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National Geographic Seeks LAMP Web Developer (Washington, D.C.)
September 21, 2010 @ 22:08:09

Company National Geographic
Location Washington, DC
Title LAMP Web Developer for

We are looking for a top-tier PHP, CSS, MySQL developer with at least 10 years of in-the-trenches experience in the LAMP environment to work on a dedicated 6 month basis, with the possibility of extension. This motivated and committed developer will be a part of site and project that has the capacity to make a real difference in the world.

Candidate Requirements:

  • A PHP guru
  • Skilled in CSS and cross-browser front-end presentation
  • A MySQL and SQL maven
  • A Javascript, AJAX and jQuery expert
  • Apache expert¬
  • Zend Framework
  • Unix/Linux administration

Preferred Skills:

  • Doctrine experience
  • MVC environment
  • Detail oriented and used to working with SVN
  • Bing Map API
  • GIS experience a big plus

To apply: ¬ Send resume and portfolio links to

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Association of American Medical Colleges Seeks Sr Software Engineer (Washington, DC)
June 25, 2009 @ 15:41:54

Company Association of American Medical Colleges
Location Washington, DC
Title Senior Engineer

Company Overview
The AAMC and the medical schools, teaching hospitals, academic and professional societies, faculty, residents, and students we represent are committed to improving the nation's health through medical education, research, and high-quality patient care. We are dedicated to the communities we serve, committed to advancing the public good, and steadfast in our desire to earn and keep the public's trust for the role we are privileged to play in our society.

Job Description
The senior engineer will provide full lifecycle support in maintaining and enhancing our existing suite of web applications, primarily those utilizing PHP technology. The engineer will also work with customers to assess business needs, document requirements as needed, design solutions, create prototypes for user acceptance, and work with quality assurance team members to ensure the produced implementation meets functional and performance requirements. The engineer may also oversee a small group of developers, reporting the status to their project manager.

This senior engineer must be an experienced professional who can work on complex projects with minimal supervision, perform as a technical lead, and assist with project management responsibilities as needed.

  • Works with other software engineers to develop project estimates, tasks and schedules
  • Provides project status updates to managers and business partners
  • Directs development of system documentation according to established standards
  • Participates in structured walkthroughs and technical reviews, as needed
  • Assists in reviews of and revisions to the AAMC best practices within I.T.
  • Collaborates with internal business partners, vendors, consultants, and managers to define service levels
  • Plans, schedules, and conducts system tests; monitors test results; and directs follow-up
  • Leads efforts to enhance performance of existing applications
  • Interfaces regularly with other I.T. teams and sections, business partners and business/requirements analysts to determine new system requirements and to solve complex operational problems
  • Aids in systems development planning and monitoring
  • Provides technical mentoring to junior developers

Job Requirements


  • Very strong communication skills
  • Strong teambuilding and interpersonal skills
  • Bachelor's degree in computer science, information systems, mathematics, engineering or related discipline required (may be waived with strong practical experience)
  • Minimum of 4 years of PHP 5 experience
  • Minimum of 1 year using the Zend Framework in practice
  • Minimum of 1 year using an AJAX framework in practice, such as ExtJS or DOJO
  • Working knowledge of SQL on relational database systems
  • Ability to work with minimal supervision
  • Ability to work effectively in a deadline-driven environment
  • Experience collaborating with senior technical staff in the development of software designs.
  • Demonstrated proficiency at following accepted software development life cycles and associated standards and procedures, including any of the commonly used iterative methods.
  • Demonstrated ability to effectively adapt to changing technology and apply it to business needs
  • Zend Certified Engineer (ZCE) preferred
  • Experience applying Interaction Design, Interface design, and other User Experience skills in practice preferred
  • Experience developing ColdFusion web applications is highly desired
  • Experience developing Java web applications is a plus
  • Experience using Oracle database technology is preferred

The Association of American Medical Colleges is an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action Employer.

For more information, please contact Suzanne Bouchard at

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Naviance Seeks Senior Web Developer (Washington, D.C.)
May 29, 2008 @ 14:32:30

Company Naviance
Location Washington D.C.
Title Senior Web Developer

Naviance ( is a leading provider of web-based software for middle and high schools across the country. Our tools help schools manage and improve the process of academic advising, career exploration and college admissions for all students. We are established, profitable and growing rapidly with thousands of schools using our product. As a small independent subsidiary (fewer than 100 employees) of a successful global information services company (DMG Information,, we provide the atmosphere of a start-up with the stability of a multi-national corporation. Our company thrives on product innovation and this is a great opportunity to make a significant contribution to an enterprise software platform that is interesting to design and that makes a difference in people's lives.

Our development team is small and we are looking for developers that are comfortable with a variety of tasks from working with CSS and Javascript to PHP development to database design and optimization. Projects span a wide range of functionality including reporting, email, portals, charting, mapping, analytics, workflow, surveys, rules engines, social networking, etc. Back-end PHP and database skills are more important for this position than front-end expertise. You should have experience making architectural and data model decisions in addition to writing code.

