Opportunities at PLS 3rd Learning

From PhDs and MBAs to our dedicated team of developers and creatives — PLS is home to an abundance of diverse talent. 


We are looking for an experienced PHP Developer to maintain and enhance an existing web application. You will be responsible for the full software development lifecycle, from the conception of new features to deployment. You should be experienced with both the front-end and back-end, development frameworks, and third-party libraries. You should also be a team player with a knack for security and visual design.

This position requires a 40-hour a week commitment, with some variation in the hours to be determined by the needs of the clients. Currently, this position is 100% remote. Soon, this position will adopt a hybrid work model that allows employees to work both remotely and on-premises in our Buffalo, NY office. 


  • Design, build, and maintain efficient and reliable front-end and back-end code
  • Work with the product manager to gather requirements and propose solutions
  • Work with the support team to identify, troubleshoot, and resolve production issues 
  • Test to ensure security, stability, and performance
  • Contribute to all phases of the development lifecycle



  • Proven experience as a PHP Developer or similar role
  • Experience with PHP frameworks (i.e. Yii)
  • Strong understanding of OOP, MVC, and ORM concepts
  • Experience with multiple front-end languages and libraries (i.e. HTML, CSS, JavaScript, jQuery, Bootstrap)
  • Experience with databases (i.e. MySQL), and a strong understanding of database concepts such as normalization
  • Experience with debugging and patching code
  • Familiarity with UI/UX design and best practices
  • Familiarity with web accessibility
  • Familiarity with web application security best practices
  • Ability to independently find and solve problems
  • Ability to visualize a proposed feature, and then be able to build it
  • Ability to work with minimal supervision


Compensation is commensurate with skills and experience.  

Please provide your resume in your correspondence with us to


Benefits at PLS


We cover the majority of health insurance premiums in addition to offering many other a-la-carte options.

Work-Life Balance

From PTO with rollover options, 11 paid holidays, and a hybrid work model we offer the ultimate work-life balance. 

Retirement Savings

Our company-sponsored 401(k) plan includes a generous employer match.

Healthy Snacks

In addition to the occasional office lunch, PLS’s offices are stocked with a selection of healthy snacks and coffee daily.

* Please note that the benefits listed above are for full-time/salaried positions

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