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Lead Full-Stack Developer

Circus , Anywhere · · Full-time employment · Programming

Circus is hiring a Lead Full-Stack Developer to build the next creator economy unicorn and empower creators with the information they need to build a large, loyal fan following. By helping content creators and their fans turn engagement into currency, Circus is helping creators earn a sustainable income. Led by a founding team of technical serial entrepreneurs (e.g. ex-VP Engineering of TripAdvisor Experiences), this is a fantastic opportunity for a talented engineer to join a fast-growing startup at the ground level.

About the role

We’re looking for an experienced PHP/Laravel engineer to join our team and help us build the next generation of our product from the ground up. You’ll be joining our team of seasoned founders as employee #1.

Your responsibilities
* Work directly with the CTO and the CEO to define the architectural foundation for our platform
* Work closely with VP Product and CTO to design and develop Circus applications in order to capture the imagination and creativity of our users
* Work on our entire technology stack and architecture including PHP/Laravel, JavaScript, CSS, Laravel Vapor and CI/CD via GitLab
* Help to build and manage a tech team as we scale the business
* Participate in quick daily standup meetings and weekly meetings with the entire team

Your experience
* You’re fluent in English in both written and verbal communication.
* You have 5+ years experience as a full-stack developer, with an emphasis on backend development, using the following tools and frameworks: PHP, Laravel, Laravel Mix, AWS management experience.

Bonus points
* You’re located in either Asia or North America time zones (CTO is based in Sydney while the remainder of the team is based in North America)
* You love to create amazing products and rapidly iterate on ideas
* You have some experience with iOS and/or Android app development. Modern “build once, deploy anywhere” technology is great too!
* You’re comfortable working remotely and would enjoy building and managing a local team
* You have an entrepreneurial streak

Our stack

Our current stack consists of PHP/Laravel, Node.js and React. We utilize serverless functionality and deploy on AWS via Laravel Vapor.

We’re always open to fresh ideas that help us go faster.

Benefits of joining Circus
* Accelerate your career growth by working directly with experienced and technical founders (CTO and CEO).
* There is no limit to what you can do here. We are creative, determined to succeed, and reward creativity / resourcefulness / successful delivery with autonomy, additional responsibility, and great career options.
* Maximize your impact on culture and product as Circus employee #1.
* Benefit from leadership opportunities (either as an IC or manager) as the Circus team continues to grow.
* We’re a remote-first company

How to apply
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* How this role fits into your longer-term career goals
* (Optional) Your resume or LinkedIn URL

Not sure you meet 100% of our qualifications? Please apply anyway - we look forward to hearing from you!

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