Sr. PHP Software Engineer


PADI, the global leader in Scuba Diver Training, is searching for a full-time Sr. PHP Software Engineer at our corporate headquarters in Rancho Santa Margarita, California. PADI offers its employees a unique culture centered around an active lifestyle, fun and hardworking colleagues, interesting work, competitive salary and outstanding benefits. We are an amazing company searching for amazing people to join our team!

The Sr. PHP Software Engineer is a key contributor to the development and functionality of the PADI e-commerce engine. Reporting to the VP, Product Engineering and closely interfacing with the UX and Product teams, the Sr. PHP Software Engineer is primarily responsible for producing high quality and on-schedule solutions a variety of PADI e-commerce projects.

What You’ll Be Doing
  • Build and support PHP applications within an enterprise environment.
  • Experience with PHP Frameworks and MVC architecture.
  • Serve as a subject matter expert throughout the organization on PHP application questions and troubleshooting efforts.
  • Assist in defining best practices for software development and deployment solutions through collaborative communications.
  • Full stack experience including Apache, Nginx and JS libraries
  • Integration of 3rd Party Services and APIs.
  • Monitor CI/CD pipeline and platform deployments
  • Administration and support of PHP applications, MySQL database platforms and AWS microservices.
  • Drive all functional requirements documentation throughout the lifecycle.
  • Collaboratively define and manage high-level scope.
  • Drive dynamic & interactive requirements gathering sessions with stakeholders throughout the enterprise.
  • Develop functional requirements from user stories, process flows, and user acceptance criteria.
  • Execute the migration /development of the client product catalog.
  • Collaborates in project meetings, sets priorities, communicates status and meets deadlines.
Skills and Experience You’ll Need to Be Successful In This Role
  • • BA or BS is strongly preferred with a minimum of three (3) years of web development experience required; or a combination of relevant education and experience. 3+ years of experience with MySQL, Apache, HTML, CSS and JavaScript
  • 3+ years of professional PHP software development, Enterprise preferred; Magento Certification a PLUS
  • Experience maintaining an eCommerce environment.
  • Knowledge of Agile Methodologies and practices around analysis, design, and development
  • Ability to identify, mitigate, resolve and escalate risks throughout the lifecycle.
  • Strong PHP Back End Development Background (3-5 years’ experience)
  • Experience with performance optimization, troubleshooting and maintaining a secure environment
  • Knowledge of Server Management and Hosting
  • Knowledge of Relational Databases (SQL Server)
  • Proficient understanding of code versioning tools – git.
  • Familiarity of IT infrastructure (Web and Application Server Setup, Load-Balancing, etc.)
  • Strong interpersonal skills, and the ability to work and collaborate with others.
  • Demonstrated ability to build testable and reusable services.
  • Commitment to best coding and design practices.

Founded in 1966, PADI has grown consistently through our 52 years in business, continually raising the bar for the industry we are all so passionate about. We know who we are as a company but never let that hold us back from reinventing ourselves and keeping our mission modern and relevant. One thing that stays consistent is our mission to be “The Way the World Learns to Dive”. PADI certified our 25 millionth diver in 2016, an achievement no other scuba diving agency can claim.

PADI strives to create a work environment that respects individual contribution while maintaining a strong team approach for successful execution of business objectives. The executive team believes in a work-life balance that enables employees to meet their personal and family needs with flexible hours and an extensive benefits plan.

If this job sounds interesting to you and you meet these requirements described above we’d like to get to know you! Please submit your resume & salary requirements at To learn more about our company visit us at Applicants must possess the right to work in the United States.

PADI is The Way the World Learns to Dive.

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