Middleware PHP Developer - Partial Remote Option

Illuminate Education - Evansville, Wisconsin - Full time

Position OverviewWe are looking for a PHP Developer with 2-5 years of experience to be responsible for managing back-end services and the interchange of data between the server and the users. Your primary focus will be the development of all server-side logic, definition and maintenance of the central database, and ensuring high performance and responsiveness to requests from the front-end. You will also be responsible for integrating the front-end elements built by your co-workers into the application. Therefore, a basic understanding of front-end technologies is necessary as well (Javascript, HTML, Vue.JS a plus).LocationPosition based in Evansville, WI with partial remote option. First two months will be in office for onboarding/training. Following onboarding, freedom to work 2 days in office/3 days remote with willingness to be flexible based on projects, meetings, etc.Key Responsibilities

  • Integration of user-facing elements developed by front-end developers.
  • Build efficient, testable, and reusable PHP modules.
  • Solve complex performance problems and architectural challenges.
  • Understanding of MySQL (MariaDB), Postgres is a strong plus.
  • Work with a small team of developers.

Desired Experience & Qualifications

  • 2-5 years relevant experience.
  • Strong knowledge of PHP web frameworks (PDO, Laravel type modeling).
  • Self motivation and code exploration required.
  • Strong communication skills with team members.
  • Basic understanding of front-end technologies, such as JavaScript (Vue.JS), HTML5, and CSS3.
  • Knowledge of object oriented PHP programming.
  • Understanding accessibility and security compliance.
  • User authentication and authorization between multiple systems, servers, and environments.
  • Integration of multiple data sources and databases into one system.
  • Familiarity with limitations of PHP as a platform and its workarounds.
  • Familiarity with SQL databases (MySQL and Postgres).
  • Proficient with Git.

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Experience Level

Mid Level

Illuminate Education

Illuminate Education partners with K-12 educators to equip them with data to serve the whole child and reach new levels of student performance.

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