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Job Posting:
TheChange.com Seeks Lead Web Developer - PHP (Vancouver, BC)
June 29, 2010 @ 08:07:39

Company TheChange.com
Location Vancouver, BC
Title Lead Web Developer (PHP)
Summary

http://www.thechange.com/jobs/1312/

Passionate about using technology for social change?! Want to be a part of the founding team of a promising start-up? If you are a self-motivated, entrepreneurial web developer then keep reading!

TheChange is a media platform for sustainability engagement, in a local context. People use our platform to shop, work and study for change while organizations use TheChange to connect with a highly targeted and motivated audience interested in their sustainability initiatives and opportunities. We launched TheChange.com on May 15th with the participation of over 50 of BC's leading sustainable companies and NGO's. We have big plans for future development. It's an exciting time to join our team!

As the back-end development lead you will be responsible for architecting, implementing and maintaining the back end functionality of our platform. You'll be responsible for various additional tasks including bug fixes, server troubleshooting and strategic technical input. You will work closely with our web design and marketing team members to develop and create a continually better customer experience. Growth and new challenges will be endless with this job as the company scales up at a continually faster pace.

This is not your regular 9 - 5 job. We are looking for someone who shares our vision, has an entrepreneurial spirit, a strong work ethic and is keen to be part of a start-up environment. If you are a motivated self-starter with strong interpersonal skills, and enjoy working in an agile and iterative development environment, then you'll fit right in.

Please note: Our start-up is supported by a government program that funds innovative technology start-ups; this program requires that new hires are 30 years or younger and have post secondary education.

Recent graduates with a strong portfolio are encouraged to apply!

Qualifications

  • Post secondary degree or diploma in a related field
  • 3+ years of demonstrated web development experience
  • Strong working ability in PHP
  • Strong working knowledge of MySQL and experience building scalable database driven web sites
  • Experience using open source software and services
  • Knowledge of MVC frameworks (CakePHP, Codeigniter, Elgg)
  • Basic sysadmin skills for linux-based deployments
  • E-commerce experience is preferred

Who you are

  • Passionate about web technologies, usability and analytics
  • Entrepreneurial spirit; you love iterating and shipping quickly and frequently
  • Excited at the prospect of putting everything into your work
  • A deep belief in learning through doing
  • Excellent communicator with good project management skills
  • Dedicated to constant refinement and improvement in every task you take on
  • Understanding and interest in Web 2.0 concepts - social media, UGC, online communities
  • You're innately driven to create web applications that users love

Bonus

  • Previous start-up experience
  • Experience with the Elgg framework
  • Experience with social media integration (Facebook Connect, Twitter API etc.)

Why Join Us?

  • Get involved with a start-up that has garnered early traction and grow with the company
  • Lead technology development and use your skills to make a mark!
  • We can offer a base salary and equity participation

We Want to Hear From You!
Please direct all inquiries and resumes to annalea@thechange.com. Please include links to previous projects!

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Zend Developer Zone:
PHP (LAMP/LAPP) Happenings in Vancouver, BC
September 30, 2008 @ 13:23:42

A new post to the Zend Developer Zone from Jayson Minard talks about some of the upcoming PHP-related events in the Vancouver, B.C. area:

In Vancouver, BC we are ramping up the PHP events and getting more focused content going here in town

He mentions three events - a Vancouver-area LAMP/LAPP meetup, a Drupal meeting and a workshop he'll be speaking at, the WorkSpace B3 Series.

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Job Posting:
On a Roll Media Seeks PHP Developer (Vancouver, Canada)
April 11, 2008 @ 13:42:23

Company On a Roll Media Inc
Location Vancouver, Canada
Title PHP Developer
Summary

We are seeking a PHP developer (or developers) having significant experience with:

  • Joomla multi-site content management,
  • multi server hosting solutions,
  • news network development,
  • creating feeds, RSS,
  • CRM, etc.

Please contact jasonb@onarollmediainc.com for more information.

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Job Posting:
Junxion Strategy Inc Seeks Web Developer (Vancouver, BC)
March 06, 2008 @ 15:22:00

Company Junxion Strategy Inc.
Location Vancouver, BC (Downtown)
Title Web Developer
Summary

Who We Are
Junxion Strategy is a full-service communications and consulting firm committed to community involvement, environmental sustainability, and social justice. Since our founding more than 10 years ago, we've guided, branded and supported high-profile projects that build stronger communities, protect our environment, and promote social justice.

Position and Duties
Web Developer:

  • You will work with a multi-player web team.
  • You are good with people, and have the ability to work on a team.
  • You are committed to sustainability.
  • You are looking for a full-time on-location position.

