Know PHP? We're Hiring!

| 4 Oct 2010 13:05
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Yes, we're hiring again. We're looking for another web developer to join the Tech Team, current holders of the Nerf Thunderdome championship title and masters of ASCII-based voodoo.

Sorry internationalers, this is a full-time job at our office in Durham, NC. But if you have a friend or e-buddy that might be interested, please let them know. People familiar with our sites and what we do always get bonus points.

If you're more into words than code, we're also currently looking for a non-games editor.

The full text of our job posting below:


Themis Media, the company behind two-time Webby award-winning site The Escapist and The WarCry Network is seeking an experienced web developer with a passion for games and gaming to join our team. We're looking for someone that is knowledgeable and flexible enough to jump in and make things happen. Come work in a small, young company with a casual atmosphere (pants required) where you will always have something interesting to work on, and interesting people to work with.

Job Responsibilities
As a web developer at Themis, you'll be jumping right into web development work in a LAMP environment on a variety of projects, including:

  • Developing and implementing custom client websites.
  • Maintaining and updating existing web properties.
  • Designing and implementing new features in our custom CMS.
  • Building and deploying community features on existing media properties.

Qualifications
Qualified candidates must have:

  • A minimum of 1-5 years experience.
  • Hands-on knowledge of HTML/XHTML, JavaScript/AJAX, and CSS.
  • Working knowledge of PHP and MySQL.
  • Good communications skills, and the ability to both work with a small team and handle solo projects.
  • Good organizational skills, and the ability to meet deadlines.
  • The ability to work hard in a high intensity environment.

In addition, ideal candidates will have one, many, or all of the following:

  • Solid design skills and a grasp of current web UI trends.
  • Familiarity with the Prototype and Script.aculo.us libraries.
  • Experience and knowledge of current PC and console games.
  • Experience with online games and online communities.
  • Experience with current social networking platforms and APIs.
  • Basic familiarity with image editing programs. (Photoshop, Paintshop, Corel, GIMP)
  • Ability to debate differences between Kirk and Picard without resorting to violence.

Multi-talented individuals are highly valued here - if you have additional talents outside the programming arena (writing, soldering, origami, kung-fu, ...) please mention them!

Compensation & Benefits
This position is for a full-time salaried employee at our office in Durham, NC - just outside RTP. Compensation ranges between $39,000-$59,000 depending on knowledge and experience, with a benefits package and perks including flexible hours and a casual atmosphere.

How To Apply
Interested applicants should send a resume, including examples of previous work, to jobs@themis-group.com referencing Web Developer in the subject.

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Virgil:

ShadowKatt:
How come you guys have to be in North Carolina? That's in the complete opposite direction I'm trying to move!!!

Low cost to live here, a good local economy, and generally nice weather. We're pretty happy here, actually. Strangely enough, because of all the tech companies and colleges importing people to the area, it's not actually that "Southern".

I'm sure it's an absolutely lovely place to live, unfortunately I have previous obligations and I'm headed towards the west coast, so unless there's a way to do the job remotely, I'm out.

Well, okay, there ARE ways to do it remotely, but that's just a pain.

I would _so_ love to go for this, and I totally blow qualifications away, but I'm West Coast till I die.

Let me know when you're ready to take this thing bi-coastal!

saejox:
everbody wants some prior exp.
then nobody will find a job.

Virgil:
See my previous post in the thread on creating something on your own. It's easy to get experience as a web developer, or even working as a team of developers, it just takes time and motivation.

I get the impression that you don't have institutional support for this, like a school job match. It's OK, neither did I. Just tell people you know in real life what you do and what you want to do. Never shut up about it. Someday, perhaps a year or two after you start doing this, someone will call you on your shit. If you can show up on that day and perform, or if you already have a few personal projects to show (like Virgil suggests), you will have your experience.

And, just one more time,

West Coast 4 LYFE!

saejox:
everbody wants some prior exp.
then nobody will find a job.

See my previous post in the thread on creating something on your own. It's easy to get experience as a web developer, or even working as a team of developers, it just takes time and motivation.

Several of our programmers actually started their positions with fairly minimal experience working with PHP, and have done far better work than some other people who have had experience. But I'm not looking for someone to train up to handling our code with this ad (as reflected both in the requirements, and the salary). Ideally, I'm looking for someone who could potentially train others.

