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Full Stack Engineer


StudioLabs is looking for a senior-level, full stack web developer. This position is open in both our NYC-based location and our Buffalo, NY location. The engineer must be able to manage multiple concurrent priorities spanning new web / software development projects as well as applications maintenance and support. Individual must have a strong technical foundation as well as a full understanding of common coding standards, configuration management, and full life cycle systems development. Individual will be responsible for effective provisioning, installation/configuration, operation, and maintenance of systems hardware and software and related infrastructure, as well as dev team leadership on various projects.

The candidates must be able to work effectively with our client’s technical leads, our other in-house developers, and non-technical staff from other departments. This person would have strong communication skills, and posses the ability to present complex technical information to a wide range of audiences, from other technical staff to senior management. Individual should be a fast learner of new technologies, be a creative thinker, share skills and information freely, and be able to mentor and train other developers. This person should be a strong, hands-on, senior-level developer with System Administration skills.

THIS INDIVIDUAL SHOULD BE:

  • An expert with web application development and systems administration, and must have experience with LAMP: Linux, Apache, MySQL, PHP
  • Great at communicating with developers and other StudioLabs team members
  • Able to work effectively with our client’s technical leads, our other in-house developers, and non-technical staff from other departments
  • A cross-disciplined person who is not afraid of maintaining a production application whilst capable of learning new technologies and putting them into practical use
  • An automation master and familiar with configuration management and deployment tools such as Vagrant, Chef or Puppet
  • Unafraid of writing software for extending our REST APIs, improving our monitoring software or extending our analytics tools
  • A team player who enjoys working in small teams to accomplish big things
  • A natural, ego-less leader who is interested in taking the reins on projects and helping to steward them to the finish line

ESSENTIAL DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIES:

  • Individual will be responsible for effective provisioning, installation/configuration, operation, and maintenance of systems hardware and software and related infrastructure
  • Document daily progress on work items & communicate to appropriate stakeholders
  • Work out of hours, when appropriate, to support major implementations or to react to high priority service issues
  • Guide development of tools, infrastructure, and processes within the configuration, build and release process
  • Provide expertise in determining the strategic technical direction and system architecture for projects, as needed
  • Work as part of a team to help define technical requirements, explain the capabilities and limitations of various systems, and generate diagrams/documentation for internal and client use
  • Provide assistance, training, and/or mentoring to the other engineers and other team members
  • Other duties as assigned

KEY QUALIFICATIONS:

  • Bachelor’s degree in Information Technology, Computer Sciences, Engineering, Math/Physics or equivalent professional work experience
  • Expert technical knowledge of PHP, Object-Oriented programming, design patterns, and best practices in PHP5
  • Experience with the PHP frameworks or other MVC development frameworks
  • Experience with JavaScript and CSS
  • Must be able to multi-task, manage details, and keep sight of overall objectives
  • Able to work well under pressure and to tight deadlines within a dynamic environment
  • Must possess an exceptional ability to effectively communicate both verbally and non-verbally, with technical and non-technical personnel
  • Individual must have a strong technical foundation as well as a full understanding of common coding standards and configuration management
  • Understand the complete deployment life cycle from design, build, test, and deployment
  • Experience with cloud computing configuration and administration (Amazon, Rackspace or similar)
  • Familiarity with one or more version control systems (Git)
  • Scripting ability (Bash / Shell, Perl, Python, Ruby)
  • Excellent analytical and creative problem solving skills

BONUS POINTS FOR:

  • Understanding of Linux Operating Systems and Linux internals
  • Experience in systems management or software development with systems management responsibilities
  • Experience as a Release Engineer, Database Administrator, or Senior Systems Administrator, preferably in a LAMP environment
  • Experience with Scrum or other Agile software methodologies
  • Magento experience
  • Specific experience with Amazon Web Services such as EBS, EC2, RDS, Route53, S3, VPC
  • Web application performance tuning (Apache, nginx) and experience building or managing applications from the Application layer down
  • Exposure to security concepts / best practices and system security policy management experience for cloud based deployments
  • Ansible, Chef, Puppet, Jenkins, Docker or similar build automation / deployment experience
  • Customer service experience / strong internal and external customer focus
  • Git and GitFlow experience.
  • Experience with business processes and risk management
  • Experience with backup strategies and execution
  • Knowledge of virtualization technology and methods (VMware, Xen, Hypervisor)
  • Experience with VPN, Load Balancing, SSH, Network Monitoring / Troubleshooting tools

COMMUNICATION SKILLS:

  • Must be able to communicate effectively with many types of clients – those who are technically savvy as well as clients who look to us for technical advice.
  • Must be able to collaborate with in-house project management / product ownership team to keep the project running smoothly
  • Must be able to speak English fluently

All applicants must be able to work legally in the U.S.

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