In Search of a New Opportunity

Posted Nov 26, 2018 at 9:18pm

I have been with my current employer for 9 years as of the beginning of this month. They have given me many opportunities to expand my skill set, from my first project finishing the development of a custom e-commerce website utilizing the CodeIgniter framework to my most recent project developing a customer portal website utilizing the Laravel framework and all of the custom WordPress themes and plugins in between. They even trusted me to develop a mobile app, both Android and iOS versions, when I had never written a line of Java or Objective-C in my life.

Despite these amazing opportunities, the company is a small company, and I have reached a point where there is no further opportunity for growth within the company. I feel like there is still room in my career for growth, however. Because of this, I am in search of a new opportunity.

What am I searching for? I want to find a full time remote position helping a company develop stellar php applications for their clients. I am looking for an opportunity that allows me to work on a range of projects or an opportunity to work on a single product that is always adding new functionality.

I am also looking for more of a challenge. While I do like developing custom themes and plugins for WordPress sites, I find more enjoyment planning and developing more advanced functionality. I love the challenge of taking a problem or idea that a client has and developing a solution to resolve the problem or bring the idea to life. I'm not ruling out an opportunity to continue to work with WordPress, but I don't necessarily see myself working on only WordPress projects for the rest of my career. 

Why am I searching for a remote position? Even though it is cold here in the winter, I love where I live. I am near family and friends. And I finally have my home office set up just how I like it. :) I have also found that I am more productive when I work from home, away from the distractions of the office, which is currently an open office space.

What kind of company am I searching for? I want to make sure that I find a company that cares about its employees. Even though some or all of the employees are remote, I want the company to feel like a team or maybe even like a family. Also, perks aren't as important to me as appreciation.

You can find more information about me here, and a summary of my experience here. I also have a blog where I write about topics ranging from development to life.

If you are interested in talking to me about my experience in more detail, you can reach me in the following ways.