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PHP Application Programmer

| Greater NYC Area

We're NextGuest Digital, the digital marketing agency that pioneered book-direct strategies for hundreds of hotels around the world. Since 2001, we've worked with global chains, independent boutique hotels, and non-hotel accommodations to drive more direct bookings through website design and digital marketing, from SEO, SEM, and online advertising to content, email, and social media marketing.

Once in a lifetime opportunity to become an industry digital technology expert!

NextGuest Digital is expanding its team of talented professionals by adding a high energy PHP Application Programmer to our New York office to focus on creating and maintaining of a wide range of digital technology systems and applications.

As a PHP Application Programmer, together with other team members, you are responsible for creating and maintaining of a wide range of digital technology systems and applications. You have knowledge in a variety of areas and a strong understanding of how to combine new technology with creative innovations. You continually educate yourself on the latest technologies, and try to stay on the professional edge. The ideal candidate should have solid experience developing using PHP7, MySQL, PHP Frameworks, and JavaScript.

Responsibilities of a PHP Application Programmer include:

  • Working with our team (e.g., team leads, executives, sales team) to plan program code enhancements and changes to the award-winning proprietary software, including all aspects of programming
  • Maintaining software repositories, keeping our client software up to date, using various services within AWS
  • Developing high-performance, test-driven, highly available hospitality industry oriented client software with flexibility and code reusability in mind.
  • Helping other team members with extensive knowledge you have.
  • Taking part in maximizing software functionality (either back-end or front-end related), optimizing and improving user experience.


  • College degree is required, preferably in Computer Science
  • 2+ Years solid work experience as a PHP programmer
  • Proficiency in CSS3/HTML5
  • Experience with popular PHP frameworks for developing applications (Zend, Laravel, Symfony, etc.)
  • Proficiency with MySQL database schema design and performance
  • Experience writing well-documented, test-driven (TDD) PHP code, Domain Driven Design (DDD)
  • Object-Oriented Programming (OOP) coding methodologies
  • Proficiency with JavaScript (jQuery), AJAX, and JSON
  • Experience in Git and code versioning
  • Previous experience with hosting and/or cloud environments

Good to have:

  • Experience with Front-end Web Development is a PLUS! (i.e. React, Vue, Angular)
  • Experience with Zend Framework/XML/SOAP
  • Experience with PHP Open Source projects, e.g. WordPress
  • SCRUM or Agile methodology knowledge
  • Any NoSQL experience, e.g. MongoDB, Redis, etc.
  • Hands on experience with AWS
  • Familiarity with social network integration
  • Experience with NGINX / PHP-FPM is a PLUS!

Benefits & Perks:

  • Competitive salary
  • Casual office environment
  • 401K benefits
  • Fully-stocked kitchen
  • Quarterly team outings, from bowling to karaoke and river cruises
  • Monthly team lunches
  • Weekly happy hours
  • Summer Fridays
  • Commuter program
  • Learning and development opportunities

Location: Midtown Manhattan, New York City

We are an Equal Opportunity Employer and take pride in a diverse environment. We do not discriminate in recruitment, hiring, training, promotion or other employment practices for reasons of race, color, religion, gender, sexual orientation, national origin, age, marital or veteran status, medical condition or disability, or any other legally protected status.
If you require a reasonable accommodation to complete an application for a recognized disability under applicable law, please email [email protected] Please note this email will only respond to specific requests for assistance completing the application as a request for accommodation for a disability. All others will not be considered.

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Technology we use

  • Engineering
  • Product
  • Sales & Marketing
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    • PHPLanguages
    • jQueryLibraries
    • jQuery UILibraries
    • ReactLibraries
    • AngularJSFrameworks
    • ZendFrameworks
    • ReactJSFrameworks
    • MySQLDatabases
    • Google AnalyticsAnalytics
    • Adobe AnalyticsAnalytics
    • IllustratorDesign
    • PhotoshopDesign
    • SketchDesign
    • AdobeCreativeDesign
    • QuickbaseManagement
    • SoundCloudManagement
    • SmartCMSCMS
    • SalesforceCRM
    • NextGuest CRMCRM
    • IntercomEmail
    • Office365Email


One Penn Plaza, New York, NY 10119
15 Years In, NextGuest Still Has the Agility of a Startup

An Insider's view of NextGuest

What are some social events your company does?

We have a variety of social events organized by our social committee from Heritage Happy Hours to holiday celebrations.


Talent Coordinator

What does your typical day look like?

Never a dull moment- always organizing, planning ahead, and communicating.


Project Manager

What makes someone successful on your team?

A big part of being a copywriter is taking criticism and feedback, which often you won’t agree with. A client might not like something and may not be able to explain why, but a good copywriter can always take that copy, rework it, and produce something better.


Content Team Lead

How do you empower your team to be more creative?

We empower our employees to be experts in their fields and be the owners of best practices, while leaving plenty of room for collaboration and brainstorming.


Chief Operating Officer

How has your career grown since starting at the company?

Since starting in 2011, I have experienced tremendous growth at NextGuest Digital. I started as a New Media Marketing Coordinator and have had 4 other roles since then. Currently I am a Client Growth Manager.


Client Growth Manager

What are NextGuest Perks + Benefits

NextGuest Benefits Overview

We consider our team members family and work hard to maintain a positive environment and express our appreciation to Nexties. Along with, book clubs and baking competitions, here are some of the perks we offer:
Remote work opportunities
Competitive salary
Casual office environment
401K benefits
Fully-stocked kitchen
Quarterly team outings, from bowling to karaoke and river cruises
Monthly team lunches
Weekly happy hours
Summer Fridays
Commuter program
Learning and development opportunities

Friends outside of work
Eat lunch together
Intracompany committees
NextGuest Digital has culture and fun committees that manage events and programs from our annual holiday party to weekly happy-hours.
Open door policy
Team owned deliverables
Group brainstorming sessions
Open office floor plan
Highly diverse management team
NextGuest's management team is as diverse as our staff and diversity is deeply ingrained in our culture, which makes NextGuest a welcoming place to work for everyone.
Health Insurance & Wellness Benefits
Dental Benefits
Vision Benefits
Health Insurance Benefits
Life Insurance
Wellness Programs
Onsite Gym
Retirement & Stock Options Benefits
401(K) Matching
NextGuest will match 100% of the first 3% of pay contributed per pay period, then will match 50% of the 4th percentage and 50% of the 5th percentage.
Performance Bonus
Child Care & Parental Leave Benefits
Flexible Work Schedule
Acme Co. provides employees with a flexible work schedule that includes Summer hours, Flexible start and end times.
Remote Work Program
Family Medical Leave
Return-to-work program post parental leave
Vacation & Time Off Benefits
Generous PTO
Paid Holidays
Perks & Discounts
Casual Dress
Commuter Benefits
Company Outings
Stocked Kitchen
Some Meals Provided
Happy Hours
Professional Development Benefits
Lunch and learns
Promote from within
Time allotted for learning
Online course subscriptions available