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Software Developer

San Diego, CA

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Keywords: Position OverviewLinux, CentOS, MySQL, Apache, PHP, Memcache, Squid, Varnish, Patterns, Scaling, High performance, Perl, Python, Zend, Symfony, OOP, Software Architecture

Are these keywords part of your primary language? If you like to grow with a fast growing marketing company please read on.

"Smarter Solutions – Better Results" summarizes the philosophy of Search Optics. This phrase defines what we strive to provide every day, the action and approach of all our team members, and the impression we wish to leave with our business partners.

Search Optics is a rapidly growing internet marketing company and we are seeking a Software Developer. Search Optics is an employee-friendly company offering excellent benefits including health, dental, vision, paid vacation and sick time, matching 401K and life insurance. Please visit our website at

The position will report to the Director of Technology and work in coordination with cross-functional teams to design and develop our next generation platform and web presence. We are looking for an ambitious, hard-working developer with high coding standards.

Position duties

  •  Work closely with Product Management team to translate requirements into technical designs
  •  Design and develop highly scalable applications with cutting edge technologies
  • Work with team of developers to upgrade existing systems to latest technologies
  • Perform code reviews for peers
  • Take lead on critical coding efforts
  • Contribute to overall architectural decisions
  • Improve development efforts by applying industry best practices

Position requirements

  • 4+ years designing and developing LAMP web applications
  • 2+ years' experience with PHP5
  • 2+ years' experience with MySQL 5
  • 1+ Experience with PHP frameworks like Zend and Symfony is ideal
  • Solid experience with web services, SOAP, REST
  • In-depth experience with service and application integrations
  • Some experience with Java, Perl, Python, C, C++ is a desired
  • Proven experience with high performance MySQL and MemCache
  • Advanced working knowledge of OOP concepts
  • Comprehensive knowledge of high-volume LAMP architecture
  • Proficient with PHP, SQL, HTML, CSS, JavaScript, AJAX
  • Experience with SVN, Mantis, Rally or other source control, bug tracking, and project management tools
  • Knowledge of Continuous Integration process and Agile development
  • Knowledge of SEO and web analytics a plus
  • B.S. or higher in computer science or related field is highly desired

Please create a Word doc or pdf containing the answers to the below questions and attach, along with your resume to our application page:

Application questions

Please answer the following questions in 1 or 2 sentences each! Be brief!

  1. Have you completed your Bachelor's degree?
  2. How many years experience do you have in a corporate environment (working in the office, not freelance) designing and developing LAMP web applications?
  3. Do you currently live in San Diego? If not, please explain your timeline and plan for relocation.
  4. Are you legally authorized to work in the US without sponsorship?

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