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JavaScript PHP Developer

SellHound is a rapidly growing, seed-stage startup working on the next big thing in re-commerce based in beautiful, downtown Santa Cruz. We’re looking for the right engineer to help build our R&D testing ground, someone interested in building products and systems from the very early stages and a collaborative self-starter who values a high-functioning, team-oriented environment.

This is a key role suited to a mid-level developer looking to move into a more senior leadership position and take responsibility for the overall development cycle.  This position requires an engineer with exacting standards who is enthusiastic about creating scalable and maintainable software architecture on PHP/Javascript and related frameworks. This position will collaborate with multiple teams and report directly to the CEO. We are very excited about our product and so are our investors and users. Please check out the requirements and let us know if you think you might be a fit!

Primary Duties and Responsibilities:

  • Using object-oriented analysis and design to turn pre-agreed development tasks and requirements into scalable architecture.
  • Use-case writing for functional requirements
  • Iteration planning
  • Documentation of certain key areas of the system
  • Coding this architecture to pre-agreed standards.
  • Running regular code reviews with junior developers
  • Tracking & updating status during iterations
  • Report on progress in a weekly tech-team meeting.
  • Facilitate scrums
  • Manage release process
  • Lead maintenance of live release
  • Testing the completed code.
  • Ensure code test coverage meets agreed levels
  • Working with the accessibility and QA consultants to launch new releases and updates to project stakeholders

Position Requirements:

  • 3+ years of professional web development experience.
  • Mastery of HTML5 / CSS3
  • Strong understanding of Object Oriented Principles and Design Patterns
  • Demonstrable experience with MVC or MVVM
  • Highly competent experience with either PHP or Node.js
  • Professional in-depth experience with JavaScript / jQuery
  • Excellent understanding and experience in either Angular.js, Vue.js or React
  • Advanced experience in relational database development (MySQL / Postgres)
  • Advanced experience in writing SQL queries
  • Strong understanding of REDIS or similar key/value store for caching
  • Experience using NoSQL data stores (ElasticSearch or similar)
  • Excellent understanding of GIT and GIT management processes
  • Ability to collaborate with designers and developers to deliver exceptional, polished products.
  • Good interpersonal skills and a sense of humor!

Nice to haves:

  • Experience with Mechanical Turk and eBay API a plus
  • Experience with web scraping a plus
  • Continuous Integration Experience
  • Experience with queuing systems (Beanstalkd or similar)
  • Some Dev Ops experience with Linux
  • Ability to build websites with WordPress a plus.

We look forward to hearing from you! Please reply to

Lead Architect

About Us SellHound is a rapidly growing, seed-stage startup working on the next big thing in re-commerce. We’re actively seeking a Lead Architect to lead our technical architecture strategy and growing team.

We’re a mission-driven team working hard to address the tough challenge of too much stuff going into landfills. Our platform encourages and supports people to participate in the forgotten part of the consumer buying cycle: re-commerce. If you’re interested in changing the way the world shops, helping to save the earth, and being part of team that is creating the next Silicon Valley unicorn, send us your resume.

Job Description We’re looking for a Lead Architect who will have a instrumental role on our company and product’s growth and success. You will lead development for the full software platform, including having a critical role in developing the founding architecture and writing code for our flagship products. Passion for new, innovative technologies is a must, as our company’s product success is built on AI and machine learning components. Working closely with the CTO, you’ll lead our engineering team, define the technical roadmap, and decide and implement new technologies. You will work closely with the full executive team to ensure the technical strategy is directly aligned with the business and product strategy. Beyond deep technical knowledge, we need an excellent communicator that can lead a team and meet the needs of all stakeholders.

Skills and Qualifications

  • Design overall architecture for the full product portfolio (including: native mobile apps, responsive websites, administrative tools, AI, machine learning, etc.)
  • Ensure quality and responsiveness of applications
  • Experience providing technical leadership to a technical team
  • Proven experience effectively driving design and launch of new features; while balancing investment in good architecture/software development best practices
  • Willingness and ability to directly write code for components of the software platform, as well as the ability to manage and do code reviews for other developers
  • Deep understanding of database structures and data design best practices for business intelligence, machine learning, and automated reporting
  • Enthusiastic approach toward operating in an entrepreneurial environment, and ability to find creative ways to get things done
  • Maintain technical responsibility – code integrity, testing, and documentation
  • Experience working in an Agile environment with an early stage company
  • Ability to design and implement software development processes and best practices as the company continues to grow
  • Experience working with UX/visual designers Understanding and implementation of data protection and security best practices
  • Highly experienced with back-end programming languages including PHP / Javascript
  • Excellent understanding and experience in either Angular.js, Vue.js or React
  • Development experience for both mobile and desktop
  • Experience with cloud message APIs and usage of push notifications
  • Advanced experience in relational database development (MySQL / Postgres)
  • Experience using NoSQL data stores (ElasticSearch or similar)
  • Excellent understanding of GIT and GIT management processes

Benefits and Perks

  • Office is located in gorgeous Santa Cruz
  • Generous Equity stake
  • Work with a fantastic and motivated team
  • Create the future of re-commerce from the ground up

If you’re interested in applying to the position, please reply to

Thank you!