Breakthrough Technologies is looking for Senior PHP Developer with 5+ years of experience with developing PHP applications under LAMP. This position will develop web applications using PHP and will architect n-Tier applications to be deployed under LAMP. In addition, this position will lead and direct small development teams and will be responsible for the deployment of new product releases.

Skills/experience/education required:

  • 5+ years developing PHP applications under LAMP
  • 4+ years developing MySQL databases
  • 5+ years of experience using LAMP
  • 3+ years of experience with web-based programming languages such as HTML/CSS/JavaScript
  • 3+ years of experience with cross browser compatibility issues (IE, Firefox, Chrome, Safari, etc.)
  • Familiarity with AWS

Experience considered a bonus:

  • Experience with PHP frameworks such as Symfony, Laravel, CodeIgniter, Zend or Cake
  • Experience with CMS systems such as Drupal, Joomla or WordPress

Breakthrough Technologies is a small custom software development company located in downtown Evanston, near both the L and Metra Davis Street stations. We provide our employees with a wide range of benefits including 401K (company match), health insurance, life insurance and paid vacations.

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About us:

Founded in 1998 by software engineers, Breakthrough Technologies (BT) builds web applications, K-12 and Professional assessment solutions to address a wide variety of complex problems. In addition to assessments, we develop custom web applications when out-of-the-box solutions don't offer what a client truly needs or wants.

For our clients, we won't redirect you to mainstream, costly technology in order to find a solution to your problem. We will communicate with you though to develop a smart, creative solution using open-source products that perfectly fits your needs.

We leverage proven platforms, such as TAO and Drupal. We also deliver Javascript, Amazon Web Services (AWS), and other end-to-end services. We are 100% based in the U.S. with offices north of Chicago, right next to Northwestern University.

Breakthrough is an equal opportunity employer and we are committed to promoting equal employment opportunity. No employee or candidate will be discriminated against based on: age, race, color, physical or mental disability, national origin, ancestry, citizenship status, order of protection status, pregnancy, religion, sex or gender, sexual orientation, marital status, arrest record, military status, unfavorable discharge from military service.

Job type: Full time

Remote candidates welcome

Job Type: Full-time

Pay: $110,000.00 - $125,000.00 per year


  • 401(k)
  • 401(k) matching
  • Dental insurance
  • Employee assistance program
  • Flexible schedule
  • Health insurance
  • Life insurance
  • Paid time off
  • Parental leave
  • Professional development assistance
  • Referral program
  • Vision insurance


  • Monday to Friday


  • Bachelor's (Preferred)


  • LAMP: 4 years (Required)
  • Agile: 1 year (Preferred)
  • MySQL: 3 years (Required)
  • HTML/CSS/JavaScript: 2 years (Required)

Work Location: Remote

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