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We are hiring: PHP Programmer

We are looking for a PHP Programmer to join our team. If you are an experienced, intelligent, enthusiastic individual and a master at frameworks, ideally the CakePHP Framework, with complete fluency in PHP 5 and MySQL, a passion for usable application design, and a borderline OCD for web technologies, we want to hear from you!


  • Offer a benefits package.
  • Work Monday – Friday, 9am – 5pm with the option of flexible hours.
  • Feed you: BBQs and lunches.
  • Have great coffee and a fully stocked kitchen.
  • Send our staff to workshops, conferences and courses to update their skills.


  • Have strong working knowledge and experience with the Cake PHP framework, or another object oriented web framework, and a willingness to learn the Cake way.
  • Are experienced with technologies related to web programming including online application development, cross-platform scripting languages, data modeling, and database construction and administration.
  • Have practical knowledge of work flow and processes for common online applications including content management systems, forms, shopping carts, payment transactions, log-in authentication schemes, bulletin boards, etc.
  • Have solid knowledge in at least one Javascript framework, such as JQuery, Prototype, or Mootools.
  • Are comfortable working with the Model-View-Controller (MVC) code design paradigm.
  • Are experienced with at least one version control system, preferably Subversion or Git.
  • Are able to troubleshoot and fluently hand-code clean, compliant, and semantic HTML 5, CSS, AJAX and JavaScript.
  • Are constantly looking to improve your phenomenal-ness as a programmer. You read blogs and tutorials, listen to podcasts and anything else you can get your hands, eyes or ears on!
  • Love collaborating and learning from your peers (bonus points if you can teach us something!).

Required Skills:

  • You have thorough comprehension and experience with MySQL and Apache.
  • You are competent and comfortable with the *nix command line and Linux operating systems.
  • You have a thorough knowledge of object-oriented PHP.
  • You believe in using the power of frameworks.
  • You have a thorough comprehension and experience with FTP, Shell, TCP/IP, MySQL, Apache etc.
  • You are a hard-working team player who is responsible and pays atention to the little detials
  • You love making sure code works, and works well.
  • You have a passion for W3C validation, accessibility, and properly structured semantic markup.

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

  • URLs to your online portfolios & examples of your phenomenal-ness.
  • Your resume and references.

Closing date: Monday, January 16, 4:00 pm.

**Bonus points if you can find the typos in this posting.**
Only those applicants who are short-listed will be contacted.

About Shawn

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