Now Hiring: Mid/Senior Backend Laravel Software Engineer

Stealth, funded startup in San Diego (UTC Area) is seeking the following:
Mid/Senior Backend Laravel Software Engineer
Must be comfortable working at a fast-paced, funded startup. Principals only, please.
  • Experience with Regular Expressions and Linux text-processing commands
  • Hands-on experience and desire to work in a Test-driven Development environment
  • 1+ years integrating with 3rd party APIs using OAuth 2.0 (single-sign-on to social networks)
  • 3+ years recent experience writing PHP including PHP 7.x
  • 5+ years developing backend web services APIs for web and mobile apps
  • Comfortable working in a fast-paced, early-stage, funded startup
  • 2+ years using PHP 5.5+, Laravel 5.x, and Eloquent ORM
  • Knowledge of design patterns and object-oriented design and programming principles
  • 5+ years writing complex SQL queries and stored procedures for MySQL,  Postgres, SQL Server or Oracle.
  • Some hands-on experience with PKI and encryption
  • Hands-on experience using message queues implemented with Redis, SQS, Beanstalkd, IronMQ or RabbitMQ
Additional desired skills:
  • Experience with Microservices a plus
  • Experience with auto-scaling and containers on AWS a plus
  • Experience with JSON Web Token (JWT) or other Token-based mechanisms a plus
  • Experience with Perl and Python a plus
  • Experience working with PCI/PII, PHI and/or HIPAA data and compliance a plus
  • Exposure to Vue.js and/or Angular 1.x a plus
  • Experience optimizing scalable data architecture and queries on MongoDB, CouchDB or Cloudant a plus
  • Must be a US Citizen or Legal Resident having a right to work in the US without sponsorship.
  • Principals only, please.
Remote and Flexible hours are possible, subject to weekly priorities, with minimum 3 days per week in the office.
To apply email Norm Katz (normkatz1 at gmail dot com) or call 619-890-5847

Now Hiring: Mid-level PHP Software Engineer

Position Summary

PayLease is currently seeking a mid-level PHP Software Engineer to support the continued development of its LAMP based, online payment system. PayLease is a small and growing company with a dynamic and exciting work environment. The ideal candidate will be able to work independently as well as part of a small, focused team. The engineering team at PayLease utilizes the Agile/Scrum development methodology and communication, teamwork and flexibility are crucial attributes to bring.  This position is a full-time, on-site position.

  • As a member of the Engineering team, you will contribute to the development and maintenance of the company’s e-payment system
  • Maintain and provide ongoing support of the existing PHP codebase
  • Design and develop object-oriented software in the PHP programming language, with an in-depth knowledge of procedural/structured/imperative design patterns
  • Provide Tier-2 technical support to Customer Care (internal) personnel
  • Possess keen attention to detail and strong communication skills


  • Four-year degree in CS or equivalent in experience
  • 2 to 4 years of experience as an application developer using the PHP programming language
  • Familiarity with Linux systems (Red Hat, CentOS, Ubuntu) and proficiency with command line syntax and shell scripting
  • Solid knowledge of HTML, XHTML, CSS and JavaScript
  • Extremely detail-oriented, creative, dependable and trustworthy, with a positive attitude
  • Strong analytical and communication skills are needed, as well as an ability to multitask, collaborate, and work well within a team environment


  • Experience with the Agile/Scrum software development methodology
  • Knowledge of Web 2.0 frameworks and methods
  • Knowledge of underlying web technologies: HTTP (request, response, headers, cookies), HTML, XHTML (semantic and structural markup), CSS, JavaScript and AJAX
  • Knowledge of the LAMP architecture and related concepts
  • Strong understanding of Web Services and SOAP


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