Partners Advertising looks to hire all types of creative, marketing, and web development positions. We are actively reviewing submissions for the following:

Part-Time/ Freelance PHP Developer

Our full-service ad agency is currently seeking an experienced, agency-friendly freelance PHP developer to take on web development work as-needed. This is primarily remote position, however, occasional visits to our Harrisburg, PA office would be required for certain projects.

We’re on the hunt for a local PHP dev experienced enough to build projects from scratch but comfortable working within the constraints of some open-source CMS packages.

In addition to a minimum 3 solid years of PHP programming experience, this job requires proven, practical application of:

  • Installing, customizing and/or updating open source CMSs, particularly WordPress, Joomla, PyroCMS
  • Building, deploying and maintaining plugins/extensions for the same.
  • Building custom web-based applications from scratch or with a framework (CodeIgniter preferred)
  • Turning PSD comps and discussed ideas into working web pages/UI
  • Modern front-end development standards (HTML5, CSS3 in particular)
  • Javascript, jQuery (or other scripting library), Ajax
  • MVC/ OOP patterns
  • Mobile web development (both responsive design & mobile-tailored apps)
  • XML/ Ajax
  • Producing efficient code within the standards set by the existing framework
  • Troubleshooting, updating, and repairing problems with existing sites
  • Migrating and/or maintaining sites
  • Effectively communicating technical ideas and concerns to a non-technical group.
  • Setting and meeting reasonable deadlines.

Other important skills include:

  • Ability to troubleshoot broken code, using your IDE and/or browser-based tools
  • Ability to optimize website performance and security beyond basic page compression
  • Functional understanding of SEO as it relates to semantic web development
  • Functional understanding of cross-browser compatibility issues and an ability to compensate for issues that arise beyond the normal
  • Confidence adding/ updating content to web-based CMS

And, ideally, you can demonstrate chops in the following:

  • Installing, customizing, and extending open-source ecommerce platforms (Lemonstand experience a plus)
  • Interfacing with payment gateways using both basic and advanced sever integration methods (PayPal,, FirstData, etc)
  • Clear understanding of PCI compliance concerns as they pertain to Level 4 & 5 online merchants.

It should go without saying, but we need someone with excellent written and verbal communication skills who has talent, drive and a good helping of fearlessness when it comes to new projects.

Sound good? Great!

We are a small but busy agency who has served a variety of clients throughout the US for over twenty years. If you’re local to Central Pennsylvania, and you think this job might be a fit for you, please send the following to

  1. An introduction including your expertise and why you think you’d be a great fit for us.
  2. A sample of code (or a link to a sample) you wrote yourself, preferably one designed to work with a framework/CMS described above. Tell us about it.
  3. A link to your online portfolio or three other examples of your work. Tell us how you contributed to each.
  4. Your work availability and rates.

We hope to hear from you soon!

* Equal Opportunity Employer.