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Side Studios

PHP Developer

Location: Irvine, CA
Job Type: Developers


We are currently seeking an experienced PHP developer who enjoys taking ownership and building complex applications from the ground up.

This full time position will require elements of both front and back-end development, as well as database design. Experience with CakePHP and complex back-end data and content management systems is a plus. Candidate should have examples of solutions/applications they have developed in the past.

NOTE:  Only candidates who are eligible to work in the US without sponsorship will be considered. This opportunity is for people interested in full-time work only. No contractors, consultancies or recruiters will be considered.

Primary Responsibilities Include:

  • Assist in planning and developing feature-rich web applications including e-commerce and web-services applications
  • Build advanced user-interfaces using Javascript (& jQuery)
  • Write code in PHP / JS/ HTML / CSS
  • Implement new features and optimize existing features from the controller level to UI level
  • Design database structures and draft MySQL queries
  • Communicate and interface with clients, prospects and partners
  • Work closely with, and incorporate feedback from resident graphic designers and web producers on a daily basis
  • Rapidly implement features, fix bugs and solve production problems


  • 2+ years minimum experience with PHP
  • Strong software engineering skills
  • Experience with CakePHP or similar MVC frameworks
  • Experience in an agile development environment
  • Strong English written and verbal skills
  • Ability to work in a fast-paced and changing environment
  • 5+ years of experience creating dynamic, database driven websites
  • Adept at everything from JS to CSS to interactive back-ends that store information in relational databases
  • Experience implementing and consuming various APIs
  • Bachelor's Degree in Computer Science or related field preferred
  • (Optional) HTML5/CSS3
  • (Optional) Git
  • (Optional) XML
  • (Optional) Python
  • (Optional) Responsive Web Design
  • (Optional) Bootstrap
  • (Optional) SASS
  • (Optional) Experience installing, configuring and maintaining Apache / Cent OS on both dedicated and shared hosting environments
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