PHP Developer

At Carnegie Technologies, we are a strong technical team that builds communications products for the multitude of networks available today.  Whether that’s combining LTE and Wi-Fi together for better-quality VoIP calls that aren’t disrupted when you switch networks, aggregating networks together for smoother video streaming, giving your smartphone the ability to place calls over satellite from anywhere on the planet, or constructing end-to-end IoT systems that take advantage of the latest wireless protocols, we’re always looking for ways to get the best experience at the lowest operational cost.

We come from many different backgrounds and levels of expertise – but to all of us, craft and functionality are equally important.  We constantly learn and hone our skills and incorporate those experiences into every line of code.  We don’t ship “fast” solutions – we ship the right ones for our customers.  We’re also leaders that create quiet time to solve hard problems and the space to focus on the best result.

Our software engineering team is spread across our offices in Kitchener-Waterloo, Canada; Austin, Texas; and Romsey, UK.  You’ll have the opportunity to work with our super talented team of people, from experts in networking, machine learning, and applications to some of the pioneers of Wi-Fi itself. You might even get your name on a patent!

Our technology stack is carefully chosen to give our developers a great development experience – you’ll spend your time building quality software, not on repetitive tasks.  We’ve built tools to ensure our code is consistently formatted, to release after commit, and to automate documentation; and we rely on a shared set of engineering principles when reviewing every line of code we write.  Common technologies we use are:

  • Mobile: Java (Android), Objective-C (iOS), C++ (cross-platform)
  • Front-End: React, Angular 2+ (with Ionic/Cordova)
  • Back-end: Node.js (with TypeScript), Go, RabbitMQ, Postgres, Cassandra, Kafka
  • Build & Deploy: Git, Jenkins, Docker, Kubernetes, Helm, Prometheus

Come join us!

The Role

PHP developers at Carnegie work on the front-end and back-end of our “SparkEd” suite of products.  From web services to single-page applications, you’ll be developing a family of related web-based products for board governance, classroom management and student testing.

  • You’ll primarily coding in PHP and JavaScript, using frameworks like Laravel, Vue.js, and Bootstrap
  • You’ll spend a good chunk of your time coding - and code-reviewing others to ensure we maintain a high standard of quality
  • You’ll spend the rest of your time on architecture, design, and prototyping
  • You’ll be doing a mix of front-end and back-end development
  • You’ll be working with our operations and QA teams to drive higher levels of scale and reliability into our products
  • You’ll be developing on Linux – we like Visual Studio Code, but you have your choice of IDE
  • You’ll be pushed by your colleagues to deliver quality products in a reasonable timeframe – and trusted to seek input from then take the best action

About You

  • You have a wide knowledge of computer science/software engineering – through a related degree or diploma, but we also recognize practical experience
  • You are comfortable programming full-stack applications, and have been coding – professionally or personally – for years
  • You have serious coding skills, in multiple languages – a Mac or Unix focus is OK, but some experience with Windows would be useful
  • You have significant experience working with PHP; experience with Laravel or Symphony is a definite asset
  • You have experience working with relational databases like MySQL and Postgres, and know how to structure data & queries to improve performance
  • You have some experience with scaling web applications – with load balancing, fragment caching, cache control headers, compression, microservices, and page load audits
  • You have some experience developing for quality & reliability, and how it relates to web applications in particular – automated testing, performance benchmarking, and continuous integration
  • You have some experience working on large single-page web applications, using tools like Angular, React, Ember, or Vue
  • You have some experience with front-end development – both in implementing from a UX/graphical design, and in doing a rough UI yourself
  • You have some experience using Docker, Kubernetes, or other container/orchestration technologies
  • You want to work in a small, fast-moving team with lots of responsibility (and few roadblocks to getting things done)