Senior PHP Developer

Alex Mokover · Fri, 09/23/2011 - 11:34
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Green Business & Support

Senior PHP Developer
OnGreen, the global clearinghouse and marketplace for clean technologies, is seeking a Senior PHP Developer to lead our engineering team and take our products to the next level.
As covered in TechCrunch, VentureBeat and other top magazines, OnGreen is a venture-backed, White House-recognized, LA-based, cricket-playing, overworking, Turntable.fm-blasting start-up that drives partners and capital to the most promising clean technologies and companies worldwide, transforming today’s environmental challenges into future economic advancement.  OnGreen also has offices in Shanghai.  
The ideal candidate will have extensive experience building and supporting robust web applications in object-oriented PHP.  They will provide thought leadership and help shape the technical processes and architecture of OnGreen’s internet properties.  This position reports to the CTO of the company.

Desired Skills & Experience

  • 6+ years of coding web applications in PHP + MySQL or other relational database.  Object-oriented PHP background using MVC framework a must.
  • Experience leading, mentoring, and supporting less experienced engineering teams.
  • Strong knowledge of HTML, CSS, Javascript, Ajax, and jQuery.
  • Experience using version control systems, bug tracking software and various open source development tools.
  • Background working with product, project, and QA teams to understand requirements and produce consistent usability standards.
  • Experience with caching, performance, and scalability techniques in high growth environment.
  • Ability to create technical requirements documents and detailed documentation, wireframes, and diagrams.
  • Knowledge of SDLC and release management best practices and experience working with multiple environments (development, QA, staging, and production).
  • Cloud computing, social media, CMS, Drupal, SEO, internationalization experience a bonus.

OnGreen is 100% startup.  You’ll need energy and enthusiasm, humility, and sense of humor.  Come help us build the green economy one deal at a time.
Must be full-time and work in Los Angeles office.  No relocation offered.
Compensation:  salary + stock options, based on experience
If you are interested, please send an email to: careers@ongreen.com with the following:

  • Resume and OnGreen profile URL (recommended: Create your free profile here: http://www.ongreen.com/user/join ) 
  • Cover letter/message
  • Work samples
  • List of Top 5 favorite bands of all time


More about the company:
OnGreen is an online/offline network connecting the world’s best cleantech innovators with investors and partners from around the world.   We use our website, personal network and matching events to bring together key players in the fragmented global green economy.
The process starts with our website, www.ongreen.com, where companies post standardized profiles and funding requests and then network with investors, experts and other industry leaders who can help them grow their business.   We have organized the Green Economy into 240 specific categories, so we are able to match members based on their particular niche and interests.
We’ve made good progress since launching in July 2010.  Here are some key success metrics.

  • 300+ companies posting funding requests from 35 countries.
  • 80,000 cleantech patents categorized and searchable in our database.
  • $2.2 billion in total funding requests.
  • 18,000 unique visitors per month.
  • 50% investor contact rate – 2-3 contacts per company.
  • 10 demo and/or matching events in last 12 months.


We work with federal and local governments to facilitate cleantech development.

  • In June 2011 President Obama’s Office of Science and Technology praised OnGreen for “accelerating innovation.”
  • In the U.S., we’ve hosted events with everyone from the City of Los Angeles to the US Patent & Trademark Office.
  • In China, we’re partners with the Department of Commerce of Jiangsu, China’s 2nd-wealthiest province, as well as with three of the leading technology parks around Shanghai.


Helped by our Shanghai-based investors, we have established OnGreen as a bridge between Chinese capital and foreign (mainly U.S.) innovation.  Recent highlights:

  • August 2011:  Led 19 American, Canadian and European entrepreneurs on China Capital Roadshow, matching them with 60+ potential investors and partners in Shanghai, Nanjing and Suzhou.  1 partner MOU so far, 4-5 pending.
  • May: OnGreen start-ups met in 1:1 matching sessions with investors from Jiangsu province and Hong Kong in Boston and Los Angeles.
  • April: Several OnGreen start-ups pitched a delegation of investors from the Zhejiang province at UCLA’s Office of Intellectual Property.  
  • March: Investors from Jiangsu province viewed demos by start-ups at OnGreen’s launch party at the Renaissance Hotel in Hollywood.


Los Angeles, CA, 90025
United States
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