PHP Application Engineer
Lot18 - New York, NY

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How often do you come across a company that has redefined an entire industry? Maybe even created one from scratch? And what if that company’s main focus is a simple yet profoundly powerful product that unites family and friends, creates rich and memorable experiences and is becoming a staple of the American dinner table more each day?

We’re Lot18 , the company that’s helped hundreds of thousands of Americans discover and buy wines in a completely new way. Wine is a $40 billion industry in the U.S., larger than music and Hollywood, and is growing every year. But until the launch of Lot18 two years ago, family-owned producers and discerning wine lovers had no way to find each other. In less than two years, Lot18 has helped our members purchase and receive more than 1 million bottles from more than 500 wineries around the world. And we’re just getting started.

Our team comprises deeply passionate and experienced wine and startup veterans, and our investors – FirstMark Capital, Accel Partners and New Enterprise Associates –who have contributed over $50M to Lot18– are behind almost every big-name Web brand you can think of, including Salesforce, Gilt, Facebook, Dropbox, Spotify, Bonobos, Stubhub, Kayak and Pinterest, to name but a few.

Innovation is woven into the fabric of our company. No idea is immune to questioning or testing, and every day we push our team to take risks and experiment. We look for folks who think in the same way and can build further on our philosophies, helping to evolve the way we create, engineer and deliver the most elegant, educational, sophisticated and gratifying wine-buying experience in the world.

It takes top talent to transform an industry that began, more or less, at the dawn of civilization and that has only just begun to change. If you think you can help, we want to hear from you.
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Our Application Development team is at the heart of bringing new features to life on our site. We work closely with front-end and platform developers along with Product, Marketing and Merchandising to build core features that move this business. We're at the center of it all!

We believe building a strong engineering culture is the key to building a great company and product. Part of that vision is working with the best tools, many of which are open source. Here's a taste: PHP, Ruby, JavaScript, Tornado, Chef, git, Vagrant, MySQL, Linux (Ubuntu), Apache, nginx, HAProxy, Amazon Web Services, Varnish, Redis, Capistrano, RabbitMQ, jQuery and more!

We are looking for well-rounded Application Engineers to join our talented group. Our team is still small enough for each person to work independently, though big enough to be supported by your peers in cross training, code review and motivation too. You will influence architecture decisions, bring new methodologies to our development process and have an important and impactful say in how we build our application.

Build high-performance core features for, primarily in PHP

Work closely with front-end and platform developers to build features

Work closely with our product and marketing teams to define projects

Participate in code reviews to ensure quality

Have a big voice and proactive mindset toward enhancing our application and your technical perspective every day

Desired Skills:
BS/MS in Computer Science or equivalent

Fluency in PHP (or related Open-Source language)

Strong expertise with relational databases, preferably MySql

Experience with HTML/CSS/Javascript

Experience integrating with RESTful API's

Experience writing good software and using solid development practices

Entrepreneurial spirit and a preoccupation with staying on top of industry technology

Why you should come work with us:
Stock options

Medical, dental and vision paid in full

Cell phone paid in full

Top-of-the-line computer setup

10% time to work on projects outside of your daily responsibilities

Well funded by top tier venture firms

Many technical and business challenges to solve

Plenty of wine to drink and a fun office environment (Ping-Pong, Foosball, Xbox, DJ Booth)