Job Opening: Web Application Developer – PHP / Zend Framework / Backbone.js

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Delta Systems Group is hiring web application developers

Do you have a passion for helping companies? Are you skilled in WordPress, PHP, PostgreSQL, MySQL, XML, Zend Framework? Delta Systems, an online application development company headquartered in Columbia, Missouri with employees in Arkansas, Illinois, Michigan, and Oregon, offers an exciting and high-energy work environment. As a rapid application development company, we minimize over-engineering and empower you to make decisions and manage tasks.

Work Environment:

Since 1986, Delta has been building tracking systems for everything from napkins to insurance policies, from golf courses to hot dog ingredients, from horse ailments to yoga certifications, and from blood donors to paddlefish. Building online applications and data management systems that are intuitive and powerful is our specialty.

Read about Delta in the Columbia Daily Tribune

Delta Systems has been named “one of Mid-Missouri’s foremost web design and support firms” by the Columbia Daily Tribune and “a premier providers of computing solutions” by the Columbia Business Times. Our employees enjoy many freedoms and benefits. We do group coding weekly for reviews and single-project focusing to knock out features, do some spec work, or just to put an app together to find and fix issues quickly. Free lunch-and-learn sessions provide opportunities for ongoing training.

Delta Systems employees exemplify professionalism in every aspect of client relations and work.

Typical daily activities:

* Work along other senior developers to provide PHP programming and functionality for a wide variety of consumer related websites, intranets, extranets, and web-based applications
* Be challenged on a daily basis to solve problems in new and creative ways
* Design, evaluate, update, and maintain object oriented applications in PHP
* Design, evaluate, update, and maintain complicated database schemas in PostgreSQL and SQL Server
* Share your opinions and insights with business leaders on a daily basis in order to affect rapid decision cycles and effective solutions to business requirements


– Paid by the hour
– Flex time – If you like working from 7am to 3pm or 3pm to 11pm great!
– Health Insurance, ~80% paid by employer
– SIMPLE retirement plan with corporate matching
– Dental
– Paid vacation
– Paid sick leave
– Paid holidays


– Free soda, tea, coffee and occasional lunches.
– Development environments: Ubuntu, Windows, or Mac, whichever
– We’ll pay for applicable certification exams
– Subscription to O’Reilly Media
– Enjoy “Virtual Tuesdays”; you can work from anywhere you want without meeting interruptions
– Dress is casual – jeans and t-shirts are just fine. When meeting with clients, we expect business appropriate attire and demeanor.

What we look for in you:

* 2 years of solid PHP and MySQL/PostgreSQL
* Experience with a MVC framework (Zend Framework, Cake, Symphony, Codeigniter)
* Strong working knowledge of HTML, CSS and JavaScript libraries (YUI, jQuery)
* Capabilities in working with WordPress, Drupal, Expression Engine, Joomla, etc
* The ability to translate business requirements into system design.
* Develop solutions based on organizational and users’ needs, strategies, and goals, including recommending improvements based on researching and evaluating web software.
* Successful track record of working in a fast-paced, collaborative team environment
* Exceptional debugging skills
* Experience with Version Control Systems (subversion, github, etc)
* Zend PHP5 and/or Zend Framework Certification: If you’re not already certified, be expected to work towards obtaining certification. We’ll even pay for the first test.

BONUS Talents Sought:

* Know your way around Basecamp
* Experience deploying to a load-balanced environment
* Experience with the Zend Framework
* Ability to administer Linux servers running CentOS 5
* Familiarity with Xdebug
* Linux Server administration experience (Preferably Plesk)
* Know your way around Amazon EC2, Amazon S3, Rackspace Cloud, etc.
* Know your way around Google Analytics, Omniture, etc.
* eCommerce platform experience (Magento, etc)
* Zend PHP5 Certified
* Zend Framework Certified

DO NOT APPLY if you:

* are “learning” PHP and want some experience
* are representing a company and want us to outsource to you

Email resumes to

Please no phone calls.

This job will also be posted on Craigslist,,, etc when we get around to it.


* Zend Framework Certified