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PHP Developer II (AR15) 

About the Organization Brownells, A 2nd Adventure Group Company
At Brownells, we Empower the Spirit of Independence and Adventure. Our passion is connecting gunsmiths, firearm enthusiasts, collectors, hunters, competitors, and protectors with products that outfit and enhance their spirit of independence and adventure.

Brownells is the preeminent all-things-firearms company in the world. Founded in 1939 in Montezuma, IA, Brownells' storied history of connecting firearm and firearm accessory manufacturers with freedom-loving customers is unrivaled.

We believe the spirit of independence and adventure is a mindset - in the office, on the range, in the field or with your family. It is the foundation - and reason - for everything we do.

Our values:
• R.I.C.H. (Respect, Integrity, Courage, Honesty)
• Power of the Platform (collectively leveraging our unique brands)
• Purpose Driven Performance
• Relentless Creativity & Innovation
By joining Brownells, you will help us inspire, educate, and outfit adventure-minded, freedom-lovers across the world with products that outfit their passion.

Why Adventure With Us
Put simply, our adventure is fun! If working in a fast-paced, hobby-based business where growth and exploring new frontiers every day excites you, then WE WANT YOU!

Our team is diverse, inclusive, and obsessed with new ideas. We put our customers and employees and their families at the forefront. As a third-generation, family-owned business, we understand the need for a great benefits package, professional develop opportunities, adventure incentives and most importantly, flexibility in schedules to allow for the most time possible with your loved ones.
Full-Time/Part-Time Full-Time  

Adventure Summary

The Software Engineer will work with other ARFCOM developers to develop code, tactical design and requirements on modules or elements of modules, based on specific guidelines in support of ARFCOM strategic objectives, and address/remediate application defects as assigned. They should demonstrate innovation, constant learning, self-motivation and effective team participation. This person should demonstrate a willingness to share knowledge, possess excellent listening skills as well as strong analytical skills. The candidate must be able to work effectively under project and daily deadlines and manage multiple tasks simultaneously.

Position Requirements

What You Will Do

Main Duties & Responsibilities:

  • Provides operational and maintenance support for existing applications.
  • Ensures users are provided professional, courteous and timely communication, support and service.
  • Designs, develops, and implements solution architecture for enterprise-class products related to .Net, PHP, IBM IIB/MQ/ODM, and web services, including front-end development, server-side development and the core database and delivers high-quality solutions on time.
  • Performs analysis and requirements gathering without direct supervision.
  • Provides technical consultation, design, and development support for more complex existing and new systems development.
  • Prepares technical specifications for programs to be written; designs, codes, tests, debugs, and documents programs.
  • Mentors, coaches, and assists less experienced developers.
  • Maintains status of project in project tracking system and/or provides timely communication to all stakeholders.
  • Peer reviews code to ensure that any new or existing application integration into company systems meets functional requirements, system compliance, risk compliance, and interface specifications.
  • Actively participates with the development team on application architecture/design.



Other Duties & Responsibilities:

  • Keeps abreast of emerging technology and how it could be leveraged at ARFCOM.
  • Manages risks, issues and concerns.
  • Develops time estimates for project deliverables.
  • Solicits internal customer feedback and takes appropriate action.
  • Works with the development team; identifies technical, human resource and business process implications of future product offerings and enhancement.
  • Works closely with Systems Architect and IT team on quality assurance, program logic, and data processing.
  • Collaborates with analysts, designers, and system owners in the testing of new software programs and applications.
  • Creates and maintains application documentation.


What You Will Need

Education and Experience

  • High school diploma, GED, or equivalent required
  • BA/BS degree in Computer Science/MIS preferred
  • Six plus years of relevant experience or equivalent education (BA/BS degree in Computer Science/MIS and 5 years of relevant experience)


Knowledge & Skills

  • Software Development Life Cycle, including Change Management
  • Effective communication
  • Systems Thinking
  • Problem Solving with limited input from upper level management
  • Application Design and Implementation Best Practices
  • Database Design Concepts
  • Project Management Skills
  • Software Process Improvement
  • Interpreting Code
  • Requirements Writing
  • Develop Test Scenarios
  • Information and Data Validation
  • Gathering and Using Information
  • Object Oriented Design Principles
  • MySQL experience for integration
  • SQL Server, VBScript,.Net experience


Leadership Competencies

  • Customer Focus (L3)
  • Creativity and Innovation (L3)
  • Teamwork and Collaboration (L3)
  • Communication and Interpersonal Effectiveness (L3)
  • Drive for Results (L3)
  • Modeling (L2)
  • Programming (L3)


Physical Demands

Sedentary work. Sedentary work involves lifting no more than 10 pounds at a time and occasionally lifting or carrying articles like docket files, ledgers, and small tools. Although a sedentary job is defined as one which involves sitting, a certain amount of walking and standing is often necessary in carrying out job duties. Jobs are sedentary if walking and standing are required occasionally and other sedentary criteria are met.


Physical Hazards – Health and Safety Concerns

  • General office environments
  • Ergonomics


Where You’ll Be Located

Remote (Texas)


Live Your Adventure!

Brownells is a subsidiary of 2nd Adventure Group. At 2nd Adventure Group, our mission is to provide a platform to connect people with their passions. Our brands are aligned to empower people to be inspired, educated, and outfitted for a lifetime of enjoying and sharing the spirit of adventure. Our sister companies include: Crow Shooting Supply, Sinclair International,, W.L. Baumler Co. and Big Springs Range Complex.


DISCLAIMER: The above statements are intended to describe the general nature and level of work being performed by people assigned to this classification. They are not intended to be construed as an exhaustive list of all responsibilities, duties and skills required of personnel so classified. In addition, the employer may consider whether the individual applying for or holding the position is qualified. There are two steps involved in this determination. The first concerns whether the applicant or current employee satisfies the prerequisites for the position. The second step involves whether or not the person can perform the essential functions with or without reasonable accommodation.

EOE Statement Brownells, Inc. is an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to sex, gender identity, sexual orientation, race, creed, color, religion, national origin, physical or mental disability, protected veteran status, age, genetic information, marital status, pregnancy, sexual orientation, gender identity or any other characteristic or status protected by law.

If you need a reasonable accommodation for any part of the employment process, please contact us by email at and let us know the nature of your request and your contact information. Requests for accommodation will be considered on a case-by-case basis. Please note that only inquiries concerning a request for reasonable accommodation will be responded to from this e-mail address.

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