Senior Software Engineer - Backend / PHP

Engineering Burlingame, California

Design Home


Senior Software Engineer, Backend (CMS)


Glu Mobile (NASDAQ:GLUU) is a leading global developer and publisher of free-to-play games for smartphone and tablet devices. Glu is focused on creating compelling original IP games such as Cooking Dash, Deer Hunter, Covet Fashion, Design Home, Racing Rivals, TAP Sports Baseball, and branded IP games including Kim Kardashian: Hollywood, on the App Store, Google Play, Amazon Appstore, Facebook, Mac App Store, and Windows Phone. We have worldwide studios in North America, Russia and India. Our headquarters are in the heart of the bustling SOMA district of San Francisco.

We are seeking an experienced Product GM to continue to grow our key franchise at Covet Fashion. We are looking for a leader that has a passion to build game platforms that delight players, through innovative gameplay, live events and meaningful social interactions between players.

Team Overview

At our Crowdstar studio in Burlingame, we believe that there is huge opportunity in interactive entertainment products for women, and CrowdStar’s goal is to build products which engage, enrich and empower them.  

With our two top grossing titles, Covet Fashion and Design Home, CrowdStar has developed new ways for users (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 Software Engineer to be part of the Covet Fashion 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.
  • Experience building LAMP based server-side REST/SOAP APIs.
  • Experience with relational databases (preferably MySQL), SQL and NoSQL.
  • Experience with leading PHP frameworks like Symfony, Zend Framework, 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 Engineering, or 3+ years experience.


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

Glu is always on the lookout for exceptionally talented individuals to join our team.  We reward talent, creativity, and the ability to get the job done.  At Glu, you’ll find dynamic people, a hip, forward-thinking culture, a team-oriented environment, and opportunity for advancement.  If you are interested in mobile technology and want to be a part of a team that makes the future of wireless technology happen, then Glu is for you!

All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment. Glu is an equal opportunity employer committed to diversity in the workplace. We welcome people of different backgrounds and experiences to ensure a diverse and inclusive workplace.