Software Engineer, Server (PHP)

Engineering Burlingame, California


Come and join a talented group of engineers!

CrowdStar is redefining mobile and social games for women, developing original titles and experiences unlike anything you’ve seen before. With Covet Fashion and Design Home, CrowdStar has created a whole new genre of fashion and lifestyle entertainment.

We are looking for a Backend Engineer to help take us to the next level.  

In this position, you will be exposed to using PHP at scale and to building distributed systems at a very fast pace environment. 


  • Web application development using primarily PHP.
  • 3+ 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.
  • Preferred:
  • Experience with PHP debugging and testing.
  • Experience with behavior-driven development.
  • Experience with Git, SVN and/or some other version control systems.
  • Experience with Linux shell scripting.