Hired by Zend

I’ve recently been hired by Zend as a PHP developer for them. Many thanks to Andi, Daniel, Mike, and especially Matthew for their consideration and support throughout the process.

I start on Tuesday, and will be spending three weeks out in California as part of my initial time with them. After that, I’ll be telecommuting from home (in Memphis TN). I’m very excited about this change of employment; Zend are big guns in PHP world, and it’s a big deal to me to be working for them. 🙂

I’m not sure yet as to my specific duties, although I get the impression it will be for internal development (not client work). I don’t know if I’ll be part of the framework development process (although I sure hope so!). Obviously there are non-disclosure issues, so I may not be able to talk about my work there much (although again I hope I will be able to do so, as I think Zend suffers from a little closed-mouthedness in regard to the wider PHP community, and could do with some regular blogging).

What does this mean for Solar, Savant, Yawp, and the rest of my public projects? In a philosophical sense, I don’t know; but in a practical sense, I see no reason why my work on these will suffer or drag in any way, once the first few weeks in California are complete.

So if I’m less responsive to emails than normal for the next 3-4 weeks, that’s why. 🙂

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20 thoughts on “Hired by Zend

  1. Congrats to Paul

    Congrats to Paul Jones for getting hired by Zend, the big PHP company. Paul develops a bunch of open source tools, my favorite of which is the template engine PHP Savant, which is used throughout the portal aspects of HelpSpot.

  2. I think zend made a great choice in hiring you, I use savant EVERY single day in all my work, its awesome. I would be excited to see what you would bring to their new framework.

  3. $this->solar = &Zolar;
    $this->ciaweb.com = &mossadweb.org;
    $this->pmj= $fullof$(hopefully);
    $this->jeltopmj=congrats(Idohopeyougettimeforsolaranyway);

  4. I had the chance to meet a bunch of the Zend guys last week at the PHP Conf in San Francisco… it was their consulting group. They seem like a smart good group of guys.

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