PHP CRM Engineer

College Planner Pro • Posted December 17th

Location
REMOTE ONLY
Position
Category
Software Development
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CollegePlannerPro is the market-leading practice management SaaS for independent college consultants. We are seeking a seasoned full stack developer who can support our legacy systems and help us migrate to a new platform.

We are in the process of migrating our successful CRM SaaS product to a new platform. Looking for someone who is well-versed in PHP5 development, MySQL database design, OOP principles, to help us maintain the current version of our application while we transition to a new technical stack. This person needs to be very detail-oriented, seasoned with legacy codebases, familiar with the PHP5 ecosystem (2009-2014 period).

Bonus: Candidate has developed custom CRM functionality (Calendar, Contacts, Scheduling)


The PHP CRM Engineer will report directly to Eyasu Kifle, Senior Engineer, and will be responsible for:
  • Maintaining a complex PHP5 CRM application and making bug fixes / enhancements
  • Working with other developers and the product team to revamp the CRM using new technologies
  • Identifying legacy code issues and safely improving them using best practices
  • Improving the database design, performance, and reliability of the codebase
  • Understanding an existing CRM SaaS product end to end
  • Working within an Agile/Scrum framework to reliably deliver on projects

PHP CRM Engineer Requirements and Qualifications
  • Minimum 5+ years of experience with PHP, MySQL, JavaScript
  • Able to autonomously learn and organize an existing codebase
  • Very organized, detail-oriented and conscientious
  • Excellent grasp of web engineering fundamentals
  • Refined debugging and troubleshooting skills
  • Excellent written and verbal communication 
  • Ideally, you have led a transition from server-side applications to client-side SPA + +REST architectures.
  • Bonus: Demonstrable experience with CRM applications

Technical Skills
  • Excellent programming skills in: PHP5, PHP7, MySQL, JavaScript, CSS
  • Strong database design experience, familiar with MySQL schema migrations, performance tuning, sharding, scaling
  • Strong understanding of web engineering fundamentals
    • Understanding of REST JSON APIs, HTTP caching
    • Understanding of web security practices, OWASP 10, etc.
  • Experience with CI/CD pipelines
  • Familiarity with unit testing and E2E testing
  • Nice to have: 
  • Experience with ReactJS, Node.JS, Docker, SCSS and TypeScript
  • Familiarity with GraphQL
  • Familiarity with Docker, AWS load balancing, basic linux sysadmin

Start Date
We're looking for a candidate able to start in this position full-time during Q1 of 2021. We are a fully remote team. 


Application
The application process may include: A brief video interview submission, a code submission or technical phone interview, and a live Zoom interview.