Veritas Health helps those with chronic pain and musculoskeletal conditions by publishing comprehensive, in-depth information they can rely on. Our content is physician authored and reviewed. Our 4 websites have over 20 million page views per month with over 417,000 Facebook followers. Our award-winning websites have been recognized by the Communicator Awards for our writing and social presence, and our videos have won 22 Tellys.

PHP Developer - Mid to Senior Level at Veritas Health
Growing leader in online health

Veritas Health is a leader in building online patient engagement health sites.  We've developed the world’s most visited back pain website (www.spine-health.com with ~ 20 mm monthly views) and we are launching new sites, including www.arthritis-health.com, www.sports-health.com, www.osteoporosis-health.com. 

Seeking passionate PHP developers

You will be part of a team that delivers a best-in-class experience for our audience.  If you are an energetic problem solver who is comfortable wearing many hats and getting stuff done right the first time, this may be the right fit for you.

What we are looking for in you:

If you like the idea of building innovative and custom features, improving and advancing existing features, and ensuring operational excellence – for a company whose core mission is to help people find the best solutions for their ongoing health problems – you should talk to us.  We are looking for strong problem solvers to help us tackle the big and the small, including projects such as (actual projects in the queue):

  • Re-launching our doctor directory with new features and a fresh look
  • Creating custom Drupal modules while leveraging a common code base (Drupal profile/distribution) that streamlines development across multiple sites
  • Flexable, snapshotable Virtualbox where you can get your hands dirty with our efficient 4-layer caching system on a LEMP stack, all without blowing up a production server
  • Crafting and testing site features for desktop and mobile to improve traffic metrics and advertising revenue
  • Creation of an author portal, media asset management utility, and an automated advertising system
  • Enhancements to our new forums system in (Vanilla Forums)

You can check out functionality, such as our custom doctor finder (leverages the Views module) - http://www.spine-health.com/doctor - to see how we are using PHP and Drupal 7 in innovative ways to achieve our business goals.

We want to talk to you if you:

  • Are a confident, independent problem solver
  • Enjoy the freedom and flexibility to manage your own work time – and have the self-discipline to meet deadlines
  • Thrive in an environment that values thorough research of possible paths, scalable long term solutions, and good documentation
  • Are looking for a full time employee position with an entrepreneurial but established, stable and highly profitable company
  • Seek a reasonable work/life balance (where you really can get home in time to hit the boxing gym, do intramural flag football, brew your own beer, take your kid to swim practice, and take vacations…). No travel or 80-hour work weeks expected (well possible, but rare).

We have immediate openings for a talented developers to add to our small team of developers and designers.

Core Skills

  • PHP
  • MySQL (MariaDB)
  • HTML / CSS (we use HTML 5 and CSS 3)
  • JavaScript / jQuery
  • Familiarity with a content management system, ideally Drupal (we currently use Drupal 7), Joomla, or Wordpress

Optional Skills

  • Linux (Centos 6)
  • Saltstack
  • VirtualBox (Used for sandbox & development environments)
  • Website optimization (front and backend caching): Varnish, Memcache, APC
  • Git code revision system (or similar)
  • Mobile web development (RESS)

A great place to work
We are a relatively small, quiet and focused group of individuals who publish, organize and market the highest quality health information on the web.   We are passionate about what we do.  Casual dress, intense focus, results – that’s us.   Competitive pay, ergo-friendly workspace (including stand-up desks and ball chairs), medical insurance – company pays 90%, 401k plan with company match, paid vacation/holiday/personal days, flex hours and summer hours, free drinks and snacks. 

We have been around since 1999, and we are profitable and completely self-funded. 

We are looking for full-time individual applicants in the North Chicago area for our Deerfield office. It is easily accessible by public transportation (Metra) and by car.
Please send your resume with the subject line "Developer Resume" to rmalon [AT] veritashealth [DOT] com. Include your salary requirements along with a cover letter listing 3 reasons why you are the right person for this position. Provide examples to past work eg. github.com, drupal.org alias, live projects etc.
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Company Reviews

This is what I love about working here: You will see a direct impact on the bottom line from your efforts while contributing to them with your own ideas. You can do it all in an environment where everyone knows each other.
Rob Malon
Senior Technical Lead
at Veritas Health
There are plenty of opportunities to succeed within our growth-oriented environment: Always keeping in mind how you can improve key business metrics and usability. Being responsible for tangible, bottom-line results. Taking ownership of projects and tasks and having the ability to manage multiple projects at the same time. Having the willingness to learn and keep learning. Adaptability--this is a fast-paced, rapidly changing business. It's important to be flexible enough to take on new roles and projects outside your core responsibility as needed"
Mark Cummings
Online Marketing Director
at Veritas Health
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Please send your resume with the subject line "Developer Resume" to rmalon [AT] veritashealth [DOT] com. Include your salary requirements along with a cover letter listing 3 reasons why you are the right person for this position. Provide examples to past work eg. github.com, drupal.org alias, live projects etc.
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Why work with us
We produce award-winning patient education content of the highest quality. We're genuinely passionate about what we do. Casual dress, intense focus, results—that’s Veritas Health. Our Deerfield office is easily accessible by Metra and is highway adjacent.
Culture
Since 1999, Veritas Health has maintained an entrepreneurial, start-up atmosphere. We believe patients should have access to credible, comprehensive, and easy-to-understand information to understand, prevent, and treat their health conditions. Successful employees are driven by a deep-rooted, ingrained energy to make a measurable, positive impact for patients, on their department and the company as a whole. We are passionate about doing exceptional work every day.
Perks & Benefits
Kitchen stocked with healthy snacks and drinks.
Catered group lunches on Fridays.
Flexible schedules and remote work options available after 1 year.
Medical insurance (company pays 90%).
Generous PTO and vacation time.
Retirement plan contribution matching and profit sharing.
Ergonomic workspace options—sit-stand desks, ball chairs, standing pads, etc.

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