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at Bulbstorm in Phoenix, Arizona

Help us create the next generation of social interaction on the web! This position is responsible for developing widgets and infrastructure that enable us to create custom interfaces for our clients’ events. The ideal candidate has experience implementing dynamic user interfaces compatible with multiple browsers using PHP, Javascript, and Ajax. Experience with Actionscript and the LAMP Stack is also a must.

This role involves the design and implementation of modules allowing customizable navigation flow, WYSIWYG editing, social network integration, metrics gathering, and site security. Our web developers work closely with every member of our team, and are crucial to our organization’s success. Must be able to think strategically, be willing to assist in the development of specifications and look for ways to incorporate new and emerging technologies.

Duties and Responsibilities

• Design, build, and maintain modular widgets, custom interfaces, and content creation tools using PHP, JavaScript (including asynchronous calls), Ajax, and Actionscript when necessary.
• Develop complex web applications that integrate with all major social networks (facebook, twitter, etc.)
• Code pages to meet project goals, user needs, industry standards and aggressive timelines
• Maintain understanding of current web technologies and programming practices through continuing education, reading, and/or participation in professional conferences, workshops, or groups
• Incorporate technical and non-technical considerations into web site design plans, including: budgets, hardware, performance, and legal issues (including accessibility, privacy and security)
• Confer with management and other developers to prioritize needs, resolve conflicts, develop content criteria, and choose solutions
• Evaluate code to ensure that it is valid, properly structured, meets industry standards and functions correctly across targeted browsers
• Identify problems uncovered by testing, automated & user feedback, system logs, etc. and correct or refer to appropriate personnel for correction

Required Skills

• BS in Computer Science, or a related degree, and/or significant equivalent academic and work experience
• 4+ years experience developing user interfaces for the web using PHP, Javascript, Ajax, Actionscript, and the LAMP Stack
• Ability to hand-code HTML/CSS/JS without WYSIWYG tools
• Self-starter and team player with strong self-management skills
• Ability to organize and manage multiple priorities

Preferred Skills

• Experience developing with MYSQL and Zend framework
• Facebook application development experience preferred
• Experience capturing video from end-user machines, and displaying embedded streaming video playback
• Experience in web application development that includes building e-commerce and/or backend applications such as web-based customer service or billing systems
• Perl, Python and basic Linux system administration capabilities
• Thorough understanding of X/HTML, CSS, JavaScript, and browser DOM - including sensitivity to browser compatibility issues
• Web security design/implementation experience
• Ninjas and/or dragon riders preferred

Work Environment

• Fun, innovative team atmosphere
• Highly collaborative work environment
• Core team of capable developers
• Constant stream of challenging new development work
• Flexible work schedule
• Competitive compensation
• Informal dress except as necessary

About Bulbstorm

Bulbstorm Inc. is a leading provider of online innovation communities and marketing platforms and the parent company of Bulbstorm’s mission is to facilitate collaborative innovation between companies and their customers, partners and employees.

Bulbstorm technology and expertise power innovation on social networking sites (such as Facebook) and in custom communities built upon the patent-pending technologies fueling’s growth. Founded in 2007, is now one of the world’s most popular idea-sharing communities, surpassing combined traffic figures for idea-sharing sites owned by Starbucks and Dell. In 2009, Facebook highlighted Bulbstorm’s approach as a model case study for fan engagement on its platform.

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