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PHP Developer

United States Cleveland, OH
Req ID: 5292


Position at VMLY&R

At VMLY&R, we create connected brands. We resist the usual ways of seeing, doing, and thinking — harnessing creativity, technology, and culture — to reimagine the entire connected consumer experience. Our goal? To create work that becomes part of people’s lives, to drive value for our clients, and, in the best of cases, to impact the world.

The PHP Developer creates and implements an array of Web-based products using PHP, MySQL, Laravel, and JavaScript. Developing back-end components, connecting applications with other web services, and assisting front-end developers by ensuring their work integrates with the application, and integrating plug-ins for popular frameworks. As a Developer, you will contribute to the completion of major projects by analyzing and resolving complex application problems; design, code, and test complex websites and applications; employ standards, security methods, and tools related to building enterprise web applications, and work with project leadership to provide time estimates and schedules for projects.


  • Code Analysis
    Conduct a rigorous analysis of the website or webpage requirements.
  • Brainstorm with a development team to come up with ideas for a new site/page or a complete revamp of an existing one.
  • Determine the feasibility of each idea before identifying the best way to proceed and offer details on the site’s features and functionalities.


  • Locate errors, debug and finalize the site/page.
  • Implement the webpage or host the site online.


  • Update continuously and alter functionalities to improve visibility and user experience.

Skills and Experience:

  • Good knowledge of SQL and related databases
  • Excellent knowledge of the basic PHP 7 or web server exploits along with their solutions.
  • Knowledge of MVC frameworks, with a preference for those with Laravel experience
  • Experience building or maintaining a CMS.
  • Knowledge of MVC frameworks.
  • A detailed understanding of database design and administration.
  • Proficiency when it comes to code versioning tools.


  • User authentication and authorization between multiple systems, servers, and environments
  • Familiarity with limitations of PHP as a platform and its workarounds
  • Proficient in PHP, HTML5, JavaScript, JQuery Expert
  • Experience with PHP open-source frameworks (Laravel, Drupal, WordPress, etc.)
  • Extensive experience with Search Engine Optimization (SEO).
  • Excellent relational database skills with MySQL
  • Experience with building restful JSON web services
  • Knowledge of APIs, such as Twitter, Facebook, Google maps, Instagram, etc.
  • Understanding of responsive design frameworks such as bootstrap

VMLY&R is an equal opportunity employer and all qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to age, race, color, religion, sex, gender identity, sexual orientation, national origin, disability status, protected veteran status, or any other characteristic protected by law.


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