Backend PHP Developer
Fully Remote Remote - Blue Bell, PA Information Technology
Job Type

Life is short; work somewhere amazing! American Reading Company is an educational services company with a mission: our solutions help ensure every child in America is reading and writing on or above grade level. If you are a backend developer who wants your work to make a lasting impact for generations, then we need YOU to bring our solutions to life through brilliant and intuitive applications.


  • Develop and maintain best-in-class applications using PHP and SQL.
  • Test software releases both functionally and through common testing frameworks such as PHPUnit.
  • Collaborate with the rest of the software development team in a positive fashion and provide technical leadership when necessary.
  • Document your work so that other developers, non-technical colleagues, and end users are informed of changes.

Position Requirements

  • Expertise in backend development using PHP along with Git, MySQL, or a similar SQL-based RDBMS (min. 4 years of experience and have worked with newer PHP 7 or 8).
  • Experience working with a project management tool like Jira.
  • Excellent verbal and written communication.
  • Constructive perfectionism, with attention to the smallest of details.
  • Self-motivation. Micromanagement is not our style.
  • Must provide proof of Covid-19 vaccination and booster.  

Nice to Have:

  • Native (Swift, Kotlin) mobile experience.
  • Experience using some or all of the following technologies: C#, Docker, Linux, Nginx.

Location and Longevity:

  • This is a full-time position.
  • Fully remote candidates as well as those interested in working at our headquarters in Blue Bell, PA, will be considered.
  • We are looking for someone who will build a lasting career with us!

Why You’ll Want to Join Our Team:

  • The opportunity to contribute in a meaningful way in a rapidly growing, socially responsible company.
  • A competitive salary and benefits such as 15 days PTO plus holidays including 2 week-long office closures, 401K, and employer contribution to the cost of health insurance.
  • Additional benefit options available, such as a short- & long-term disability insurance, pet insurance, an Employee Assistance Program, and a children’s home library collection.
  • We are an equal opportunity employer who greatly values our strength through diversity. 
  • We are a dog- and family-friendly environment that is 100% solar powered. 

Additional Information:

  • Must be 18 or older. 
  • No resumes will be considered without a cover letter. 
  • No third-party applications, please. 
  • Only qualified candidates will be contacted.  
  • No phone calls, please. 
Salary Description
$115,000 - $140,000