Web Developer


Novelty Media is looking for a driven, enthusiastic and highly-ambitious Web Developer!

The ideal candidate is an experienced web development rock star and team player who enjoys coding and coming up with new ideas on a regular basis. This position will report directly to our Director, Engineering and work closely with our Product team, Data architect, fellow Developers & Engineers to create elegant yet simple solutions.

As our Web Developer will have the opportunity to lead and oversee a large number of projects, impacting millions of users, which reach across the entire spectrum of UX, website performance, CDN integration, proprietary plugins and widgets, dynamic content recommendations, social integrations & CMS development.

Why work for Novelty?

Work with motivated, fun, and smart colleagues
Professional growth in our fast-paced and growing start-up
Employer Contribution to Health benefits
Free gym (s) on premises
Great views from our office across the street from UTC Mall in La Jolla

Who are we?

Novelty Media is a digital media publishing company with several high-end online magazines. We specialize in highly engaging, ultra-shareable content reaching over 50 million Americans.


Support operations team with day-to-day requests related to website functionality, user experience and performance
Write clean, efficient, well-commented code
Work autonomously and be comfortable executing features from start to finish
Involved in all aspects of the application development lifecycle: Idea, Development, QA, Documentation, Implementation, and Integration
Development, maintenance, troubleshooting and enhancements of the existing Web, Video and Mobile web applications and services
Adhere to project schedules and effectively report progress to meet challenging deadlines
Write unit tests & review code prior to merging


5+ years of experience in Web Development
PHP & WordPress at a Master level – MUST
Attention to details, perfectionism and a pixel-perfect eye
Expert level knowledge of HTML/CSS (all kinds) and Javascript
Familiarity with modern libraries and frameworks. ie: jQuery, Bootstrap, React, AngularJS, etc.
Laravel experience – Nice to have
Expertise in developing highly scalable, performant and highly available high volume traffic websites
Expertise with responsive web development
Experience with caching techniques/technologies (Memcache, Redis, Varnish) and CDN (Fastly, Cloudflare, Akamai) integrations


Bachelor’s Degree



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