Software Engineer (Back End Developer)
Phunware, Inc. - Santa Ana, CA

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Software Engineer
Location: Orange County, CA -or- Austin, TX
Reports to: Sr. Software Development Manager
Start Date: Immediately

Job Summary:
Phunware is seeking software engineers experienced in back-end server/database development, web service APIs, and preferably some web front-end also.

The candidate will team up with our mobile app development and creative/design teams to build the best possible mobile solutions in the world – i.e. you will provide anything and everything needed to help make our mobile apps successful and top-notch.

We create “category-defining experiences” and work with the NFL, NASCAR, CBS, NBC, Discovery and CW, just to name a few of our partners. Your contributions in this role will be highly rewarding. After all, how often do you get to show your friends and family what you do for a living? Ask them to install our apps on their devices, then show them how you’re the real magician behind the scenes making each app shine with rich functionality and content.


  • Create and integrate with RESTful web service APIs.
  • Write server-side code for custom web-based applications, create robust high-volume production applications, and develop prototypes quickly.
  • Develop web and server side applications using Java, PHP, JavaScript and other languages.
  • Work in an organized team-oriented environment with shared responsibilities.
  • Illicit and define technical requirements for customer solutions.


  • Bachelor’s Degree or higher in Computer Science or Computer Engineering (or comparable industry experience)
  • 3-5+ years of professional software development
  • 2+ years development experience with Java or PHP
  • 2+ years development experience with relational databases (e.g. MySQL, SQL Server, etc.)
  • Strong experience in building and consuming web services
  • Developed with at least one web application framework (e.g. Symfony, Spring MVC, etc…)
  • Strong experience with XML, HTML, CSS and JSON
  • Outstanding skills at interacting with people, both within the organization (from developers to senior management) and with customers/partners
  • Responsible, organized and hard working with excellent communication skills


  • Mobile application development experience (iOS, Android, etc.)
  • Worked with databases that have a large number of records (i.e. 10M+)
  • Experience with information retrieval, network programming and/or developing large software systems
  • 2-5 years of experience as technical lead and mentor to junior developers
  • Experience with cloud delivery platforms, ideally Amazon
  • Experience doing Test Driven Development (TDD), Continuous Integration (CI) and test automation.
  • Experience with agile development processes


  • We offer competitive salaries, equity and our full range of benefits includes medical, dental and vision. If you are interested, we would love to hear from you.

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About this company
Phunware is the pioneer of Mobile as a Service (MaaS) – the only fully integrated platform that enables brands to engage, manage and...