JOB TITLE: PHP Developer

COMPANY NAME: Telepictures Productions/TMZ



SUMMARY OF POSITION: TMZ is looking for a PHP Developer with 6+ years of significant PHP development experience on high performance and highly trafficked consumer websites to join our Tech team. The ideal candidate has a broad technical skill set and extensive background in HTML5/JavaScript and object-oriented development including design, coding, testing, debugging and maintenance. Must be a solutions-driven, team player, is excited to learn new technologies, can juggle multiple tasks, and perform well under pressure within tight deadlines.


  • Develop websites, services, integrations, and system logic for powering the TMZ web and mobile platforms, as well as internal line-of-business applications
  • Working with Operations team to create streamlined deployment strategies for distributed cloud-based and multi-tiered applications in a high-scale environment
  • Develop unit test code and frameworks for client and server side testing
  • Multi-task and juggle multiple pressing projects simultaneously, meeting all deadlines
  • Work in an Agile development environment, helping with code organization and continuous integration strategies 


  • Minimum of 6 years of significant development experience using object oriented design and development techniques using standards-based frameworks and patterns (MVC, Entity Frameworks, Dependency Injection, etc.) is required
  • 4+ years of significant development expertise utilizing PHP Frameworks (Zend, Symfony, Laravel, etc.) required
  • 2+ years web development experience with HTML5 / JavaScript(JQuery) / CSS Web Frameworks (Backbone, Bootstrap, Underscore, etc.) required
  • Deep knowledge of source control, automated testing, and build automation tools
  • Strong experience with running applications on Amazon Web Services, Azure, or other cloud-based platforms
  • Experience with technologies such as Redis, ElasticSearch, Memcache, etc. is a plus 
  • Experience with a variety of languages and technologies (Java, C#, XCode, Python, etc.) preferred
  • Expertise in database design and integration (MySQL / SQL Server) a plus
  • Able to work quickly in a fast-paced, multi-project environment

Telepictures Productions/TMZ is an Equal Opportunity Employer.