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Job offered: PHP/Moodle Administrator with Development Experience

Type: Full-time
Location: Fairfax, VA

Vesa Health & Technology has been providing Healthcare, Information Technology, Administrative and Logistics personnel to the armed forces and civilian agencies since 2007. 

We are looking for an experienced PHP/Moodle Developer with 3 to 5 years' experience with PHP/Moodle coding and backend administration. This person will review our course catalogue, fix numerous functional problems, handle application administration and establish a best practice LMS environment. We need someone who enjoys investigating and resolving coding issues, has initiative, flexibility and an excellent knowledge of systems architecture. This person should be familiar with basic software algorithms and terminology and enjoy auditing and fixing bad code. Experience customizing the software and code against a list of client requirements. Experience with object-oriented design including common patterns, interfaces, and inheritance. Experience with coding for PHP/Moodle against 508 compliancy rules.  Ability to stay focused and detail-oriented in a fast-paced dynamic environment. This person will work independently and on a team and have strong interpersonal and organizational skills.  One year contract with probable extension.


  • Must  be a US national with a Secret clearance or a suitable candidate to acquire one.

  • 3 to 5 years of experience with Moodle development. Experience with Totara LMS a plus.
  • Familiarity with object-oriented programming and have experience with Moodle's development framework (Moodle 2 with 3rd party plugins)
  • Experience with Moodle Module / Block Development, and Moodle webservices
  • A seasoned understanding of multimedia platforms and LMS course development, including Flash, and accessibility techniques such as 508 compliance and SCORM courses.
  • Experience using PHP debugging tools
  • Able to handle a fast-paced work environment, deadlines and new challenge.
  • Able to deliver on time and on budget.
  • Able to support a LAMP Stack environment
  • Able to support a Windows IIS/PhP and mySQL Moodle\Totara LMS environment
  • Knowledge of different SSO solutions, including LDAP, SAML, e.t.c
  • Previous knowledge supporting frontend PhP applications
  • Previous knowledge supporting backend PhP applications - installation, updates, patching and server monitoring
  • Previous knowledge of regression testing PhP applications
  • Previous knowledge supporting Moodle customization: template building and theme functions.
  • Previous knowledge on mySQL query building - ETL processes and custom query designs.
  • Web development experience including HTML, Javascript/JQuery, and CSS
  • Experience with data management in MySQL or other databases.
  • Prior experience working with Federal Government/DoD clients a plus.
  • This is a minimum 1 year contract, with definitive plans to extend.


BS degree in Computer Science or related field and 3 to 5 years' experience developing PHP and Moodle-based systems. The candidate should be prepared to provide samples or links to past projects.


Entry added by Mark Evans - Saturday, January 10, 2015, 4:49 AM
Last updated - Tuesday, January 13, 2015, 3:10 AM