At ReachLocal, our mission is help local businesses around the world get more customers. We offer a total digital marketing system for local businesses, comprised of web presence solutions and digital advertising solutions. All our solutions feed into our ReachEdge™ lead conversion software, which helps local businesses seamlessly convert leads into customers and gain a deeper understanding of their online marketing ROI. Through our global technology platform, a decade’s worth of marketing insights, and our team of digital marketing experts, we help local businesses get more out of their marketing. ReachLocal is headquartered in Woodland Hills, CA, with offices in four regions: Asia-Pacific, Europe, Latin America, and North America.

Software Engineer (PHP & WordPress) at ReachLocal

About the Opportunity:

As a Software Engineer focusing on WordPress plugin and theme development, you’ll be responsible for building and maintaining reusable WordPress plugins and themes used to build websites for small businesses. You’ll participate in all phases of the software development cycle: from product definition and design through implementation, debugging, and testing. You will work collaboratively with other engineers and must be willing to take on any technical tasks that contribute to the goals of the team and the company.

About the Responsibilities:

  • Build and maintain reusable WordPress plugins and themes used by other teams to build websites for customers.
  • Work closely with the Product and Design teams as part of an Agile Development process
  • Translate design specs into clean, concise, and maintainable software
  • Test, debug, and refine software to produce the required product
  • Enhance software to reduce operating time or improve efficiency
  • Research and compare different technologies to find optimal solutions
  • Work collaboratively with a small team and independently

About You:

  • BS or MS in Computer Science or technical/quantitative field
  • 3+ years professional experience
  • Experience building reusable WordPress Plugins and Themes
  • Experience building reusable extensions or components in PHP
  • Familiarity with front-end development with JavaScript, CSS and HTML
  • Experience with Agile processes such as scrum or kanban.
  • Experience or exposure to development techniques that drive high code coverage and craftsmanship, e.g., TDD, code reviews, continuous integration.

Company Reviews

“ReachLocal is innovative and cutting-edge; a place where you can take on big, significant problems, and make a difference” “You can move around within the company; they are great about informing you of available opportunities” “You can think out-of-the-box and collaborate with so many different functions; move at a pace that you are not able to move at any other companies; I truly believe that you are valued here at all levels” “Great environment; people here are upbeat, friendly – nice to be in a place like that” “People here have very impressive capability, and belief in their commitment to help us carry through”
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Perks & Benefits
Industry competitive compensation package
Medical / Dental / Vision insurance with HSA option
Flexible Spending Account (FSA)
Flexible PTO policy for exempt employees / 10 days vacation & 5 days sick time for non-exempt employees
401K plan
Free parking
Free snacks
Foosball & ping pong table
Employee discount program
Employee appreciation events
Ongoing training and development opportunities
Fun and collaborative work environment
Excellent work/life balance

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