Foster Made is looking to hire a talented PHP 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.
This is a full-time position for an experienced php developer who’s ready to jump in and contribute thoughtfully executed 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.
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
Professional programming experience with a PHP Framework such as Laravel or Symfony
You are experienced and confident in designing and interacting with MySQL databases.
You can analyze a problem and break it into small, achievable chunks.
You understand how to optimize your code for performance.
Familiarity with source control and Git in a team environment
You have experience with cloud infrastructure environments such as AWS and local development environments such as Docker (nice to have).
Able to provide “man-hour” or “level of effort” estimates for tasks.
Not required, but would love to know if you have experience with:
Leading teams and projects.
Working in an Agile development environment.
Automated testing and code review.
Open source contribution and/or technology writing/speaking.
Philosophy & Approach
You’re a great communicator and are comfortable sharing your thoughts both verbally and in writing.
You have a good grasp of programming fundamentals, e.g. Object-oriented design, best practices, and testing.
Passion for staying current on the leading PHP Frameworks and technologies.
You're a quick learner, and you love finding solutions to challenging problems.
You're a hard worker that is willing to put your head down and tackle the hard stuff – but you're no hero. You know when to call for reinforcements.
You work well individually as well as on small teams. A fast-paced environment is just as comfortable for you as working on larger, long-term projects.
You realize the world of tech is constantly evolving, and you stay up-to-date with the latest updates. At the same time, you're pragmatic and understand that chasing the newest technology isn't always prudent.
You're totally on board with our 8 company values (you can read them here).
You’re local to Richmond, VA, or remote and willing to occasionally travel for on-site visits and team activities.