Senior Back-end Engineer

We are creating a platform that will shift consumer spending away from global corporations and toward independent merchants. By supporting these local merchants, consumers can be confident that they are supporting local economies instead of feeding mega-conglomerates.

From a technology standpoint, we are starting with a base eCommerce platform that we are extending to create a unique, engaging experience. We already have this up and running with support for multiple vendors. We are now extending it to build our differentiators to the platform, and leveraging third party API’s to demonstrate how merchants are reinvesting their revenue back into their businesses.

We have a small team that includes a Senior Front-end Engineer to make use of the API’s we create, and to build desktop and mobile interfaces while you can focus on architecture.

Our Stack

  • AWS, Forge, Envoyer, CircleCI
  • PHP (7.1, Laravel, X-Cart)
  • JavaScript (React)
  • MySQL, Redis
  • Stripe, Algolia (and other services)

How We Operate

  • Communication primarily with Slack
  • Task management with Trello
  • Morning stand-up


  • 5+ years of PHP in production
  • 2+ years working with Laravel
  • 4+ years designing and maintaining SQL databases (MySQL)
  • Experience writing and consuming API’s (oAuth, REST, etc.)
  • Automated testing
  • Working knowledge of git
  • Excellent written and verbal communication

Would Be Great

  • Experience with eCommerce platforms (especially X-Cart)
  • Experience with scaling on AWS
  • Experience with data/statistical analysis
  • Experience working with Google Maps API
  • Facebook Graph API

Compensation & Perks

  • Name your Price! Compensation will be based on experience.
  • Downtown office space with coffee and cold brew, snacks, weekly happy hour!
  • Relaxed environment with an ambitious team
  • Startup Opportunity with potential equity offering
  • Perfect timing to join our excited team, prior to production launch

About Spendindie

The Spendindie mission is to change consumer behavior. We are not transaction focused, per se, but behavior focused. This is an extremely important differentiator to the rest of the marketplace. It means our platform functionalities and technologies are designed to cause an initial change in behavior and then continuously reinforce that behavior.

By doing so, we marry the consumer to the merchants, resulting in a perpetuity of transactions or gross billings, rather than just a one-off transaction. An effortless and engaging experience for the consumer that leaves them feeling good about how they’ve just spent their money. If we get this right, they will do so again and again.
Join the Spendindie team in creating a platform that will have long-term effects similar to that of the Organic movement in the late 1990’s! This is a massive market share opportunity.

How to apply
We are looking for people based in Austin, TX, but we are open to remote positions for the right candidate. Please email cover letters / resumes / github links to

We can’t wait to meet you!