Server Side Engineer


Sincerely, a subsidiary of FTD Companies, Inc., the largest gifting company in the world, is hiring a Server-Side Engineer at our San Francisco office.

The Server-Side engineer is responsible for design and implementation of new API features that power our family of mobile apps. We are looking for candidates with expertise in cloud services (AWS), database scaling (MySQL, NoSQL, replication), config management (Ansible), API design and architecture (REST), systems integration, and more. Our backend is written in PHP, though our team has experience with Python, Ruby, and Erlang, so if PHP is not your mother tongue, don’t worry, we’ll get you up to speed in no time.

If you love writing clean code, because you know code is read far more often that it’s written and you’re a stickler when it comes to code reviews, because you know that’s the best way to learn from your colleagues Sincerely would like to talk to you.

Essential Duties and Responsibilities:

  • Implement new API features, fix bugs, update and maintain code
  • Review code written by other server-side engineers
  • Stay up to date on the latest API and Cloud services and technologies
  • Be aware of the latest iOS and Android developments
  • Assist with app QA and testing
  • Work closely with product designers to support new product features
  • Work closely with client-side engineers (iOS and Android) to refine and iterate on new app features
  • Assist with devops tasks and updates to system architecture

Knowledge, Skills and Abilities:

  • Minimum of 4 years server-side experience; computer science degree preferred
  • Ability to write server-side, object-oriented PHP code, and at least one other programming language (e.g. Java, C, C++, Python, Ruby, etc.)
  • Experience with GitHub (or other distributed source code control system)
  • Experience with Continuous Integration/Continuous Deployment
  • Experience writing unit tests with PHPUnit
  • Experience with Amazon Web Services (AWS): EC2, S3, CloudFront, RDS, etc.
  • Experience developing and using RESTful APIs
  • Experience building mobile apps preferred, but not required
  • Ability to work independently with minimal oversight

About FTD Companies:

FTD Companies, Inc. (Nasdaq:FTD) is the largest gifting company in the world. Through our diversified family of brands, we provide floral and gift products to consumers primarily in the United States, Canada, the United Kingdom and the Republic of Ireland. We also provide floral products and services to retail florists and other retail locations throughout these same geographies. FTD has been delivering flowers since 1910 and the highly-recognized FTD® and Interflora® brands are supported by the iconic Mercury Man logo which is displayed in nearly 40,000 floral shops in approximately 150 countries. Our diversified portfolio of brands also includes the following trademarks: ProFlowers®, Shari’s Berries®, Personal Creations, Cherry Moon Farms, Flying Flowers, Flowers Direct, Drake Algar, Sincerely and Gifts.com.

The FTD Mission Statement is to inspire, support and delight our customers when expressing life’s most important sentiments. For more information about our portfolio of brands, we invite you to visit www.FTDCompanies.com.

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