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PHP Architect and Team Lead in a Study Abroad Start-up

Cambridge, MA | Engineering

Job Description

Language International is looking for a hands-on PHP architect and team lead to join our team in developing our study abroad site. Join us at Language International, a team of language and technology enthusiasts working together to build the best language course search site on the internet. Today, we serve over 50,000 students a year and manage Language International sites in thirty different languages. 

We do (humbly) think that Language International is a cool place to work. Our team is a diverse mixture in everything from cultural backgrounds and languages spoken to taste in music and clothes. But, there is one thing that binds us all: a drive to excel at what we do. We'll do whatever it takes to deliver the best language course search experience, even if it means staying up to fix a website bug. We work in an intense, fast-paced environment, relying on every member of the team to carry their share. 

Don't worry, we don't take ourselves too seriously. Whether it's showing off our culinary skills during team cooking events, showcasing our hidden genius in impromptu talent shows over catered lunch, or rehearsing the train dance during our summer party cruise or weekend party in Vermont, we love to have a good time together! 

We have developed a passion for our team, product, and customers that is paralleled by none. If you're excited about helping people learn new languages, want your coworkers to feel like family, and love to be challenged by working alongside the very best, then Language International is the place for you.


You'll be leading our development team in an agile collaborative environment dedicated to developing the Language International booking platform, solving difficult issues related to building a multi-lingual website, and integrating the newest APIs and technologies. You will:

  • Define the architecture of the site
  • Plan sprints with our scrum team
  • Coach the development team members
  • Help hire and train new developers
  • Help code the most complex features


Here is a list of absolutely necessary skills.

  • Extensive experience architecting and building consumer-facing applications with PHP
  • Experience of interest in leading and coaching team members
  • Experience working with scrum or similar agile, collaborative process
  • Computer Science degree or equivalent experience
  • Experience learning a second language. Living / studying abroad experience is a plus



$120,000+ Salary, Equity, Healthcare Plan


If you're interested, please take a moment to get to know our company by visiting www.languageinternational.com. Then send us a resume and a thoughtful cover letter with links to web applications you have developed (canned responses will be trashed right away).

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