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Junior PHP Developer

Requisition Number: 
662
Department: 
Conservation Science
Job Status: 
Regular
Hours: 
Full-time
Overview: 
The Junior PHP Developer position works in the Conservation Science Department developing and maintaining web applications written in Laravel and Vue.js, as well as legacy Drupal applications. We are looking for a self-starting professional to join our team.
Duties and Responsibilities: 

In this role you will be responsible for the following:

  • Participate in the development of technology goals and strategies based on interactions with stakeholders
  • Develop plans for software deployment and prioritize tasks within projects
  • Design databases and data structures
  • Create and maintain code documentation
  • Debug and diagnose issues
  • Mentor team members, colleagues, students and interns within the Department on technology-related subjects

Key Garden competencies/behaviors desired

  • Communicates in a manner that gains the trust and support of others at all levels.
  • Works effectively with others despite differences of opinion and style; builds alliances.
  • Has a tolerance for opposing points of view.
  • Strives for collaboration. Works cooperatively, as a positive contributor to the team.
  • Demonstrates a positive attitude and shows kindness in all workplace interactions.
  • Makes decisions appropriate for level of responsibility.
  • Can effectively adapt to change; can shift gears comfortably; is flexible, and embraces change with a “can-do” attitude.
  • Is self-aware; knows personal strengths and weaknesses; seeks feedback and is open to negative feedback as an opportunity for improvement.
  • Is cool under pressure; can be counted on to hold things together during tough times; can handle stress; is not knocked off balance by the unexpected; is a settling influence during a crisis.
  • Recognizes problems, constructively identifies and articulates solutions.
  • Picks up garbage when it is seen regardless of position.
  • Follows safety guidelines to ensure a safe working environment and consistently demonstrates safe work behaviors.
  • Is welcoming of new hires.
Qualifications: 

Our ideal candidate will have the following:

  • Basic knowledge and experience with MVC frameworks
  • Basic knowledge and experience with relational databases such as MySQL/PostgreSQL
  • Basic knowledge and experience with Javascript
  • Basic knowledge and experience with APIs
  • Basic knowledge and experience with modern source control practices, tools, and systems such as Github
  • Basic knowledge and experience with software testing
  • Basic knowledge and experience with CMS
Physical Demands: 
Office setting. Frequent sitting, standing, walking, bending, listening, speaking, and keyboarding. Use of office equipment including computers, telephones, copiers, scanners, and fax machines. Some requirements for lifting, pushing, or pulling items less than 30 pounds.
Why Apply?: 

Come work in a setting that is like no other as you support our mission: We cultivate the power of plants to sustain and enrich life. Take the first step toward being one of the employees who make the Garden one of the treasures of the Forest Preserves of Cook County. Apply today. Please note that applicants who do not meet the required qualifications will not be considered.

Disclaimer: The above statements are intended to describe the general nature and level of work being performed by people assigned to this classification. They are not intended to be construed as an exhaustive list of all responsibilities and qualifications required of personnel so classified.

We are an Equal Opportunity Employer and do not discriminate against any employee or applicant for employment because of race, color, sex, age, national origin, religion, sexual orientation, gender identity, status as a veteran, and basis of disability or any other federal, state, or local protected class.

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