PHP Developer – The Nerdery

Job ID: 13535
Job Title: PHP Developer
Organization Name: The Nerdery
No of Openings: 4
Hours per Week: 40
Wage/Salary: Based on Experience
Employment Start Date: ASAP
Job Description: Founded by three programming pioneers in 2003, web development firm The Nerdery has about 200 interactive professionals who’ve collectively made The Nerdery #1 on Mpls-St. Paul Business Journal’s Best Places to Work list. The Nerdery has also made Top Workplace lists published by Minneapolis Star Tribune and Minnesota Monthly. The Nerdery partners with ad agencies, marketers and others with big ideas to help companies use interactive technology to do business, better. We also work with companies’ IT and operations staff to engineer web and mobile solutions that integrate business systems and automate workflow processes. The Nerdery was honored in 2010 with The Quality of Life Award and The Jefferson Award for our record of corporate philanthropy through The Nerdery Overnight Website Challenge, at which volunteers have so far donated a million dollars worth of web development services to 39 nonprofits. The Nerdery has made the Inc 5000 and Biz Journal Fast 50 lists of fast-growing privately owned companies for the past three consecutive years, which means we’re constantly seeking to add talent (nerds) who want to be challenged and crave the kind of workplace culture we’ve created at our Minneapolis and Chicago offices. Our continued success depends on attracting people who want to grow with us.

We are hiring PHP Developers! Do you have a passion for learning, collaboration, and being on the cutting edge of web development?
Qualifications: Basic Requirements for any new nerd:

* Familiarity with version control. Bonus: Subversion. Nerd Cred: git and/or mercurial
* General understanding of project management principles. (Agile, Iterative, Waterfall)
* Strong work ethic, a drive for success and proactive attitude
* Experienced in working in small teams
* Strong communication skills
* Excellent problem solving and analytical skills
* Willingness to learn new skills
* A list of proud nerd accomplishments
* Familiar with QA and deployment processes
* Must be a friendly team player who enjoys challenges and learning new skills and techniques
* Bonus: Contribute to open-source projects


* Must have a strong understanding of PHP 5 and object-oriented patterns
* Must have a knowledge of MySQL
* Must have a basic understanding of GNU/Linux and Apache web server
* Familiarity with MVC frameworks. Bonus: Zend Framework
* Familiarity with JavaScript (jQuery) and AJAX
* Familiarity with at least one other language. (ruby, python, etc)
* Knowledge of HTML, CSS, XML, CSV
* Knowledge of common third-party APIs like Facebook, PayPal,
* Knowledge of security risks and solutions in web application development
* Knowledge of developing web services (REST, RPC, JSON, XML, SOAP, etc.)
* Familiarity with character encoding and how this applies to storing, retrieving and displaying data

Would be a bonus if you have:

* Experience creating plugins for CMS’s like WordPress/ExpressionEngine
* Experience with Magento, Drupal, or other popular open source products
* Knowledge of optimization such as memcached and scaling MySQL/PHP

What are the Perks of working at The Nerdery?

* Developer-oriented workplace
* 85% of staff has development background including senior management
* Casual dress
* FREE Breakfast!
* Team environment
* Flexible 40 hour work week
* Performance-based bonuses
* Benefits package including a 401k
* Onsite Yoga classes
* Massage service
* Dogs!
* Monthly dog groomer visit
* Convenient lunch ordering and delivery – daily
* Arcade games, Chess, Anime, and daily Hacky Sack

We would like our developers to all work onsite, so we are not considering any telecommuters, agencies, or contractors at this time.
Application Instructions: Apply online at:

Include samples of work, if you have them.
On-line Application Address :

Posting Information
Job Location: Bloomington, MN
Job Category:
Programming/Software Development
Position Type:
Full-time Entry Level
Full-time Experienced
Applicant Type:
Minimum GPA:
Graduation Start:
Graduation End:
*Post Date: 2/22/2011
*Expiration Date: 3/22/2011

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