PHP Developer / Web Developer
State of Arizona - Phoenix, AZ

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Work for an organization with a name synonymous with progressive technology. Arizona Department of Administration's ASET division has an excellent opportunity for an experienced in-house PHP web developer to help us on several fun, on-going projects. The ideal candidate works with minimal direct supervision in a small team environment and has the capability of working under pressure to meet the deadlines and comfortable in a "high-octane" environment. Selected candidate(s) need experience in the entire software development lifecycle including: requirements, design, development, testing, and deployment. This position reports to the Manager of the applications development team.

Duties and Responsibilities:

  • Develop and maintain websites and functionality for various state agencies;
  • Create and enhance database structures in accordance with web application design and reports;
  • Develop and promote the use of development standards to improve web security and enhance application design;
  • Provide presentations and technical support for clients in relation to web application development;
  • Understand user needs, requirements and requests to identify priorities, escalating urgent/conflicting requests;
  • Proactively identify, develop and deploy solutions to improve effectiveness of technology delivered materials/information.

Desired Qualifications:
Experience with:

  • 3 - 4 years of development experience in a LAMP environment (Linux, Apache MySQL, PHP)
  • 2 - 3 Experience with Javascript and jQuery
  • Strong understanding of object-oriented design principles
  • Experience with PHP MVC frameworks such as Zend, CakePHP, Symfony, etc.
  • Strong database skills
  • Experience working on the command line
  • Experience with Git, Subversion or other revision control system including merging, branching and tagging
  • Experience with standards-based HTML/CSS

Personal Skills:

  • Dependable with a make it happen attitude
  • Excellent communication skills and ability to work in a team
  • Solution oriented
  • Team player in an agile environment.

Demonstrated Knowledge of:

  • Web based applications and associated database requirements;
  • Relational database design concepts, principles, practices and methods;
  • Security/permissions standards;
  • Stored procedure methods and techniques;
  • Evidence of effective verbal and written communication skills

Minimum Qualifications:
Bachelor’s degree in Information Technology, Computer Science or closely related AND three (3) years web and database experience including creating & updating table structures and views as well as CSS development; OR, Any equivalent combination of experience and/or education from which comparable knowledge, skills and abilities have been achieved.

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