Need A PHP Developer? Why You Should Hire Me

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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.

Feel free to ask around about me: Cal Evans or Keith Casey would probably be happy to tell you that they know me and of the things that I am involved in.

If you’re looking for a PHP developer, I’m looking for a PHP position. Send me a note and let’s chat.

Brandon Savage is the author of Mastering Object Oriented PHP and Practical Design Patterns in PHP

Posted on 10/27/2009 at 1:00 am
Categories: Employment, Technology
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Will wrote at 10/27/2009 6:52 am:

We’re hiring. You don’t fancy moving to the UK do you? :)

Brandon Savage (@brandonsavage) wrote at 10/27/2009 7:44 am:

I’m open to telecommuting but not moving to the UK, no. If telecommuting won’t work for you, try Derick Rethans: http://derickrethans.nl/good_bye_ez_systems.php

Will wrote at 10/27/2009 7:54 am:

We really need someone in the office, but thanks for the offer of telecommuting. I didn’t realise Derick had left eZ. Maybe I’ll get in touch. Best of luck with your job hunt.

Bart Dens (@dancet) wrote at 10/29/2009 6:06 pm:

Dropped you an email, we are looking for telecommuters!

Willie wrote at 11/22/2009 3:08 am:

Hello Brandon:

I would like to ask you something that has nothing to do with this topic. So, before hand, I apologize for that, but I just do not find an answer to my question. I started doing PHP about three months ago. I have done a couple of applications such as email, ftp, and I am currently working on builing a weblog from scratch.

My question to you would be when should I consider myself a PHP developer, based on your experience? or When should I consider myself with enough experience for me to look for work doing PHP development?

Thanks.
–Willie

Brandon Savage (@brandonsavage) wrote at 11/25/2009 3:43 pm:

Willie, you can look for a junior job when you have a grasp of the syntax. If you find the right junior job, you should have a senior-level mentor who will guide you through the programming processes you need to learn.

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