A chance to work with a great team

Flex and part-time programmer opening

While we strongly prefer local applicants, we'd consider folks elsewhere


Are you a freelance PHP or Ruby on Rails programmer who would like to connect with a high-quality team, with the option of working in an office environment or from home? (Our contractors are welcome to work out of our office on their other jobs, too, if you are in the neighborhood.) Or are you someone who would like to add some income working evenings and weekends on a variety of challenging tasks? Creative Circle is a leading design, consulting and software provider for newspapers and other media companies. We create very customized and specialized software solutions for media firms. We have a diverse range of needs and flexible options for a niche player working occasionally on specific tasks or working a regular, weekly part-time schedule. 

We're flexible, but these are our most pressing needs:

-- A high level of both front and back end development in a LAMP environment. PHP proficiency is particularly important. We’re also in need of Ruby on Rails programming help.

-- Sophisticated and attractive UX production expertise for desktop and mobile, using jquery, bootstrap and frameworks like backbone or angular.

-- Familiarity with both standard relational and noSQL databases.

-- Knowledge of open source, “devops” style deployment, management and monitoring solutions.

-- A good communicator.

-- Reliable person who is good at making deadlines.

-- The ability to quickly diagnose and fix problems, be able to listen and discuss issues with clients in lay terminology, and to stay calm and cool under pressure is important.

You get bonus points for:

-- Experience developing in a content management system.

-- SEO and/or social content marketing knowledge.

-- Knowledge or experience or at least an interest in the media industry, especially newspapers.

-- SEO and/or social content marketing knowledge.

-- WordPress plugin expertise.

-- Knowledge of Ruby on Rails programming.

Please send a cover letter, resume, code samples and rate or salary history. Part-time option requires working out of our office in East Providence, R.I. Contract workers can be anywhere in the U.S. but we are looking for long-term relationships with individual programmers. Send your information to jobs@creativecirclemedia.com. (We are not interested in programming farms or firms or overseas developers so please don’t waste your time or ours by responding.)

We look forward to meeting you!