Senior Software Engineer at Telos Gifting

2 weeks ago QA Senior Full-Time 110,000-125,000 $/Year

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Telos Gifting is growing, and we need a passionate Quality Assurance Manager to help us scale.

Basic Qualifications

  • 5 years in web based software developer, Symfony a plus. This development should have a strong focus on data modeling, API
  • Direct work on a public facing API
  • Experience working in an agile development environment
  • Experience with branching models
Preferred Qualifications
  • Oversight of long running systems; demonstration of technical ownership of systems
  • Experience deploying an application in a SaaS model
  • Fan of automated testing and CI
  • Experience with a DevOps mindset, specifically containerization, application monitoring, performance evaluation
  • Experience with asynchronous processing in parallel


Telos Gifting is growing, and we need a passionate Quality Assurance Manager to help us scale. With fifteen developers spanning five distinct teams, we need to level up our testing posture, specifically concerning automation, to keep up with the demands of the business and maintain our standard of quality.

The Company

Wolfe, LLC (parent of Telos Gifting) is an e-commerce company, located in Pittsburgh, PA, focused on next-generation gifting business models. We are well known for being the company that started the first coupon website in 1995 which sold to a public company in 2000, at the peak of the dot-com era, when we were delivering 20 million page views per month.

We then built Direct Response Technologies; grew it to 70 employees; and sold it to Digital River in 2006. We spun off Jambo Media with our tech team and sold it to Undertone in 2012.

We built and focused on and in 2016 sold it to Blackhawk Network with over 100 employees.

Our current focus is Gift Card Granny, PerfectGift, and GiftYa. We have grown from 25 employees / contractors in 2019 to 94 in 2021. We are experiencing triple digit growth year over year for 3 years. Our organization is committed to a positive work environment and we prioritize our culture to continue to facilitate our high performance as a cohesive culturally enlightened team. We use OfficeVibe, Bonusly, and other leading tech tools to ensure our initiatives are effective.

Company and Executive Team Recognitions:

  • 2019 Carnegie Science Award Recipient, Entrepreneur Category
  • 2017 Outstanding Entrepreneur Award Winner by the Pittsburgh Venture Capital Association
  • 2015 Business Times Diamond Award Winner
  • 2015 Business Ethics Award Winner
  • 2015 Create Award Winner
  • 2015 CEO of the Year Winner Pittsburgh Technology Council
  • 2014 Entrepreneur of the Year Finalist
  • 2013 Governors Impact Award Winner
  • 2011 Ernst & Young Entrepreneur of the Year Award Winner
  • 2011 CFO of the Year Finalist
  • 2011 CIO of the Year Finalist

The Role

Back-end Developers at Wolfe, LLC are the prime implementers of the product vision. With three different business units, each with interesting use-cases like Card Linked Gifting, our own in-house Gift Card Printing Facility, and high traffic e-commerce applications, performant and well maintained systems are at a premium.

Back-end developers are embedded in one of our 4 cross-functional product teams. They work along-side a product owner, other back-end and front-end developers, QA, and DevOps. The product team focuses on delivering on a conceptual slice of our business.

Our environment is fast paced. We use an Agile Kanban SDLC that promotes bottleneck reduction and adjustments based on observed metrics.

The Right Fit

  • You love looking under the hood. You live in a world of entity design and business logic implementation. You think in systems. You appreciate the importance of design patterns.
  • You are motivated and driven. You treat software development like a craft that needs to be honed.
  • You have experience working with complex systems with many moving parts. You like representing business logic formally (like with state machines). You’ve built and operated systems that talk to third parties. You can write code that’s resilient against third-party failures.
  • You have an eye towards operations. Code is read and executed astronomically more times than it’s written, so you’re mindful of how your code can be observed in production, how it recovers from errors, how easily it can be understood by others.
  • You believe in an SDLC that promotes quick iterations, transparency, and automation.
  • You appreciate data, whether it’s the throughput of your team or the performance of you application, you know your numbers and, more importantly, the bottlenecks that the numbers reveal. This is true for process and for production metrics.


  • Develop and own application code throughout the entire SDLC
  • Be an expect in symfony/PHP, our primary application framework.
  • Participate in code reviews pertaining to other work happening on your team
  • Design implementation plans and perform operational assessments on the code your team produces.
  • Promote application telemetry but ensure good application logging.
  • Adhere to prescribed Kanban methodology, enhance the process for your teams specific needs. Maintain standards
  • Promote healthy operations by writing tests along side your code
  • Our Development Team
  • The Telos Gifting Development and QA Team agrees to these principles:
  • Production Insight - We don’t just write software, we run software. We ensure our applications and systems are working, and maintain insight into how they’re performing and how they’re being used.
  • Developer Accountability - “Done” means live, out to the world, in front of the people that are going to use it. We need people to own their work from implementation planning, through release, to on-going production awareness.
  • Tight Development Loop - It’s cheaper to solve problems and answer questions closer to where they arise, so we have a great interest in quick reviews, quick releases, and quick adjustments.

Application Stack

This is our stack. You don’t need experience in everything to apply, but this is what you’ll be working with.

  • PHP, Symphony
  • MySQL, Redis, Rabbit
  • Kubernetes
  • Twig, React, ReactNative
  • Algolia Search Service
  • Bitbucket Pipelines
  • CloudFlare

Job Type: Full-time

Pay: $110,000.00 - $125,000.00 per year


  • 401(k)
  • Dental insurance
  • Flexible schedule
  • Health insurance
  • Health savings account
  • Paid time off


8 hour shift

Supplemental Pay:

Bonus pay


  • PHP: 5 years (Required)
  • Symfony Framework: 3 years (Preferred)

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