PHP Developer in Tampa, FL at Vaco

Date Posted: 10/29/2019

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Job Description

Position Overview
Our ideal candidate is self-motivated, detail-oriented, passionate, analytical, and sees projects through to their completion on time with the highest quality. You will be responsible for leading the development of custom enterprise websites and email campaigns, making progressive enhancements to current websites, and assisting team members with web related issues.
What you will do
Here's the deal-there's no typical day. Our dynamic environment calls for adaptable problem solvers who believe change is the only constant in life (because it is). Although you might wear multiple hats on any given day, we've compiled the most important responsibilities:
  • Lead custom-coding of interactive, mobile-responsive development projects; lead high-priority projects to refine and enhance customer experience, use underscore or related starter themes to implement efficient cross-device design and own provision of 'best in class' deliverables
  • Cross-develop on time-sensitive, high profile projects and deliver effort beyond the norm; be a positive leader in a multi-developer team to divide and conquer to ensure quality is met within required deadlines
  • Assist leadership in setting development functionality vision, gathering specifications, and outlining technical requirements for client development initiatives including full website builds, intranet portals, web-based applications, mobile applications, etc.
  • Complete development projects above standards and on time, troubleshoot technical issues, proactively suggest development process and/or coding improvements, and create/maintain supporting software documentation
  • Participate in the brainstorming of user experience (UI/UX) and web and mobile development solutions; collaborate with designs to match visual design intent to development
  • Push innovation by continually evolving interactive methodologies that go beyond the norm for web & mobile development; research and apply digital development trends and functionality solutions within WordPress / PHP, web apps, apps, games, VR, and beyond
  • Provide leadership in improving development capabilities and applying best practices and standards across the Experience Center of Excellence
  • Other projects and tasks as assigned

What you need to have
We want you to be successful, starting from the moment you walk through our doors. And while we'll be your #1 cheerleader and help you along the way, in order to make a substantial impact you'll need to have the following:
  • 3+ years experience with and advanced knowledge of PHP
  • 3+ years experience working with HTML5, CSS, and JavaScript
  • 3+ years experience developing fully customized WordPress themes
  • Strong understanding of UI, cross-browser and mobile compatibility, and web and application functions/standards
  • Expert knowledge of CSS media queries
  • Experience using GIT within a team environment
  • Solid ability to navigate through directories using command line
  • Proficiency exporting assets for web using the Adobe Suite, Sketch or Adobe XD
  • 4-5 years experience building websites using responsive design techniques
  • Functional knowledge of SASS / SCSS
  • Proficiency in Mac OS X, Gmail, Google Docs
  • Awareness of the latest development trends and ability to adapt these trends into web and mobile functionality
  • Ability to keep projects on track and in accordance with production deadlines
  • Strong detail orientation; highly organized

What will set you apart
Want to put a cherry on top of your already exceptional candidate profile? We'd love it you had:
  • A bachelor's degree in a computer science specialization (such as Web Design & Development, Computer Science, Software Engineering, New Media Production)
  • Experience with Gulp / Webpack or other similar task runners
  • Being energetic, inspired, professional, decisive, confident, and focused
  • Knowledge of javascript frameworks such as Vue.js, Node.js, Angular.js

What we offer
Along with monthly happy hours, life-sized jenga and office location #goals (walking distance to the water!), we're proud to provide our employees:
  • Unlimited vacation
  • A flexible work environment
  • Excellent health, dental and vision insurance
  • 401(k) retirement plan with a competitive company match
  • Relaxed office dress code
  • A modern, collaborative open office space
  • The opportunity to work with and learn from some of the most talented (and nicest) people you'll ever meet