PHP / Laravel Senior Developer

Cleveland, Ohio, United States | Full-time | Fully remote

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The Role: PHP / Laravel Senior Developer

Over the last 4 years, the Flipper Force team has built a web-based software helping 100,000+ house flippers and real estate investors organize, optimize and scale their house flipping operations. Recently, Flipper Force joined forces with Fund That Flip to provide an unparalleled customer experience. 

We are doubling down on our success to scale our development team to build even more industry-leading features to further modernize the antiquated world of real estate investing.

Responsibilities:

Your experience, insight, and technical leadership will help guide how the team builds new features for an industry-leading customer-facing SaaS web application used by thousands of real estate investors to manage their real estate investing business.

The front-end is served in Laravel Blade templates and most pages are composed of Vue.js components. Vue components receive and submit their data via an HTTP JSON API also powered by the Laravel application.

You’ll work alongside other talented engineers on a fast-growing development team in a start-up environment. Your input and impact will directly shape the growing team’s culture.

Your team depends on you, and you depend on your team.

You’ll collaborate with product managers to build brand-new software features and business-critical integrations with internal/external APIs and data warehouses.

Tasks During a Typical Day

If it’s Monday, a 2-hour meeting to sync with the rest of the team and plan this week’s work. The product manager proposes a new feature idea during this meeting. Your feedback is incorporated into the final requirements.

Your calendar is mostly free of meetings, with ample time for writing code. You communicate your progress by moving tickets across swimlanes on a Kanban board and keep in touch with teammates using Slack.

Another dev on the team publishes a PR and requests your review. You review and provide feedback before the end of the day or first thing tomorrow.

A user-reported bug is reported. The product manager says it's a high priority and should be fixed right away. You stash your work in progress feature and write a test to confirm the bug exists, then publish a PR describing the problem and the fix. After another dev reviews your PR and you merge it after confirming the test suite and build pass. You deploy the fix to the Staging environment by running an automated script. The product manager reviews the fix and confirms it as working. You deploy the fix to production by running an automated script.

A new library within the Laravel development community is gaining popularity. You give a short demo to the team about how it works and advocate that the team adopt it.

Requirements:

  • 4+ years of experience building web applications for critical business needs.
  • 3+ years of experience working with Laravel, Symfony or equivalent PHP frameworks that store data in MySQL or Postgres.
  • 3+ years experience writing modern JavaScript, HTML5, CSS3.
  • 3+ years of experience building complex JavaScript components using Vue.js, React, Angular, ExtJS, or equivalent JavaScript frameworks.
  • Familiar with object-oriented programming and SOLID principles.
  • Experience using front-end frameworks like Bootstrap or Tailwind CSS.
  • Full-stack development - you are proficient up and down the stack but have a preference for at least one area of work. Knowledge of relational database management systems is required.
  • Quality and testing - you are passionate about producing high-quality code and have written unit, integration, and functional tests. You might practice TDD (Test Driven Development) and have used testing frameworks like PHPUnit, Pest, or Jest.
  • Teamwork - you are open and receptive to feedback from your teammates regarding the features you create. You are used to working in a fast-paced collaborative environment.
  • Independent - you are accustomed to working autonomously by yourself and are self-motivated to complete all assigned tasks. You ask for help when needed.
  • Collaborates with the team to refine requirements and guide product vision. Your input has a direct impact on how user-facing features are built.
  • Experience creating user interfaces and implementing an intuitive user experience.
  • Bias towards documenting code and process to improve visibility to the rest of the organization.
  • Diagnose and solve complex performance problems and write resource-efficient code.
  • Knowledge of common web application security vulnerabilities.
  • Proficient in using git and trunk-based development.
  • Fluent proficiency in English, both written and verbal.

We are looking for people with:

  • Experience building multi-tenant applications that run in a cloud-based environment.
  • Scrum-based development methodology.
  • Experience working in an environment where security is a top priority.
  • Experience integrating with user payments and subscriptions, such as Stripe.
  • Experience using Composer and npm to install and upgrade open source libraries.
  • Experience working with Linux-based server infrastructure, load balancers, web servers, and database servers in a cloud-based environment.
  • Experience with continuous integration/delivery using tools like Maven, Jenkins, Bamboo, or Kubernetes.
  • Knowledge of residential real estate investing, transactions, and financing.

Technology Stack:

  • PHP 8.1
  • Laravel 8
  • Vue.js 2
  • Bootstrap 4
  • NodeJS
  • MySQL
  • DigitalOcean / AWS / S3
  • GitHub / GitHub Actions
  • PHPUnit / Jest
  • Docker

Process and Tools:

  • Agile / Scrum / Sprints
  • Trello / Jira
  • Atlassian suite
  • Miro

 

Who are we?

Fund That Flip is one of the fastest-growing real estate fintech companies in the U.S., with revenue and staff growth of almost 300% since 2018.

We launched in 2014 out of frustration with the status quo of slow, unreliable capital and gate-keeping into investment deals. Since then, we’ve grown into an end-to-end financial technology platform that helps entrepreneurs and investors generate wealth and make an impact in their own communities across the country. 

 

As of April 2022, we’ve originated more than $1.5 billion in funding with 99.6% of principal returned to investors, and more than 93% of our borrowers come back to fund their next deals! And we’re still challenging tradition with fast funding, unparalleled transparency, and personal service to help real estate entrepreneurs transform their neighborhoods and communities. 

 

Why work for us?

At Fund That Flip, we value transparency, hard work, and results. We support personal and professional growth with an entrepreneurial, tech-loving, creative, and solution-focused culture that rewards employees that push the bar higher for themselves and our company.

 

Our team members can be remote, hybrid, or in-person at one of our offices in Cleveland, OH, or New York, NY.

 

Glassdoor says Fund That Flip is a great place to work, and we’re proud to have earned some awards backing that up, including:

  • Inc. 5000 Fastest Growing Company 2019, 2020, 2021
  • Smart Culture Award 2018, 2022
  • Business Insider Fintech Startups to Watch 2020
  • GCP Best of Tech Awards Finalist 2021
  • Deloitte Technology Fast 500 2020
  • NorthCoast 99 Best Place to Work 2019

 

Plus, these awesome benefits:

  • Equity stock options for each and every team member
  • Medical, Dental, Vision, and Mental Health Benefit offerings including  FSA or HSA enrollment eligibility on day 1. 
  • Flexible time off
  • Traditional and Roth 401(k)
  • Quarterly and yearly bonus potential based on company performance
  • Self-defined career growth in individual contributor and management pathways