Job Announcement: Senior PHP/MySQL Web Developer

Released July 7, 2017. Position open until filled.


Deque is seeking applicants for the position of Senior PHP/MySQL programmer to oversee the continued development of a custom learning management system with enterprise-level client management features. Current projects include subscription management, a shopping cart, single-sign-on across Deque products and customer products, automatic PDF generation of monthly client progress reports and course completion certificates, a comprehensive information storage system, version tracking, and other enterprise-level features, some of which are already in progress and others of which are only in the concept phase. The system is always growing and evolving, and Deque needs a solid, innovative programmer to help shape future development. The platform currently integrates with the MODX content management system (PHP, open source), so MODX experience is highly desirable, but the code base is increasingly moving toward a custom architecture, so strong data architecture skills are important.


Our preference is to hire someone who can work in either one of Deque's two US-based offices:

  1. Deque Headquarters in Herndon, Virginia, near Dulles Airport in the Washington DC area
  2. Deque Labs in Ann Arbor, Michigan

We may be willing to to make an exception for a truly exceptional candidate.


  • Gather and refine specifications and requirements based on technical needs
  • Write well designed, testable, efficient code by using best software development practices
  • Integrate data from various back-end services and databases
  • Create website layout/user interface by using standard HTML/CSS/JavaScript/AJAX practices
  • Create and maintain software documentation
  • Be responsible for maintaining, expanding, and scaling our site
  • Stay plugged into emerging technologies/industry trends and apply them into operations and activities
  • Cooperate with UX designers to match visual design intent
  • Ensure the output is accessible to people with disabilities (practical experience with WCAG, ARIA highly desirable)


  • Proven senior-level experience in PHP and MySQL on enterprise projects
  • Excellent programming skills and in-depth knowledge of modern HTML/CSS/JavaScript, including AJAX
  • A solid understanding of how web applications work including security, session management, and best development practices
  • Senior level knowledge of relational database systems, Object Oriented Programming and web application development
  • Hands-on experience with network diagnostics, network analytics tools
  • Basic knowledge of Search Engine Optimization process
  • Aggressive problem diagnosis and creative problem-solving skills
  • Strong organizational skills to juggle multiple tasks within the constraints of timelines and budgets with business acumen
  • Ability to work and thrive in a fast-paced environment, learn rapidly and master diverse web technologies and techniques.
  • BS in computer science or a related field


Send a cover letter and resume to for consideration.