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401K Matching & Profit Sharing

We provide a percentage match and discretionary profit sharing, because we share in our success together.

Responsible PTO

Work happens. Life happens. We offer a flexible, responsible paid time off program that helps to balance work and life.

Remote Work

With approval and some common sense boundaries, we do allow options to work in the office or from your home office, depending on your day i.e. "remote local". We also have team members that are Full remote and see them in-person for larger company functions.

Health Insurance

We pay an employee’s health insurance premium through Blue Cross Blue Shield, so you’ll be ready to train with Stephen for his next Ironman.

7,018

miles Stephen has run since 2013

5

office windows overlooking a golf course

12

t-shirt designs for past conferences

90

years young for our receptionist

FAQs

Can I work from home?

The short answer: Yes. L2 recognizes there are circumstances when it would be beneficial for employees to work at home, either on a permanent basis or in order to complete a particular task. As long as it does not adversely affect your productivity or the efficient operation of the organization, we can make this happen. However, some positions within the organization, by their very nature, do not lend themselves to working at home, so we look at each request on a case-by-case basis.

How do you promote collaboration, given people are working remotely?

Clear and timely communication is key. Project managers and team leaders organize regular stand-up meetings so each employee can share their progress toward goals and identify opportunities for other team members to lend a hand. We also utilize a number of web-based tools (e.g. Slack, Mural, Basecamp, Google Apps) that make it easy to collaborate in real-time. We often make use of video meetings in order to feel like we’re really hanging out in the break room together.

Are you a dog-friendly office?

We love dogs! We usually have a furry four-legged creature or two in our office. Each dog goes through a rigorous interview process to ensure he/she is a team player, clearly communicates his/her needs and doesn’t steal toys.

How do you keep your technology and tools current?

We make intentional investments of money and time to improve the products and services we offer. We found the best way to do this is to have a workforce that is fully engaged and up to date on current tools and trends. Some of our very best ideas come from our employees.

Would I be the sole developer on a project or is a team assigned to the project?

We believe that two (or more heads) are better than one. Our website project team includes some or all of the following: an executive sponsor, a project manager, a business analyst, a designer, and 2-3 development resources.

Is there an onboarding process? How long is it and what does it look like?

Onboarding begins on day one with your orientation to the company. Depending upon your position, onboarding may last four weeks or four months. During this time, you will learn our process and our tools and have the opportunity to apply your knowledge and skills to real work. Feedback from your teammates and manager will guide your learning.

Is there a formal review process?

What we really hope you ask is “Will I get regular feedback to know how I’m doing?” That is the basis for our performance management process. We also conduct a six-month check-in with new employees to ensure the role is a good fit for you and for us. Salary and performance reviews are typically conducted on an annual basis by L2 Leadership.

Is there any travel required?

Depending upon the position, employees may be asked to travel for work to attend internal meetings (typically 1-2 times a year) and occasionally but not regularly for clients. This might include travel to our main office for employee or client meetings, onsite at a client location and/or travel for industry conferences.

Who cleans the office refrigerator?

Who do you think cleans the refrigerator? You clean it if you used it! Please don’t leave chaos in the fridge (or in your code, for that matter) for another team member to clean up. We believe in being accountable for our creations and for our messes. That goes for the refrigerator, as well as your work product.

Positions Available

Laravel Developer

Current Opening

We are looking for a Laravel developer to join the engineering team at L2 Interactive! This position is located in or near the Chicago area. While this is considered a remote position, you may be required to periodically travel to the office for work meetings and/or training. Salary is commensurate with skills and experience level.

We are looking for a Laravel developer to join the engineering team at L2 Interactive! This position will initially be responsible for engineering our marketing automation software on Laravel from CodeIgnitor. This position works closely with our digital marketing product development team and the L2 technical team to assist in architecting the product and write code using best practices and industry standards. We are looking for someone with strong programming skills who has learned to apply those skills to software development in a team environment. A Bachelor’s degree in a related field is highly desired. Success in this role is as much about the chemistry of teamwork and shared values as it is about having the right skills, experience and demonstrated results.

The ideal candidate has a passion for programming, attention to detail, flexibility, an outgoing personality, and the ability to work as part of our team.

Responsibilities include but may not be limited to:

  1. Develop L2 products in Laravel using specific tools and technologies; document code using best practice standards
  2. Create efficiencies in the transition from CodeIgnitor to Laravel in the product itself and API endpoints
  3. Write code using a variety of front and back end technical skills i.e. build templates, develop product features
  4. Test and troubleshoot code, and use best practices in regards to code quality and testing
  5. Provide insights and learning to the development team as it relates to client troubleshooting and feature development and industry best practices
  6. Provide levels of effort and meet documented project timelines and milestones set forth by the Product Manager and L2 Lead Back End Engineer

Skills Required:

  • 4 years+ PHP, MySQL, Javascript/Vue.js, CSS/Sass
  • Excellent understanding and experience using PHP frameworks
  • Full understanding and working knowledge of object-oriented programming
  • Ability to analyze code, understand implications of change requested and refactor or write code
  • Working knowledge of Laravel and CodeIgnitor
  • Ability to solve complex problems and think critically when identifying solutions
  • Experience with asset packaging systems like Webpack or Gulp
  • Experience using an IDE, preferably PHP Storm (NetBeans, Eclipse, Visual Studio Code optional)
  • Source Control (git, GitHub)

Bonus Points for:

  • SaaS product development
  • Cloud hosting, specifically AWS and server admin experience (NGINX)
  • Experience working at an Agency

Create Your Own Career

Maybe you have something special, a skillset that we haven’t yet realized we need. You wouldn’t be the first - we’ve been wowed by a few folks who just showed up on our doorstep and surprised us with their passion and abilities.

Where do you think you can make an impact? Tell us a bit about yourself and let’s see where this goes!