Senior Software Engineer

Tyche Project - Somerville, MA

Our client has created a product launch platform. This means they find unique, undiscovered products and help them succeed. Over the past decade, they have discovered and launched thousands of unique and innovative products, including several household brands like FitBit, IdeaPaint, OtterBox, and SodaStream.

Their Engineering team is a huge part of that success and they are seeking a Senior Software Engineer who has the experience and the drive to deploy high-quality code in a fast-paced environment. They believe every day should be a learning experience for engineers. Working closely with Product and Design teams, you will design, code, and test new features using the entire tech stack. For day-to-day development, they follow an agile scrum method, consisting of 2-week sprints, daily standups, and retrospectives.

Over the next year, this team will be developing the next iteration of this platform from the ground up using Magento 2 and Laravel. They have an ambitious roadmap where you’ll be working on projects such as implementing an intuitive and responsive UI/UX shopping experience, developing new REST endpoints, creating new billing, shipping, and EDI integrations, integrating with 3rd party social media and marketing services, developing faceted search and suggestion systems, minimizing latency to improve user experience, and meeting data-warehousing and reporting needs, and all of this running in a fast, secure, and monitored cloud environment.

They'll consider all applications but prefer those with experience in their core tech stack of Magento, Laravel, PHP, MySQL, REST, and JavaScript. The ideal candidate will have experience developing web applications using these or equivalent technologies. Object-oriented development experience on a large-scale e-commerce website, using modular, extensible frameworks and building a rich user interface using modern web front-end tools is the experience we’d love to see. Most of all, people with a deep understanding of technology, curiosity to learn and teach, and treat others with care and respect.


  • 5+ years of professional PHP web development
  • Deep understanding of relational database concepts, specifically MySQL
  • Demonstrable knowledge of web technologies, including HTML and CSS
  • Discipline with writing unit tests
  • Strong experience using JavaScript on production applications
  • Proficient understanding of Git and working with Github, BitBucket, etc.
  • Deep expertise with creating and maintaining REST APIs
  • Strong grasp of security principles and e-commerce applications
  • Experience maintaining and developing for Magento is a big plus


  • Work and learn how you want: Every software engineer at this client receives a shiny new Mac with a monitor setup of their choice. Engineers choose their own tools to get their work done. Software licenses, hardware, and educational materials are all at your disposal. They want you to do your best work there.
  • Work Environment: They’re a fun, growing e-commerce company. Located a five-minute walk from Davis Square, the office has a beautifully crafted modern-rustic vibe with a casual dress code. They offer a fully stocked kitchen, free coffee and snacks, “bagel Mondays” and other treats along with several company events around the year.
  • Discounts: They offer discounts on hundreds of the products on the site. They even get free samples of many products. It’s perfect for gift giving.
  • Culture of Mentorship and Learning: You’ll get exposure to Boston’s startup industry and the chance to learn from people on our team and from others in the industry. They host frequent information and expertise sharing events (formal and informal) at work and give team members the chance to attend meetups.
  • Compensation: Competitive salary, great benefits, a yearly bonus incentive plan based on both individual and company performance, and a great work-life balance are all part of the deal.


Posted On: Wednesday, January 31, 2018
Compensation: $140,000.00

Position Contact
Bill Sullivan
(978) 381-3320
Boston, MA
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