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Job Description

Are you interested in leading the development team behind some the most popular PHP-based sites in the world? MMO-Champion.com, MinecraftForum.net and ArenaJunkies.com are just a few of the sites in Curse's network.

Job Title: PHP Team lead
Reports to: Vice President of Technology
FLSA Status: Exempt
Department: Engineering
Location: Huntsville (On site only)


As the PHP Team Lead, the individual relies on significant experience in the development and deployment of large-scale PHP-based web applications to drive technical innovation of the company’s products and services.


  • Lead and manage the PHP team, promoting the creation of elegant, practical solutions to meet the company’s business goals.
  • Analyze system specifications and translate system requirements to task specifications for team members.
  • Provide accurate effort-estimates for deliverables.
  • Be committed to the deadlines through follow up of tasks with team members.
  • Research and actively learn about new technologies and introduce them into the infrastructure.
  • Resolve technical issues that are escalated by junior and mid-level developers.
  • Work closely with the VP of Technology to assist in the analysis, evaluation and recommendation of new application and technology appropriate to the company.


  • Ability to motivate staff in a team-oriented, collaborative environment.
  • Ability to manage priorities and work in a fast pace environment.
  • Strong organizational and communication skills.
  • Exceptionally self-motivated and directed.
  • Expert knowledge of PHP related development technologies.
  • Advanced knowledge of MySQL.
  • Work experience using a bug /task tracking application.


  • Computer Science or MIS degree.
  • 6+ years of object oriented programming experience.
  • 4+ years of PHP programming experience.
  • 1+ years of large-scale web application deployment experience.
  • 1+ years of management experience.

Interested in this position? Please send your resume and cover letter to [email protected] with the position title as the subject line.

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