Join one of the top online travel media companies and lead us forth into new products and technologies! We build in PHP and RoR. (We are fine if you only do one and not the other but are willing to learn.)
We're looking for a software superstar who can design and own a new platform architecture in an agile environment. We have a number of new products and services rolling out in 2011 and want you to help us lead them.
About the company:
We are a small, profitable travel media company located in midtown Manhattan. We have all the upside of a startup (casual environment, agile methodology, rapid launching of new web and mobile products) combined with the advantages of an established company (profitable, good brand name, an existing user base to quickly adopt new products).
Every single person in engineering is expected to be a leader. If you want to be told what to do and code quietly in the corner, we're not the place for you. Rather we want engineers who say "I've got an idea..." and will see that idea from thought through roll-out. Engineers are expected to keep abreast of new technologies and use them to develop new products.
Our industry is travel and our employees travel the world, so if you like traveling you'll enjoy the perks of being an insider.
Keywords: PHP, MySQL, LAMP, CakePHP, Cake, RoR, Ruby on Rails, unix, linux, travel, software architect, scrum, agile, test driven development (TDD)
Design and own overall architecture across multiple business units
Develop and maintain (well tested, well documented) code
Lead and mentor more junior developers Keep on top of new technologies and help discover technology based business opportunities on the web, phones, ipad, and other platforms
Significant experience coding PHP / LAMP
Experience with Ruby on Rails helpful but not required
Experience architecting platforms on the web
Strong communication skills
Good leadership abilities, can envision and drive revenue generating projects
Comfort with *nix environments
Fun attitude, well liked by co-workers (don't underestimate how important this one is!)
Strong MySQL skills a big plus
CakePHP and other framework experience a plus
Experience with other languages a plus
Experience with scrum or other agile methodologies a plus
Well traveled passport is a big plus
Competitive salary and equity, 401k, health, dental, 3 weeks vacation, summer Fridays