Software Engineer (Open Source)
June 20, 2007 5:04 PM

As an Open Source Software Engineer, you will be responsible for creating business applications using PHP, Perl, PostgreSQL, and HTML. Must have the ability to take a project through the entire Software Development Life Cycle; including deployment to production. This position requires strong PHP skills in both object-oriented and procedural programming (emphasis on object-oriented).

• Create robust, extensible web applications using PHP, PostgreSQL, and MySQL.
• Review/create technical specifications. Review functional specification and work with the project team to provide technical solutions that meet the needs of the business.
• Manage work on an ongoing basis to ensure target, on-time delivery and provide continuous improvement and updates.
• The ability to write clear technical specifications and to explain technical ideas and designs to peers and management, and independent problem solving abilities are required.
• The candidate must be able to work in a team environment, taking project from specification to end user acceptance. Must have a proven record of delivering software products.

• 3+ years of experience creating web applications using PHP, PostgreSQL, and MySQL.
• Strong knowledge of object-oriented programming practices and Model, View, Controller paradigm.
• Proficient in SQL and understanding of relational database and schema creation.
• Commitment to quality, customer service and teamwork.
• Technical skills: PHP, PostgreSQL, Object-oriented programming, MySQL, Perl, HTML, JavaScript, cascading style sheets, Smarty templating system (or other similar template system), SQL, XML, SOAP, Linux (shell scripting with Perl and basic understanding of Linux tools), and Apache web server (basic configuration knowledge).
• Experience with networking and web technologies including DNS, DHCP, and LDAP is a plus.
• Experience working with Java, C#, or other pure object-oriented language a plus.
• Excellent written and verbal communication skills.
• BS in Computer Science or Engineering or related field.

HouseValues is the nation’s leading provider of Web-based marketing solutions for real estate professionals. Based in Kirkland, the company was recently named one of Washington’s ‘Best Places to Work’ by Washington CEO magazine, and was recognized by Deloitte & Touche as not only the fastest growing technology company in Washington state, but the ninth fastest-growing technology company in North America.

Join an energetic group of technology professionals who are focused on delivering innovative solutions to our customers nationwide. This is a unique and challenging opportunity to work with a highly motivated team in a positive, fast-paced environment, where your experience, creative thinking and exceptional skills will be appreciated and rewarded.

payscale: DOE
job type: full-time
posted by matildaben to Software/QA/DBA/Etc

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