Senior Software Developer (Based in Austin)

Walks - San Francisco, CA (30+ days ago)3.6

Job Summary:

Walks is a leader in the tours and activities industry, offering unique and memorable travel experiences in Italy, New York City, Paris, London, Barcelona and San Francisco. We are an innovative, ambitious, travel-loving team working within an environment that allows you to be a part of the larger picture and encourages your development. We are seeking an experienced, self-motivated individual to join our web development team as a full-time software engineer / developer.

We are looking for a driven individual who is excited about the possibility of finding unique solutions to practical problems. Someone who is open to learning about new technologies, able to take ownership of tasks that contribute to the team, and gets excited about playing a part in all levels of the process. We strive for a culture that is laid-back, but professional, allowing the ability to learn in an approachable environment. Have questions? Ask them! Our diverse team leaves pretentiousness at the door and, you too, can be a part of an energetic company with the excitement that you might feel from a start-up, without the chaos. If you’re looking for a career and not a job, come and create with us.

About this Position:

  • Your responsibilities would include developing new and maintaining existing APIs for both internal and external use, with a heavy emphasis on automated testing and stability.
  • Available to work in our Austin, Texas office during regularly scheduled business hours (Monday-Friday / 9am-5pm)
  • Please note that our culture allows flexibility in your schedule. Though you should be at our offices, daily, we understand that life comes up and we can work with that!

Required Skills:

  • Experience with microservice architecture best practices
  • Solid PHP and MySQL dev skils
  • Development in MVC frameworks (Laravel and Lumen a plus)
  • Prolific troubleshooting and problem-solving skills
  • Test-driven development
  • Proven work as LAMP Developer
  • Strong verbal and written fluency in English

Added Value:

  • Experience with API design, development and support tools such as Swagger, Apiary or Doxygen
  • Able to leverage AWS services such as SNS, SQS and Lambda
  • Redis / Memcache
  • Mandrill, Slack, Stripe, Zapier, other common APIs all a plus

Compensation, Benefits:

  • 100% employer-covered health insurance benefits, eligible first of month following hire date
  • Two weeks Paid Time Off per year. Earn additional PTO day every year after first year
  • Paid Holidays (All federal holidays recognized)
  • Paid Sick Days
  • Attractive Parental and Sabbatical Leave
  • 401K options
  • Professional Development Stipend
  • Occasional optional International and Domestic business travel

Unfortunately, at this time, we will notbe considering candidates that are remotely-located or contract positions.

Job Type: Full-time

Salary: $90,000.00 to $120,000.00 /year


  • PHP: 6 years
  • Software Development: 5 years


  • Bachelor's