Software Developer Opening

Help WantedWe are looking to hire a full time software developer to help RunSignUp continue to provide great web services and cutting edge technology to the running community. This is an opportunity to do great development, work with some very bright people, as well as to learn and broaden your knowledge base. You will be joining a very fast growing and successful company.

We have an advanced technology stack running on Amazon that produced 99.998% up time in 2013 and allowed us to serve customers with speed in the top 10% of all websites. Our infrastructure is built on PHP and MySQL. We were the first race registration website to offer a mobile interface to runners, and over 40% of our registrations occur on mobile now. We use Bootstrap and a responsive design as well as extensive AJAX and Javascript on the front end. We believe in Continuous Integration and Deployment, with over 200 significant releases in 2013 alone. We also believe in re-writing software every 2-3 years to improve our system based on what we have learned from customers.

We are looking for someone to work on the core product offering. This means someone who will do web development in PHP, MYSQL and Javascript. Mostly, we are looking for technical excellence and superior development skills. Number of years of experience is not important, as we realize everyone (including us!) has things to learn.

We are looking for someone who fits our culture.  Our guiding principles are to have equal parts of Work, Learn, Fun, and Team.  We believe that customers, employees and owners all share equally in the responsibility and success of the company.  This is covered in more detail in our Company Strategy video link below.  Please review our material to make sure this is the right type of place for you, such as:

Some of the key attributes we are looking for (we will look for the best mix):

  • PHP, MySQL, Javascript experience
  • Linux experience
  • AWS Cloud Services like SQS, SES, SNS, EC2, RDS
  • Open Source, Stackoverflow or other public contributions
  • Example websites that you have built
  • Based in Philadelphia or South Jersey
  • Deep running roots and enthusiasm for the sport
  • High energy, hands-on
  • Gets stuff done rather than just talk about stuff
  • Attention to detail and ability to complete tasks in a high volume environment
  • Excellent writing and communication skills
  • Thirst for learning
  • Team player

Competitive base salary based on expertise and experience. The company offers a generous profit sharing plan.  In addition, the company has a profit sharing plan that all employees participate in.  Health insurance is company paid, plus a $2,000 HSA contribution by the company.  The company also has a Simple IRA and pays up to 3% of an employees salary as a matching contribution.

If you think you can help our customers, please send a resume, pointers to example websites you have built, and sample code you have written to bob.bickel at

Author: RunSignUp

RunSignUp is the leading innovator of online tools for race registration, race day solutions, and running clubs. Services include RunSignUp for registration, RunSignUp Go for Race Day, RunSignUp RD Go for Timers, RunSignUp Clubs to enable membership management, and RaceJoy for mobile experiences. More than 10,000 race directors, timers, running club officers and running stores use these services today, including leading organizations like the Boilermaker Road Race, Crim Festival of Races, Pittsburgh Three Rivers Marathon, Inc., Fifth Third River Bank Run, Blacklight Run, Bubble Run, Night Nation, Mercedes Marathon, Kentucky Derby Festival, Leone Timing, KC Running Company, Compuscore Timing, Knoxville Track Club, Pikes Peak Road Runners, Gulf Coast Runners, Columbus Running Company, Playmakers Running Store and many more. In 2015, over 10,000 races used the system to register more than 2.7 million participants. In 2016 over 14,000 races will use the system to process over 4.3 million paid registrations. Services are free except for processing fees when conducting monetary transactions such as race registration or club membership renewal. RunSignUp is founded by runners for runners, using technical capabilities to bring the power of cloud computing to benefit the running community. For more information, visit

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