Foster Made is looking to hire an experienced ExpressionEngine add-on developer to join our growing team. We are a tight-knit group of people on a mission to deliver exceptional digital experiences that exceed the status quo. Guided by a shared set of values and a growth mindset, we thrive in an environment of collaboration and trust, always working together with humility and respect to answer the question, "how can we do this better?" We are deeply motivated by the success of our clients and the health and well-being of our team; believing that the quality of services we provide is a reflection of our commitment to hiring and retaining the best people, period.
This is a full-time position for an advanced php developer ready to jump in and contribute thoughtfully delivered, beautifully crafted code that exceeds the status quo. The ideal candidate is self-motivated, can lead by example, and thrives in a collaborative team environment. Excellent communication skills are also a must.
In this role, you will split your time between the development, upgrade and maintenance of the countless custom add-ons driving our client websites, and the support and development of our suite of ExpressionEngine commerce add-ons (e.g., CartThrob).
Collaboration, Community, Growth
What you can expect from us
An open, creative, and friendly work environment
A dynamic, supportive company culture
New challenges and a wide range of projects
Opportunities to attend professional conferences
Competitive salaries, 401K, health, dental, and vision insurance
Access to a fully stocked kitchen
Flexible hours, parental leave, and paid time off
Communal appreciation for work, friendship, and family
What we can expect from you
Experience & Ability
Experienced CMS developer who’s ready to provide thoughtful solutions to complex challenges. You’re experienced with php-based Content Management Systems and ideally have exposure to Craft CMS or ExpressionEngine.
Deep experience with developing custom add-ons for your CMS of choice. You can bend the CMS to your will, and you know how to do so responsibly.
Highly skilled at designing, querying, and optimizing relational databases. When the database starts to crawl, you know where to look and how to find solutions.
Excited about contributing thoughtfully to the architecture and development of content managed sites with complex data models and hundreds and thousands of pages.
Experienced with source control and Git in a team environment. Merge conflicts don't scare you, and you're as comfortable with git from the command line as you are from the GUI.
Experienced with hosting environment configuration and set up (e.g.: AWS, SSL, DNS, CloudFlare, Vagrant, Ubuntu, MySQL, PostgreSQL and more).
Experienced in an agency environment where people, budgets, and results matter. You're confident in providing estimates and know how to stay on-schedule and on-budget.
It’d be great if you have experience with:
Working in an Agile development environment
Implementing Modern Search and Discovery
Implementing Advanced Analytics
Automated testing and code review
Open source contribution and/or technology writing/speaking
Philosophy & Approach
Passionate about staying current on the leading web development trends while maintaining respect for coding style guides. You always strive to follow best industry and internal practices.
Willing to work on code created by others as well as craft beautiful code from scratch. You’re committed to the process and the product.
Strong communication and collaboration skills. You're self-motivated, attentive to details, and accountable for your work
Excited and prepared to contribute, open to feedback, and capable of taking direction.
Totally on board with our 8 company values (you can read them here).
Local to Richmond, VA preferred, or remote and willing to occasionally travel for on-site visits and team activities (in the future, pandemic permitting).