Job Description

Senior Full Stack PHP/JS Developer Product / Blog

Hi there!

This might be your lucky day.

What is FluentU?

FluentU is an education company (started in 2011) that helps people learn languages with real-world videos like movie trailers, music videos, news, and inspiring talks. We have a website, iOS app (usually in the top 20-40 grossing iOS education apps), and a soon to be released Android app. Many people know us through our blog, which is visited ~4 million times every month (which makes it, as far as we know, one of the biggest language learning blogs online).

Why would you want to work here?

  • We’re a 100% distributed/remote team. We have a work style that a lot of developers might like (mainly communicate via text with very few or no calls/meetings).
  • Have freedom to work when/where you want. We believe in hiring capable people who can largely manage themselves.
  • We have a flat, collaborative environment.
  • We make decisions based on logic/reason. We prioritize communicating clearly (
  • You’ll be working in a small team of talented individuals.
  • We’re a profitable, stable company with a long-term focus proudly self-funded.
  • We’re constantly evolving and learning you will be too.
  • We work reasonable/flexible hours.

Why wouldn’t you want to work here?

  • We’re a 100% distributed/remote team. Not the most social work environment. We mainly communicate via text with very few or no calls/meetings.
  • We might not give as much hand holding as other companies. We don’t want to tell you exactly what to do.
  • We can be direct with our feedback.
  • With freedom comes responsibility and extra need for accountability. We’ll ask you to report # of hours worked and what you’ve accomplished each day.
  • Things can change a lot we are always experimenting and trying new things.

What is this job about?

This job has a broad range of potential responsibilities. They potentially include:

  • Working with our blog team to manage our WordPress-based blog (which is what you’re reading right now).
  • Working with our main dev team that builds our FluentU product for web, iOS, Android (
  • Working on new projects like Parrot (, a new kind of immersive language learning app.

You’ll be working directly with the CEO ( or founder (

Who we’re looking for

We’re looking for someone who:

  • is fluent in English
  • has strong front-end skills (HTML, CSS, Javascript ES5/ES6 and React)
  • has strong backend skills (PHP, MySQL and Symphony3-5)
  • professional experience in hands-on software development PHP, MySQL, HTML + CSS;
  • strong knowledge of OOP and patterns, SOLID, REST;
  • experience with Twig, Git and Unit-testing;
  • experience with agile
  • no agencies please