About StepStone:

StepStone is a global private markets specialist overseeing over US$130 billion of private equity allocations, including approximately US$34 billion of assets under management. The Firm creates customized portfolios for the world’s most sophisticated investors using a highly disciplined research-focused approach that prudently integrates fund, secondary, credit and co-investments. StepStone offers customized private markets investment management and advisory services to institutional clients using industry leading analytics and research capabilities, with a focus on providing highly responsive and collaborative client service. The Firm covers the global private markets across multiple sectors and operates from offices in Beijing, Dublin, Hong Kong, London, New York, Perth, San Diego, San Francisco, São Paulo, Seoul, Sydney, Tokyo, Toronto and Zurich.

Position Overview:

In order to share and leverage information across StepStone’s 11 offices and global client base, we utilize a number of different web applications, which are used to report historical performance and make better investment decisions. We are looking for an experienced PHP developer to join our quickly growing team to assist with the expansion and maintenance of these web applications. The developer position will be office-based (i.e., not remote) and located in La Jolla, California. A strong preference will be given to developers with experience with the Laravel framework.

Essential Job Functions:

  • Drive new features on our core product, as well as maintain existing code
  • Manage database migrations with MySQL and MariaDB
  • Create and share development processes and best practices
  • Collaborate with other team members on projects and provide results in a timely manner
  • Migrate legacy code to more efficient frameworks and structures


  • 2-5 Years of PHP Experience
  • 2+ Years working with a Software Development team
  • Experience with Ajax based websites, JavaScript, JSON, and REST.
  • Experience with MVC frameworks (Laravel preferred)
  • Experience building large-scale server applications with Node.js or PHP, MySQL, MongoDB, Nginx
  • Strong attention to detail and the ability to work independently with little oversight
  • Highly motivated individual with a focus on writing clean, well-tested, and scalable code