PHP Engineer: Chicago

The Nerdery is looking for a talented PHP developer skilled in all aspects of web development; specifically candidates with experience with Craft and Drupal. Our ideal candidate is highly motivated, always learning and willing to expand their horizons. Most importantly, they embrace The Nerdery’s unique culture by sharing their knowledge and experience with our 200+ developer team through collaboration, group work and peer review. Conversely, they would be humbly ready to eagerly absorb The Nerdery goodness from the collective brain power of our amazing team.


  • Proficient in PHP 5 and object-oriented design
  • Familiar with databases and SQL syntax, such as MySQL or Postgres
  • Familiar with Symfony components or a modern MVC framework
  • Knowledge of HTML and CSS
  • Familiar with JavaScript and AJAX
  • Basic knowledge of GNU/Linux and a web server (Apache or Nginx)
Educational Requirements
  • Bachelor’s Degree in Computer Science or 4 years web development experience
  • Experience creating plugins for CMSs like WordPress/ExpressionEngine
  • Experience with Magento, Drupal, or other popular open source products
  • Experience in common third-party APIs such as Facebook, PayPal, and
  • Experience in security risks and solutions in web application development
  • Experience in developing web services (REST, RPC, JSON, XML, SOAP, etc)
  • Experience with jQuery
  • Experience with Unit Testing or Continuous Integration
  • Familiar with Subversion, Git, and/or Mercurial
  • Knowledge of optimization such as memcached and scaling MySQL/PHP

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Founded in 2003, The Nerdery is a developer driven interactive production shop, partnering with advertisers, marketers, and other creatives to build award-winning interactive projects. The Nerdery was founded by three developers and has exploded into a fast growing company, working collaborative to deliver top results—and be the best place in the world for nerds to work.

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