Swoogo is hiring a

Senior Software Engineer (PHP)


About You

You’re brilliant. No, but really, people have been saying that your whole life. Not necessarily because you’re the smartest person in the room, but because when other people see problems—you see solutions. People, machines, computers: they’re all about a bunch of little parts that all work really well together. You got into coding and fell in love because that’s exactly what it is. You understand what an accomplishment achieving true simplicity is, and you’re constantly seeking the thrill of getting there once again. And let’s face it—you probably owned a pocket watch at some point in your life … that you took apart.

Software is your chosen passion, and you revel in the complex simplicity of great code. You have plenty of experience moving monolithic web applications into microservices, not just as a passing fancy, but because you know reduced complexity lends to scalable systems, and you’re not in the game of battling your own product when it’s time to grow. 

Most importantly, you’re a teammate. Because all those little parts that have to work well together? You inherently understand that you are one of those parts. You work to improve quality and reliability, not just in your own work but across your organization. Your propensity to test, observe, and automate is as native as breathing, and you’re always willing to help your team poke holes, pull threads, mess it up, and build it back better again, collaboratively. Does the idea of helping to grow a rapidly scaling company and a team focused on our mission to connect people together pique your interest? If so, you might be our next Senior Software Engineer.

The Position

We’re looking for a Senior Software Engineer with full stack experience who can help us grow our team, evolving our core Swoogo application and related services. Deep commercial PHP experience with common MVC frameworks and the ability to provide technical leadership to other engineers is a must.

Our Senior Software Engineers work closely with our Architects to guide the design, construction, documentation, maintenance, operation, and scale of our core application’s backend, customer-facing UI, and APIs (we are a full-stack team!). You are detail oriented in the implementation and refinement of code, and utilize your knowledge and skills to help your team bake automation, quality, reliability, scalability, and simplicity into everything they do. You are guided by utilizing modern DevOps, SRE, and secure coding practices. You lead by example, uplevel your teammates, and work closely with engineering and product leaders, customer support, and the rest of Swoogo to build the right features and ensure our customers are successful with their events!

We are a globally distributed company and product team. You know how important it is to communicate clearly, build strong connections with your team and the organization as a whole, and maintain a strong culture of writing things down and working asynchronously.

Must Haves

  • 5+ years shipping production software with robust engineering teams using modern full stack object-oriented programming in PHP, JavaScript, and current MVC frameworks (Yii2, Laravel, Symfony)
  • Intimate knowledge of full-stack software engineering principles (including those necessary for high quality and reliability)
  • Experience building and operating scalable and highly-available web applications that are fault-tolerant (including experience working in a containerized environment)
  • Collaborative and able to successfully work with cross-functional teams


  • A degree (BS/BA) in a STEM field
  • Experience with PHP testing and observability frameworks
  • Experience/interest in working with Golang
  • Experience with front-end JavaScript frameworks (React, jQuery)
  • Experience with a common RDBMS a plus (PostgreSQL, MySQL, etc.)
  • Experience with AWS EC2/ECS, ElastiCache, S3, Lambda, SQS, etc a plus
  • Experience on a SaaS oriented product team a plus


What we bring to the table

  • Competitive Pay
  • Did we mention we are fully and globally remote? As long as you have WiFi, you’re good to go.
  • Unlimited PTO plus company holidays
  • $1,000 annual stipend for vacation travel
  • Parental and Family Leave
  • Super-positive team culture with a smart and passionate team
  • Bi-annual all-hands off site. We’ve been to Bermuda, Lisbon, Atlanta, Utah, San Diego and Miami. Ideas for the next one? 
  • Technology / Home Office Stipend
  • Training
  • Stock Options

About Swoogo

Hi, we're Swoogo, pioneers of the event management frontier. Need proof? We grew up supporting in-person events, but connected hundreds of thousands of people through digital events over the course of the pandemic. Now, with in-person and digital capabilities, we're poised to take on hybrid events, and we've emerged as a leader in a space that is being completely redefined and reinvented. A highly focused, fully distributed event management software startup.

Our Hiring Process

Swoogo takes seriously our responsibility to care for the security and privacy of our customers’ and their users’ data. We observe and are certified in a variety of global compliance standards.  In accordance with applicable law, all persons hired will be required to verify identity and eligibility to work and to complete employment eligibility verification.

Headhunters and recruitment agencies may not submit resumes/CVs through this website or directly to managers. Swoogo does not accept unsolicited headhunter and agency resumes, and will not pay fees to any third-party agency or company that does not have a signed agreement with Swoogo.

Swoogo is an equal opportunity employer. We eagerly seek a diverse applicant pool and hire without regard to race, color, gender identity, religion, national origin, ancestry, citizenship, physical abilities (or disability), age, sexual orientation, veteran status, or any other characteristic protected by law.

Please note that visa sponsorship is not available for this position.

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