Virgil:

  • A minimum of 1-5 years experience.
  • everbody wants some prior exp.
    then nobody will find a job.

    The Cheezy One:

    Virgil:

    The Cheezy One:
    Shame i dont have a few years experience, ive got all the rest. ah well, maybe another time

    Elementlmage:
    Apply anyway, you would be surprised what a good cover letter and interview can make up for.

    Good examples of past or current work are best. Whether or not it was paid work is irrelevant - the one nice thing about web development is that anyone can get web space for dirt cheap (or free) and do stuff with it, or even just contribute to an open source project. We value people that do things, that's why our positions don't usually ask for a degree.

    well in that case
    http://www.nozzleplots.co.uk
    a website i've been working on using HTML script and an FTP program, no web design programs. its pretty crappy, unfinished, and i dont have anything to put in it, but its mine :)
    http://www.bubblefoundation.org.uk
    a charity website ive been co-editting for a while now. unfortunately i can only do something when they tell me too, so it hasnt had anything changed recently

    You should put that in your Resume and send it along. ;)

    Virgil:

    The Cheezy One:
    Shame i dont have a few years experience, ive got all the rest. ah well, maybe another time

    Elementlmage:
    Apply anyway, you would be surprised what a good cover letter and interview can make up for.

    Good examples of past or current work are best. Whether or not it was paid work is irrelevant - the one nice thing about web development is that anyone can get web space for dirt cheap (or free) and do stuff with it, or even just contribute to an open source project. We value people that do things, that's why our positions don't usually ask for a degree.

    well in that case (this isnt me actually applying, just throwing ideas around, but)...
    http://www.nozzleplots.co.uk
    a website i've been working on using HTML script and an FTP program, no web design programs. its pretty crappy, unfinished, and i dont have anything to put in it, but its mine :)
    http://www.bubblefoundation.org.uk
    a charity website ive been co-editting for a while now. unfortunately i can only do something when they tell me too, so it hasnt had anything changed recently
    im in the UK, but id move if i got the job

    The Cheezy One:
    Shame i dont have a few years experience, ive got all the rest. ah well, maybe another time

    Elementlmage:
    Apply anyway, you would be surprised what a good cover letter and interview can make up for.

    Good examples of past or current work are best. Whether or not it was paid work is irrelevant - the one nice thing about web development is that anyone can get web space for dirt cheap (or free) and do stuff with it, or even just contribute to an open source project. We value people that do things, that's why our positions don't usually ask for a degree.

    ShadowKatt:
    How come you guys have to be in North Carolina? That's in the complete opposite direction I'm trying to move!!!

    Low cost to live here, a good local economy, and generally nice weather. We're pretty happy here, actually. Strangely enough, because of all the tech companies and colleges importing people to the area, it's not actually that "Southern".

    Dammit. Now I wish I (a) knew PHP (stupid JavaScript only being a part of the web trinity...) and (b) had the ability to move to a new location (stupid school).

    Good luck to the applicants.

    Damn you ocean and age! If I was older, had a little experience, and wasn't stuck over here I'd jump on that. Hopefully you'll still be hiring in 10 years!

    Well I don't know PHP, but I can bake a mean Chocolate Éclair. Is there a place for me in your company?

    More organizations need pastry Chefs. Recent studies have shown that companies who hire on site pastry chefs are 500% more profitable

    You all need a Dallas/Ft. Worth office. =P I would of totally applied. LoL What you listed is pretty much what I've been doing for the past 2 years. Game related would of been awesome.

    Oh god >.<

    I can actually DO web development. How come you guys have to be in North Carolina? That's in the complete opposite direction I'm trying to move!!!

    Ah what the hell. I'll apply anyway.

    The Cheezy One:
    Shame i dont have a few years experience, ive got all the rest. ah well, maybe another time

    Apply anyway, you would be surprised what a good cover letter and interview can make up for.

    ... Is something going on astronomically? Planets coming into alignment or something?

    The timing of this just strikes me as odd, considering what I've been doing to pay my bills for the past year.

    Anyway. Good luck to all applicants.

    Damn... still in web development classes, actually sitting in it right now... so much for that. :/

    XD

    What are the chances of a graphic designer in the future?

    Wow - Expanding a bit arent ya? Well good luck to applicants! Looks like a god deal to me!

    If I've never heard of them, can I still apply?

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