PHP Applications Developer

PHP 5.x and JavaScript MVC/MVVM, AngularJS, SQL, SQL Server, Oracle, or MySQL, Git, TCP/IP, Agile/Scrum, MySQL,
Full Time
Depends On Experience
Telecommuting not available Travel not required

Job Description


Birkman International, the leader in workplace assessments, is seeking a talented and experienced applications Developer at its headquarters in Houston, Texas. The ideal candidate should have extensive experience developing single-page web applications on LAMP stacks with knowledge of PHP 5.x, MVC design patterns, basic knowledge of JavaScript, and an understanding of quality assurance workflows. This position will work in a collaborative environment with other developers to design, implement, and maintain internal and external customer experiences across desktop, laptop, tablet, and mobile devices.

Birkman International received Houston’s coveted “Best & Brightest Companies to Work For” from 2014 - 2017 and offers competitive compensation, great benefits, and a culture that rewards achievement while encouraging teamwork, professional growth, and work-life balance. If you are a motivated professional who enjoys a fast-paced, dynamic environment with cross-functional teams, a job at Birkman could be your next great career move.

Key Duties & Responsibilities

  • Develop performant single-page applications using PHP, JavaScript, MySQL and SQL Server.
  • Write quality, well-formed code including unit tests and thorough comments.
  • Work closely with other developers, Product Managers, and QA Analysts to deliver solutions through iterative releases and ensure product designs are being implemented to specifications and with high quality.
  • Quickly and expertly address software bugs.
  • Contribute to estimation and scoping of projects.
  • Suggest improvements in existing code to enhance the user experience for our customers.


  • Experience building single-page applications using PHP 5.x and JavaScript MVC/MVVM frameworks. Specific knowledge of AngularJS or other JS frameworks is a big plus.
  • Experience writing complex SQL queries for at least one major RDBMS such as SQL Server, Oracle, or MySQL.
  • Experience using a version control system such as Git.
  • Understanding of common TCP/IP protocols including HTTP and HTTPS.
  • Experience working in an Agile/Scrum development process.
  • Intellectual curiosity, problem-solving abilities, and desire to keep up with emerging web technologies.
  • Ability to thrive under pressure and deadlines while being at ease dealing with ambiguity and rapidly changing requirements.
  • Excellent interpersonal skills and the ability to build good working relationships.
  • Excellent verbal and written English skills.
  • Must be self-motivated to prioritize and manage workload and meet critical project milestones and deadlines.
  • Ability to write well-formed, quality code in a collaborative environment.

Education and Work Experience

  • Minimum of 3 years software development experience.
  • Minimum of 1 year PHP development experience.
  • B.S. / B.A. in Computer Science, Computer Information Systems or other related field desired.
  • This is a level 1 Developer position.


  • Annual salary: Commensurate with experience.
  • Includes participation in Birkman’s full-time employee benefits programs.
  • Participation in Annual Incentive Plan program.

Evaluation Criteria

Consideration will be given to applicants whose cover letters and resumes demonstrate the required education and professional experience. ​   Applicants should include all relevant education and work experience.​

Dice Id : 90910751
Position Id : 081768
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