Senior PHP Developer

Los Angeles, California, United States Full-time

Ranker is growing! Located in the Mid-Wilshire district in Los Angeles, CA, we are the #1 online destination for opinion-based, crowdsource rankings of everything. As part of our growth, we're currently looking for talented, experienced, and entrepreneurial-minded engineers looking to build high performance, highly-scalable web applications for our high traffic site (Top 30 Quantcast site, with over 70 million unique visitors and 1 billion pageviews a MONTH). Check it out at

As our Senior Full Stack Developer, you will be working with our fullstack team to help build and maintain our yield optimization platform,  workflow tools around creating and managing facebook ads as well as internal tools that support our editorial and adops teams (tools and processes that are crucial to Rankers success and relied on by the team daily)


- Design, estimate, and code new features. This is primarily a coding position. 
- Architect new applications, and expand existing ones. 
- Define, document, and enforce engineering standards. 
- Perform code reviews of your team member’s work. 
- Mentor junior engineers. 
- Participate in software design discussions. 
- Participate in sprint planning and other project management meetings. 
- Ensure all code that goes to production is of top quality. 
- Ensure existing applications are scaled to meet expected demand. 
- Identify and fix gaps in system reliability, such as production monitoring. 
- Continuously improve the software infrastructure, such as the deployment process. 

Required Experience: 
- BS or MS in Computer Science or related field. 
- 5+ years with object-oriented programming in PHP. 
- 3+ years with front-end technologies such as JavaScript, HTML, and CSS3. 
- Complex SQL queries and database schema design. 
- Experience with modern server components (Memcache, Redis, ActiveMQ, Solr). 
- MVC frameworks (Laravel ideally). 
- Working in a collaborative team environment using tools like JIRA and Git. 
- Knowledge of consuming and creating web services. 
- Knowledge of common web security vulnerabilities such as SQL Injection and XSS. 
- Stable work history and an ability to collaborate effectively. 

Desired Experience: 
- Scrum, Kanban, or other agile methodologies. 
- Strong understanding of common Git workflows. 
- Experience with Vue a plus. 

This is a fun place to work with friendly people. Lunch is often brought in and there’s lots of snacks. Benefits include paid vacation, paid holidays, health and dental. Please reference  the word "rnkrdev" in the appliction form in order to be considered for the job. 


* Local Candidate Only (Please do not apply if you are not in the LA area)

* No sponsorship available at this time

* This job is for an in house position. Please don't apply if you are not able to work at our office in  Mid-City Los Angeles.

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