Senior PHP Engineer

Senior PHP Engineer

The client’s leading marketing software provides mobile app developers a powerful set of solutions to grow their mobile apps. The client’s technology platform enables developers to market, monetize, analyze and publish their apps. The company’s first-party content includes over 200+ popular, engaging apps and its technology brings that content to millions of users around the world. The client is headquartered in Palo Alto, California with several offices globally.

We seek a senior software engineer to help build the server technology that underpins our next generation of games. As a member of the server engineering team, you will develop new technologies that allow us to richly support cloud-hosted, worldwide multiplayer games, building new services and improving what exists today. SQL and NoSQL, kubernetes and traditional metal, in-memory cache and even more in-memory cache: you will employ all of these to make great games happen. Server engineers work closely with other teams up and down the stack, from site reliability engineering and technical operations, to the game product developers who deliver the experience to the users. 


  • Design the architecture of new services to deliver timely communication from server to client and server to server, while still functioning alongside existing server components
  • Describe and implement the communications across multiple network layers, considering performance, reliability, and flexibility with respect to the underlying infrastructure
  • Enhance and expand the ORM layer of MZ’s in house web framework
  • Craft software solutions for supporting flexibility in resource allocation, from compute to storage
  • Serve as a technical leader for projects of year-long scope involving multiple contributors and customers
  • Consult with technical operations on appropriate Kubernetes-based infrastructure design
  • Design for performance, and measure the effects
  • Review your colleagues’ code, and learn from their reviews as well
  • Identify, document, and communicate best practices for the engineers who use the fruits of your labor


  • 7+ years professional work experience
  • BS or MS degree in Computer Science or a related technical field
  • Must be proactive, self-directed, detailed and organized
  • Proficient in PHP, C++, or Go
  • Knowledge of relational databases and SQL, preferably MySQL
  • Experience with in-memory NoSQL databases, such as Redis
  • Ability to debug issues within custom code quickly
  • Passion for developing scalable and maintainable software systems


  • An open-minded and technology-agnostic approach to engineering
  • Passion for performance debugging and benchmarking
  • Real world experience developing distributed systems

Project Timeline:

  • 3 months with possibility of extension depending on work performance

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