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Remote PHP Laravel Developer - Online Shopper

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Job Description

Dealer Inspire is looking for an experienced developer to join our Online Shopper team. We're always innovating - we're looking for people that can own projects and see them through to delivery - while we want rock stars, we're not interested in prima donnas. Personal responsibility with respect to quality, attention to detail, and contribution of ideas is highly needed to succeed.

Having a new car is awesome -- buying a new car is agonizing. We're building software that makes buying a car from your friendly local dealership faster, less stressful, and more transparent. It's not nebulous "social" software, it's concrete collaborative software that makes a dollars-and-cents difference in most people's 1st or 2nd largest purchase decision.

The team is small and little-a agile. (We try to find the magical balance of “just enough” process to help the team be productive). All of our processes are "remote first" -- we start the day with a video stand-up, then collaborate the rest of the time over Slack, bugs, and pull requests.

We are standing on the shoulders of Open Source giants, from our web servers and languages to our IDEs and build tools. So we give back -- the Online Shopper team has started or contributed to about a dozen Open Source projects, including Every architectural decision strikes a conscious balance between building "secret sauce" where we must, and supporting our community and profession everywhere we can. We think we've created something special here, and if you'd like to be a part of it, we want to hear from you.

Skills & Requirements

We're flexible with learning on the job, with corresponding relevant work experience - but, for this position to be successful we need you to know the following, with a strong self-initiative to learn from others!

Essential Responsibilities (including but not limited to):

  • Assist with debugging / development of bug fixes - day-to-day maintenance
  • Development of new features under the guidance of more senior team members.
  • Function as “project owner” for some new or existing projects, managing initial requirements, feature requests, and long term support.


  • 3+ years experience working with Object Oriented PHP and modern PHP frameworks
  • 1+ years experience with Laravel
  • 3+ years working with relational databases (esp MySQL, Aurora or MariaDB) and tuning both "real" SQL and ORM behavior
  • HTML/CSS (basic level - not looking for designer level)
  • Basic Linux admin (ability to SSH, view logs, etc)
  • Understanding of local development environments and integration of varying components.
  • Strong understanding of build processes/automation

Highly Desired:

  • Specific experience with Laravel and Eloquent ORM
  • Experience working with live API integrations
  • Well architected REST API design experience

About Dealer Inspire

Dealer Inspire is an automotive website platform provider located in Naperville, Illinois. We pride ourselves in having a fun, unconventional working environment and a great culture. While our team works extremely hard, we try to keep it a fun and creative work environment. At Dealer Inspire, we like to look at current problems and 'rethink' about solutions. We're flexible - we don't write requirements in stone, and things can change regularly. This means rethinking how the solutions work best. Do you want to come 'rethink' with us?


$45,000 - $80,000 per year based upon skill and previous experience. Motivated and talented individuals may advance quickly in our fast growing company.


  • Health and Dental Insurance Plans
  • 50% match of your 401 k contributions up to 6% of your gross income
  • 10 days paid time off, 4 days of sick/safe leave and selected paid holidays
  • Work time/Fun time quarterly team outings
  • Coaching and career building
  • Subsidized gym membership
  • Subsidized internet access for your home
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