Perpay | Software Engineer: E-Commerce (PHP) - Technical.ly

Software Engineer: E-Commerce (PHP)

Perpay | Philadelphia | Dev / Eng

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Are you an engineer who enjoys being (or wants to be) in a startup, but wants a mature business environment where the model has been validated and the team is focused on solving real customer-centric problems? Are you looking to join a team that is mission-based, compassionate, and values your input? Are you searching for a home where you can face tough, unique problems head on with a team that will support your growth?

Perpay, a fast-growing, self-funded startup in Philadelphia, is looking for a Software Engineer (Ecommerce / PHP) to join our team. We’re a FinTech company focused on bringing healthier credit options to consumers and have been recognized by PACT as Philadelphia’s Top Technology Startup of 2018. We combine lending and payments into an e-commerce platform that challenges the typical channels of credit. We strive to solve a complex problem – the lack of affordable and accessible credit – as efficiently as possible, because we believe that everyone should have the ability to build a healthy financial life. Located in a loft-style office in the heart of Midtown Village, Philadelphia, Perpay is a space for creative and collaborative problem-solving.

We’re looking for engineers who are passionate about our mission and driven to simplify complex workflows to join our supply chain team. Our supply chain team’s main focus is to ensure that we are creating the best experience possible for our customers, from the moment they visit our site until their products reach their door. As part of the team, you will work on the full range of analyze data, solve tough problems, and quickly deliver solutions at one of the fastest growing companies in the FinTech space!

Responsibilities:

  • Working with our engineering team to design and deliver new features for our e-commerce storefront
  • Developing integrations with our lending platform and suite of microservices to build new user experiences
  • Supporting our data-engineering team to contribute to data infrastructure, drive business intelligence, and improve our platform and customer experience
  • Collaborating and maintaining expectations across all stakeholders

What We Look For:​​​​

  • PHP expertise, preferably with Magento development or similar frameworks
  • Understanding of MVC web application architectures
  • Strong working knowledge of SQL, Javascript, HTML, and CSS
  • Willingness and desire to learn new technologies and languages
  • Familiarity with Agile methodologies
  • Strong focus on writing and deploying clear, readable, and testable code

What We Offer:

  • Competitive salary + equity
  • Health/dental/vision insurance fully covered
  • 401K + company match
  • Gym + public transportation subsidy
  • Relocation assistance
  • Centrally located in downtown Philadelphia in a beautiful loft-style office with a cappuccino maker and office pup (Kingsli)
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Eight floors above 13th and Sansom sits an office with a gorgeous conference room disguised as a lounge, huge monitors displaying code and an epic coffee setup that includes a Kyoto-style cold brew tower. There’s at least one dog roaming the office on any given day, and music like The Jackson 5’s “I Want You Back” plays in the background.

Perpay’s team has been hard at work recently, validating their product and building out their initial team. The fintech company, recently voted Philadelphia’s Best Technology Startup, takes the microlending concept that became popular in the nonprofit world and applies it to consumer spending. With Perpay, users don’t necessarily need to have a strong credit score to get financing for big purchases, like a new computer or a nice sofa. Instead, Perpay takes a holistic approach toward assessing an individual’s cash flow, then arranges a payment plan that fits their budget through the user’s direct deposit system. Payments are fully automated so there’s no need to remember to make payments.

Perpay prides itself on extracurriculars that bring the team together — think cage match chef battles at Alla Spina or spirits and strikes in Harp and Crown’s Elbow Lane. It’s a part of their determination to build a team that feels more like a family, where everyone has each other’s backs and celebrates together. Beyond the big events, employees often spend time together outside of work attending concerts, trying new restaurants, or playing on the company soccer team. They take the personal side seriously and value the relationships they build with one another.

In fact, relationships have been the key to building Perpay’s team; nearly every employee has joined via referrals or personal connections. Now, they’re looking to expand their network and bring on talented team members as they scale.

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