We are looking for new PHP Developers

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If you’ve ever wanted to be a part of the team here at Chromatix, now’s your chance!

We’re continually learning and developing, and we’re honest about where we’re at – just the same we’d expect from you!

We build sites and custom integrations for SMEs across a range of industries (though as a developer, you’ll be dealing directly with our project managers). We make it a point to marry beautiful design with equally beautiful code: our websites and UIs must look and perform great both above and below the hood.

We:

  • are extremely close to caffeine supply, and get good deals from nearby cafes;
  • are very close to public transport – only a cafe separates us from Canterbury station;
  • have plenty of food options at our doorstep, and Camberwell and Box Hill are both a short drive or train ride away (free team lunch every Friday too!).

Once you’re present and fuelled, you’ll be working on custom automation solutions for our clients, as well as websites usually built with WordPress. Our stack is generally PHP, MySQL, JavaScript (including jQuery), HTML and CSS. We use gulp and Sass for front-end builds, and we integrate with a lot of APIs – they’re usually REST and use either JSON or XML. Obviously, you’ll need to be comfortable with all of this, as well as being able to grok the command line. If you’re light on experience in one or two areas, still consider applying – just be honest about where you’re at and be willing to learn!

Our developers are responsible for their own deployments, so you’ll need an understanding of hosting tooling. More and more clients are moving to platforms like AWS; other tools you’ll find useful include Docker, GCE and Kubernetes, as well as a working understanding of Apache, Nginx, and DNS – but as usual, having the capacity to learn these is more important than coming with the knowledge already. We’re progressively moving towards automating as much of this as possible.

All our code is version controlled via either private or, where possible, public GitHub repositories. So yes, your GitHub history will look awesome. Here’s another plus: on the frontend, we don’t support IE9 anymore – never mind IE8! Developers work upstairs, don’t have to answer the phone, and the hat rule says…. if it’s on, you will not be disturbed (in most cases!).

We love to learn. Every developer has a weekly allotment of professional development time to spend on whatever they wish, providing it’s related to work. Writing a new Slack integration, contributing to a WordPress plugin, or trying to keep up with JavaScript libraries: wherever your current learning itch is. Peer code reviews are also an integrated part of every project.

So if you’re a keen full stack web developer, PHP developer, web application developer, API integration expert, experienced programmer or database guru, submit your resume, we would love to chat!

If you want some more information or just want to see if this job is right for you, give us a call on (03) 9912 6304 or email Dan (careers@chromatix.com.au)

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