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Software Development


2015-04-05 20:33


Are you someone with mature, well-formed opinions about modern coding processes and practices? Someone who cares deeply about doing amazing work, is confident in their skills, but experienced enough to know that they still have a ton to learn? 
We’re looking for a good person. Someone with humility, integrity, and a good sense of humor. If you're looking to work on exciting new tools using modern PHP techniques, this may be the place for you.

We're looking for a senior level PHP developer with Laravel experience to join our team building new and exciting features for our next generation digital engagement platform, Springboard. You’ll be the first full-time Laravel developer on staff and will be expected to help get our Drupal PHP developers up to speed on the framework.

Jackson River is a fully virtual company that is dedicated to providing the best services to our progressive nonprofit clients. We love giving our team the flexibility to work from home while keeping up with our clients' schedules. As such, each member of our team is expected to work typical hours in their local U.S. time zone. If your political values lean left, your work is high caliber, and you want to make a difference, consider joining our team.


  • Experience in design and software development with an MVC framework and Laravel PHP
  • Minimum 5 years in PHP development
  • The ability to understand, write and modify object-oriented PHP
  • Experience in designing clean and maintainable REST APIs
  • Willingness to adopt coding style guidelines, e.g. PSR-1 and PSR-2
  • Unit and acceptance testing experience
  • The ability to learn quickly and continuously
  • Ability to teach others
  • Decision making and problem solving skills
  • A self-starter, passionate about their work with new ideas
  • SQL knowledge (MySQL specifically)
  • Able to reference and research documentation to solve problems
  • An understanding of modern front-end web development techniques
  • The ability to work in a remote team environment
  • Willingness to learn Drupal
  • A sense of humor, strong team building, and collaborative work style

Bonus points awarded for:

  • Drupal development experience
  • Git experience
  • jQuery
  • Redis or other NoSQL database experience
  • Experience with high-volume email delivery services such as SendGrid

Why work for us:

Our team is passionate, creative, and dedicated to our nonprofit clients. Our staff goes to bed at night knowing that every meeting we have, every feature we developed, and every recommendation we delivered is improving our collective lot on this planet.

All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to age, gender, race, color, religion, national origin, sexual orientation, protected veteran status, or disability status.

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