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Senior Software Engineer - London office

at Lot18 in New York, NY   —   Jun 23, 2014   |  
Welcome to Lot18!A featured wineFriday MeetingsThirsty?Coffee or wine?
Lot18 is revolutionizing the way the world buys wine.

We're an agile technology startup with offices in London, Paris, and New York. We connect wineries and retailers with our members worldwide. We are backed by Accel Partners, New Enterprise Associates, and Firstmark Capital, and are extremely well capitalized, having raised nearly $50M within the last year. The wine, glassware, and other epicurean products we offer are highly curated by teams throughout the world.

Lot18 is a great place for smart people who know how to get things done – and who want to work alongside likeminded teammates. Come make a difference.

Competitive Salaries, Full Benefits

All positions are full time and based in London, unless otherwise stated, and come with a comprehensive benefits package:

Stock options
Competitive salary
Top of the line computer setup
Fun, startup office environment
Plenty of wine
Work With Awesome People

We run the gamut. Our people hail from companies such as Amazon, AOL, AT&T, Christie's auction house, CollegeHumor/IAC, Merrill Lynch, J.P. Morgan, Sony Ericsson, Forbes, Gourmet, The French Laundry, The Waverly Inn, Benu, Ruth’s Chris Steak House, and many others. Lot18's employees have over 150 years of combined experience in the technology and wine industry.

We've gotten a perfect score on the SAT and graduated from top schools like Oxford, Edinburgh, Harvard, and Princeton. But please don't hold it against us! We've done things in the real world, too, like climbing Mt. Everest and sailing the Atlantic Ocean to winemaking, filmmaking for the 48 Hour Film Projects, studying cheese-making in Italy on a Fulbright, making videogames for Aerosmith, and playing with the Philadelphia Orchestra. In our spare time, we like to eat and drink, run marathons and compete in roller derby and dodgeball.

We believe building a strong engineering culture is the key to building a great company and product. Part of that vision is working with the best tools, many of which are open source.

As the software engineering lead/manager, you will provide technical leadership over a team of talented software engineers. You will be responsible for interviewing and hiring additional team members, making architecture decisions, leading code reviews and scaling our technology stack. You'll help bring new methodologies to our development process and have an important say in how we build our platform. This is not a pure management position; you are expected to contribute technically.
Lead a smart team of software engineers in an innovative and fast-paced environment
Interview and hire new software engineers to join your team
Code primarily in PHP, with extensive experience modifying a Magento implementation
Take complex projects from the planning stage through to execution
Lead code reviews to ensure quality
Work with lots of open source technologies
Mentor and inspire team members
1+ years experience developing in Magento
Experience working with Ecommerce solutions and understanding business goals
Min. 2+ years professional experience building web based applications in PHP
Able to write W3C Standards Compliant, Cross Browser Compatible (IE7+, Firefox, Safari) Front-End Markup in XHTML/CSS/AJAX(Jquery)
Able to work with a number of MVC Frameworks and write strong scalable code
Experience managing and reviewing outsourced technical resource(s)
Mobile Application Development experience a plus (iPhone, Android, Blackberry, Windows Mobile)
Competitive and commensurate with experience, with opportunity to earn equity
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