Lead Engineer (PHP)

  • Location

    Los Angeles

  • Sector:

    Software Engineering

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  • Contact:

    Jason Rumney

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  • Startdate:


  • Consultant:

    Jason Rumney

Ready for a unique opportunity to make a substantial impact with a disruptive tech company that is developing AI apps that will transform its target markets? Have you been waiting for that perfect combination of factors that create an opportunity simply too good to resist? Our LA based client is already a successful, profitable, growing company. It has an amazing product and a brilliant team. Given the stage where they are at they are ready to enjoy a period of explosive growth and value creation in which you will be able to participate.

As the Lead Engineer, you are all about leading a team to build and enhance new and existing products.

Key Responsibilities:

  • Assist in training and developing engineering staff
  • Management of team to work on various projects
  • Develop, write and review software requirements, design specifications and test plans
  • Design and implement software architectures for complex applications
  • Deliver products with consistently high quality and reliability, in a timely and predictable manner
  • Drive rigorous product releases across multiple, complex software products
  • Engage with customers and the head of product to ensure that product delivery obsessively aligns with customer value creation
  • Design, develop, and maintain new features for various web applications
  • Tracking down, isolating, and fixing system bugs


What you'll need:

  • 10-15 years of experience in designing and building LARGE SCALE web/SASS applications
  • At least 7 years of experience with PHP
  • At least 5 years experience with Mysql or other relational databases
  • At least 5 years experience programming in HTML, Javascript, CSS
  • Prior experience with NodeJS (TypeScript is a plus)
  • Experience with PHP MVC frameworks such as Symfony, Zend, Laravel
  • Experience with frontend Javascript frameworks such as Angular, React, or Vue.js
  • Extensive Object-Oriented programming experience
  • Experience with Unit/Functional testing
  • Prior experience leading teams of 3 or more engineers
  • Experience working in an Agile environment
  • Experience working with additional languages is a plus (Go, C/C++, Perl, etc.)

Business Skills:

  • A strong sense of urgency
  • Ability to effectively communicate with the team and cross departments
  • Ability to prioritize business needs

Management Skills:

  • 3-5 years experience in managing, and growing a team of at least 3 engineers
  • Proven experience managing multiple projects simultaneously from start to completion
  • Ideally, you will have built and/or managed an offshore team of engineers, but not required


  • Competitive compensation (DOE) includes base salary and performance bonus
  • Medical, dental, and vision insurance
  • Matching 401K
  • Gym membership
  • Friday lunches
  • Stocked Kitchen
  • Monthly massages