Lead Software Engineer (PHP) - Software Advice - Austin, TX

Gartner Digital Markets supports the technology needs of small and medium sized organizations. The business is comprised of three brands - Software Advice, Capterra and GetApp - who are the leaders in helping small businesses select the right software. For candidates exploring the technology space for their next opportunity, Gartner Digital Markets can offer the excitement of working for a start-up, balanced by the stability of a large established organization, and the opportunity to be on the front lines of innovation in a company that is growing and transforming.

About the Job

Software Advice is an innovative demand generation service for the software industry. We’re looking for an experienced LAMP engineer with a strong technical background, who is ready to take the lead in fast-paced projects building the technologies that drive our business.

What you’ll do:

    Code. You'll spend your days writing new classes, solving interesting problems, thinking of clever algorithms and implementing solutions using techniques like websockets and REST APIs. Solve problems. Software development is always full of interesting surprises. You have the wisdom of Yoda and will be a resource to the team when there are issues to fix. Participate in the whole lifecycle of the project. You’ll get involved from start to finish and will be expected to communicate project status on a daily basis to your scrum team. Explore new technologies. We’re not afraid to try new things, and you’re the type who proactively brings new ideas and resources to the table.

What you’ll need:

    A bachelor’s degree and/or equivalent engineering exposure. A bachelor’s degree and/or coding bootcamp will have given you the foundation you need to succeed. 5+ years of development experience. You’re a master of PHP, MySQL and REST APIs. You are also fluent with HTML5, JavaScript/jQuery and comfortable with CSS3.
    A driving personality. You’re a mover and a shaker. You have the type of personality that inspires others, roll up their sleeves, think critically and architect solutions.
    A ‘get stuff done’ mentality (that’s GSD around here) . You’ll set the pace for the rest of the team and implement how best to release into production to ensure we deliver on time.

Who you are:

    Organized and detailed-oriented . You think ahead of time about how best to implement new features, and your code is clean, well-organized and properly documented.
    A natural leader . While this isn’t a management role, we’re looking for someone who enjoys helping other developers to improve and wants to be a mentor to the team.
    Is very smart and likes to learn. You thrive on complex technical challenges and are always eager to learn the latest technologies.

What we offer:

    A collaborative, positive culture. You’ll work with people who are as enthusiastic, smart and driven as you are. You’ll be managed by the best too. Limitless growth potential. You’ll be able to see your direct impact on our growth as our performance improves. You'll learn cutting-edge technologies. We are always striving to use the best tools for the job and try new things. We’re early adopters, just like you.



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