Senior Backend Software Engineer (Remote) at Cordial

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We founded Cordial in 2014 on the belief that there should be more humanity and empathy in marketing—both in how brands communicate with their customers and in how technology companies work with brands. We built our company and platform purposefully, driven by a desire to inspire more thoughtful communication and to create experiences that feel more personal and human—for consumers, for the people at the companies we work with, and for Cordial employees. Today, brands like Revolve, Eddie Bauer, Backcountry, and Purple rely on Cordial to drive revenue growth by sending a better message.

We chose the name Cordial to symbolize how we empower our clients to communicate with their customers, as well as how we do business: with transparency, collaboration, and trust. We're building a passionate team of individuals willing to learn, grow, and be thoughtfully challenged on a daily basis to continuously improve our product, company, and culture every single day.


  • Communicate better than the rest
  • Tenacious about the client and the problems we solve for them
  • We’re owners and we act like it
  • Always #becordial


Working in a small squad with UX designers and lead engineers, you will drive the back-end development of primary components within the Cordial Platform. You will report to the Director of Engineering and work closely with our teams in europe. You will determine and implement the best approach for solving some key problems around messaging, analytics and data management. You will leverage a broad knowledge of available technologies from MongoDB to microservices and will assist in finding solutions that perform at scale. You will use php to efficiently move data and communicate with the front-end applications written in React and Backbone, as well as power the backend processes that analyze and act on data.


  • Develop critical application components
  • Optimize existing processes for stability, and manageability
  • Work across borders and time zones to help drive projects to completion
  • Perform peer code reviews
  • Contribute to broader application architecture initiatives
  • Help make an innovative, respectful and motivated team even better


  • 5+ years of PHP experience, including Laravel
  • Working knowledge of front-end/Javascript
  • Ability to design and write highly robust and maintainable software with attention to detail
  • Strong understanding of fundamental data structures and time/space complexity of algorithms
  • Experience with programming in the Linux environment
  • Good understanding of Internet protocols and programming in a networked environment
  • Git for version control; and familiar with a Git workflow
  • Hands on experience with MongoDB, Elasticsearch or Redis
  • Has experience working in high volume, high load environments
  • Has the desire and ability to solve complex problems
  • Is able to self-manage, but can collaborate effectively
  • Don’t feel comfortable committing code without tests
  • Can create a small service with a modern PHP framework and deploy it with Docker pretty effortlessly
  • Strong communication skills, and a desire to use them; Communication and collaboration are important to us
  • Holds a passion for mentoring and growing more junior developers


  • Experience building distributed systems 
  • Experience marketing /building applications for marketing
  • Experience with GitLab CI/CD workflows
More Information on Cordial
Cordial operates in the Marketing Tech industry. The company is located in San Diego, CA. Cordial was founded in 2014. It has 81 total employees. To see all 12 open jobs at Cordial, click here.
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