Senior Software Engineer: PHP JavaScript, Machine Learning Platform

San Diego, CA 92122

Posted: 02/23/19 Employment Type: Direct Hire Industry or Function: Software Job Number: 19011501 - P Compensation: $110,000 - $140,000 DOE

JOB #: 19011501 - P

KEY WORDS: web developer, lead software developer, senior software engineer, software engineer, web architect, architect, Bash, AWS, Amazon Cloud Web Services, PHP, Wordpress, Docker, Machine Learning, Programmatic Advertising, Bidding, CMS, SEO, MySQL, APIs, web service integration, Domain management (DNS), Google Analytics, Website Caching Mechanisms, Git, Github, Node.js, Apache, Nginx Go, Ruby, RoR, Javascript, node, angular, react, algorithms, AI, artificial intelligence


Thriving and highly profitable Technology Company named to Inc’s 5000 Fastest Growing Private Companies in America is hiring! They are located steps from the beach near La Jolla, CA and looking to add a brilliant Senior Software Engineer to their handpicked team.

You will utilize your expertise in PHP and/or Javascript and Node.JS to work on their suite of sophisticated Machine Learning, Web Analytics, and Personalization Tools. Their code runs on some of the most trafficked sites on the Internet, so the quality of their code must be second to none!

As a Senior Software Engineer / Web Architect, you’ll utilize your ability to create new features throughout their technology stack, but with a focus on the backend. Most of their code base is in PHP and NodeJS, which is why they must be part of your core competency.

However, you’ll likely write code in several languages, including Go and Ruby, so you must be versatile and a fast learner. Additionally, major portions of their technology stack are web-centric, so you’ll also hand-code in HTML, CSS, and client-side JavaScript.

If you’re a skilled Senior Software Engineer who has worked on complex web-based applications and are looking to work alongside a very smart, but unpretentious, team of engineers – we want to meet you!

Duties Include:
• Constantly learning new technologies to stay on the cutting edge of a rapidly changing industry
• Develop a whole-system view of their business and systems and put it to use by designing and creating major components to help them grow in features and capacity.
• Mentor and lead junior developers.
• Utilize best practices because you have used them to solve problems in the full-cycle development process, which you understand thoroughly.

TO APPLY: Send your resume and a note about why you are excited about this opportunity to Kanani Masterson – - for confidential review. This is a full-time, onsite position based in San Diego, CA.

Salary Range and Bonus Potential:

Compensation: $110,000 - $140,000 DOE

Perks & Benefits:
• Company provides full health, vision, and dental benefits
• Generous and performance-based bonuses and raises
• Matching 401K
• Flexible vacation policy (up to 5 weeks), plus ten paid company-wide holidays
• Informal, flexible, and high-energy work environment with super smart people and a transparent and engaged executive team.
• Kitchen stocked with snacks and drinks, located steps away from the beach, gyms, and lots of restaurants within walking distance.


• Must have 5+ years of experience using PHP and Javascript to architect major components or whole applications for highly-scalable web-based applications.
• Ability to pick new programming languages comes easily, because you’ve have done it several times before.
• Theoretical and practical knowledge of best practices, design patterns, and algorithms.
• Current experience or willingness to learn languages such as NodeJS, Angular and/or React, Go, Ruby, HTML/CSS, MySQL/PostgreSQL is highly preferred.
• Experience with AWS or other cloud solution
• Must be able to work well in an open-office environment where you will be expected to contribute to both highly-charged technical discussions and good-natured banter.

Desired Skills:
• Familiarity with web frameworks (Laravel, CodeIgniter, Symphony, Django, Rails, Express, Meteor, etc.)
• Git and GitHub (or similar)
• Designing, implementing, and consuming RESTful and SOAP-based APIs
• Superior analytical ability as demonstrated by a scientific/engineering degree or equivalent experience
• Security-conscious design and coding skills
• Experience operating in and optimizing your code for a high-volume and high-transaction environment
• Experience with online advertising technology, bidding, auction, predictive analytics, and/or programmatic buying solutions is highly preferred.
• AWS: Redshift, EC2, Kinesis, Elastic Beanstalk, ELBs, auto-scaling
• Docker: containers, deployments, and DevOps environments
• Test-driven development or creating automated unit tests

Educational Requirements:
• BS Degree in Computer Science, Mathematics, or other related discipline is not required, but highly preferred.



Kanani Masterson

I joined the TriStaff Group in January 1999 as a Technical Recruiter, and am now Director of Recruiting for our Technology, Marketing, and Executive Search Division. My regional focus is the Greater San Diego Area and Southern California. I work with large public companies as well as funded, fast-growth startups, and am passionate about keeping up with whatever disruptive new advances are happening in the technology space. To date, I've placed over 940 candidates, and produced over $8.5M in placement fees, and most importantly I love helping people and companies thrive and grow... I'm lucky to love what I do! Areas of Specialty: SaaS, enterprise software, security, machine learning, robotics, online advertising, social media, mobile apps, telecommunications, cloud computing, medical devices, consumer electronics, big data/analytics, clean tech; Positions: Software Engineers, Web Developers, Firmware Engineers, Solutions Architects, Network/Systems Engineers, Systems Engineers, Systems Administrators, Product Managers, C-Level positions (COO, CMO, CTO, CFO, CIO, CRO, CEO, etc.), Supply Chain, Operations, Quality Assurance, Marketing, Business Development & Sales, and Finance. I'm a native San Diegan (I grew up in Solana Beach, CA) and attended La Jolla Country Day School from 6th grade through high school graduation. I attended the University of Southern California (USC) as a Dean’s Scholar and Golden State Scholar, and graduated BA Degree in Creative Writing & Poetry. I also have one spunky young daughter and a fantastic husband.
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