Careers at Criteria

Junior Back End Developer

We're looking for a smart and talented Junior Back End Developer to join our small, but growing Engineering team. We have some exciting projects on our Roadmap, so we need someone to help us turn ideas and sketches into user-friendly and powerful tools for our customers.  

The position is full-time and based in our corporate office on San Vicente in West Hollywood, CA. Currently, we’re all working remote. 

If you want to know more about what it’s like to work here check us out on Glassdoor:,19.htm 


Top candidates will have these skills: 

  • 1 - 3 years of experience in backend development using PHP and MySQL. 

  • Experience with PHP-based frameworks, especially Laravel. 

  • Experience writing and maintaining user-facing APIs. 

  • Experience working with and consuming third-party APIs. 

  • Experience working with a team of developers and the tooling that entails – Git, Slack, Jira, etc. 

  • Experience with performance and optimization problems and an ability to diagnose and prevent these problems. 

  • Comfortable with writing, editing, and maintaining Unit/Feature tests. 

  • Familiarity with a version control software (we use GitHub and Sourcetree). 

  • Familiarity with tools such as Composer, AWS, and Jenkins. 

  • Ability to work in an Agile environment. We generally run two-week sprints to keep things organized and moving along. The ideal candidate will be able to thrive in this type of environment. 

  • Excellent communication skills – in addition to expressing your ideas internally, you may also be asked to jump on conference calls with customers. 

  • Strong desire to learn new skills and improve existing ones. 



  • Excellent benefits packages that include medical, dental, and life insurance 

  • 401(k) with employer match 

  • Generous vacation policy 

  • Mobile phone discount (we expect you to be responsive, but at least we help with the bill) 

  • When you come into work you’ll frequently get greeted by one of the many Dogs of Criteria (check them out on

  • Quarterly Charity/Volunteer Events (we believe companies should help their communities) 


Since we’re a pre-employment testing company, all applicants must take two of our web-based tests as part of our screening process. Click "Apply Now" to start the tests — you'll also be asked to upload your resume. Please make sure your resume contains your current contact information so that we can contact you if necessary.