PHP Developers
The Nerdery - Minneapolis, MN

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The Nerdery is looking for a talented PHP developer skilled in all aspects of web development. Our ideal candidate is highly motivated, always learning and willing to expand their horizons. Most importantly, they embrace The Nerdery’s unique culture by sharing their knowledge and experience with our 200+ developer team through collaboration, group work and peer review. Conversely, they would be humbly ready to eagerly absorb The Nerdery goodness from the collective brain power of our amazing team.

Requirements:
Proficient in PHP 5 and object-oriented patterns

Knowledge of HTML, CSS, XML, CSV

Basic knowledge of GNU/Linux and Apache web server

Familiar with databases and SQL syntax, such as MySQL

Familiar with Zend Framework or similar MVC frameworks

Familiar with JavaScript and AJAX

Familiar with character encoding and how this applies to storing, retrieving, and displaying data

Educational Requirements:
Bachelor’s Degree in Computer Science or 4 years web development experience

Every Nerd Should Have:
General understanding of project management principles. (Agile, Iterative, Waterfall)

Familiar with version control

Familiar with QA and deployment processes

Comfortable working in a fast paced environment

Bonus:
Experience creating plugins for CMS’s like WordPress/ExpressionEngine

Experience with Magento, Drupal, or other popular open source products

Experience in common third-party APIs such as Facebook, PayPal, and Authorize.net

Experience in security risks and solutions in web application development

Experience in developing web services (REST, RPC, JSON, XML, SOAP, etc)

Experience with jQuery

Experience with Unit Testing or Continuous Integration

Familiar with Subversion, Git, and/or Mercurial

Knowledge of optimization such as memcached and scaling MySQL/PHP

Apply online: http://nerdery.com/jobs

Nerd Perks:
Developer-oriented workplace; work on a variety of compelling, challenging projects surrounded by nerdy supergeniuses

Created by nerds, for nerds; 85% of staff has development background, including senior management

Casual dress

Free Breakfast, and convenient lunch ordering and daily delivery

Team environment, collaborative learning environment, transparent communications

Flexible 40-hour work week, set your hours

Benefits package including a 401k, unlimited sick days

On-site Yoga classes, massage service

Dog-friendly, including monthly dog grooming

Arcade games, Chess, Anime, daily hackysack; home of 20+ extracurricular clubs and room for the one you want to create

Opportunity to advance career at growing company always looking for emerging leaders

About The Nerdery:
The Nerdery is a developer-driven interactive production shop that partners with creative minds and big thinkers to engineer and execute their interactive projects, including websites, social media and mobile apps. In 2010 and 2011, The Nerdery ranked #1 on the Best to Work list published by Mpls-St. Paul Business Journal. With offices in Chicago and Minneapolis, The Nerdery has a staff of 260+ and was founded in 2003 by three programming pioneers. The Nerdery was honored in 2010 with The Quality of Life Award and The Jefferson Award for its record of corporate philanthropy through The Nerdery Overnight Website Challenge, at which volunteers have donated nearly two million dollars worth of web development services to 66 nonprofit organizations. In addition to Biz Journal’s Fast 50 list, The Nerdery has made the Inc 5000 list of fast-growing privately owned companies for four consecutive years.

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