Full Stack PHP Developer

Full Stack PHP Developer
Digital Initiatives LLC - Hillside, IL
Digital Initiatives is looking for an experienced full stack PHP developer to support our development efforts for various internal and external web sites and apps. As a full stack PHP developer, you will be responsible for developing new features, enhancing our existing feature set, data management and integration and designing technical solutions to complex problems. This is an excellent opportunity if you like working with newer technologies and toolsets to solve difficult problems.
Essential Duties and Responsibilities:
Development ( 75% of time spent)
Development using a modern PHP framework (i.e., Laravel, Symfony, etc.)
Development with at least one modern front-end framework (i.e., Vue.js, React.js , etc.)
Building cross-browser/platform responsive web experiences
Writing complex/optimized SQL queries (i.e., MySQL, Postgres, etc.)
Conducting code reviews and source code management (i.e., Git, Bitbucket, etc.)
Compiling and documenting requirements
Developing automated application tests (i.e., PHPUnit, Selenium, etc.)
Staying up-to-date with emerging technologies and best practices
Systems Administration ( 25% of time spent)
Configuring, automating, provisioning, and securing new and existing AWS instances and documenting the process (i.e., Laravel Forge, Puppet, Chef, custom, etc.)
Creating and managing security around our hosting environments (i.e., firewall, permissions, SSL, etc.)
Creating and managing our back-up strategy, fault-tolerance and disaster recovery process (i.e., snapshots, custom scripts, load balancing, etc.)
Monitoring system resources to proactively keep systems running optimally (i.e., uptime robot, Nagios or similar)
Knowledge, Technical Skills and Abilities
Back-end web development (i.e., OO PHP, MySQL, Postgres, NGINX, API, etc.)
Front-end web development (i.e., HTML 5, CSS3, Vue.js, JavaScript, jQuery, Bootstrap, Webpack, etc.)
Managing and configuring AWS services (i.e., EC2, S3, Firewall, Load Balancing, etc.)
Linux systems administration (i.e., permissions, automation scripts, etc.).
Implementing and enhancing Wordpress themes and plugins
Source code control management using GIT or similar
Working within an agile development environment, with the ability to work independently and as part of a team
Good communication skills are essential and technical writing skills are valued
Demonstrate an ability to analyze problems, identify their causes and clearly communicate solutions
4+ years equivalent work experience
Portfolio and code samples are highly desired.
About Digital Initiatives
Digital Initiatives, LLC is a PE-backed startup organization with the mission to create and develop new websites and apps aimed at price aggregation and lead generation for industries that are either fragmented or haven't yet embraced the digital space. Under the umbrella of the PE group, there have been several companies that have had success in the online area, which prompted the creation of Digital Initiatives. The other mission of Digital Initiatives is to support the online marketing efforts of the existing companies. The organization in a unique with the excitement and culture of a startup, but also the security in sustaining and growing multi-million dollar established businesses.

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