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PHP Developer

Ascend Learning, Inc.
New York, NY 10007
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Kognito (kognito.com, based in NYC) makes role-playing simulations where players engage in simulated conversations to learn how to lead similar conversations in real-life. We build interactive simulations that run on our proprietary web-based distribution platform. Our simulations are available to more than 9 million people. Our team of 75+ people includes game designers, software engineers, psychologists, graphic artists, and writers.

Kognito is seeking a talented PHP Developer to join our growing research and development team. The ideal candidate is capable of finding the best design and technology for new projects and keeping pace with an experienced and growing team. You'll be designing and developing the infrastructure behind all our web and mobile simulations, as well as various internal tools. You will work across the full LAMP stack and through the whole development cycle of projects.


  • Move the company to a services-based infrastructure as we scale up to serve our simulations on any platform, anywhere, anytime for millions of users.

  • Assist with meeting requirements for a diverse set of clients, including creating and improving internal tools for the simulation development team.

  • Architect database systems to handle terabytes of data.

  • Work with our QA team to ensure maximum stability, performance, and quality before, during and after deployment. Write your own documentation and automated tests.

  • Plan and support deployments and launches for all projects.

The ideal new team member should be ready to work in a group of equals and independently as required. We're excited to hear your ideas about app design, project implementation, and which new technologies you think are worth investigating.

Skills and Experience

  • Fullstack LAMP development, including being comfortable on the UNIX/Linux command line, writing your own MySQL queries. Familiarity with Apache configuration files (e.g. vhost & .htaccess files) is a plus.

  • Experience with object-oriented PHP.

  • Experience with PHP frameworks, preferably Laravel and related packages.

  • Experience with TDD development methodology.

  • Ability to write HTML/CSS/JS in line with W3C standards.

  • Experience with Vue.js, Bootstrap, jQuery, jQuery Mobile, and other common front-end technologies.

  • Experience with packaging and automation technologies such as composer and npm.

  • Experience with Agile development methodologies.

  • Excellent written and oral English skills.

Education and Experience

  • A. or B.S. or 4+ years of relevant work experience.

  • Experience with a distributed version control system like Mercurial or GIT, preferably as part of a CI/CD pipeline.

Nice to Haves:

  • Familiarity with the Unity game engine, .NET, and C#.

Ascend Learning, LLC is proud to be an equal opportunity employer (M/F/Vets/Disabled). No agency or search firm submissions will be accepted. Applications for U.S. based positions with Ascend Learning, LLC must be legally authorized to work in the United States and verification of employment eligibility will be required at the time of hire.

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Posted: 2020-01-08 Expires: 2020-02-06
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