Senior Applications Developer

The Lacek Group, a specialty agency of Ogilvy & Mather, is a fast-growing direct and interactive marketing agency dedicated to helping companies establish and grow relationships with their best customers.

We are seeking a bright, savvy, and passionate Applications Developer to join our interactive development team. In this role you will lead the analysis, architecture, design, development, support, and testing of dynamic web, email, and other applications. You will be involved at all stages of the projects: requirements, build approach, wire framing, user experience, prototyping, development, testing, and delivery. You will also be responsible for sharing your knowledge across the team, and training others in our collaborative environment.

Required Qualifications:

  • Core foundational knowledge in Computer Science, as demonstrated by a degree in the field or significant training or self-study.
  • Strong background working in a mature development environment following standard SDLC best practices.
  • 6+ years of programming experience with a strong focus on development of object-oriented data-driven web applications.
  • Expert level proficiency using at least one of the leading PHP MVC frameworks, such as:

o Yii 1.x (preferred)

o Yii 2.0

o Laravel

o Symfony 2

o Zend Framework 2

  • Expert level proficiency with PHP 5.4+, HTML 5, CSS, XML, JSON & JavaScript/jQuery.
  • Strong intermediate level proficiency in relational database modeling, design, development, and maintenance with at least one of the leading RDMS platforms (MySQL 5, Microsoft SQL Server 2008+ preferred).
  • Experience working with system architecture and design patterns, and sound understanding of related artifacts and documents.
  • Superb interpersonal and communication skills.

Desired Qualifications:

  • Experience with unit testing and automated regression testing preferred
  • Familiarity and experience with Java J2EE, .NET C# desired but not required
  • Marketing/advertising agency experience a significant plus.
  • Web Services experience.
  • REST API development experience.
  • XSLT experience.
  • UML experiencThe Lacek Group (TLG), a specialty agency of Ogilvy & Mather, is a fast-growing customer engagement agency. We work at the intersection of brands, data, and creativity to help industry-leading companies build and strengthen relationships with their best customers.

We are seeking a bright, savvy, and passionate Senior Applications Developer to join our interactive development team. In this role you will lead the analysis, architecture, design, development, support, and testing of dynamic web, email, and other applications. You will be involved at all stages of the projects: requirements, build approach, wire framing, user experience, prototyping, development, testing, and delivery. You will also be responsible for sharing your knowledge across the team, and training others in our collaborative environment.

Required Qualifications:

  • Core foundational knowledge in Computer Science, as demonstrated by a degree in the field or significant training or self-study.
  • Strong background working in a mature development environment following standard SDLC best practices.
  • 10+ years of programming experience with a strong focus on development of object-oriented data-driven web applications.
  • Expert level proficiency using at least one of the leading PHP MVC frameworks, such as:

o Yii 1.x (preferred)

o Yii 2.0

o Laravel

o Symfony 2

o Zend Framework 2

  • Expert level proficiency with PHP 5.4+, HTML 5, CSS, XML, JSON & JavaScript/jQuery.
  • Strong intermediate level proficiency in relational database modeling, design, development, and maintenance with at least one of the leading RDMS platforms (MySQL 5, Microsoft SQL Server 2008+ preferred).
  • Experience working with system architecture and design patterns, and sound understanding of related artifacts and documents.
  • Superb interpersonal and communication skills.

Desired Qualifications:

  • Experience with unit testing and automated regression testing preferred
  • Familiarity and experience with Java J2EE, .NET C# desired but not required
  • Marketing/advertising agency experience a significant plus.
  • Web Services experience.
  • REST API development experience.
  • XSLT experience.
  • UML experience.
  • Web Content Management system experience.•Computer Science degree.e.
  • Web Content Management system experience.
  • Computer Science degree.

You’ll love working at The Lacek Group – smart people, great environment, engaging culture, comprehensive benefits and fantastic growth opportunities. Your confidential inquiry is encouraged.

The Lacek Group

900 2nd Avenue South, Suite 1800

Minneapolis, MN 55402

The Lacek Group is an Equal Opportunity Employer


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