Software Engineer (PHP) - Irvine, CA


Irvine, CA

Illuminate Education is a rapidly growing EdTech, SaaS provider founded by educators, for educators. We offer next-gen web-based software tools for the K12 market. Our streamlined suite of products is a one-stop solution for comprehensive data management and analysis, enabling users at every level of the educational system efficient access to the information essential to their success.



At Illuminate Education we use technology to solve difficult problems in the education field. We have one of the best SaaS solutions for K-12 education field and are looking to make it better with your help. Some of our projects consist of using data science and predictive analytics to maximize student success, district-wide class placement for students, finding ways to give teachers time with students instead of doing administrative work, and even improving parent engagement to enhance students’ holistic learning experience. If you are self-motivated with a passion for development, then we want you to help achieve our mission of promoting student and student educator success.

Illuminate Education’s application is built with PHP, Javascript, PostgreSQL, and SOA structure for many components. An applicant should have work experience with these technologies, or comparable equivalents. A candidate must be able to work both independently and in a team environment, and must be able to deliver under tight deadlines. The role is for a full-stack developer, though most of the work is focused on the back-end of the application.



  • 5+ years of PHP experience
  • 5+ years experience with SQL and constructing relational SQL databases
  • Experience with modern PHP Frameworks (Zend, Symfony, etc)
  • Experience working with Linux server environments
  • Working knowledge of Javascript, jQuery, CSS, and HTML
  • Excellent communication and problem-solving skills
  • Familiarity with Git and GitHub as a version control tool
  • Bachelor’s degree, preferably in computer science or mathematics


  • Experience with MongoDB, Redis, or other no-SQL data solutions
  • Angular, VueJS, or other front-end framework
  • Atlassian Jira and Scrum methodology
  • Service Oriented Architecture design principles and implementations


Additional Information

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