Foster Made is looking to hire a talented Senior PHP Developer to to join our growing team in Richmond, VA. 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 who’s ready to jump in and contribute thoughtfully delivered, beautifully crafted code that exceeds the status quo. Well-versed in system architecture and application design, you have experience building complex systems from the ground up. 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
Experienced PHP developer with 5+ years of experience in a professional environment who's ready to provide thoughtful solutions to complex challenges.
Extensive knowledge and expertise using Laravel, Symfony, or other PHP Framework(s). You can build intelligent, custom applications, and you know how to do so responsibly.
Highly skilled at designing, querying, and optimizing relational databases using both ORMs and raw SQL. When the database starts to crawl, you know where to look and how to find solutions.
Proficiency tackling complex data models and database design for optimal application and site performance. You love solving problems and find success in making sense of data sets.
Familiarity 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 in an agency environment where people, budgets, and results matter. You are confident in providing estimates, can multitask under tight deadline, and know how to stay on-schedule and on-budget.
Experience with API design and interfacing with front-end/mobile apps is a plus. Familiarity with AWS is a plus.
Philosophy & Approach
Passionate about staying current on the leading PHP Frameworks and technologies 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 to contribute, prepared to lead, open to feedback, and capable of taking direction.
Local or willing to move to Richmond, ready to jump in and join our team (in the future, pandemic permitting).