gtrot: Lead PHP Developer

Posted by | January 10, 2011 | Web Pro Job Tips


Location: Chicago, IL


Who we are
At, we’re making travel way more social.  We’re laser focused on developing the simplest,
most powerful platform for sharing travel plans and experiences with friends.  We have a small team of big thinkers headquartered
in Chicago, with roots in New York and development resources distributed across
two continents.  With recent financing
from the co-founders of two leading travel and e-commerce companies, it’s prime
time to expand our in-house development team.  

About the role
We’re hiring a lead PHP developer to work closely with us in
shaping, specifying, and implementing new features and experiences.  As the lead developer, you can expect to:
  • Play a critical role in conceptualizing and
    prioritizing new functionality
  • Create technical specs and development roadmaps
    based on agile principles
  • Write elegant, well-tested code and architect
    the underlying data infrastructure
  • Manage off-shore resources and new hires as
    needed using a disciplined development process
This will be the most senior technical position in the
company and is likely to evolve into the CTO role as the company continues to
Who we’re looking for
You thrive in tight-knit teams and are energized by ambitious
goals.  Programming is your passion.  You have an entrepreneur’s work ethic and killer
technical skills, including: 
  • Expertise developing in a LAMP environment
    (experience with the Symfony framework a plus)
  • Experience working with social media APIs
    (especially the Facebook Open Graph)
  • Proficiency in JavaScript/AJAX (comfort with
    HTML/CSS is a plus)
  • Dedication to agile methods and experience
    managing a fast-paced development process
If this sounds like you, we’d love to talk.

Why you should join
We’re a small group with a work hard / play hard mentality,
and as the lead developer you’ll be a key player on our team.  Our investors and mentors are among the most
respected in the tech world and are committed to making gtrot as successful as
their other ventures.  Our offices are
located in the tech hub of Chicago, surrounded by other funded startups and
like-minded entrepreneurs.  We offer
competitive salary and attractive stock options, and we hope to promote you to
a CTO role as our team grows.  There’s
also the possibility of paid relocation to New York in the coming months if
Most importantly, we’re a team committed to revolutionizing travel,
and we’re looking for a partner motivated primarily by the opportunity to play
a big part in making that happen.

To apply: Send an email to with a resume and/or link to your personal site

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