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High-Touch Communications has a passion for the cutting edge. We are constantly looking for ambitious new talent to help us reach for higher ground.

At HTC, we create success as a team. Whether our project is Web Development, Branding or Design, our results-driven attitude ensures that we work together to deliver the best results possible.

We thrive on the talent of our team. This is why we are committed to building an environment that fosters growth. Our ideal downtown location, loft-like office space, and state-of-the-art technology provide an atmosphere that is ideal for creative young professionals.

We are passionate about our work-hard play-hard mentality. To encourage a work-life balance, the HTC team enjoys several company traditions, including (the increasingly competitive) Guitar-Hero Thursdays, and our beloved Beer Fridays. 

Take a look at our job openings below. If you think you have what it takes, fill out an Application Form! Don’t see the job you’re looking for? Fill in the General Application Form, and we will contact you if something opens up!

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Positions: PHP Programmer / Backend Developer

PHP Programmer / Backend Developer

Job Description

You are a PHP Programmer who wants to reach beyond the average to deliver first-rate, CMS-integrated websites and Web applications that are as elegant as they are functional.
 
Ideal Candidate
You are passionate about the possibilities of the Internet as a medium, and about your role in building innovative solutions and finding the right way around every obstacle. You have the voice of a strong leader, but the spirit of a great collaborator. You care as much about your code as you do about usability, you think as much about where technology is going as where it is now, and you strive to make a difference with every project.
 
Responsibilities
You will create, integrate and document complex web-based applications in PHP and MySQL following established standards and methodologies, primarily in a Linux environment using Amazon Web Services. You will work not only on customer-facing applications but on tools and resources for our team and/or clients as well.
 
You will be responsible for fully documenting your work both in the code (following the phpDoc format) and, where necessary, in technical and user documentation manuals. Your code should respect the established style guidelines (PSR-1, PSR-2 for PHP), follow the DRY and KISS principles and be organized in a modern OOP manner.

Job Qualifications

Need-to-have Qualifications

  • You have experience in assessing functional project requirements and interpreting them into technical development projects.
  • You must be able to gather client requirements to translate into detailed project plans that meet budgets and deadlines.
  • You must have the ability to work with heterogeneous data provided in different formats and find solutions to process it.
  • You are strong at writing and optimizing SQL queries, as well as designing and optimizing SQL database schemas.
  • You are up-to-date with modern PHP development but aren’t afraid of digging deep in a legacy code base.
  • You are dedicated to delivering projects within time requirements while adhering to established quality and documentation standards.
  • You have very strong troubleshooting skills, and you must be able to deal with unexpected failures promptly, efficiently and effectively.
  • You must have a strong understanding of the factors affecting Web application performance, both on the server and database side, and you must be able to balance performance with modularity and maintainability, quickly identify performance bottlenecks and apply optimizations as needed.
  • Experience with e- commerce transaction processing
  • You should be able to read, analyze and interpret logs and summarize your results for non-technical users
 
Specific Technical Requirements / Our “Stack”
  • PHP & MySQL
  • Amazon Web Services (EC2, RDS/Aurora, Elastic Beanstalk, CodeDeploy, etc.)
  • Git (with GitLab for issue tracking)
  • Continuous Deployment with GitLab CI (with Docker & CodeDeploy)
  • Elasticsearch
  • PHPUnit, Selenium, Behat, Gherkin
  • Laravel 5.x
 
Personal Qualities
If you are going to succeed with us, you need to be a:
  • Mature, hard working, career-oriented and motivated professional
  • Producer of great work
  • Team player
  • Strong communicator
  • Efficient coder
  • Quick learner
  • Breeze to get along with
  • Keen follower of current web and tech trends

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