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Client-facing, full-time PHP web developer

Mugo is hiring a new web developer. We understand that web development is very complex and that there are a lot of ways to have sufficient experience, but we are looking for at least "intermediate" experience.

With the right skills and experience, we would be interested in someone who wanted to work in the Eastern time zone.

Why people like working at Mugo

  • We work on interesting and challenging projects
  • Our clients trust and respect us
  • Our team is small, but technically skilled and values a high quality product
  • We work hard to always be getting better and we understand the process of learning
  • We make time to help each other
  • We offer a competitive compensation package and benefits
  • We have regular work-at-home days
  • There is opportunity to travel for conferences and to meet with clients
  • Our office is in a great location in downtown New Westminster with a great view!
332 Columbia Street

Desired Skills & Qualifications

Technical skills:

  • You have architected some moderately complex website projects
  • You have led a website development team
  • You have several years of website agency experience
  • Comfortable with the LAMP stack
  • Familiarity with PHP frameworks such as Symfony
  • Have worked on integrating a variety of external systems into websites: marketing suites, email solutions, suppliers and shippers, and so on
  • Advanced in PHP
  • Advanced with HTML, JavaScript, CSS
  • Nice to have: experience with reverse proxies like Varnish; load balancers; MySQL master/slave setups 
  • Nice to have: good eye for design

Soft skills:

  • Foremost: good listener and excellent communicator
  • Also critical: the ability to, and experience with, delivering solutions in a predictable way
  • Project management skills: know when to update your team members; able to work according to project specifications; able to attend to client needs
  • A desire to continuously learn
  • An awareness of what you're good at and where you need to improve; self-motivated
  • Not afraid to ask questions
  • Able to relate to other people's needs

What will you work on?

We face a huge range of interesting challenges on a daily basis. Here are some that we hope will be intriguing or familiar:

  • Working on the full life-cycle of solution delivery; from idea, through implementation, to maintenance, and sunsetting
  • Collaborating in teams on long-term projects
  • Debugging a website issue when the problem is that the client has done something random in it
  • Setting up server architecture to achieve redundancy at all levels of the stack: public-facing servers; MySQL master-slave, Solr, shared file system, memcache or Redis, Varnish
  • Applying responsive designs to new and existing sites with HTML, CSS, JS, jQuery, and Bootstrap.
  • Writing specifications and managing projects with both internal and client team members
  • Debugging a performance problem where the resolution is somewhere in Apache max clients or MySQL max connections -- and the canonically general version of this ;)
  • Understanding a client request, validating against a scope of work, and responding appropriately
  • Negotiating and persuading diverse stakeholders to common goals, especially client managers, client developers, and third party agencies of diverse kinds
  • Retrofitting sites for accessibility according to WCAG 2.0 standards
  • Creating efficient and intuitive content models for editors to manage content and gate content available only to subscribers
  • Working with virtual machines and Ansible
  • Creating systems for health care professionals to evaluate each other
  • Setting up and measuring A/B tests
  • Evaluating CDNs and implementing purge-on-publish workflows
  • Complex AWS platforms
  • Setting up e-commerce checkout workflows, including integrations with payment gateways such as PayPal, Moneris, and Authorize.Net
  • Creating publishing workflows to syndicate content to Apple News, Yahoo, ProQuest, AP, and more
  • Helping publishers monetize content with display ads, native advertising, analytics, sponsored podcasts, and sponsored videos
  • Optimizing cache and clustering configurations

How to apply

First, take a couple minutes to visit our website and read a bit more about what we do.

Then, send a cover letter and your resume to jobs AT mugo DOT ca, using the subject line "I love LAMP".