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Job Summary

Guidepoint Global
New York City, NY 10017
Financial Services
Job Type
Full Time
Years of Experience
5+ to 7 Years
Education Level
Bachelor's Degree
Career Level
Experienced (Non-Manager)

Competitive salary and commission structure

Lead PHP Developer/Architect

About the Job

Guidepoint Global is seeking a Lead PHP Developer with heavy Microsoft SQL Server experience to join its top-flight IT team. Our web development team is a highly collaborative organization consisting of engineers with the highest levels of technical depth, programming skill and a passion for quality.

This position is expected to refactor complex queries to offload resource utilization from MS SQL Server 2008 to Apache/PHPwebservers (Linux). An ideal candidate is expected to absorb an immense amount of business logic and have a curious mind for process flows to data models and code interaction.


Duties and Responsibilities

  • Weigh-in on new architecture and database schema design
  • Design and develop web applications using PHP
  • Software build management and deployment
  • Create and run ad hoc reports written in SQL and iterating through large datasets in PHP
  • Tune database (indexes and schema organization)
  • Aid in crafting an in-progress Redis caching layer
  • Implement new features and maintain existing codebase
  • Follow and enforce coding standards and best practices (PSR-1)


  • Bachelor's Degree or 5-8 years of Object Oriented programming experience in PHP
  • Experience working with an MVC framework (Zend, Symfony, Yii, CodeIgniter, etc.)
  • Experience designing, coding and consuming Restful APIs
  • Understanding of design patterns
  • Experience writing/understanding complex SQL queries.
  • Experience offloading ginormous SQL queries (data processing, grouping, sorting, joins, inner selects) to PHP code
  • Experience with caching, particularly with in-memory key/value storage
  • Heavy experience with Git version control
  • Strong Linux skills
  • Experience with deployment tools (Capistrano)
  • Experience with Agile software methodology
  • Experience working with a production environment with zero or very minimal downtime
  • Multitasking skills. Ability to drop in-progress items to unblock 13 developers
  • Excellent communication skills
  • Steeltrap for memory
  • Must have Ownership!



  • Exposure to Symfony2 / Doctrine ORM, entities, repositories and annotations a huge +
  • Experience in MongoDB a plus
  • Experience in AngularJS a plus
  • Experience in message queues a plus
  • Experience with Business Intelligence tool a major plus



  • These is not a telecommuting or contract position
  • Local candidates only please


To apply, please send a resume and cover letter (Subject: Candidate - Lead PHP Developer) to techjobs@guidepointglobal.com


*** Resumes without a targeted cover letter will not be considered ***

- See more at: http://www.guidepointglobal.com/about/jobs.html#srphp



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