Mid-Level PHP/JS Developer

Mid-Level PHP/JS Developer

Schwartz Media


Schwartz Media is seeking a passionate, sharp mid-level PHP and JS developer to join our team in Carlton, Melbourne. The role is full-time and the successful applicant will have an essential role in developing and maintaining the software behind Australia’s leading independent media company.

This is a great opportunity to expand your career as a software engineer working with quality media brands. You will develop and learn the ins and outs of hosting large, scalable Drupal sites, as well as modern container management. You’ll learn how to develop the necessary infrastructure for a subscription-based company delivering important content to a passionate readership.

You will be supported by our team, and be given the ability to expand your knowledge of PHP, JS, React.js, Node.js, Git, Docker, HTML, CSS, responsive design and more.

You will also have a role in helping solve technical issues that arise in the process of publishing magazines and newspapers.

You will have:

  • demonstrated experience with PHP, JS, HTML/CSS, relational databases. (MySQL/MariaDB), APIs, message queues, HTML email development and Git

  • experience with Drupal 7, Solr and Varnish, as well as custom themes, Views and content types

  • experience in CI/CD infrastructure, such as Docker, Kubernetes and GitLab, or a strong desire to learn the DevOps toolchain

  • experience with Amazon Web Services and payment processors, such as Stripe

  • an interest in subscription management, using CiviCRM or similar software

  • an ability to write performant and secure code

  • fluency in OS X or Linux

  • diligence and an eye for detail

  • the ability to develop solutions and learn independently, as well as within a team

  • an interest in Australian current affairs and politics. 

Schwartz Media is the publisher of The Saturday Paper, The Monthly, Quarterly Essay, Australian Foreign Affairs and Black Inc. Books.

If you’re passionate about building websites and supporting quality journalism, we want to hear from you.

To apply, send your cover letter and résumé to [email protected] (addressed to Rupert) by 5pm on Friday September 21, 2018.

No recruiters please.