Duties:
Input on user interfaces, develop HTML and CSS pages from design compositions, converting the code into templates for open source CMS such as Drupal and WordPress. Developing and enhancing open source CMS applications with module and plug-in integration. Using shared hosting control panels in the production of client projects, primarily for a LAMP environment. Related web development, production, and maintenance duties as required.

Skills Required:
A track record of successful interactive projects with 2-4 years experience building accessible and semantically-coded web user interfaces. Demonstrable experience with open source CMS and blogging applications for professional clients. Very strong to expert CSS, XHTML, javascript and/or AJAX skills, and intermediate to advanced PHP and SQL skills to work with common open source templating systems, plug-ins and modules. You develop primarily for a LAMP environment but are familiar enough with Windows/SQLServer if necessary. Core understanding of accessible design principles and user experience principles, interaction design and information architecture.

For additional information, see our posting online at: http://www.junxionstrategy.com/about-us/job-opportunities/

Compensation:
This is a 4-6 month in-house contract position beginning March 24, 2008. Regular 37.5 hours/week with competitive hourly rate for qualified candidates.

To apply:
Please send cover letter about using the web to forward sustainability, resume and 4-5 URLs to info[at]junxionstrategy.com by March 19, 2008. No calls or drop-bys, please. Only short-listed candidates will be contacted.

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Job Posting:
Gossamer Threads Inc Seeks Senior PHP Developer (Vancouver, BC)
December 20, 2007 @ 14:37:00

Company Gossamer Threads Inc
Location Vancouver, BC
Title Senior PHP Developer
Summary

Gossamer Threads Inc. is a dynamic, small group of programmers that develop a wide range of web based software, and manage over 250 servers in our Vancouver data center. We currently have need for a talented senior php developer to help work on a variety of projects including one of the top 100 largest forums on the web.

We're looking for someone with:

  • At least 3 years of development experience in PHP including OO design and usage, PHP5, pecl, xcache, xdebug, zend optimizer.
  • Experience in developing applications in clustered environments
  • MySQL experience - query optimizing, replication, profiling, innodb.
  • CSS/XHTML - able to implement design changes and hand craft validated pages.
  • Javascript - able to work with xml requests and other web2.0 technologies.

The ideal candidate will be project oriented, have excellent written and oral communication skills, and a strong attention to detail. Occasional travel opportunities are also available.

This is a full time salaried position, including benefits, working out of our downtown Vancouver office. Our office takes up the 9th floor in the historic Suntower, conveniently located a block from skytrain. For more information on our company and office culture, be sure to visit:

http://www.gossamer-threads.com/corporate/
http://www.gossamer-threads.com/blog/

If working in tight-knit teams with a variety of different projects in a fun and informal environment interests you, we'd love to hear from you.

Please email me at alex at gossamer-threads.com and include a resume, a code sample of recent work, and any URLs to sites you have worked on.

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Job Post:
NexDesk Seeks Senior PHP Developers (Vancouver, BC/Telecommute)
October 09, 2007 @ 15:47:07

Company NexDesk
Location Vancouver, BC (or possible telecommute)
Title Senior PHP Developers
Summary

We are looking for a PHP developer to join a small team of engineers who are architecting a high performance desktop linux platform. The ideal candidate will have experience working with new technologies and the desire to build a great platform that will change the world.

Experience developing using current web technologies such as AJAX, JSON and other Web 2.0 plumbing. Experience working in a service oriented architecture.

  • 5+ years experience
  • PHP, MySQL
  • Mathematics, Computer Science degree or equivalent experience
  • PHP Application Development
  • AJAX, JSON and other Web 2.0 Plumbing(plus)
  • Zend Framework or MVC architecture
  • Scrum Development Process

If you are interested in learning more, please contact Orion at nexdesk dot com for further information.

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Job Posting:
Engine Digital Seeks LAMP Developer (Vancouver, BC)
September 21, 2007 @ 12:55:00

Company Engine Digital
Location Vancouver, BC
Title LAMP (Linux, Apache, MySQL, PHP) Developer
Summary

Vancouver based Engine Digital is seeking an immediate, in-house, contract-based LAMP (Linux, Apache, MySQL, PHP) programmer to assist with current web and application based projects.

We provide award-winning web development and interaction marketing to an international client list spanning Entertainment, Residential and Resort Real Estate, Consumer Goods, and Services.

