Senior Backend Software Engineer at W2O Group

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Senior Backend Software Engineer

Recently named Best Place to Work by MM&M, The Holmes Report, PR News, PRWeek, and AdAge, W2O is an integrated marketing and communications firm powered by analytics and specializing in healthcare. 

We’re looking for a Senior Backend Software Engineer to join our engineering team. Ideal applicants will have experience delivering external and Internal software, have experience with maintaining legacy systems, migrating to new engineering solutions and developing data science tools in a PHP/Lamp Stack environment. Additionally, experience with microservices oriented architecture with applications deployed on AWS is desired. We also utilize open source libraries PHP Di and Monolog (among others). This senior position will play a defining role in building and maintaining the tools that empower W2O’s team of analysts and data scientists to deliver industry-defining work to some of the biggest brands in the world.

Our engineering team uses PHP, NodeJS, and Python to deliver AOS, W2O’s cloud-native internal data platform, and its ecosystem of tools to internal users. This position is a unique opportunity to build and shape the software team at an industry-leading firm while learning the in-demand field of analytics and data science from some of the best practitioners in the industry.

Job responsibilities:

  • Collaborate with Product and Data Science teams to identify new client-driven use cases
  • Influence DevOps and Architecture teams’ software designs to fulfill requirements
  • Convert software designs and requirements into actionable tasks
  • Experience working in small, hands on teams with the ability to execute tasks to deliver software solutions
  • Must be Technologically curious, able to stay abreast of new trends and best practices in technology and put them to work at W2O
  • Co-own the software development process – including agile processes, coding standards, code metrics, build standards, and so on – to nurture the growing development team
  • Communicate effectively with stakeholders across the business at all levels of the company to drive adoption of new tools and identify new opportunities for products
  • Solid grasp of the principles, patterns, and practice of software design
  • Conflict-free, egoless attitude towards software development

Preferred Skills & Qualifications

  • Bachelor’s Degree is required; Masters’ degree, sw certifications or cloud certifications, specifically AWS certifications, desired
  • Minimum of 5-8 years’ experience using PHP - Strong PHP is the key for this role.
  • Experience with open source libraries (i.e.-PHP Di, Monolog, etc.)
  • Experience working with NodeJS
  • Positive track record delivering cloud-based microservices applications, especially on AWS (experience with ECS desired)
  • Experience delivering data-driven applications using REST APIs with Swagger/OpenAPI
  • Comfortable working in an agile, CI/CD-based development process
  • Previous experience delivering software in the Scrum process
  • Previous experience building on Dropwizard stack
  • Previous experience creating high-quality tests with libraries like JUnit and Mockito
  • Previous experience using persistence technologies like PostgreSQL, ElasticSearch, BigQuery, S3, and DynamoDB
  • Previous experience development using React

W2O Group offers a comprehensive benefit program and perks, including unlimited and flexible PTO, expanded paid leave for new parents and a Your 4th Trimester™ program that helps new parents transition back to work, and a five-week sabbatical program.  Other perks include Income Protection, Retirement plans/401(k) match, and cell phone savings plans.  Learn more about our great benefits and perks at:

W2O Group is an Equal Opportunity Employer. We foster an environment that embraces diversity. We are stronger with a wider range of opinions, strengths, and backgrounds to achieve our goals.

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We're located in East Austin, an area flourishing with new, unique businesses. We're neighbors with dozens of restaurants, food trucks and bars.

An Insider's view of W2O Group

What’s the vibe like in the office?

With Covid 19, W2O has fully embraced the work from home culture. We connect with each other daily, but most importantly we are treated as professionals, and we are all given the freedom to do our best work. If anything, this drives all of us. Empowered is not just a buzz word here at W2O, it's how we are all treated and it's who we are!



How does the company support your career growth?

One of our core values at W2O is "Make it Happen." This has been true to our culture since Day 1. W2O has a wonderfully entrepreneurial spirit - especially in Austin. As employees, we are always encouraged to chart our own path to better the business and ourselves. There's no template for career growth here. Just passion, grit and a good attitude!


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How do your team's ideas influence the company's direction?

The technology team at W2O drives digital transformation for our customers, as our business evolves from a traditional professional services firm into a technology provider. This puts the team in the enviable position of being able to strongly guide the direction of the organization toward a new frontier in our industry.


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What are W2O Group Perks + Benefits

W2O Group Benefits Overview

W2O has some of the best benefits in the industry - comprehensive and complete!

Volunteer in local community
W2O encourages giving back and supports employees in all our offices.
Friends outside of work
Eat lunch together
Intracompany committees
Open door policy
Team owned deliverables
Team based strategic planning
Group brainstorming sessions
Open office floor plan
Dedicated Diversity/Inclusion Staff
Diversity manifesto
Someone's primary function is managing the company’s diversity and inclusion initiatives
Health Insurance & Wellness Benefits
Flexible Spending Account (FSA)
Disability Insurance
Dental Benefits
Vision Benefits
Health Insurance Benefits
Life Insurance
Pet Insurance
Wellness Programs
Retirement & Stock Options Benefits
401(K) Matching
W2O provides employees with a 401(k) matching plan managed by [provider]. We match 50% of contributions up to 6% of an employee's annual gross pay.
Performance Bonus
There is an Annual Performance Bonus, paid out in March
Child Care & Parental Leave Benefits
Generous Parental Leave
Flexible Work Schedule
W2O provides employees with a flexible work schedule that includes the ability to work from Home when needed.
Return-to-work program post parental leave
Vacation & Time Off Benefits
Unlimited Vacation Policy
Eligible employees get 30 days of paid sabbatical after their first 5 years of working at the company.
Paid Holidays
Paid Sick Days
Perks & Discounts
Casual Dress
Commuter Benefits
Free Daily Meals
Stocked Kitchen
Happy Hours
Pet Friendly
Fitness Subsidies
$200 per year provided for Staff Employees to spend on a Healthy product or activity.
Professional Development Benefits
Job Training & Conferences
W2O offers employees professional development opportunities like Onsite training courses and the ability to attend job related conferences and seminars.
Diversity Program
Lunch and learns
W2O hosts lunch and learn meetings.
Cross functional training encouraged
Promote from within
Mentorship program
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