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Senior Drupal Developer

Guitar.com is looking for an experienced, senior developer to help build the next, great iteration of Guitar.com.

Position highlights:

  • Full-time employed, or full-time contract.
  • Remote-office-friendly.
  • Guitar.com being built on Drupal platform.
  • Minimum 6 years professional development experience.
  • Front end and back end development experience.
  • Experience and ability to perform some functions of user experience, information architecture, and design disciplines.
  • Experience working in Agile – Scrum teams.
  • Experience with Atlassian Jira-Agile and Confluence.
  • Work similar hours to Guitar.com headquarter hours (Dallas, Texas – Central Time)

About Guitar.com:

Under new ownership headquarted in Dallas, Texas, Guitar.com brings those new and experienced to guitar together, where they share, discover and learn. The new Guitar.com will take this philosophy to the next level with unprecented new user-centric features, high quality content, comprehensive social media sharing integration and fresh, new design aesthetics.

The Guitar.com team consists of passionate, skilled members. Coincidentally, some of whom are guitar players, gear collectors and music aficionados themselves.

The Guitar.com team is built on strong team ethics, employing Agile – Scrum workflow methodologies and team support tactics. The team is highly collaborative, close-knit, and supports every member toward success in their respective project goals and tasks.

Guitar.com is growing to meet the needs of the project and will be welcoming a new senior developer to the team.

About the position:

Guitar.com is looking for a senior Developer with strong Drupal development experience, a killer portfolio and great personality who can contribute creatively as well as technically to the new Guitar.com site currently in development.

This is a full-time position, or full-time contract arrangement. Remote office (telecommute) option offered. Potential candidate located in North America with preference to candidates local to Dallas.

Experience with guitars, amps, effects, tabs and general guitar knowledge is not essential, though highly desirable.

The successful candidate will be responsible for development of the site, both contributing directly and by managing the work contributed by other Guitar.com team members.

Desired skills and experience:

  • Software development lifecycle management.
  • Demonstrated leadership of 3rd party development teams.
  • Proven experience with Drupal 6 and 7, vbulletin ¾.
  • Advanced Drupal module, theme, and plugin creation / modification.
  • PHP 5 and other scripting language experience.
  • Strong MySQL and/or other relational databases (PostgreSQL).
  • Deep knowledge of memcached, Varnish, and other caching technologies.
  • Application performance tuning and optimization.
  • Experience managing multiple development environments, deployment processes, and automating the build and deployment between staging and production environments.
  • Third party content hosting setup and management.
  • API integration.
  • Comfortable with Git or other version control systems.
  • At home on a Bourne/C shell.
  • Experience with JavaScript, jQuery, HTML5 / CSS3.
  • Browser compatibility testing across multiple operating systems.
  • Knowledge of database optimization, normalization, sharding and good schema design.

Bonus points:

  • Mobile Application development and implementation for Android, iOS, Windows RT with either native applications or mobile subsites.
  • Experience building highly available and scalable applications across multiple platforms and infrastructure vendors.
  • Website monetization and ad targeting experience.
  • Minimum 6 years professional development experience.
  • Front end and back end development experience.
  • Experience and ability to perform some functions of user experience, information architecture and design disciplines.
  • Experience working in Agile – Scrum teams.
  • Experience with Atlassian Jira-Agile and Confluence.
  • Excellent written and oral communication skills.
  • Team and project management experience.
  • Working knowledge of guitars and guitar gear.

More great stuff:

  • The opportunity to contribute to a truly kick ass project, versus boring and uninteresting.
  • A fully-funded start-up that was created by serial entrepreneurs who have experience building successful companies from the ground up.
  • Flexible schedule and work location.
  • Start-up culture with tremendous possibilities for growth.

Contact us:

Interested? Get in touch with us. Forward your resume, portfolio URL, salary history and/or requirements, and cover letter to careers@guitar.com.

Please, no agencies, recruiters or head-hunter solicitations.

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