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Software Engineer--PHP

Research Square is the leader in ethical author-oriented solutions in the world of academic publishing and we help researchers succeed through our world-class technology-enabled services. We are home to American Journal Experts (AJE), which provides solutions that help researchers communicate their work so they can get back to making discoveries. Research Square is a dynamic company with a global reach, located in the West Village area of Durham, NC.

We currently have a challenging opportunity for a bright, hardworking, and self-motivated developer. We are looking for a mid- to senior-level developer who exhibits personal humility and who strives to enable the success of his/her team in our fun and collaborative environment.

Responsibilities: As a developer, you will be working on a variety of projects for both internal and external clients, including building eCommerce web applications, APIs, search and social integration tools, data analysis tools, and much more.

We do agile development running 2-week sprints. You will have time to write your unit tests, your code will be reviewed by peers, and it will be pushed to production on a weekly basis. What you create will get used! You will also have four days per month to explore innovative ideas and address technical debt outside of the sprint process.

*Relocation is not required.

Skills & Requirements:

  • 3+ years of PHP or OOP development
  • 3+ years experience with relational databases
  • Understanding of MVC design principles
  • Experience with Git or other DVCS
  • BS in Computer Science or equivalent experience

(We are looking to fill this position immediately. As a result, we will only be able to consider candidates who are currently authorized to work in the US for any employer at this time.)

Bonus Points for:

  • Experience with Zend Framework 3 and Doctrine
  • Experience with React and Redux
  • Experience with payment processing and invoicing systems
  • Experience with API integrations (e.g. Zendesk, Zoho Books, MailChimp, Mandrill)
  • Experience with Domain-Driven Design
  • Experience with continuous integration and delivery

Our Current Toolbox: PHP 7, Zend Framework 1 and 3, Doctrine ORM, MySQL, Redis, React, Redux, Webpack, LESS/Sass, Jekyll, Amazon Web Services, Go, Docker, CircleCI, GitHub, Airbrake

​Who We Are

We are a rapidly growing company based in Durham, NC, and our 230+ full-time employees are committed to making a difference in the world of research discovery, communication, and publication. We take our work to improve the lives of researchers very seriously, and we also believe in having fun doing so!  Our work environment is casual and extremely flexible. We have a results-focused workplace; many enjoy coming in to our "open office" environment, and those who choose to work from home attend any required meetings via chat rooms and videoconferencing. 


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  • Inc. 5000 (2012, 2013, 2014, 2015, 2016)
  • Fast 50 (2013, 2014)
  • Inc. Hire Power (2013)
  • Build 100 (2013)
  • Sloan Award for Workplace Flexibility (2011, 2012)
  • When Work Works Award (2014, 2016, 2017)
  • NC Parenting Magazine’s Family Friendly 50 (2013, 2014)
  • Triangle Business Journal's Best Places to Work (2017)
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