• PHP Developer

    Job Locations US-TX-Frisco
    ID 2018-1020
    Information Technology
    Regular Full-Time
  • Overview

    Meritize is an education lender that uses an individual’s academic, military and work achievements to enhance credit evaluation and expand funding for skills-based education. The company’s proprietary merit-based lending program goes beyond traditional underwriting to leverage individual academic and experiential data, resulting in increased access to educational funding and improved outcomes. The Meritize SkillsBuilding™️ platform promotes the growth and development of skills-based careers on behalf of students, educators and employers through innovative funding solutions, skills building programs and career success services. 



    Do you love solving complex problems? Does the thought of building things from scratch motivate and excite you? If yes, and you are looking to accelerate your career growth and work alongside a highly energetic and passionate team of driven and smart people, then this opportunity is for you. Think beyond a job – and more long term about the opportunities to thrive in a software engineering career. 


    Imagine getting a deep understanding of how the student lending industry operates and being part of a team that is on a mission to reshape how student lending is done. It’s a big task, and we are looking for a technically strong, intellectually curious go-getter, who has big aspirations and wants to do bold things.


    If you are interested, here is what this career opportunity is all about. For a PHP Programmer or PHP/HTML5/CSS3/Javascript Developer, this is the stuff of dreams – very fast professional growth while doing important work that will make a direct impact on our business.  


    Working closely with our IT development team, this person will meet the following requirements:

    • Bachelor’s degree (or equivalent experience) in a technical field such as Computer Science, Computer Engineering or Electrical Engineering
    • Proficient in system infrastructure (OS, server, network and hosting environment)
    • Proficient with PHP 5 or 7 with a minimum of 2 years hands-on experience
    • Interactive front-end development on both desktop and mobile using Javascript and jQuery
    • Fluent with HTML5 and CSS3, preferably with Bootstrap 4
    • Knowledge of SQL or experience with MySQL or other relational databases
    • Experience with back-end and front-end security and encryption
    • Basic knowledge of Linux (Red Hat or CentOS) shell command line
    • Python experience is a plus but not a requirement


    We are looking for someone who will thrive in a fast-paced environment, is able to adapt swiftly and take ownership of their work.


    Compensation and benefits

    Meritize offers these benefits to all employees:

    • Competitive pay
    • Generous stock options
    • Health insurance


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