We are seeking an ambitious and experienced back-end developer to join our collaborative team. Our back-end developer will take hard problems and solve them by combining open source code with your own configuration and custom work. You will have the opportunity to be on the frontline and gain experience with cutting-edge technologies as you help shape the direction our company takes when creating backend solutions.


  • Ability to gather requirements from clients and your team in order to implement full project builds while requiring minimal technical oversight
  • Ensure client websites adhere to defined coding, performance, accessibility and usability standards
  • Be an active team member and contribute to August Ash's back-end development techniques
  • Comfortable communicating with clients and providing them with creative solutions that match their user's needs
  • Collaborate with our design and development teams on client projects
  • Be an advocate for the users and your clients, anticipating what they need before they ask and presenting possible solutions or recommendations
  • Be an ambassador for August Ash and your team
  • Understands what quality means and completes work to that standard


  • 3 or more years of PHP web development with at least 1 year working within an interactive agency
  • Expertise with PHP object-oriented programming & MVC applications
  • Competent with SQL-based database concepts
  • Familiarity with automated deployment strategies
  • Comfort working with Linux-based systems
  • Competent knowledge of Linux-based systems administration
  • Competent in authoring JavaScript and using libraries such as jQuery
  • Competent in web services integrations (REST/SOAP)
  • Experience using version control systems, Git preferred
  • Knowledge of cross-browser techniques and challenges
  • Strong communication skills along with excellent problem solving / analytical skills
  • Complete assignments within set time and budget
  • Willing and able to constantly learn and keep up with the ever-changing development technologies
  • Self-driven. You know what to get done and how to meet those deadlines
  • Nice -- our team treats each other like family

Extra Credit

  • CMS-driven web publishing experience (WordPress, Drupal, Magento etc.)
  • Experience with a variety of database platforms like MySQL, PostgreSQL, MongoDB, Redis, etc. is a huge plus
  • Experience with caching and scaling techniques
  • Experience with CSS preprocessors like Sass/LESS
  • Experience with Zurb Foundation
  • Contributions to the open-source community

This position is a salary position with family benefits including health, dental, 401k and paid vacation.

The above information on this description has been designed to indicate the general nature and level of work performed by employees within this classification. It is not designed to contain or be interpreted as a comprehensive inventory of all duties, responsibilities and qualifications required of employees assigned to this job.

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