Lead Backend Engineer - PHP

  • 1198 65th Street, Emeryville, CA, United States
  • Full-time

Company Description

Sellpoints is a fast growing and cutting-edge eCommerce sales enablement company located in Emeryville, CA.

At Sellpoints, we provide our customers - many of whom are in the Inc 500. - with access to the latest technology and services to help them succeed across their eCommerce sales strategies.

Sellpoints acts as a true partner, often becoming extensions of our customers’ marketing and sales teams by augmenting their efforts to turn shoppers into buyers.

Built on our ecosystem of over 250 retail partners, Sellpoints offers a comprehensive software and services stack to its customers to win at eCommerce. The solution stack includes content syndication on tens of thousands of product pages, audience development and shopper retargeting programs, brand showcases on leading national retail sites, creative services including video and 360-degree product spotlights, foundational SEM and SEO programs, Amazon Marketplace solutions and more.

If you thrive working in a results-driven culture with exceptional colleagues to drive strong business momentum around a clear focus and you want to make a difference - read on ...

Job Description

Do you live to architect, design, and implement? Is the AWS ecosystem your favorite playground? Do you like owning your codebase and making it well organized, easy to maintain and expand? Do you like finding code patterns and structuring the code in order to enable others to code better?

We’re looking for a Tribe member to drive the development of the backbone of our application set. Reporting to the VP of Technology, we are looking for a talented engineer that will make a lasting contribution to the company’s codebase and impact the decision making process for design and architecture of our SaaS platform.


  • Full ownership of the backend architecture and applications

  • Drive API discussions and decisions with the Product team

  • Challenge the status quo

  • Provide code guidelines to the developers that are contributing to the backend codebase

  • Share knowledge with the tribe

  • Have fun!


  • PHP and REST API rockstar

  • Active Record and PHP framework experience, preferably Yii Framework

  • PHP 5.5 and 7 (migration engaged)

  • Experience with most of the following: REST apis, test automation, gulp, git, PhpStorm, MySql, AWS (S3, EC2,  RDS, Lambda, and more), AngularJS, Sass

Additional Information

We have a competitive compensation package including a stock options component and excellent benefits. You’ll love a results driven culture, exceptional colleagues, strong business momentum, clear objectives and the ability to make a difference. Benefits include: medical, dental, vision, 401(k) , flexible hours, unlimited vacation and company events.