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PHP Software Engineer

PHP Software Engineer

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We’re expanding a fast-paced and innovative organization to tackle huge market opportunities, and we need a PHP Software Engineer to help us improve our PHP engineering on Wordpress! SeniorAdvisor.com is an early-stage, growth business focused on improving the way people find senior care for themselves and their loved ones through sharing verified consumer reviews and ratings. The business is run by internet veterans with a track record of growing multi-billion dollar online companies. This is an exciting opportunity for you to get in on the ground floor of our new business based in Austin.

While an independent startup company, we are wholly owned by A Place for Mom Holdings, the nation's largest senior housing referral service providing resources and personal assistance in finding senior care and housing, which means we can enjoy the fun of starting a new business with the support of a financially-stable, industry leader.

We Offer

  • Fun, energetic, agile team environment
  • Sit/stand desks, lounge areas with cushy chairs, and outdoor work spaces
  • Free snacks, drinks, K-cups, and plenty of chocolate covered almonds
  • Flexible work schedule including ability to work remotely as needed
  • Lots of exciting new projects
  • Competitive pay
  • Strong benefits (Medical, dental, vision, 401k matching, generous paid time off)


  • Implement a standard wordpress architecture, and code extensions / customizations.
  • Work with team leads on design and architecture of new features and functionalities.
  • Collaborate with cross-functional team members to solve complex business problems
  • Think creatively and work outside the box -- we love new ideas


  • 7+ years of web development experience
  • 3+ years experience with Javascript.
  • 5+ years experience with LAMP stack
  • 5+ years with Wordpress preferably with:
    • 3+ years developing themes and plugins
    • 2+ years experience working with Wordpress in an SEO-driven business with a history of engineering SEO improvements on Wordpress sites.
  • Experience consuming REST based web services
  • Excellent written and verbal communication skills
  • BS in Computer Science or related field (or equivalent experience)

Nice to Haves

  • Experience in a fast paced entrepreneurial /start up
  • Comfortable working in the Linux command line in lieu of GUI tools.
  • Experience working with teams at distributed locations
  • Experience working with GIT for version control
  • Experience with a build tool or pre-processor
  • Demonstrated conceptual understanding of the following:
    • User Experience
    • Caching
    • Web forms