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HIRED: A Junior PHP Programmer Willing To Become Phenomenal

We are looking for a budding PHP Programmer to join our team, who is willing to learn and be trained in-house. If you are a recent grad or underemployed, looking for full-time stability and a chance to grow and become phenomenal, we want to hear from you!


  • Are an intelligent, enthusiastic individual with a solid knowledge of PHP 5 and MySQL, a passion for usable application design, and a borderline OCD for web technologies.
  • Are constantly improving to become phenomenal as a programmer. You read blogs and tutorials, listen to podcasts and anything else you can get your hands, eyes or ears on!
  • Are able to troubleshoot and hand-code clean, compliant, and semantic HTML 5 CSS, AJAX and JavaScript.
  • Are a responsible, hard-working team player who pays atention to the little detials
  • Love making sure code works, and works well.
  • Love collaborating and learning from your peers and must be comfortable interacting with a motley crew of designers, carnivores, clients, smoothie drinkers, coders, vegetarians, writers, cake sniffers, support staff, and animal lovers.

Bonus Points:

  • Have knowledge of technologies related to web programming including online application development, cross-platform scripting languages, data modeling, and database construction and administration.
  • Have knowledge of work flow and processes for common online applications such as content management systems, forms, shopping carts, payment transactions, log-in authentication schemes, bulletin boards, etc.
  • Have knowledge in Javascript frameworks such as JQuery, Prototype, and Mootools.
  • Are familiar with FTP, Shell, TCP/IP, MySQL, Apache etc.
  • Are experienced with a version control system like Subversion or Git.


  • Offer competitive salary and benefits package. You always get paid, twice a month.
  • Work Monday-Friday, 9 am – 5 pm with time off for lunch.
  • Are fun, but love to work and junk.
  • Feed you: Frequent breakfasts, BBQs, lunches and snacks.
  • Have great coffee.
  • Have comfortable desks (not drab and windowless cubicles) in a beautiful office, three decks, and great views of the city.
  • Whip you into shape: gym membership to work off the BBQ.

To apply, send an email to hr (at) radarhill.com and include:

  • A catchy subject line.
  • A list of your top 3 skills.
  • Samples of your PHP code, and ideally links to a working version of the script, but not necessary.
  • What you offer, how you are unique, and why you want to join us.
  • Your resume and references.

Closing Date: Tuesday May 22, 2012, at 12:00 noon.

About Shawn

Co-owner and one of the founders of Radar Hill, Shawn is an award-winning public speaker. He loves working with business owners, and tries to keep up with marketing trends.
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