Position Overview:

In order to share and leverage information across StepStone’s 16 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