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We currently have two open positions:

  • PHP Web Developer
  • Web Designer (Graphics) 
  • C# Web Applications Engineer

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WEB DEVELOPER (PHP)

Activo Inc. is a dynamic web development firm providing high-end web applications looking for a Web Developer who is proficient in the PHP/MySQL/LAMP web development environment. You should be an experienced PHP programmer with significant works to show. You should have a good understanding of the LAMP/WAMP architecture and CSS/XHTML standards. You should be a leader and a big-picture thinker, with the ability to start, focus, and get the job done quickly. Flexibility and the desire to learn and adapt are critical.

You will be working on many interesting projects with cutting-edge technologies. You’ll have the opportunity to grow your own team. You’ll be able to influence on key technology decisions in the company.

We are a privately held company with no need for VC funding. We make our own decisions and move fast.

Required Skills:
- At least 3 years developing PHP and MySQL
- Experience with advanced JavaScript concepts, familiarity with jScript or DOJO a plus
- Bachelors degree in Computer Science or other relevant field
- Experienced with team development using object oriented and recyclable code
- Leadership skills

Preferred Skills:
- Familiarity with open source CMSs and eCommerce web applications
- Knowledge of software design patterns
- Familiarity with standards-compliant XHTML/CSS
- Familiarity with Subversion (SVN)
- Familiarity with Linux command line

This position requires you to work in our Santa Clara office. To apply, email your resume and cover letter to This email address is being protected from spam bots, you need Javascript enabled to view it and please add "Web Developer (PHP)" in your email subject. US citizenship or a Green Card is required.



Web Designer (Graphics)

 Activo Inc. is a small and dynamic web applications development firm looking for a Web Designer who is proficient in standards-compliant XHTML and CSS. You should be an experienced designer with a solid portfolio of site designs exemplifying unique and user-friendly design. Awareness of Web Accessibility and Section 508 guidelines will be beneficial when working on certain projects. You should be a leader and a big-picture thinker, with the ability to start, focus, and get the job done quickly. You’ll have the opportunity to start when the company is small and grow with the company. This is a great opportunity to get on board early and help shape the company.

You will be working on many interesting projects where pushing the envelope of web design and designing “outside of the box” will be needed. You will be responsible for converting your designs into valid and semantic XHTML and CSS. Many projects will be large-scale websites, requiring anywhere from one to ten mockups for a single project. Most of the sites designed will be hooked up to custom-built or open source web applications powered by PHP/MySQL or .NET/MSSQL and you will be working closely with the programmers to accomplish this.

Required Skills:
- 2 years of Web Design experience either as a freelance or part of a company
- Good eye for design and usability/User Interface
- Must be able to design new and unique websites tailored to each client's needs
- Should strive to push the envelope of web design and design "outside of the box"
- Mention of XHTML 1.1, CSS 3 and table-less design should not cause hesitation but inspire new ideas
- Familiar designing website mockups with Photoshop or/and Fireworks
- Able to convert website mockups into standards-compliant XHTML and CSS
- Must be able to produce valid and semantic XHTML and CSS (hand-coded, not from a WYSIWYG)
- Must be somewhat familiar with Web Accessibility, Section 508, and WCAG
- Strong Written and Communication Skills

Preferred:
- Basic understanding of Javascript and Server-Side programming (PHP, .NET, MySQL, etc) and how they interact with XHTML and CSS
- Familiarity with building templates for Joomla and Zen-Cart
- Familiarity with Master pages templating .NET
- Familiarity with version control software (Subversion, SourceSafe, etc)
- Familiarity with Information Architecture a plus

This position requires you to work in our Santa Clara office. To apply, email your resume and cover letter to This email address is being protected from spam bots, you need Javascript enabled to view it and please note the job title "Web Designer" in your email subject. US citizenship or a Green Card is required.

 


 

C#.NET Web Applications Engineer

Activo Inc. is a small & dynamic web applications development startup looking for a .NET developer to spearhead one of the company’s web application development projects. The ideal candidate will have good communication skills, fast paced project leadership experience, and good software architecture analysis.

This position is for the entrepreneurial-minded individuals out there. Initially, the developer will be working on this project alone and in about 3-4 months will be building a team around it. The project has the potential to grow into a multi million dollar project.

Required Skills:
-3 Years of ASP.NET development with C# (Good VB candidates who are willing to learn C# will be considered)
-Ability to draft, design, and implement an enterprise level application
-MSSQL or familiarity with another widely used SQL Server environment
-XHTML, CSS, and JavaScript
-Master web services in the .NET environment
-Software Design Patterns
-Strong Written and Communication Skills
-Be able to show in depth a few web applications built by you

Qualifications:
-BS level degree in computer science, computer engineering, or other scientific field preferred
-Experience with content management systems and e-commerce systems preferred
-Experience with source code revision control systems like SVN, SourceSafe
-Experience working with database technologies such as SQL and MySQL
-Experience in full life cycle development: requirements, specifications, implementation, testing, and maintenance
-Experience with performance and scalability optimization
-AJAX.NET (Formerly Atlas)

This position requires you to work in our Santa Clara office.

To apply, email your resume and cover letter to This email address is being protected from spam bots, you need Javascript enabled to view it and please note the job title "Web Applications Engineer (C#)" in your email subject.

US citizenship or a Green Card is required.



 

Web Development

  • ASP.NET 2.0, 3.0, 3.5
  • MS-SQL 2005, MS-SQL 2008
  • PHP + MySQL
  • AJAX: jQuery, Dojo
  • Zend Framework
  • Modile Web
  • eCommerce

Professional Services

  • Search Engine Optimization
  • Performance Optimization
  • Website Maintenance
  • Web Design
  • Website Upgrades
  • AJAX Development
  • eCommerce Integration

From our Clients:

Activo’s assistance has been an essential factor in MESA developing a content rich website.  Activo’s services have proven invaluable with design, development, implementation, and support of the system our website is running on.  Without Activo’s assistance and direction our website would not be where it is today.

– Michael Villareal, SJSU MESA, Web Manager
www.sjsumesa.org