Lead Full Stack Software Engineer / Developer - Javascript - PHP

Spindle 360 - Austin, TX (30+ days ago)

Greetings! You have found a genuine opportunity for one Lead Full Stack Developer / PHP eCommerce Architect who is seeking a long-term, on-site position with a 4 person software team of smart and motivated people.

Have you worked at a company where there are “too many cooks in the kitchen” and you feel like you’re walking through political sludge to make positive change? Here at Spindle 360, it’s the reverse. Everyone plays a big hand in shaping the project and gets credit for it.

We believe in the “two pizza” rule: If a team can’t be fed with two pizzas, it’s too big. After all, small teams have built some of the most game-changing technologies. You won’t miss the traffic or the bureaucracy found in large companies in big cities. We are located in downtown Georgetown, just 15 minutes from Austin. If you're driving from Austin, you'll be going against the flow of traffic for an easy drive. We offer an alternative to the big city life. Our team members enjoy a cozy and laid back environment that’s also dog friendly.

We are building next-generation enterprise-level eCommerce applications. Spindle 360 is taking eCommerce best practices, WebGL and new AI research and creating leading-edge eCommerce sites.

Basic Requirements:

Minimum of 3 years PHP and JS web development experience

3+ years building web applications

Strong PHP object-oriented programming

Strong experience with modern HTML/CSS

Competent with MySQL-based database concepts

Firm grasp of Git-based source control

Solutions-oriented thinking; always looking for the smart solution to a problem rather than jumping at the first answer

A passion for staying on top of industry trends and technologies

Proven Skills & Technical Requirements:

Competent knowledge of e-commerce data organization and relationships

Competent in authoring JavaScript

Proficiency with PHP5/7 and MySQL from an OOP perspective

Proficiency with database schema design

Working knowledge of GIT / Bitbucket

Experience optimizing and refactoring application code

Have experience optimizing web server configurations and scaling web applications

Competent in web services integrations (REST/SOAP)

A desire to be personally responsible for production-level code

Bonus Qualifications:

Strong experience in transactional Enterprise level eCommerce

Contributions to the open-source community

Experience in ERP or CRM integrations

Experience in multi-store e-commerce implementations

Who will love it here

Your ideas are unconventional, fresh, and smart. You have a hands-on get it done attitude and never hesitate to roll up your sleeves in an instant to show a team member how it’s done. Our team members are hand-picked. They are not looking for their next job. They are specifically wanting a smaller company where they are not just a number. They are looking to get away from the big corporate world and the traffic in Austin or insert California city here.

They are hungry for knowledge and are looking to be challenged. They care about compensation but they aren’t just looking for the next step up the corporate ladder and a pay bump from their current job. They are leaving their current company after making some sort of impact, rather than because they just seem to leave jobs every 6-12 months. They may have weaknesses in some areas but they are aware of them. There is at least one or two things at which they are indisputably A+.

They are hard-working and focused, but they aren’t just aimlessly working tons of hours for no particular reason. They care a lot about what it is that they are doing, and they don’t just blindly follow direction. When looking to solve large problems and enjoy the big challenges.


Do you have a full pipeline of work and projects? Yes, a dozen projects or more

How long have you been in business? About 6 years

Do you have significant revenue and stability? Yes, multi-million revenue

How big is the software team? 4 people

How big is the company? 10 people

Where is the office? Beautiful downtown Georgetown, TX

What is your building like? It’s a warehouse style, nicely finished building from the late 1800s.

What’s the pay? Above average - depends on experience and capability.

Are there stock options? There is an opportunity to receive stock options.

Is there medical insurance? Yep!

Is there paid vacation? Yep!

How about easy parking 30 feet from the office building? Yep!

How about traffic? What’s that? Not here!

Can I bring my dog to work? Definitely - we do!

Job Type: Full-time

Salary: $75,000.00 to $110,000.00 /year


  • PHP: 2 years (Required)


  • Bachelor's (Preferred)


  • English (Required)