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Back End Web Developer

Company: Curious Media Inc
Location: Nampa
Posted on: January 16, 2022

Job Description:

Job Title - Back-End Web Developer

Company Description
Curious Media is a full-service interactive agency located in downtown Nampa Idaho. We are a wildly talented group of creatives and developers using our combined talents to design and develop award-winning experiences, apps, games, and animated content for the biggest brands in children's entertainment and education.

Our projects are fun and incredibly varied, requiring a metric ton of creative problem-solving. We build Web sites, streaming apps, BT-connected apps for robotic toys, mobile and web games, VR experiences, animated content for clients like Pokemon, Disney, PBS Kids, Dream Works, WB, Lego, Hasbro and more.

Job Description
Curious Media is seeking a motivated and energetic web developer, who takes initiative,
enjoys finding solutions to a varying number of challenges, is detail-oriented, and takes pride in their work.

Developers at Curious Media can expect to be challenged with wide variety of projects and technologies. Some of our prominent past and present backend projects include:
--- Feature-rich Podcasting API with OAuth built on Laravel and Nova. Supports subscriptions from Apple, Google Play, Amazon and Stripe.
--- "Fantasy football" style web application for Marvel.
--- Teacher/student focused website associated with a popular children's magazine. Project includes subscriptions, digital issues, student sharing, and multiple languages.

This is a full-time position, requiring normal office hours.

--- Development of custom database-driven web applications.
--- Development of user-friendly and compliant web application interfaces
--- Communicate project status and deliverables with managers and clients

Required Skills
--- High proficiency in MySQL, PHP
--- Working knowledge of JavaScript, HTML, and CSS
--- Working knowledge of web application life cycle development methodologies, deployment practices, and version control
--- Strong analytical and problem-solving capabilities
--- Strong written and verbal communication skills, organizational and planning skills

Additional Skills
--- Expertise with open source CMS/Framework (Laravel, Craft CMS, Wordpress, etc)
--- Proficient with MVC frameworks (ReactJS, VueJS, etc)
--- Experience with Node.js and Webpack
--- Fluent in setup and maintenance of AWS EB, EC2, RDS, S3, ELB and Cloudfront systems
--- Understanding of automated testing (PHPUnit, Jest, Mocha, etc)
--- Familiarity complying with web standards (WCAG 2.1, CCPA, GDPR, etc)

--- 3+ years of professional web development experience (required)
--- Code examples (required)
--- Bachelors degree in Computer Science or a related field (preferred)

Curious Media offers salaries based on qualifications, previous experience and industry standards. The expected range for this position is $90k-120k+, based one experience.

Benefits Description
Curious Media offers a competitive benefits package, including full employee health insurance coverage, Simple IRA with employer matching, paid time off, 5 annually allotted sick days, 8 paid holidays, and daily/weekly flex time.

Relocation would be preferred, but we are considering both remote and local candidates at this time. We do offer moving expense assistance for qualified employees. Our office is located in the Nampa/Boise area of Southwestern Idaho.

How to apply
Please reply to this job posting. Please also be sure to include a GitHub or other coding portfolio.

Keywords: Curious Media Inc, Nampa , Back End Web Developer, IT / Software / Systems , Nampa, Idaho

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