Web Developer, Direct

Harpercollins Publishers Nashville , TN 37201

Posted 2 months ago


Preference is to fill this position in Grand Rapids, MI or Nashville, TN but we are also open to qualified candidates that are located outside of these areas.

HarperCollins Christian Publishing is committed to building a diverse and inclusive team and highly values diverse backgrounds and insights that fuel our innovation.

The Web Developer helps manage public web properties, with an emphasis on regular site maintenance and security and feature updates for existing properties, as well as new site development. The position includes both backend (PHP / MySQL) and frontend (HTML / CSS / Javascript) development. The Web Developer will work on Bible Gateway, with over 150 million pageviews per month, as well as other custom properties and smaller PHP sites built in frameworks like WordPress and Laravel.


  • Troubleshoot, refactor, and perform routine maintenance on existing websites.

  • Work with inside and outside stakeholders to implement new features and websites.

  • Follow secure development practices.

  • Implement code that optimizes for flexibility, re-use, scalability, performance, and availability.

  • Utilize design and UX best practices to optimize front-end usability.

  • Coordinate activities with systems staff to ensure capacity, package support, and other requirements are met.

  • Document changes, stage and release code for review and production.

  • Write and perform unit and other tests to ensure quality of code.

  • Create innovative and creative solutions to complex challenges.

  • Maintain clean code repository.


Education: Degree in Computer Science or equivalent work experience.

Work Experience: 1+ years' experience in related field (internships count as experience).

Industry Knowledge:Familiarity with Unix-like operating systems and cloud architecture.


  • Familiarity with PHP 7.4

  • Basic knowledge of software engineering life cycle process, including design, development, build/release, testing, Git source control, ticketing (Jira), and QA.

  • Basic knowledge of Internet Application architectures and protocols (HTTP, etc.).

  • Knowledge of Laravel, WordPress, and Drupal a plus.

  • Knowledge of AWS (EC2, S3, DynamoDB, Lambda) a plus.

HarperCollins Christian Publishing is an Equal Opportunity Employer

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Web Developer, Direct

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