Lead PHP Programmer for Project

Picture This .today

May 06, 2014

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Job Category: 
Job Specialization: 
Software Development
Company Overview: 

Picture This is an exciting Victoria based start-up with breakthrough technology for the real estate, design and home furnishing industries. We are partnering with a leading technology company in Finland to deliver a unique experience to home buyers, real estate agents and home furnishing providers around the globe.

Job Summary: 

Picture This (a division of Five Star Innovations) is in need of a systems developer to take a leadership role in development of our custom online application platform that supports our unique business model for our own staff as well as the designers and realtors that we will serve.

Working in a L.A.M.P. environment from a detailed set of requirements, this position will have you fully engaged in systems development while leading one or more additional programmers. The position is offered on an on-site contract basis with an initial three-month term leading to possible full-time employment.

As a great listener and communicator who is also decisive and confident, you can train and inspire the project programmers to create a top-quality system that is elegant, easy to maintain, and scalable for huge potential growth.

Core Requirements

  • Excellent PHP, CSS and JavaScript programming skills in a multi-user enterprise-level environment
  • Experience with a variety of PHP frameworks, tools and methodologies and ability to select the right tools for the job without personal bias
  • Understanding of hosting solutions and options and ability to make hosting recommendations
  • MySQL database creation and maintenance with ability to create complex, efficient queries
  • Excellent English verbal and written communication skills
  • Excellent interpersonal skills in a leadership role
  • True appreciation for clean, well commented code and standards and willingness to perform code reviews and enforce high standards across your team
  • Ability to train and mentor staff while demonstrating patience and good listening skills
  • Strong ability to provide realistic development time estimates
  • Creativity, but within constraints of the business requirements
  • Ability to translate existing written requirements and data model into a complete, effective business solution
  • Ability and willingness to perform with all of the preceding skills and qualities in a high pressure, fast paced start-up environment
How To Apply: 

Please apply by sending your cover letter and resume to phil@picturethis.today.