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 small 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–because “everyone” is 4 people.
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 30 minutes from downtown Austin. 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, and new AI research and creating leading edge ecommerce sites. Imagine real-time rendering of products that come to life inside your own home. Imagine hyper-personalized content based on a dozen factors like behavior, location, demographic, traffic source and more. Imagine a platform that leverages these insights to predict what products a customer wants before they know themselves.
Minimum of 3-5 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
Experience with cloud environment apps (AWS, Google, etc)
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
Proficiency with PHP5 and MySQL from an OOP perspective
Proficiency with database schema design
Proficiency with LAMP Server administration
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
Comfort working with Linux-based systems
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, Millions of dollars in 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