PHP Developer

Washington, DC

Volanno is seeking an intermediate PHP developer that performs programming duties including design, specifications development, and system implementation. The team member will be expected to participate in coding, unit and functional testing, debugging and deploying software to production and test environments. Team members also provide production and customer support as needed. We are looking for an individual with a passion for best design and coding practices and a desire to develop new bold ideas.


  • Proven software development experience in object oriented PHP programming at intermediate or advanced level.
  • Knowledge of front-end web technologies including HTML5, CSS3, JavaScript, AJAX etc.
  • Knowledge of and experience with Laravel or equivalent framework
  • Strong database skills working with MySQL or MariaDB.
  • Familiarity with version control tools such as Git (Bitbucket).
  • Experience with jQuery and plugins.
  • Understanding accessibility and security compliance for the federal government (508 compliance or WCAG 2.0).
  • Strong knowledge of the common PHP or web server exploits and their solutions.
  • Understanding fundamental design principles behind a scalable application.
  • Knowledge of user authentication and authorization between multiple systems, servers, and environments.
  • Strong database skills including writing SQL queries and optimizing queries and indexes for large data sets.
  • Support web-based systems developed in PHP.
  • Additional duties and responsibilities as needed.

Required Criteria

  • Bachelor’s degree from an accredited college or university in Computer Science, Engineering or a related subject.
  • Ability to attain public trust or higher clearance from a federal agency.
  • Minimum of six years of experience as a developer working on web applications.

Preferred Abilities and Skills

  • Agile (e.g. Scrum, Kanban) training or experience.
  • Previous work within a containerized environment such as Docker.
  • Understanding the principles of Continuous Integration.

Company Profile

Named a Top Workplace by The Washington Post, Volanno is a certified woman-owned small business based in Washington, DC. As an IT solution provider, our services include custom software development, program management, and advanced data analytics. From scoping and defining to implementation and support, we are ready to support our clients’ needs at any stage of development in designing and building solutions that prepare them for the future.

Volanno is an equal opportunity employer. Volanno will consider all qualified applicants for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, age, disability or protected veteran status.