Job Summary

Lead PHP Developer

  • Location:
    San Diego , California
  • Category:
    Web Developer
  • Contract Type:
    Direct Hire
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A Lead PHP Developer job in San Diego, CA is available through Modis. They are looking for a highly experienced software / web developer who is an expert in LAMP architecture and who has experience with Laravel. This person will be helping to develop web-based applications based on business requirements, use cases, and functional requirements.

Lead PHP Developer job responsibilities include:

Develop web-based applications based on business requirements, use cases and functional requirements
Collaborate with the existing developers on project scope, design and approach
Understand the business well enough to align your development with company goals
Drive new features on Guild’s core products, as well as optimize and maintain existing application code
Work with third party web services and APIs and develop web services APIs as necessary for Guild’s systems
Document functionality in-line and in the development documentation wiki
Present design decisions to Management
Identify, investigate, and resolve PHP platform bugs and issues
Write, test and debug customizations and new features
Implement required security updates and patches
Monitor and optimize site usability
Work closely with management and architect(s) to design new applications and refactor existing legacy code
Lead discussions for project planning sessions
Act as a team coach and use expertise to answer questions from teammates
Respond to escalated inquiries and problems that cannot be resolved by teammates
Support new hire training and work closely with less experienced employees
Participate in creation of training materials and job aids, as well as any new rollouts or updates
Work to cultivate and distribute technical knowledge throughout PHP team
Complete technical research and analysis and share findings and possible solutions with team
Review the output of junior-level teammates, and provide subsequent assessments and recommendations to Management
Create templates and models used by less experienced teammates
Provide analysis and work on special initiatives and projects from Management


Bachelor's degree required, BS in Computer Science or related field preferred
8+ years experience as a software / web developer
Expert in LAMP architecture, OOP design patterns and PSR standards
Must have experience with Laravel and composer
Experience with other PHP frameworks like Zend or Symfony is a plus
Unit testing is a must
Ability to understand and optimize unstructured “legacy” code
Must have experience with git
Strong HTML, CSS, JSON/XML, SQL skills
Experience with Javascript/jQuery and AJAX
Experience with Angular and Bootstrap libraries/frameworks is a plus
Experience with AS400/IBM iSeries systems is a plus
Self-starter with the demonstrated ability to learn/adapt to new technologies and techniques
Ability to document processes and procedures
Ability to organize and manage multiple priorities simultaneously in a fast-paced, deadline-driven environment
Excellent interpersonal skills required
Highly detail-oriented and organized
Team-oriented and able to matrix across team(s) as necessary

If you are interested in this Lead PHP Developer job in San Diego,, CA then please click APPLY NOW. If you have questions about the position or would like more information please contact Matthew Dolan at 858-410-1112 or by email at

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