Senior Back End PHP Developer


Senior Back-End PHP Developer


Travel booking technology is among the most cutting-edge and disruptive areas of web development today, pushing the envelope on everything from UX/UI to back-end processing.  At CTM, we build sophisticated travel booking websites and mobile solutions on behalf of clients that include well-known brands in the U.S. (including some of the largest banks).  All combined, our work impacts over 22 million users and growing. 


CTM is an award-winning provider of innovative and cost-effective travel management solutions to the corporate market. Our proven business strategy combines personalized service with client-facing technology.  We’re a global, publicly-traded corporation on the Australian Stock Exchange (ASX:200), with current market capitalization exceeding $1 billion and over $4 billion in annual sales.  With over 2,200 full-time employees around the world, we maintain a presence in 82 countries with owned operations across Australia, Asia, North America, Europe and New Zealand.


CTM’s North America footprint includes headquarters in Denver and more than 20 offices coast-to-coast, with the North America “Tech Hub” centered in Montrose, California (just north of Los Angeles).  This is the home of our North America tech team and the site of cutting-edge work in the travel technology space. 


CTM is looking for an experienced Back-End PHP Developer who can jump in and get going quickly.  This role requires outstanding planning, time management and organizational skills.  We are looking for someone with a good entrepreneurial spirit and a positive influence for our hard-working team members.  You must be ambitious, and have a passion and energy for a growing start-up Tech Hub for a successful Global Organization.


You will have superior attention to detail and the ability to meet tight deadlines and multiple requests.  Most important is a desire to be a part of a team, a desire to serve, and enthusiasm about the role.  The role will include working some additional and non-standard hours depending on release and project deadlines.


Minimum Requirements:


• Minimum 5 years Technical Lead Experience managing Medium-Large team of Developers


• Outstanding Technical Leadership and communication skills.


• Strong knowledge of PHP 5, SOLID (object-oriented design), Object-relational mapping and LAMP stacks. (3+ years of experience are needed)


• Strong critical thinking and problem solving skills, motivation and passion to take an assignment from beginning to end and get it done right and in a timely manner


• Good understanding and experience of MVC Frameworks, preferably Laravel, Lumen and ZendFramework.


• Basic understanding of best practices for security while coding. 


Experience using GIT/branching in a team environment


• Strong MySQL knowledge (table design, complex query creation, best practices).


Experience instituting code standardization and review processes.


• Experience integrating QA automation




Additional Skills:


• Strong Ajax, jQuery, JavaScript, CSS and HTML coding skills.


• Experience and understanding of Redis/ElasticSearch is a plus.


• Familiarity with coding standards (i.e. PSR-1/PSR-2 or PEAR)


• Familiarity with PHP unit testing.


• Experience or knowledge on database design, scaling and replication for large-scale use.


• Continuous Integration experience with scalable web sites.


• Familiarity with React


Expert level PHP with Laravel framework; Lumen backend experience a big plus.


• Agile/Scrum certification a plus.






Our fun loving company has the feel of a small family business without the small size.  In addition to a great work environment, we offer a comprehensive range of benefits designed to fit your needs.  Some of these include:


• Comprehensive medical and dental plans


• 401(k) Plan with generous annual employer match


• Numerous paid holidays


• Paid vacation based on longevity


• Discounted travel opportunities


• Recognition and camaraderie building social events




If you feel you meet these criteria, come join our very successful, progressive and fun Travel Management Company… APPLY NOW.



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