Senior PHP Developer in Chandler, AZ

Ascend Learning   •  

Chandler, AZ 85224

Industry: Education, Government & Non-Profit


5 - 7 years

Posted 56 days ago

Job Details


Ascend Learning; LLC is a leading provider of technology-based educational, curriculum and assessment solutions for high-growth careers in a range of industries, including healthcare, fitness and wellness, and insurance and financial services. We provide outcomes-based solutions aimed at helping people enter, sustain and succeed in their chosen fields. Ascend employs more than 1,200 employees, with headquarters in Burlington, Mass., and offices in Kansas City metro, Phoenix metro, Minneapolis-St. Paul, Walnut Creek, California, Ann Arbor, Michigan, New York and the U.K. This role will be located in our Chandler, AZ office.

Job Overview

The prospective candidate would ideally have experience in coding in PHP in an object-oriented environment, analyzing and designing MySQL databases, writing proper MySQL queries and indexes for optimal performance, creating responsive web pages using HTML5, CSS, JavaScript/jQuery/ Angular and Ajax, and setting up and securing servers.

We are interested in an individual who is a quick learner and is comfortable multi-tasking, who enjoys having the flexibility to work on all aspects of product development, and who has the ability and desire to see a project through all phases of the SDLC. We are looking for a Captain America or Super Woman to join our team of superheroes! Self-taught is welcome.

Responsibilities & Duties

  • Writing clean, maintainable and efficient PHP code
  • Knowledge of how to properly write secure object-oriented code
  • Designing robust, scalable and secure features
  • Identify bottlenecks and bugs, and devise solutions to these problems
  • Ensure code quality, organization and automation
  • Contributing in all phases of the development lifecycle
  • Write documentation, environments and procedures.

Required Skills

  • Experience with PHP Lamp Stack, JavaScript along with other common libraries & Frameworks
  • Proficiency with HTML(5), JavaScript/Angular/jQuery, CSS
  • Understanding of the syntax of PHP and its nuances
  • Strong SQL experience, MySQL preferred
  • MongoDB experience a plus
  • Understanding of fundamental design principles behind a scalable application and Micro-services
  • Proficient understanding of code versioning tools, especially git
  • Good written and oral communications skills the ability to communicate effectively with non-technical staff
  • Encourage and participate in collaborative development process with engineers on multiple sites.
  • Ability to take ownership and see the task till end with independent research/development skills.

Skills & Abilities

  • 5+ years full stack PHP development
  • API's and versioning
  • Experience with TDD (Test Driven Development)
  • Experience with Agile / SCRUM / Jira

Education and Experience

  • Bachelor's degree in a Computer Science or Information Technology program or equivalent work experience

Valid Through: 2019-11-11