PHP Developer
ScientiaMobile - Grand Rapids, MI

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We are a fast-paced tech start up in the DC with an expanding office in Grand Rapids, MI. As the business behind the wildly popular WURFL project, we are an industry leader in mobile device detection, and work with some of the largest Internet-based companies in the world. We're looking for a passionate PHP engineer that likes working with new and emerging technologies in small teams. We need a self-starter that can get the job done with minimal supervision in a casual work atmosphere. As a break from the monotony of development, you'll also be researching new mobile devices and supporting our enterprise customers. Our company is an early-stage startup, but we've hit the ground running and we'd love to take you along for the ride!

You should:
- Be able to program great code faster than you can write in your native language
- Have 3-5 years of experience designing and building PHP/MySQL web applications
- Have a solid understanding of source code version control systems like Git and Subversion
- Know how to create a good user experience for mobile devices
- Have experience with creating well-documented, object-oriented PHP code and properly normalized MySQL databases
- Have experience in every stage of the software development life cycle

You will:
- Design and develop mobile cloud-based applications
- Develop and maintain PHP Yii Framework-based web applications
- Develop and maintain PHP mobile APIs and tools
- Maintain and design MySQL databases
- Actively participate in the design and architecture of high-performance, enterprise solutions
- Researching mobile devices and mobile operating systems and their capabilities
- Evaluate new and emerging technologies

It'd be nice if you had experience with:
- The Yii Framework, or a similar MVC-style PHP framework like Zend
- HipHop for PHP (PHP compiler by Facebook)
- Eclipse PHP Development Tools
- Debugging PHP code with Xdebug
- High-performance features like APC and Memcache
- Installing and maintaining Ubunbu Server or other Debian derivatives

Benefits and Perks:
- Stock Options in our funded start up
- Reimbursement for your phone and broadband
- Drinks, snacks, coffee and dinner if you're up late!
- Flexible work schedule
- Two weeks of paid vacation
- Medical / Dental / Vision Insurance

How you can stand out:
- Send us a link to a mobile website or app that you've built
- Show us examples of your activity/contributions/code in projects
- Tell us anything else you want to brag about! (Climbed Mt. Kilimanjaro, Swam with sharks!!)

- Must be authorized to work in the US
- Direct hire only