Senior Software Engineer


About the job

Itโ€™s an amazing time to be joining Storyhunter as we continue to transform the way that brands, media organizations, non-profits, and other content publishers tell their stories. Storyhunter is the world's leading creative services platform with over 42,000 creators in 190 countries offering more than 60 services. Our clients partner with us to bring their creative ideas to life and scale up by tapping into an agile, creative workforce. The results speak for themselves: weโ€™ve handled roughly 55,000 unique projects, paying out over $65 million to creators globally. Our company mission is to empower and inspire storytellers everywhere in an inclusive and sustainable way. Weโ€™ve created a work environment where team members drive impact, take risks, grow from feedback, and feel encouraged to be who they are. The team is made up of individuals located all over the world working either fully remote or on a hybrid basis. We pride ourselves on offering a superior product experience, stellar account management, and building brand trust. Thatโ€™s part of the reason why so many of the worldโ€™s leading companies use our platform. In fact, weโ€™re now one of Incโ€™s 5,000 fastest growing companies So, do you want to grow your career with a company that challenges, encourages, and rewards? Then apply to become part of the Storyhunter team.

Storyhunter is looking for a talented senior software developer (backend or full stack) to join our team and become an expert in our business-critical technical areas for our scaling marketplace. Reporting to the CTO, this is a great opportunity for an engineer looking for autonomy in a high impact and high visibility role. You will have ownership over our API architecture and supporting backend services including data stores, job queues, third-party integrations and more.

You should have experience building web API services in PHP (Laravel is a plus), and enjoy working in a fast paced environment. We are looking for a dynamic, self-motivated person who gets excited about solving difficult technical challenges on web scale products.

We have a relaxed, flexible work environment (we've been remote since before it was cool!), but we also take pride in maintaining an Engineering culture that promotes quality and professionalism and a great team camaraderie.

If you are in the greater Austin, TX area, we meet once a week as a team in-office, but many of our employees are fully remote and that's just fine too!


  • Lead the future development of our Laravel API framework and supporting services
  • Partner with product and design, business stakeholders, and other engineers to identify and deliver functionality that meets technical, product, and business requirements.
  • Work with our front end engineers to support feature development
  • Create and execute a roadmap for the future of our API architecture
  • Build backend infrastructure solutions (docker, queues, routing, microservices)
  • Ship quality code, backed by QA and production monitoring
  • Drive initiatives to improve the reliability and scalability of the platform.


  • 5+ years of experience in software development with experience in PHP (Laravel a plus)
  • Work with technologies like PHP, Laravel, SQL, AWS cloud, Lambda, Edge, MongoDB, Docker, REST APIโ€™s.
  • Code new features and make architectural improvements on both our back end Laravel framework and supporting services in Node.js.
  • Data modeling, SQL/NoSQL
  • Asynchronous worker queues
  • Ship quality code, backed by QA and production monitoring
  • Experience working with a team in an Agile/Scrum development process
  • Great communication skills
  • Excellent at problem-solving and root cause analysis
  • An un-quenchable desire for better performance


  • A strong company culture that prides itself in diversity, tolerance, and personal growth
  • A high-growth, dynamic environment with lots of opportunities for your direct impact to be felt
  • Generous stock option packages
  • A 100% remote working environment
  • Option to work from an office in one of our hubs
  • A brand new laptop of your choice
  • $1000/year for home office expenses
  • $500 monthly stipend for health care
  • 401k plan with option to invest in sustainability and cryptocurrency funds
  • 21-day vacation policy
  • Maternity/paternity leave
  • Annual company retreat to special places in the world with amazing excursions
  • Mentorship from passionate, friendly, and experienced colleagues

We want your time at Storyhunter to be among the most fulfilling and happy times in your life. We encourage vacation and family time. We believe mental and physical health are paramount. Your career is a marathon, not a sprint. We pride ourselves on flexibility and empathy for our teammates. We strive for work/life balance which is in the interests of individuals, companies, and society at large.

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