Sr. PHP Developer (Full Stack)

Sr. PHP Developer (Full Stack)
Nashville, TN
January 6, 2021
Nashville, TN
Job Type


SHR Talent is partnering with a well-established publishing client in Nashville in its search for a full-time Senior PHP Developer! This position is temporarily remote due to Covid-19. The Senior Developer helps manage public web properties, with an emphasis on regular site maintenance and security updates for existing properties, as well as new site development. The position includes both backend (PHP / MySQL) and frontend (HTML / CSS / Javascript) development. The Senior Developer will work on a high volume website with over 150 million pageviews per month, as well as other custom properties and smaller PHP sites built in frameworks like WordPress and Laravel.

Essential Responsibilities:

  • Troubleshoot, refactor, and perform routine maintenance on existing websites.
  • Follow secure development practices.
  • Work with inside and outside stakeholders to implement new websites.
  • Implement architecture and infrastructure that optimize for flexibility, re-use, scalability, performance, and availability.
  • Utilize design and UX best practices to optimize front-end usability.
  • Coordinate activities with systems staff to ensure capacity, package support, and other requirements are met.
  • Document changes, stage and release code for review and production.
  • Write and perform unit and other tests to insure quality of code.
  • Create innovative and creative solutions to complex challenges.
  • Maintain clean code repository.


  • Good knowledge of software engineering life cycle process, including design, development, build/release, testing, Git source control, ticketing (Jira), and QA.
  • Good knowledge of Internet Application architectures and protocols (TCP/IP, HTTP, etc.).
  • Good knowledge of WordPress.
  • Knowledge of Laravel, WordPress, and Drupal a plus.
  • Knowledge of AWS (EC2, S3, DynamoDB, Lambda) a plus.

Work Experience:

  • 5+ years’ experience in related field.
  • Experience with PHP 7 and especially WordPress.
  • Experience developing in LAMP environment (especially Red Hat and derivatives).


  • Degree in Computer Science or equivalent work experience.


Industry Knowledge:

  • Familiarity with current technologies, especially responsive design and progressive enhancement (HTML5, CSS, and Javascript).
  • Familiarity with high-performance and scalability best practices.
  • Knowledge of current and legacy desktop and mobile browsers and how to develop cross-platform solutions.


  • Excellent communication, presentation, and interpersonal skills including the ability to communicate complex, interactive design concepts clearly and persuasively to diverse audiences.
  • Excellent analytical and problem-solving skills.

Personal Characteristics:

  • Discipline and a drive for quality.
  • Deep curiosity and desire to learn and grow.
  • Self-starter and an enthusiastic team player who has a keen focus on both user requirements and project deliverables.
  • Comfortable working with a distributed team.
  • Self-motivated and accountable.
  • Adept at handling multiple projects at once.
  • Proactive in identifying action items and implementing timetables to completion.
  • Handles pressure/multiple deadlines.
  • Results-driven while detail oriented.
  • Quick learner.
  • Maintains a big picture view while performing detailed analysis tasks.

Work Environment: Fast-paced, collaborative




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