Software Engineer(PHP) SO #: 303 in Philadelphia, PA

Job Title : Software Engineer(PHP)-(303)
Location : Philadelphia, PA
Engagement Type: 12+ Months
Interview Type : Web Cam Interview Only
Client : City of Philadelphia (OIT)
Rate : $60/hr-C2C||$53/hr-W2

Position Title: Software Engineer SO #: 303

The resource(s) covered under this SO will support the City Commissioner Website Transformation Project/City Commissioner:

The City Commissioners are seeking the development of a modernized website that works equally well on desktop and mobile platforms. Progressive web app development will allow for seamless translation of this key requirement.

Development will be accomplished using city standards and current website as a basis along with the required supporting applications in time for the 2022 Primary. Development of supporting application work to translate any lost function will need to be refined during scope planning.

Position overview / Statement of Work

As a Software Engineer, you will help to build the Office of the City Commissioner’s new web presence, following the latest standards in security, design principles, and accessibility. You’ll be an expert in your discipline, working closely with a cross-functional team of designers, software engineers, and UX professionals to make a new web presence for Your work will help constituents looking to find voting information and related services. You’ll help create new features, build out new infrastructure and workflow. You’ll also be creating reusable components for other implementations as needed.
Work activities:
Build new features and reusable components for o We use: JavaScript (Vue.js), PHP, Docker, AWS, and WordPress. Work closely with a cross-functional team to ensure deliverables meet design, content and UX standards. Ensure the solutions you create meet web standard best practices, and accessibility guidelines. Collaborate with non-technical colleagues on new features, ensuring a good technical fit. Address bug fixes as needed and consider the maintainability of code. Build reusable, testable, and efficient code. Implementing modern development techniques, including the exploration of a headless CMS for WordPress.

Skills/experience of the assigned staff:
Required/ Highly Desired/Preferred
Relationship-builder: Work with a variety of people and personalities, listen and ask questions to identify new design opportunities, and cultivate strong relationships to ensure seamless collaboration and continued project support. Curious: Practice active listening, ask questions to get to the root of a problem, be open to receiving/giving constructive feedback, and have a sincere interest in learning new skills or growing old ones. Compassionate: Turn empathy into actionable solutions that address people’s real needs with integrity. Self-directed. Given broad direction, you can prioritize your work and allocate your time and resources effectively. Just as important, you know when to ask for help and aren’t afraid to do so. Systems-thinker. You can envision how a particular feature may affect other, unrelated parts of the project. Knowledge, Skills and Abilities o Experience with JavaScript frameworks (Vue.js or React preferred) o Experience creating Progressive Web Applications o Strong foundation in web fundamentals - JavaScript, HTML, and CSS Including responsive design techniques and front-end frameworks (Foundation, Bulma, etc.) o Experience building modern client-side web interfaces o Experience in PHP o Experience coding for a CMS (WordPress strongly preferred) o Experience using Git, or similar version control systems o Experience with SQL, or other relational database usage o Experience with, or willingness to learn, Amazon Web Services Especially strong candidates will have: o Experience working with and creating WordPress APIs o Experience deploying applications to AWS o Experience with Headless frameworks Nice to haves: o Experience using translation frameworks Required: o A minimum of three (3) years full-time, or equivalent part-time, professional experience writing software.

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