JSON, XML, and UI technologies.
 • Solid understanding of how web-based applications work using Linux and MongoDB in the back-end.
 • Strong verbal communication skills to work in a collaborative, fast-paced team environment.
 • Excellent Scripting experience for use in integration and automation (Ruby, shell, Python).
 • In-depth knowledge of software engineering techniques and methodologies such as design patterns, Scrum and source code control (SVN, Git). Preference given to: Java (server side), Node.js, Rails.
Blackboard Mobile is a division of Blackboard Inc., a global leader in enterprise technology and innovative solutions that improves the experience of millions of students and faculty for each of our client institutions around the world, every day. We pride ourselves on creating well-designed mobile solutions that leverage powerful components of various mobile devices. Blackboard Mobile Central enables delivery of a rich set of campus life services and content in mobile apps uniquely branded for each institution. With an iPhone, iPad, Android, or other device with a mobile web browser, users can navigate course catalogs and campus maps, e-mail professors and classmates, and get real-time updates on their course schedules, campus events, news, and sports teams.

Institutions using Mobile Central include Stanford, Duke, University of Washington, Northwestern, and hundreds more across the globe. For more information about Bb Mobile, please visit http://www.blackboardmobile.com/jobs/ Some of our Great Benefits! • San Francisco office in the heart of Jackson Square – surrounded by North Beach " the FiDi. • Competitive salary.

  • Full benefits, 401K matching. • Flexible work schedule - we want you to create amazing products, not punch a ticket. • Use of top of the line mobile phones and iMac with Cinema Display. • Subsidized public transportation hellip;.or bike to work!
  • Fully stocked snacks " drinks, espresso, bagel-bar Fridays, and a flowing keg. • We are a pet friendly environment, so there are occasional office dogs roaming around! • Perks such as ping-pong, pool table, office yoga, happy hours, patio grilling, nerf darts, and endless choices of surround-sound music. We like to have fun, too!

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Blackboard Mobile is a division of Blackboard Inc. We pride ourselves on creating well-designed mobile solutions that leverage powerful...