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The Independent Traveler, Inc. is a publisher of online travel resources and travel forums producing three popular travel sites: Cruise Critic, Family Vacation Critic and IndependentTraveler.com. These sites reach a combined audience of more than five million unique visitors per month.

The company is a subsidiary of TripAdvisor, Inc. with offices in central new Jersey, near Princeton. We offer a rewarding and enjoyable entrepreneurial environment with opportunities for professional development and growth, competitive salary and comprehensive benefits.

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Current Opportunities


Position: Software Engineer - Travel Web Sites

Location: Ewing, New Jersey - (near Princeton, NJ)

Education Required: Bachelors

Experience Required: 5-7 Years

Relocation Provided: To be determined

We are a growing, dynamic and fun company, seeking a highly motivated and experienced PHP/LAMP developer to join our software development team.

The ideal candidate is highly motivated, passionate about new web technologies, and will enjoy working closely with our product development, content and marketing teams to development new features for our Web sites. This position requires being able to communicate well with both technical and non-technical staff, be committed to delivering quality work on an aggressive schedule, and must be able to function independently as well as part of a collaborative team.

Required Skills

  • 5-7 years server side web development in LAMP, PHP 4.x OR 5.x multi-tiered environment
  • Ability to write code quickly and accurately
  • Object-oriented development and design patterns, rapid build and release cycles are a must
  • Must document code faithfully and take good coding practices seriously
  • Experience with version control software such as SVN or CVS
  • MySQL and RDBMS proficiency; Microsoft SQL a plus
  • JavaScript / DHTML programming experience
  • Strong object-oriented programming skills and design pattern knowledge
  • vBulletin and Cold Fusion knowledge a plus

Education
Bachelor's degree from a four-year college or university


The Independent Traveler, Inc., is publisher of travel Web sites including Cruise Critic, the largest cruise site of its kind, reaching over five million unique visitors each year. The Independent Traveler, Inc. is a subsidiary of TripAdvisor, the largest travel community in the world. We offer a rewarding and enjoyable entrepreneurial environment with opportunities for professional development and growth, competitive salary and comprehensive benefits. We are located in central New Jersey, near Princeton.

Location
United States: Ewing, New Jersey
Organization
The Independent Traveler, Inc.

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