You have 5+ years experience working within a team environment, developing defined web system and application project requirements on time and on budget. Your skill set will be measured alongside your aptitude to take ownership and provide innovation. Your workload will include both new developments and modifications to existing build outs - you should be comfortable writing code from scratch, or making revisions to pre-developed functions. You'll be responsible for various additional tasks including bug fixes, server troubleshooting, and technical strategic input.

This is a 3-month contract with an option for full-time employment. Applicants must have proven track record with LAMP-based web application planning, development, and documentation. Applicants should be well versed in Content Management functionality and interfacing.

This is a full-time, in-house position; applicants must live in, or be willing to relocate to the Vancouver area. International candidates will be considered.

To apply, send email to people[a]enginedigital[dot]com with PDF cover letter and resume, 3-5 recent URLs w/ description of personal contribution for each. If you have an online portfolio or blog, please send those URLs along too.

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Job Posting:
Function Point Seeks Senior PHP Developer, Engineer (Vancouver, British Columbia)
May 29, 2007 @ 13:43:00

Company Function Point
Location Vancouver, British Columbia
Title Senior PHP Developer, Engineer
Summary

Function Point is continuously developing an exciting product aimed at a world audience of Advertising, Design and Architectural companies. The Web Application Developer will be part of a small collaborative team responsible for the design, development and implementation of our software using a combination of technologies, including PHP, mySQL, Ajax, Flex, JavaScript & C#.NET.

We want a motivated, outspoken professional who is intelligent, a quick study, and offers design capabilities in addition to being a solid PHP developer.

As a Senior Programmer within a small team you will collaborate and provide guidance in our implementation of the Zend Framework, new feature sets, along with interaction between the company and client on special projects.

Required skills:

  • Bachelor's degree in Computer Science / Engineering or equivalent.
  • At least 4 - 5 years experience with the technologies involved
  • Significant experience with, and knowledge of, PHP-based ASP platforms using Apache & mySQL
  • Experience with Linux,
  • A strong understanding of DHTML and javascript is required.
  • Knowledge of Ajax is an asset.
  • Strong analytic skills, problem-solving ability and attention to detail
  • Enjoy working in a small team environment
  • Ability to take a task from inception to implementation, applying the necessary creativity to complete the assignment with little assistance.

Assets

  • Familiarity with the Zend Tools including: Zend Studio, Zend Safeguard.
  • Understanding of Subversion (SVN).

Our system is currently deployed on Windows, Mac and Linux servers around the world. The team at Function Point has been managing exceptional growth. We have crossed the chasm from upstart technology provider to an accepted leader in the niche market we play.

Remuneration is excellent with a competitive base salary and performance bonus. Share Options with the company could exist for the right candidate.

I invite you to forward your resume to me personally.
chris@functinpoint

We look forward to discussing your career with Function Point.

Chris Wilson
President

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Job Posting:
Plan Institute Seeks Junior Programmer (Vancouver, BC)
April 24, 2007 @ 12:31:00

Company Plan Institute
Location Vancouver, BC
Title Junior Programmer
Summary

Description: Provide logistical and technological support for communication and marketing strategies via web deployment. Research and implement intranet and internet communication tools. Develop web resources and information infrastructure in the areas of syndication and web 2.0 technologies.

Skill Requirements:

  • Computer Languages: HTML, JAVA, CSS, XML, PHP, Ajax
  • Mac, PC, Linux based platforms
  • Knowledge of web 2.0 applications
  • Web-design experience a must
  • Familiarity with blogging software platforms
Responsibilities
  • Research and implement aggregation tools
  • Produce communication documents from templates to include multi-media and web-tracking
  • Customize e-commerce solution for more effective delivery and customer experience
  • Aid in the creation of page and site templates
  • Implement web standards for email based newsletters and communications via rss
  • Organize news feeds and opportunities for commentary
  • Implement third party APIs and open source technologies for web
Tasks may also include
  • Advising on new systems and internal barriers to digital workflow
  • Research of new technology and identifying news for aggregation

If interested, please contact Nancy Ford via email - nford [at] plan [dot] ca

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Community News:
Vancouver PHP Conference Call for Papers/Sponsors
October 13, 2006 @ 13:45:55

The Vancouver PHP group is holding a conference this year at the UBC Downtown Campus in Vancouver, British Columbia and have announced their Call for Papers for this 2007 confernece.

Mark these dates down on your calender, make sure that you keep these dates open.

Please join the "PHP Conference 2007 Organizing Committee", if you are interested to volunteer, and contact us if you wish to speak.

The conference will be happening February 12th and 13th, starting at 8am the first day and ending at 5pm the second. If you are interested in participating as a speaker or sponsor, please email Shane Caraveo at shanec AT ActiveState DOT com.

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