Project blackburrow aka phpJobs is a job board and aggregator for PHP jobs. A job board is nothing new on the web, so you might be thinking - why? There are two reasons for this, one is the desire to start building out things to scratch a personal itch and the second reason is out of necessity.
Earlier this year I found myself looking for new job, I had worked with PHP for almost a decade at Socious and after being acquired was forced to learn C#/.NET.
After a few months working with C# I was really missing out on the tooling (PHPStorm > Visual Studio) and the community at large. When I decided it was time to move on I also decided I wanted to work with PHP.
I spent tons of time trying to find jobs that involved PHP but never found a single resource on the web that I felt was comprehensive enough or that wasn’t just plain terrible for searching specifics such as a programming language, salary, remote etc.
I want phpjobs.app to become the resource for any PHP developer who loves the language and what they can do with it. While I am still building out the website it will remain free to post jobs and I will continue to aggregate more jobs if the volume demands it. The goal will be to provide a broad mix of first class jobs posts and then fill any gaps with aggregate jobs.
Here are some ideas I have on the roadmap:
|Filter(s) - Remote Y/N||Salary Scale||Framework/Language/PHP Versions (tags)||Full Stack - Front End - Back End (Scale)|
My favorite feature here, and probably the most ambitious, will be the insights. There is an enormous amount of data available on these job sites that they do not expose publicly. I believe surfacing this data will help the candidates see where the job market currently is and where it may be heading.