Sr. Software Engineer (PHP / UI)

Company Description

We spend a great deal of our time online. Whether it’s for information, commerce, or entertainment, each of us has come to depend on what we research, discover, and share. Publishers – those who create and curate content – are what makes the Internet great. Yet these publishers practice their craft largely alone, in siloes – without reference points or insightful understanding about where they sit in the grand scheme of things. To add to the challenge, once a Publisher’s content is in the wild, then the task of building engagement, growing a loyal following and enriching the engagement with that following can sometimes feel like shots in the dark or worse, a black box. Moreover, making money from their craft can be a complex task for any independent publisher who might prioritize generating content first and money second.

Sovrn believes that independent publishers are the Internet's vibrancy. As a partner and advocate to tens of thousands of independent publishers, Sovrn provides tools, technologies and services that help publishers (a) make money; (b) get distribution to grow their audience; and (c) access a massive data commons providing extraordinary insights.

The landscape of content networks, adtech vendors, and the myriad of buy-side / sell-side companies can be a complete maze for any reasonable person to decipher. Sovrn cuts through the noise and simplifies things with a basic, straightforward mission:

          Help content creators do more of what they want to do – and less of what they don’t.

Job Description


  • Work within an agile team to develop publisher utilities 
  • Work with data science team to deliver value to our publishers
  • Translate requirement and use cases into functional applications
  • Design, build and maintain efficient, reusable and reliable code
  • Write unit and integration tests to support continuous integration


  • 3+ years' experience designing and developing software products with focus on front-end UI
  • Proficient in PHP, JavaScript, HTML, CSS
  • Experience with single page application development using modern JS frameworks such as Angular, React, Backbone
  • Knowledge of web and internet fundamentals
  • Understanding of both relational databases and NoSQL databases
  • Development experience on Linux platforms
  • Experience with source control tools (GitHub, svn, etc)
  • Experience with build and deployment tools (Maven, etc)
  • Experience with full SDLC
  • Ability to work within a fast-paced, agile development environment
  • Excellent written and verbal communication skills
  • B.S. in Computer Science, or equivalent work experience

Bonus Points!

  • Advertising industry experience
  • Experience building a WordPress plugin
  • Experience with automation test frameworks such as selenium
  • Knowledge in Java and Python.

Reports to: Director of Engineering

Additional Information


Scott Schoenberger

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