There seem to be lots and lots of PHP folks out there looking to hire good PHP developers. Finding the right developer can be a challenge, as can finding the right job.
I’ve been looking for a couple weeks now, and I wanted to put together a short blurb on why you should consider hiring me to be on your PHP development team.
I’m a self-taught PHP developer with five years of experience. That means two things: first, I’m curious by nature. Second, I’ve worked hard to get where I am. I’ve seen just about everything you can encounter, from basic database applications to complex web applications. I’m proficient in object-oriented programming, I’ve toyed with things like Phing, Propel, Zend Framework, Drupal, WordPress, Symfony and others.
As a freelancer I’ve gained valuable time management and team management skills – I managed a small team of two developers on two freelance projects that were large enough to require additional teams. I’ve also learned a good deal about business – a skill that you sometimes might want married with a PHP developer.
But beyond my resume there are some soft skills you should consider: I’m motivated to learn more. I taught myself PHP which means I’m capable of teaching myself other languages. I’m a well-known writer on PHP topics (15,000 unique visitors to this blog this month) who will be published in the near future. I’m extremely active in the PHP community, serving as a leader of the local DC PHP developer’s group. I’m well connected to those who are developing the tools we use, and I’m focused on making the open source world a better place to be.
If you’re looking for a PHP developer, I’m looking for a PHP position. Send me a note and let’s chat.