Senior Backend Software Engineer at WebinarNinja

Remote | Freelance | International

Senior Backend Software Engineer

  • Location: Anywhere
  • Compensation and time: Full-Time Independent Contractor

About WebinarNinja

  • Launched in April of 2014, WebinarNinja has set out to allow businesses to easily create engaging webinars for training and coaching.
  • We provide an all-in-one solution for entrepreneurs, authors, speakers, coaches, consultants, and software businesses.
  • Our aim is to make the tech of webinars disappear in the background so hosts and attendees can focus on their content and enjoy the webinar experience.
  • We help businesses in every niche and today, over a million people attended a WebinarNinja webinar.
  • WebinarNinja has been self-funded and profitable from day one. We only answer to the needs of our team, collective vision and users.

About The Role

  • WebinarNinja is hiring Senior Backend Software Engineers to join our passionate software development team and continue our push towards engineering excellence.
  • You will be responsible for designing, building, and improving our existing PHP/Laravel based web application backend while following current best practices and test-driven methodologies.
  • You will be expected to provide guidance to the rest of the engineering team in the form of project specification feedback and peer code reviews.
  • WebinarNinja is a distributed global company with people working around the world. The primary spoken and written language is English.
  • You will be expected to lead in daily standups according to the team’s schedule but will have flexibility in personal development hours.
  • You will be required to act as an escalation target for support issues that may require engineering assistance and infrastructure assistance (AWS).
  • You will be required to provide communication to peers as well as represent the engineering team when communicating on support issues when they are escalated.
  • You will be required to work in multiple collaboration tools such as Slack, Basecamp, Trello and Jira.

Why You Should Apply:

  • You want to build amazing software without sacrificing quality
  • You are eager to solve difficult problems
  • You want to have input into the overall development of the software and development practices
  • You want to work with a team that strives to follow best practices in development and testing
  • You want to act as a customer advocate, recognizing them as our #1 stakeholder
  • You are collaborative, willing to teach and learn from others
  • You are fun and expect to have fun, respecting a proper balance of work and life

Skills You Should Have

  • Expert knowledge in PHP (7.3+)
  • Expert knowledge in Laravel (6.0+)
  • Expert knowledge in API design and development
  • Expert knowledge in Test Driven Development where tests are used to drive feature completeness and correctness. A strong understanding of Laravel testing best practices using Facades, Database assertions and JSON validation.
  • Strong understanding of CI/CD tooling and best practices. Knowledge in CircleCI a plus.
  • Expert knowledge and experience in Amazon Web Services. EC2, CodeDeploy, RDS, Elasticache, S3 and Cloudfront. AWS Certification at Associate level and above a strong plus.
  • Strong understanding of how reactive client side applications are written and communicate to the backend Knowledge of Angular2+ a strong plus.
  • Solid knowledge of SQL relational databases, schema design and query optimization
  • Solid knowledge of web application security best practices (XSS, SQL Injection, etc)
  • Solid knowledge of utilizing queues and caching
  • Experience working with Agile SCRUM based teams
  • Strong leadership and management skills

Why Work at WebinarNinja?

  • WebinarNinja is a fully remote team, so no Googleplex lunches or wacky slides down from the 5th floor.
  • Instead, we strive to give each team member an unmatched level of job satisfaction. We offer a healthy level of autonomy and provide consistency in expectations and support. We believe in learning from each other and fostering personal growth. You can expect to learn a lot while working with us.
  • Though we are a remote team, we foster a culture of communication and transparency every day.
  • We also take a break from remote work every year, for a week, for our annual team retreat. Last year we spent a week in Ubud, Bali working and playing together- taking in the culture, food and fun.
  • But the biggest reason why you would love working at WebinarNinja is that we create cool stuff that makes a significant impact on the businesses we serve, everyday.

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