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Back End Developer


San Diego, CA | Posted: 1 year ago

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Mindgruve is seeking a PHP and MySQL Expert that has designed and maintained large-scale web applications. Our ideal candidate will be comfortable working alone or in a small team, and have experience working directly with clients.

This position reports to the Development Team Manager and will be instrumental in driving Mindgruve to utilize emerging technology and data-centric solutions to drive results for our clients. This position requires a PHP and MySQL expert that will design and maintain large-scale web applications. This position will work closely with other members of the development team as well as certain individuals on the account management and design teams.

Essential Job Functions:

  • Work with members of the account management, design and front-end development teams to develop and maintain custom client websites and large-scale applications.
  • Work with members of the account management, project management, creative, and front-end development teams on maintenance scoping and development for existing clients.
  • Design, develop, code, test and debug applications.
  • Collaborate with the UI team on implementation and development.
  • Timely deliver expected projects and tasks on time and within budgeted hours.
  • Provide documentation from completed projects and tasks.
  • Adhere to development standards and best practices.
  • Adapt technical skills to facilitate department and company goals.
  • Serve in a tech support capacity for Mindgruve by being a general repository of technical information and know-how at the disposal of the agency.
  • Manage productivity, time and tasks in Mindgruves management system Workamajig. This includes, but is not limited to, accurately tracking all work in real-time, submitting accurate time sheets on a weekly basis and managing assigned tasks with the system.

We need a person with:

Excellent organizational, analytical, and planning skills; excellent written and oral communication skills; ability to deal with deadline pressures and multiple projects and changing priorities; knowledgeable in object oriented programming, SQL and the MVC architecture; comfortable and adept at self-management.

  • Expert in PHP and MySQL and the ability to seamlessly apply them to web development projects
  • Comfortable with Linux command line and managing Apache
  • Significant experience in HTML, CSS and Javascript
  • Experience with popular CMSs (WordPress, Drupal)
  • MVC understanding (frameworks such as Symfony a big plus)
  • Working knowledge version control systems (Git, SVN)
  • Familiarity with Composer, Vagrant, RESTful APIs
  • Strong written and verbal communication skills
  • Exceptional multitasking skills in a fast-paced, deadline driven environment
  • Good eye for aesthetics and attention to detail
  • Ability to follow technical specifications and production processes
  • Ability to rapidly learn new technologies


  • NoSQL databases (Elasticsearc, MongoDB)
  • Additional languages/runtimes/frameworks (Node.js, Python, .NET, Silex)
  • IaaS (Google Cloud Platform, AWS, Acquia)
  • Web application security
  • Automated testing (PHPUnit, Behat)
  • Native Mobile App Development
  • Agency Experience

Minimum Position Qualifications:

  • Minimum of two to five years of backend development experience

Compensation commensurate with experience. We offer competitive benefits including medical, dental, FSA and 401K. This is an in-house position. No headhunters, contractors, freelancers, overseas agents or professional job-hoppers will be considered.

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