Job Opening: Web Developer / PHP Programmer

By: Sara Backus, [email protected]
Creative Director at Kerigan Marketing Associates

We believe real marketing requires creative thinking to build brands. That’s the way founder, Jack Kerigan, has approached our work for more than a decade after serving 12 years in the brand management group of RJR Tobacco and as Marketing Director for Community Coffee.

Today, KMA has earned hundreds of ADDY awards as a strategic marketing leader across the gulf-south through a small team of focused professionals where we challenge conventions with engaging stories, standout design and innovative production. Our client mix includes regional organizations, where we serve as agency of record [that have chosen us over competitors because we bring a passion for helping them grow to the next level through experienced brand management] along with a healthy infusion of small start-ups we enjoy helping to succeed.

Ready to see if this is your cup of tea?

The perfect candidate for this role must be enthusiastic about customer-focused web development and digital marketing. You’ll work closely with clients and our Creative Director as well as our in-house web developer. We are seeking a PHP Programmer with the ability to handle back-end programming, plugin and web application development that integrates seamlessly with content management systems including WordPress.

Must haves:

  • Minimum of 3 years of experience in website development.
  • Bachelor’s Degree in programming or technology-related field. Will consider portfolio and work experience if degree is in a non-marketing area.
  • LAMP server administration experience.
  • Proficient with PHP, HTML & CSS.
  • SQL expertise (MySQL, PostgreSQL, SQL Server, etc.)
  • Comfortable working in the WordPress Content Management System.
  • Interest in researching new trends and implementing new technologies.
  • Strong work practices, design discipline and ability meet quick deadlines.
  • Highly detail-oriented with a passion for excellence, self-motivated and organized.
  • Able to work in a team environment that is fast-paced with multiple projects and must be able to graciously accept critical feedback.
  • Engaged, goal-oriented, collaborative team player and problem solver.
  • Strong verbal and written communication skills.
  • Ability to accurately scope projects.

Nice to haves:

  • Ruby, Python or Javascript experience.
  • Adobe Creative Suite experience.
  • Plugin Development experience
  • Mobile app development.
  • An interest in graphic design is appreciated.
  • Understanding of other content management systems such as Joomla & Drupal.

Are you all-in?

We are not looking for clock watchers or distance workers. This is a full-time, on-site position in our Mexico Beach, Florida office which requires relocation to the Mexico Beach or Port St. Joe area where the ideal candidate shares the same passions as our team members, appreciating the small town pace of a beachside community that recharges our creative energies to produce great client work. Christian values are the bedrock of our company. Compensation will be above industry averages and based on experience and qualifications.

To apply, email your resume, cover letter and examples of your work to [email protected]. Use subject line, “Application for Back-end PHP Programmer.” References will be required upon request.

Did we mention the beach?

Kerigan Makerting beach location

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