Lead PHP Software Engineer (closed)

New York, NY
Recruiter Comment: We're hiring for a Lead Software Engineer at our NYC office! (Manhattan - Union Square)
Job Description


Lead PHP Software Engineer – New York

Role Description:

The Lead PHP Software Engineer will be responsible for building new products and features for Rakuten LinkShare's industry-recognized affiliate networking and online marketing platform.  Other responsibilities include (but are not limited to)

  • Represent the engineering team in discussions with project management, business teams, and organizational leadership.  
  • Partner with requirement specialists and QA personnel to ensure implementation is to specification and meets the needs of the business.
  • Work with a diverse team of highly motivated software developers of varying skill sets, backgrounds and geographical locations.
  • Conduct and participate in code review sessions.
  • Participation in software development industry trade conferences, seminars and/or training.

Required Skills/Experience: 

  • Bachelor's Degree in Computer Science, or related technical discipline
  • Good experience in high-traffic internet-facing environment; solid experience engineering robust web-based prototypes and production systems that can support millions of active users.
  • Current or former role acting as the development owner of an application or user interface.  Must be comfortable making technical decisions around architecture or design patterns.
  • Background in engineering end-to-end solutions that utilize distributed systems and network system architecture to accomodate 24/7 operation.
  • Strong background in OOP with PHP5+
  • Experience working with high-volume Oracle or other RDBMS.
  • Ability to optimize DML and PL/SQL for scalability.
  • Solid experience with MVC separation (PHP Symfony framework experience is a big plus!)
  • Well-versed in unit test creation and working with continuous integration environments such as Jenkins and Cruise Control.
  • Extensive experience Unix/Linux, Web Services (SOAP/REST), XML/XSL, AJAX, JavaScript, JQuery, HTML, CSS; front end web design experience.
  • Experience working in agile environment (Scrum, Lean or XP).
  • Experience with pair-programming and test-driven development.


Desired Skills/Experience (a "plus", but not required):

  • MS or PhD in Computer Science, or related technical discipline
  • Experience working with PHP Symfony framework
  • Project management experience, or formal PM training
  • Experience leading and mentoring junior-level staff; offshore talent management

As a Lead, the ideal candidate for this position will have: 

  • Excellent problem-solving skills
  • Great verbal & written communication skills
  • Ability to work in a fast-paced, deadline-driven environment.
  • Interest and willingness to participate in software development industry trade conferences, seminars and/or training.
  • Experience, knowledge and discipline in standard SDLC practices including translation of business requirements into a system design document, source code version control (CVS, git, etc.), and maintenance (to name a few). 
  • Previous experience conducting and participating in code review sessions.  
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