PHP Developer - Remote

Information Technology Moline, Illinois


Position at TownNews

Looking to join a fast-growing, cutting edge technology company serving customers nationwide? Look no further!, the premier internet hosting provider for media companies in the broadcasting and newspaper industry, seeks a seasoned PHP Developer to join our team in Moline, Illinois.  Can be either local or remote.

Job Responsibilities:
  • Development of PHP modules and applications for's BLOX CMS SaaS solution serving millions of pageviews daily nationwide
  • Development using Javascript via ExtJS to build administrative interfaces for the BLOX CMS platform
  • Work with a team of product managers, frontend developers, and other stakeholders to design and define new features for vertical applications
  • Build scalable solutions that must handle sudden flash traffic to websites based on breaking news conditions around the Internet
  • Solve interesting problems that may require thinking outside-the-box to accomplish development goals
  • Extract information from various file formats and daily feeds for ingestion into the CMS platform
  • Work with version control systems, deployment workflows, system architects, and QA teams to deliver robust and error free applications


Successful candidates will have the following:

  • Bachelor's degree or 3 years of development experience using a programming language like PHP, Python, Ruby, or Perl
  • Online development experience using PHP and MySQL or equivalent database technology
  • Experience building applications using AJAX and Javascript frameworks such as JQuery or ExtJS strongly preferred
  • You must be a motivated, driven, and problem solving developer willing to adapt and build large scale solutions offers a chance to be creative, working with an innovative team in a relaxed atmosphere. provides services for more than 1500 newspapers nationwide. It is majority owned by Lee Enterprises.

Full benefits package includes: Generous paid time off, 401(k), medical/dental/vision, life insurance and more.