As careers expert Miriam Salpeter writes in her recent article ‘Why December is Prime Time for Your Job Search,’ the last month of Q4 can be a dark horse month for new employment for a number of reasons.
With budget planning for 2014 coming to a head, many companies will find some hidden dollars that can be used for new hires before the New Year; hires who are often put on an expedited timeline to fill the seat before January comes around and budget constraints change.
Additionally, competition slows down in December since other job seekers will take their foot off the gas in the name of holiday revelry, enhancing your presence in the talent pool. And of course, with many folks having just collected a bonus, those who were waiting on those checks will now be ready to move, leaving a vacuum you can fill with your candidacy.
Embracing December is a dark horse month for hiring, take a look at these two excellent PHP engineering roles in New York and take 5 minutes to apply. The odds are in your favor.
The company is one of the most prolific tech startups in New York , providing a platform for creators of all sorts (photographers, artists, musicians, journalists, designers etc.) to showcase their work to a vast network of users.
They're looking to bring on a number of new LAMP engineers and architects and the ones who get an offer are going to be, for lack of a better term, sitting pretty.
Here are some of the specifics that make this role top notch:
What's awesome about the role:
You'll be working alongside some of the best engineers in the world who opted for this environment because they have tremendous impact (every engineer supports roughly one million users).
You'll have your pick of brand new, top-of-the-line Mac hardware and largely work within a LAMP environment.
You'll be on a small team of about 3-5 engineers and deploy code on weekly intervals rather than having to wait for an overly rigid and pokey corporate schedule.
They don't micromanage and without management breathing down your neck, you and your team will have the chance to really make your mark.
What's awesome about the company:
The office is gorgeous. High ceilings, tons of sunlight, employees collaborating everywhere, a keggerator, a cold brew coffee dispenser, a stocked fridge with as much seltzer, yogurt and cereal as you can handle.
They also provide breakfast on Tues/Thurs and lunch Mon/Wed/Fri.
There's $80 reimbursement/month for ANY fitness-related items you buy (skateboards and sneakers included) and reimbursement for your phone contract.
25% match on their 401K plan (highest we have ever seen).
What You'll Do:
Create and improve the tools that enable the creation, maintenance, and presentation of over 130 million blogs of incredible content.
Write robust, pragmatic code in PHP, Ruby, Scala, and others.
Collaborate with a talented team of designers and fellow engineers.
An aggressive stance on attacking problems and features.
A passion for building tools you would be proud to share with other engineers.
Experience with a variety of tools, systems, algorithms, and practices.
A desire to work in a collaborative, team-oriented environment.
The initiative to dig in on a problem and the guts to take a position on the way it should be solved.
Working knowledge of a diverse toolset including scripting and compiled languages, relational and non-relational databases, etc.
Tools The Company Uses:
PHP5, Scala, Ruby
Hadoop, Hive, Pig
We have an awesome position for a PHP Engineer at a new digital group within one of the most prolific publishing houses in the world.
While the skillset is in outrageous demand affording many options for qualified candidates, this opportunity would add immense value to your career as the firm is an established, successful company that gives its new digital group the freedom and swagger of a Silicon Valley startup … except with more perks, looser purse strings and the stability of consistent profit. Yep you heard it, actual profit and not venture capital.
You are probably aware the publishing industry has changed dramatically in previous years with all content moving online and this firm is looking for the PHP talent to become a juggernaut in the quickly evolving landscape.
This means you would be working with the latest versions of PHP and Python to develop both desktop and mobile applications for some of the most popular magazines in the world on a team with brilliant colleagues that live the philosophy that they can and will set the new standards of digital publishing.
Candidates should have 2+ years developing with PHP/Python, MySQL /NoSSQL and UI skills such as HTML5, CSS and similar.
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About Infusive Solutions:
Infusive Solutions is a software development staffing firm specializing in .NET, C#, Open Source and PHP recruiting in NYC, New Jersey and Long Island.