Developer for Educational and Service Industry Software

Developer for Educational and Service Industry Software

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Job Description

Remix Media (an offshoot of BrainBoost Education), is currently looking for a web developer and programmer to help us manage the transition as our senior developer leaves for a new job. We make educational courses, do brand development, and create scheduling and other intranet software for service businesses.

In the short term, we need someone to work on several short term deadlines we have with clients. If it is a good fit, we may want to work together in the longer term.

We care deeply about providing a great service to our clients, and are excited to work with an odesk contractor who feels the same way!

Main duties:
*Work with existing OO PHP/MySQL MVC frameworks to extend feature sets
*Use JavaScript (specifically jQuery and AJAX) to provide responsive and user-friendly interfaces
*Coordinate with a graphic designer on both new and existing applications, and use their designs to develop the HTML and CSS
*Write scripts to automate tasks using cron jobs
*Assist end users experiencing technical difficulties via email and occasionally Skype
*Investigate bug reports and develop patches where necessary
*Provide accurate estimates for time and work effort on new projects


We're looking for someone who is:
*Ability to work with and design custom frameworks
*Knowledgeable about relational database design, specifically with regards to normalization and indexing
*Experienced with responsive design, progressive enhancement and graceful degradation
*Familiar with Linux, including cron jobs
*Passionate about UX and making user-friendly applications
*Good time management skills and the ability to switch between tasks easily
*Ability to quickly learn new technologies and apply them in a reliable manner
*Capable of explaining technical concepts in a non-technical manner both verbally and in writing
*Experience with the following would be an asset: Sass, Python, phpMyAdmin, CentOS, HTML5 Boilerplate, Twitter Bootstrap, jQuery UI, OOCSS

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Skills: intranet, mvc, design, linux, management, twitter