Web Developer (PHP)

November 7, 2012

We are looking for a PHP developer to join our team in Boulder, CO. You will build and extend CMS backends, develop internal tools and libraries, integrate with external APIs, build HTML5/CSS3/JS frontends, and more. Your work will span a variety of client websites, often with 2-3 ongoing projects. We’re a small and highly collaborative team of developers. Our work is primarily in the LAMP stack with an emphasis on WordPress and Drupal sites. In this position, you’ll have the opportunity to work directly with designers, project managers, and other developers to build highly customized sites.

This is a permanent, full-time, onsite, and benefitted position.


  • 3+ years of PHP development
  • Strong debugging skills
  • Comfortable writing SQL and working with relational databases
  • Can write jQuery for DOM manipulation and AJAX
  • Experience cutting up designs into HTML and CSS
  • Can explain bugs and solutions to both technical and nontechnical colleagues


  • Familiarity with WordPress and/or Drupal
  • Experience writing plugins or modules for systems like WordPress, Drupal, etc.
  • Experience with an MVC framework like CodeIgniter, Kohana, etc.
  • Experience with 3rd party APIs like Amazon S3, Twilio, Google Maps, etc.
  • Basic understanding of common web security issues like XSS, CSRF, SQL injection, etc.


  • Interest in responsive design and mobile development
  • Interest in contributing to open source projects
  • Experience with PHPUnit
  • Experience building Facebook apps Application

Application Instructions

Send us your resume (to jobs [at] vermilion.com), cover letter, and a small PHP code sample or link to github page.

Please name the files prefixed with your last name:

  • lastname_coverletter.pdf
  • lastname_resume.pdf
  • lastname_codesample.txt

Please Observe:

  • No phone calls
  • No recruiters
  • No outsourcing shops

About Vermilion

Vermilion is a 25-person, full-spectrum integrated design and interactive agency. For nearly 30 years, Vermilion has been providing distinctive and effective solutions to a wide range of clients, with a particular emphasis on work for nonprofit, educational, scientific, and civic organizations. While we have obtained awards and recognition for our strategic and creative products, we are most proud of our partnerships with clients who are making this a better world. We are passionate about design that informs, clarifies, persuades, and communicates the possibilities of working together for positive change.

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