We use Apache, PHP 5, Linux and MySQL 5.0. You should know PHP well enough to write meaningful classes, functions and algorithms. We have our own internal framework for MVC and you should have experience with MVC development, object oriented programming, unit testing and version control (subversion preferred). You should have experience designing data models for reasonably complex domains, developing effective index and query strategies and optimizing query performance. Knowledge of MySQL replication is a plus. Familiarity with AJAX, Flex or other RIA frameworks is a plus. We use SCRUM so it would be ideal if you have experience with agile methodologies. We use macs to develop and developers are free to choose their own tools.

Our office is in an attractive and lively central location in downtown DC close to several different metro lines and we subsidize metro access. Dress is casual. Salary is $90K to $110K+ depending on experience and skills. Benefits include 401K with match, insurance and four weeks vacation.

To apply please visit:

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Open Source Staffing Seeks a Senior LAMP Developer (Washington, D.C.)
August 23, 2007 @ 13:33:00

Company Open Source Staffing
Location Washington, D.C.
Title Senior LAMP Developer

My D.C. client is currently seeking someone to lead their team of application developers. You will work closely with their Account Team and clients to develop strategy and requirements for each project. In addition, you will be instrumental in helping to manage programming resources, oversee/approve the development of technical requirements, review code and create a roadmap for their CMS and other applications. This is a great opportunity to have a real impact on the vision and future growth of our company.

Currently, they are hiring a web application developer with the following skills:

  • Deep experience developing web applications using Linux/Apache/MySQL/PHP
  • Experience with open source CMS applications
  • Working knowledge of MVC frameworks
  • Experience with other programming languages (such as ASP, .net and ColdFusion) is a plus, but not required
  • Demonstrated leadership and management skills
  • Strong communication skills to translate client requirements into technical specifications
  • Entrepreneurial spirit with a self-starter attitude
  • Ability to apply creative thinking to technology issues
  • Curiosity to learn about new web technologies and approaches

BENEFITS: Full health and dental benefits, long-term disability insurance, a 10% new business referral bonus, a 401K with matching and three weeks vacation time in the first year.

If you are interested in this position, please submit your resume and salary requirements to

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Ozmosis Seeks a Senior PHP Developer (Washington, DC)
July 05, 2007 @ 13:39:51

Company Ozmosis
Location Washington, DC
Title PHP Senior Developer

Ozmosis, Inc. ( is recruiting a Senior PHP Developer to lead a fast paced web development team in the Washington, DC area. This position requires significant experience in Linux, Apache, MySQL and PHP (LAMP) development with specific expertise in developing PHP and open source based web applications. This role also requires previous software development management experience and balances hands on coding with overseeing the daily efforts of a highly skilled and growing development team.

For additional information please email

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Job Posting:
WAMU 88.5, American University Radio Seeks Web Developer (Washington, DC)
February 16, 2007 @ 07:15:58

As posted on the Zend Developer Zone:

Company WAMU 88.5, American University Radio
Location Washington,DC
Title Web Developer

WAMU 88.5 in Washington, DC is seeking a web developer with PHP experience.

Requirements include: A high level of exhibited skill in designing and building web applications using open source technologies, particularly PHP, mySQL, and Apache, A proven ability to plan, execute and support projects with minimal supervision, and Experience with knowledge management and data archiving.

For more information or to apply visit American University's career pages, position #3791, Web Content Developer, WAMU.

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Job Posting:
Naviance Seeks a Senior PHP Developer (Washington, DC)
February 05, 2007 @ 11:14:00

Company Naviance
Location Washington, DC
Title Senior PHP Developer
Summary Naviance ( has a full-time opening for an experienced, advanced level LAMP web developer in our Washington, DC office. We are looking for an individual with a proven track record delivering well-designed PHP code for web-based applications in complex domains (especially workflow or CRM type systems). Web developers will be responsible for maintaining and enhancing our core product platform as well as developing new modules from the ground up. We have developed a very rich, multi-faceted PHP application that provides a lot of opportunity to use many different skills as a developer.
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Community News:
Washington, DC PHP Conference Announced (and Call for Papers)
April 12, 2006 @ 06:48:32

A new PHP conference has been announed for those in and around the Washington, DC area - the 2006 DC PHP Conference happening October 18-20th. It's overarching theme will be "PHP In The Federal Enterprise and the World".

Come experience the first annual PHP Conference in the greater D.C. Metropolitan Area! PHP is a robust programming language with endless practical applications for government agencies, IT companies, and non-profit organizations.

PHP was recently awarded "Programming Language Of 2004" by TIOBE Software, a respected coding standards company, and is quickly gaining ground for producing server-side applications, providing dynamic web content and a broad range of robust and scalable software applications. Come learn what PHP has to offer at the 2006 DC PHP Conference!

The conference also has their Call for Papers open through the 7th of July. The session tracks your presentation would need to fit into are:

  • Integrating PHP with the Federal Operations and the Enterprise
  • Security & Accountability
  • The Art of PHP
  • The Business Case For PHP

The sessions need to be about 45-50 minutes with a Q&A to follow, and one speaker per track will be chosen to recieve compensation for air and hotel during the stay. To submit you paper online, head on over to their submission form now!

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