Senior full stack PHP Developer

Posted 2 weeks ago

Lava Surf is looking for a Senior full stack PHP Developer.

Who we are:

Lava Surf is a stable startup that has been around for about 5 years developing, tweaking, and selling our social platform to multi-location businesses and agencies that serve them. We are currently experiencing rapid growth as our sales team and partners are bringing customers onboard faster and faster.


What we do:

Lava Surf provides a platform for multi-location businesses to

  • manage all of their social posting and scheduling,
  • view and respond to social engagements and reviews,
  • manage shared social assets,
  • and gain insights into the effectiveness of their social posts with a robust data visualization and reporting platform

across all of their locations and social accounts in one place.


Additionally, we make this platform easy for our partners to integrate into their existing systems as a white label offering.


Here are some things you could be doing in a typical day:

  • Developing new features on the core platform
  • Contributing to our Zero Bug goal by fixing backlog items
  • Architecting and implementing a new micro service
    • API
    • White label integration solution
    • Data Warehouse
  • Working on the mobile app
  • ETL to the Data Warehouse
  • Migrating services to AWS
  • Integrating with a new social platform
  • Performing security hardening on the server environments
  • Building internal application monitoring and administration tools
  • Improving the UI to provide a better UX for users
  • Building data visualizations
  • Responding to social network API changes


Here are some of the technologies we use.

Experience is prefered not required:

  • Custom PHP framework
    • Lithium, Backbone
  • Lumen Framework
  • MongoDB, MySQL
  • Cloudinary
  • AWS, RackSpace
  • Atlassian products
    • JIRA
    • Bitbucket (GIT)
    • Trello
  • MS Power BI
  • Vue, React
  • Bootstrap, SASS


Here’s what we have to offer:

  • Competitive compensation
  • Very flexible PTO
  • Health Insurance reimbursement
  • Additional variable income (bonus, performance based compensation)
  • Custom workstation
  • Small team
  • A chill environment with VERY few meetings.
  • Autonomy. You will be able to shape the direction of the code base, feature set, architecture, and processes as we grow
  • Snacks
  • 15 mins to Sundance


Aptitude is valued over experience in candidates for this position. That being said, this is Senior position. Please bring a wealth of Full Stack Development experience to your application.


If you want to work for a stable but growing start up on a small team where you will never be bored and will be able to directly impact the culture, code base, and architecture, contact: or apply below.

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