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Company Name:
High 5 Games
New York , New York
United States
Job Type:
Position type:
Full Time
Mac OS X, Other, PC / Windows
Experience Level:
Mid-Senior Level
Bachelor's Degree

Senior PHP Developer - Social Networking Platform

The Lead PHP Developer will be responsible for leading and implementing the development of a social networking platform for High 5 Games.  This includes leveraging existing technologies as well as developing and integrating custom features/functions.


  • Manage day-to-day operations of the website, such as adding/removing content and site maintenance, identification of necessary enhancements, graphic updates, and development of new sections as appropriate.
  • Support new initiatives and programs, including the use of social networking sites/blogs to implement market-presence awareness; work with marketing team, managing the online content efforts to help boost traffic with social networking, newsletters, etc.; plan and execute search engine optimization strategies.
  • Measure and monitor web presence and site traffic, determine web and server problems, and implement website updates.
  • Perform updates, maintenance, and creative work in collaboration with the existing graphic design team.
  • Design prototypes, wireframes, and proofs-of-concept.
  • Set and enforce compatibility and interoperability standards that ensure site accessibility for all users.
  • Conduct research into current and emerging web technologies and issues in support of web development efforts; track and evaluate new standards, technologies, and trends in web architecture, development, design, and delivery; identify, recommend, and prioritize new web features and applications.
  • Implement company's websites for Mobile devices.



  • Previous experience with social networking platforms such as Ning, Elgg, etc.
  • Expert development skills in PHP 5 (OOP)
  • Solid understanding of XHTML markup, CSS, and JavaScript/AJAX; HTML5 is a plus.
  • Solid understanding of relational database implementation such as MYSQL.
  • Knowledge in Facebook API is a plus
  • Strong background in information flow, readability, and interface usability design principles.
  • Excellent understanding of entire development process, including specification, documentation and quality assurance.
  • BS/BA or higher in Computer Science or related field.
  • 6+ years professional experience in web development in PHP and MYSQL
  • Goal and deadline oriented, Attention to detail, Highly energetic.

As a US employer, High 5 Games is required to verify that all employees, regardless of citizenship or national origin, are eligible to work in the United States.

High 5 Games is an equal opportunity employer.  

  • Principals only. Recruiters please don't contact High 5 Games.
  • Please, no phone calls about this job!
  • Please do not contact High 5 Games about other services, products or commercial interests.

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