Role: PHP Web Developer - PHP Web Development Engineer

About Us:
Are you ready to be an instrumental part of envisioning, building and delivering next generation services and tools for discovering social media’s next rising stars?
Technorati is recognized worldwide as the authority of the blogosphere. We’ve built a powerful real-time blog search and discovery site that brings bloggers, readers and advertisers together to discover the best the web has to offer in social media. We’ve tracked over 100 million blogs and index 65,000 new blog posts every hour. As a web destination we serve over 10 million unique visitors every month. We do all of this in a highly collaborative environment with an insatiable drive for shaping the way social media gets discovered online.
If you’re smart, creative and determined to put your best ideas forward and see them through completion then you belong on our team!

The Opportunity:
We are looking for a talented Web Development Engineer who likes to think out of the box. The environment is fast-paced with user-centered, iterative design and development cycles. You will work primarily on the team
responsible for user experience with other Web Development Engineers, Designers, Product Managers, and other Engineers in a development environment that is extremely collaborative. We welcome the opportunity to
discuss this role in more detail if you feel you are a fit!

. The Web Development Engineer will be part of a team responsible for the development of Technorati web-service applications primarily in PHP using Apache and Linux.
. You will be expected to lead in the writing of standards-compliant complex CSS 2 and some CSS 3, XHTML, JavaScript.
. You will be responsible for developing production-level code as well as proof-of-concepts and prototypes. Your work must be fully cross browser compliant.
. You will take ownership of your individual projects and utilize your hands-on experience to interface and collaborate on parallel projects.
. You will work primarily with PHP, CSS, JavaScript, AJAX and procedural and object-oriented design, dynamic content retrieval, performance optimization techniques, unit testing techniques, debugging techniques, state management, HTTP, and Apache.

. You have a strong command of CSS, HTML/XHTML, PHP, JavaScript, AJAX and recent development and best practices in each.
. You are well versed in code optimization and software design principles, and have a passion and demonstrated experience in UI design and development.
. You must be able to exercise innovation in support of UI design and heuristics through your expertise in client development to enhance the overall user experience.
. The ideal candidate will have a BSCS/MSCS or equivalent with 3+years of relevant web programming experience, or 5+ years in CSS,JavaScript, and PHP. You must be fluent with Linux.
. You must have fluency in publishing and parsing semantic XHTML and micro formats

. Knowledge of and experience publishing and parsing semantic XHTML and micro formats.
. Excellent writing skills.
. Excellent wiki editing skills on wiki systems such as Media Wiki, MoinMoin, etc.
. Experience with CVS and the Bugzilla bug tracking tool and the Request Tracker issue tracking tool.

We’ve built our team by finding the most creative, passionate and talented people with deep knowledge of the blogosphere. We provide unique and creative career challenges, and other employees who are equally committed.

If you’re looking for experienced and supportive management, a fun and healthy team atmosphere, and an outstanding opportunity where high standards are respected and contributions are recognized, we would like to talk to you. We offer top pay, benefits (employer pays 100% of monthly premium for employees and their dependents.) stock options and opportunity for professional growth..

For immediate consideration, please send a text (ASCII) or HTML version of your resume and cover letter describing why you are the best candidate to Marta Daglow at

Marta Daglow
665 3rd Street, Suite 207
San Francisco, CA 94107