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Glu Mobile

Sr. Software Engineer - Backend (PHP)

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Glu Mobile
πŸ‡ΊπŸ‡Έ San Francisco, CA

At our Crowdstar studio in San Francisco, we believe that there is a huge opportunity with interactive entertainment products for women, and our goal is to build products that engage, enrich and empower them. With our two top grossing titles, Covet Fashion and Design Home, CrowdStar has developed new ways for players to enjoy fashion and interior design. Not only are we changing how women game, we’re also changing how they discover and shop for everything from clothing to shoes, or furniture to home decor. As a team, we are passionate not only about creating fun and engaging games for women but enriching lives outside of the game.

The Role:

We are looking for a Sr Backend Engineer to be part of the Design Home engineering team. In this position, you will be exposed to using PHP at scale and to building distributed systems at a very fast paced environment.


  • Web application development using PHP, HTML, CSS and Javascript
  • 5+ years of PHP development experience in a fast-paced environment with short project deadlines
  • Strong object oriented programming skills
  • Strong understanding of design patterns
  • Experience with NoSQL databases (preferably Couchbase, Redis)
  • Experience with PHP frameworks like Symfony, Laravel/Lumen, etc.
  • Excellent verbal and written communication skills
  • Excellent teamwork and problem-solving skills, flexibility, and ability to handle multiple tasks
  • Passionate about building games that will be played by millions around the world
  • BS/MS in Computer Science or relevant STEM major


  • Experience with PHP debugging and testing.
  • Experience with Git, SVN and/or some other version control systems.
  • Experience with Linux shell scripting.