PHP Developer #2812


  • US-VA-Fairfax
  • Information Technology
  • Suitability/Public Trust
  • Fully remote
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GovCIO is currently hiring for PHP Developer. This position will be located in Washington, DC and will be full remote position.


  • The ideal candidate will be responsible for providing technical support to GAO leveraging their PHP, JavaScript, HTML/CSS, SQL, Apache, Linux,  and LAMP skills to ensure that the reports and products are published to GAO's website
  • Designs, develops, troubleshoots, debugs, configures and maintains website(s) and user interfaces for internal and external communications for the company and/or for external customers and clients
  • Ensures website(s) is available to the desired audience with appropriate links and security
  • Designs web page layout, graphics, color schemes and infrastructure to maintain a cohesive website based on the organization's communications strategies and goals
  • Conceptualizes, designs, and implements a web-based user interface based on current technologies and requirements for computer information systems while staying abreast of emerging technologies that will improve the website's experience and functionality
  • Monitors site traffic and helps scale site capacity to meet traffic demands and performance expectations
  • Improves the portal's efficiency and designs the look and feel for the site using HTML, JavaScript, and SQL
  • May require knowledge of the software development life cycle


Required Skills and Experience

  • BS/MS degree in Computer Science, Engineering or a related subject with 2-5 years (or commensurate experience)
  • Proven software development experience in PHP, JavaScript, HTML/CSS, SQL, Apache, Linux, LAMP
  • Demonstrable knowledge of web technologies including Javascript, AJA, etc.
  • Experience in third-party APIs
  • Understanding fundamental design principles behind a scalable application
  • User authentication and authorization between multiple systems, servers, and environments
  • Integration of multiple data sources and databases into one system
  • Creating database schemas that represent and support business processes

Preferred Skills and Experience

  • Hands on experience with REST, RPC, Docker, Ansible, AWS S3
  • Understanding of open source projects like Joomla, Drupal, Wikis, etc.
  • Understanding of MVC design patterns
  • Understanding of 508 compliance and accessibility and security compliance
  • Familiarity with limitations of PHP as a platform and its workarounds
  • Previous experience working in a Federal Government environment

Clearance Required: Must be able to acquire Public Trust

Company Overview

GovCIO is a team of transformers--people who are passionate about transforming government IT. Every day, we make a positive impact by delivering innovative IT services and solutions that improve how government agencies operate and serve our citizens.

But we can't do it alone. We need great people to help us do great things - for our customers, our culture, and our ability to attract other great people. We are changing the face of government IT and building a workforce that fuels this mission. Are you ready to be a transformer?

We are an Equal Opportunity Employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, gender, gender identity or expression, sexual orientation, national origin, disability, or status as a protected veteran. EOE, including disability/vets.


Posted Pay Range


The posted pay range, if referenced, reflects the range expected for this position at the commencement of employment, however, base pay offered may vary depending on multiple individualized factors, including market location, job-related knowledge, skills, education, experience, and internal equity. The total compensation package for this position may also include other compensation elements, to be discussed during the hiring process. If hired, employee will be in an “at-will position” and the GovCIO reserves the right to modify base salary (as well as any other discretionary payment or compensation program) at any time, including for reasons related to individual performance, GovCIO or individual department/team performance, and market factors.

Pay range: $80,000 - $95,000 Annually

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