Web Applications Developer (PHP)

NeoHire South - Santa Monica, CA

Web Application Developer (Back-end/DevOps)

We are looking for a senior software engineer with extensive experience in implementing, scaling, and supporting high-traffic / high-availability commercial web services and applications in a distributed environment. This role requires significant experience in full-stack web application development utilizing Linux, Ngnix, MySQL, PHP, and Redis.

This is a very hands-on role, and you would be joining a small team of engineers to develop cutting edge services, applications, and API’s that will be utilized by both our internal and external customers around the world. As a senior engineer on this team you will have significant impact on future direction and development of these services.


  • Help design, develop, and support high-traffic, high-availability web services and applications
  • Ensure successful delivery and 24/7 operation of all developed services and applications
  • Design and implement well-structured, easily maintainable, well-documented code, APIs, and test scripts
  • Optimize and/or debug code as needed to maximize performance, scaling, usability, and quality
  • Assimilate new technologies and solve complex problems, formulating and evaluating technical alternatives based on experience and data-driven decision making skills
  • Generate and update documentation and technical/functional specifications as needed
  • Provide development support and troubleshooting assistance to clients and/or other teams
  • Participate in creating technical specifications and performing code reviews with other engineers
  • Participate in agile planning, scope estimation, and updates for team projects


  • Engineering talent proven by great work experience, hobby projects, open source contributions, and/or superior academic results
  • 8+ years of professional experience in software development with a strong command of computer science fundamentals and software architecture principles
  • 5+ years of full-stack web application and services development experience utilizing Linux, PHP, and MySQL
  • Significant experience developing enterprise-level customer-facing services in a high-availability environment
  • Experience with performance tuning and scaling of web and server-side services
  • Experience working in an Agile or lean software development environment
  • Experience with internet protocols & services, secure coding practices, and writing code to support them
  • Experience implementing and working with A/B testing in a web services environment
  • Experience with unit-level testing, writing test plans & test scripts, and generating testable code
  • Strong English-language communication (verbal and written) and documentation skills
  • Ability to work in a collaborative, technically challenging environment with rapidly changing requirements
  • A scrappy, entrepreneurial attitude that gets high-quality projects done quickly


  • You have significant experience with software architecture and large-scale web services design
  • You have advanced SQL skills. Particularly in query design & optimization, performance tuning, and scaling
  • You have experience building software utilizing NoSQL & MapReduce (MongoDB, CouchDB, Hadoop, etc.)
  • You have an advanced degree in computer science, software engineering, or similar
  • You are a passionate PC gamer. CS:GO experience and a familiarity with skins trading is a plus.


  • This job is located in Santa Monica, CA. Local candidates preferred.

Posted On: Monday, May 8, 2017

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