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Senior Developer

Join the P'unk Ave team!

Who We Are

P'unk Avenue solves problems and explores new opportunities for people and organizations making a positive social impact in fields like urbanism, health & wellness, arts & culture, education, and the environment. It is our goal to work on projects that empower people, improve quality of life, support the creation of knowledge, and strengthen our cities.

We are a small company with a large impact. We are writers, educators, engineers, developers, designers, and leaders. Our attentive care for and direct collaboration with our clients has led to opportunities for innovation and creativity. We are expanding our team to handle an influx of new projects, all while continuously experimenting with our team structure and evolving our design and development practices. We need people who thrive in this kind of dynamic and intense environment.

 

If this sounds like something you want to be a part of, read on...

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What You Will Be Doing

As a Senior Developer at P’unk Ave, you will have a firm grasp of modern front and back end web technologies while using your strong communication and problem-solving skills to provide first-rate customer service.

You will interact closely with a range of clients and collaborate with designers and developers to maintain and evolve an ever-growing ecosystem of projects.

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Responsibilities

  • You will handle many levels of interaction with clients via phone, email and support desk software to record, track, and document issues and new requests.

  • You will write beautiful, well-commented code, following team-wide best practices and quality standards.

  • You will act as a first line of defense, providing technical assistance and hands-on fixes to a diverse array of clients and projects.
  • You will work with designers and other developers to solve technical challenges and steward the creation of new website features.

  • You will be an expert in our content management tools, helping clients to use them for content creation and creative problem solving.

  • You will contribute to our many open-source projects and support the community of developers who rely on them.
  • In addition to your role as a senior developer, you will be expected to actively participate in growing our overall culture, supporting your coworkers, and helping to make P'unk a wonderful place to work. 
     
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What You Should Already Have, Know, And Do

  • An education in software development and/or hard-earned knowledge through the practice of it in the field.
  • You should have excellent written and verbal communication skills, a knack for time management, and be highly organized. 
  • Experience working as a developer for web or software projects in a client services context is required.
  • You should have interest in contributing to the open-source community through GitHub or another code-sharing platform.
  • You should be a fast learner and curious and creative problem solver, motivated to grow your development toolkit and become an expert. 
  • You should be level-headed and calm in the face of urgent client requests. 
  • You should feel comfortable giving and receiving critical personal and professional feedback.

 

Technical Experience

We are a team of full-stack developers. You will be expected to learn technologies on both sides of the stack, and in return you will be given the autonomy to explore new areas of growth.

  • Expert in HTML, CSS, and JavaScript with an eye for accessibility, cross-browser support and responsive design
  • Experience working with Git and version control
  • Comfortable working in the command line with Linux-based operating systems
  • Proficient in PHP
  • Proficient in Laravel and PostgreSQL
  • Experience with Node.js and MongoDB is a big plus

 

You Will Be Valued

P'unk Ave is built on a culture of trust and autonomy, so the focus is on meeting your responsibilities and finding ways to make our company better. 

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Most of the team work approximately 9 to 5, but with a great deal of flexibility. We have a generous vacation policy and encourage you to use it to stay healthy, engaged, and inspired. We also support sabbaticals.

We strive to maintain a culture that makes our team members want to be in the studio. Benefits include medical, dental, and vision insurance. We have a retirement plan, with matching. Because we believe in on-going learning, each person has a discretionary yearly conference budget. We also believe that everyone should share in our success through profit sharing.

We are located in the heart of South Philly, right on E. Passyunk Ave, which is one block away from the Italian Market—accessible within reasonable walking distance from the Broad Street Line.

Most of all you would get the opportunity to work with motivated and intelligent people!

 

If you would like to join our team, we’d love to hear from you!

We strongly encourage qualified applicants from underrepresented backgrounds to apply.

Please send us an email that includes your experience and a few examples of relevant work.