- Performance Testing
- Content Management Systems
- Relational Databases
- System Administration
- 401(k) Matching
- Food Provided
- Health Savings Account
Join a creative, collaborative and nimble team to help architect and build innovative digital products.
You’ll work in a fun, energetic environment that builds careers and makes news. Founded in 1998 by a successful female entrepreneur, Sandstorm has earned nationwide recognition for being an industry leader and sustaining a track record of satisfied clients.
Skills & Requirements
Strong PHP skills
Strong understanding of HTML and CSS (HTML5 and CSS3 preferred)
Strong understanding of web standards, cross-browser and cross-platform development techniques
MySQL database experience
Drupal configuration and management
Apache configuration and management
Understanding of server configurations (LAMP, LEMP, etc.)
Git, including an understanding of Git workflows
Concurrent versioning systems like GitHub or BitBucket
Demonstrated ability to work both independently and as a member of a team
Commitment to excellence, usability, and coding standards
Intense attention to detail
Highly desirable experience:
Bash or other shell scripting languages
Package management like Gulp or Webpack
Virtualization management like Vagrant or Docker
Configuration Management like Chef, Puppet, Ansible, or SaltStack
Cloud Services like Rackspace or Amazon EC2
Monitoring software like New Relic or Nagios
Consulting work on server side (AWS/Rackspace, security setup, environment configuration/load balancing/routing / etc)
Nice to have experience:
CSS Preprocessors like Sass or LESS
Front-end frameworks like Bootstrap or Foundation
Written Drupal modules from scratch
Active involvement in Drupal.org community
Familiarity with other content management systems (WordPress, Django, SiteCore, Kentico, etc.)
IIS, Microsoft Azure, or Google App Engine
C# .NET experience
Linux Systems Administration (Ubuntu, Red Hat, CentOS)
VMware, OpenStack, VirtualBox
Web Serving Software/Architecture (Nginx, PHP-FPM, Varnish)
Strong understanding of relational databases (MySQL, MSSQL, PostgreSQL)
Familiarity with NoSQL and data warehousing
Familiarity with security and performance testing techniques
We’re a high-energy Chicago-based user experience agency that does good work for good people (that’s our mission). We leverage strategic marketing, disruptive creative, UX design, emerging technologies, and usability to create high-impact and compelling brand experiences. We work with large amazing brands and interesting niche players, too. If you want to do big agency digital work in a boutique environment, we’re the place for you.
Who works at Sandstorm?
At our core, we are a team of compulsive problem solvers and solution-seekers; always thinking about what could be and implementing it. We play well with others and have found that clients benefit most when all partners are aligned and working well together. This follows our “Yes and” philosophy of always listening and building upon ideas, no matter where they originate. Collaboration is in our cultural DNA.
What about Culture?
Our team is constantly evolving and growing both as employees and as professionals in our industry. Job titles rarely do our staff justice. Our culture is grounded in our three core values:
Be Curious – Continuous, collaborative improvement is fundamental.
Warrior Spirit – We are a team and in it together. Persevere!
Having FUN! – Showcased by our monthly “You Rocks!” and random Super Secret Sandstorm events!
We have amazing benefits too! Free snacks/beverages in the fridge, costume contests, 4% match in your 401K, $50/month contribution into your HSA, great hours for work/life balance, paid volunteer days, company lunches, and your birthday is a day off here!
Local candidates only - no relocation assistance. This position will work from our Ravenswood neighborhood, Chicago, IL office.
US Citizen or green card holders only.
No recruiters, please.
We are an equal opportunity employer committed to workforce diversity.