PHP Software Engineer
Bronto Software - Durham, NC

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Bronto Software provides the leading marketing platform for online and multi-channel retailers to drive revenue through email, mobile and social campaigns. Over 1000 organizations including Party City, Timex, Armani Exchange, Dean & Deluca, and Trek Bikes rely on Bronto to increase revenue through interactive marketing.

Some recent Bronto Awards and Accolades:
  • Bronto Software Voted Best Places to Work - 2010, 2011
  • NCTA Software Company of the Year - 2011
  • Customer Service of the Year - 2009, 2010
  • Inc. 5000 fastest growing companies - 2009, 2010, 2011
  • Triangle Business Journal Fast 50 - 2009, 2010, 2011
  • CODiE Finalist - Best Marketing Solution - 2011
  • Healthiest Companies - 2008, 2009, 2010, 2011

Building upon consistent growth since its founding in 2002, Bronto is now in the midst of a period of fast-paced growth as it expands its mission beyond email to become the leading platform for integrated email, mobile and social marketing.


Bronto Software, a leading Software as a Service, (SaaS) business in the email marketing for e-commerce sector is seeking a well-rounded PHP Software Engineer . Qualified candidates will have experience with medium-to-large-scale web development, and will assist in developing our next generation e-commerce analytics and automation applications. Bronto Software tracks and aggregates tens of millions of data points every day and provides near real-time analysis and reporting to our customers. We are utilizing leading Open Source technologies including MySQL, Zend Framework, and Hadoop to develop our data analysis platform for the future. Our Software Engineering teams are small and nimble; qualified applicants will have a direct impact on the design and development of Bronto's rapidly expanding feature set. If you have the technical expertise, experience, and self-motivation required, we would love to hear from you.

Only apply if you want to:
  • Be a part of a fast moving team, working with the latest tools and technologies
  • Write object-oriented PHP in an MVC framework, using best-practice design patterns
  • Develop innovative applications for gathering, displaying, and manipulating data in a high-volume, always-available environment
  • Help develop our next generation of powerful email/social/SMS automation
  • Work on a development team using agile methodologies
  • Hear/play random music on the airtunes, up to and including mashups. Possibly on repeat. (Sense of humor is a must)

Software Engineering projects will include:
  • Design and implementation of new application functionality to allow customers to better analyze and segment their customer base
  • Utilization of the latest JavaScript, jQuery and HTML5 techniques to build sophisticated UI
  • Interface with RESTful internal APIs in an SOA environment to store and analyze big data
  • Opportunities to grow your skill set with some of the area’s most experienced NoSQL/BigData technologists

  • BS/BA degree in Computer Science, Software Engineering or a related field
  • At least 2 years of full-time experience in software development
  • Expertise coding in PHP (Java, Python, Ruby, or other languages a plus)
  • AJAX design pattern experience
  • Solid object-oriented design skills
  • Familiarity with design patterns, unit testing, and writing testable code
  • Comfortable with Linux or OS X development environments
  • Experience working with Subversion, Git, or other versioning tools

Nice to Have:
  • Experience with writing applications employing large-scale data storage and analysis systems
  • PHP MVC expertise, especially Zend Framework
  • Knowledge of n-tier or service-oriented architectures
  • Knowledge of marketing software, email or SMS sending systems, social and web analytics, or other highly transactional write-intensive systems

  • Eligibility to work in the US without sponsorship
  • Work out of our fun, comfortable Durham, NC HQ or demonstrate ability to be an effective remote employee in Washington D.C. or Northern VA
  • No agencies please!

Top Reasons for Joining Bronto
  • We embrace the green in more ways than one! While working with Green Brontos, enjoy working in a "green" LEED certified office space at American Tobacco Campus
  • Work at Bronto and still be able to "work out" - free membership to the YMCA located on the campus
  • Free cool Bronto Swag!
  • Yearly Bronto birthday bashes. Free food, drink, games, and cake! For our 9th birthday we had a fair themed party, highlighted by a bull-riding contest! Check out our pictures @
  • Access to Bronto's sweet season tickets for the Durham Bulls
  • Eat Well - fresh fruit, snacks, sodas, and drinks available for all employees
  • Free parking - park your car in style in a covered parking deck, only steps away from the Bronto HQ.
  • Social activities - cornhole, ladderball tournaments and paintball outings also come complimentary with your role at Bronto
  • A foosball table is just a short walk away from your desk. Trying to solve a tough problem? Work it out with a game of foosball with other Brontos
  • Open and transparent office environment for ideal collaboration with other Brontos
  • Friday Occupy Bronto meetings on location at the kegerators
  • We're Mac and PC friendly - you choose!
  • Dress code - our office is comfortable and so is our dress code. Do you have an ample supply of t-shirts, shorts and flip-flops?

About this company
Bronto Software provides the leading marketing platform for retailers and other commerce-focused companies to drive revenue through email,...