PHP Developer - NBCSports / Rotoworld

Stamford, CT, United States
Responsibilities
The PHP Developer will be a developer for building and maintaining a state-of-the-art sports content management system for Rotoworld.com, NBC Sports Group’s flagship fantasy sports news and information website. The developer will work as part of a team responsible for designing, implementing, testing, and maintaining features of the web site and the internal systems used to create it. The Developer works as part of a group of passionate technologists with a clear charter to deliver the best possible sports-related web and mobile applications available. Each member of the team works with a wide degree of creativity and latitude.

Responsibilities
  • Design and develop features for Rotoworld.com and other NBC Sports Group properties such as NBCSports.com and NBCOlympics.com
  • Implement sophisticated user interfaces using industry standard technologies and techniques
  • Support web servers and other servers via scheduled maintenance, performance tuning, and monitoring
  • Provide feasibility reviews for potential new projects, including development effort estimates
  • Build applications to agreed upon specifications within the required timeframe and budget
  • Architect new features for Rotoworld and manage the implementation of all CMS functionality.
  • Demonstrate deep understanding of LAMP performance and configuration
  • Conduct peer-reviews of PHP application code, ensuring that all code complies with team standards
  • Work with Database Developers to design new features with attention to performance and scalability
  • Work with Customer Service and QA to identify and address reported issues quickly and effectively

  • Qualifications/Requirements

    Basic Qualifications

  • Bachelor’s Degree in Computer Science or equivalent work experience
  • Minimum three (3) years developing web sites using PHP
  • Experience developing for a large scale commercial web application
  • Comfortable coding HTML, CSS, JavaScript/jQuery
  • Experience managing and deploying AWS-based web applications
  • Understanding of MVC frameworks and Docker-based containerization
Eligibility Requirements
  • Interested candidate must submit a resume/CV through www.nbcunicareers.com to be considered (note job #: )
  • Willingness to travel and work overtime, and on weekends with short notice
  • Must be willing to work in Stamford, CT
  • Must be willing to submit to a background investigation
  • Must have unrestricted work authorization to work in the United States
  • Must be 18 years or older
It is the policy of NBCUniversal and NBCUniversal’ s affiliated businesses to consider all qualified applicants for employment without regard to race, color, religion, national origin, sex (including pregnancy) sexual orientation, age, disability, veteran status or other characteristics protected by law.


Desired Characteristics
  • Ability to integrate into a large agile development project and manage rapid development cycles
  • Ability to clearly communicate ideas and status updates to both technical and non-technical resources
  • Able to work independently and as a member of a large team
  • Capable of managing multiple deliverables and completing assigned tasks quickly
  • Passion for professional sports and an interest in digital media
  • Innovative and flexible thinker, comfortable suggesting solutions and willing to take risks
  • Enjoy working in a fast-paced environment with tight deadlines
  • Committed to quality in every assignment, large or small

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