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Normandie at Wilshire Blvd

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compensation: Depends on qualifications and experience
employment type: full-time

We're seeking an experienced (3-6 years), sharp back-end or full-stack web developer to join a leading digital agency to help develop web applications, sites and tools for higher education, urban planning, museums, and legal services. Join a supportive team that values your contribution, and where we work together to help our clients make the world a better place.

This position is primarily located in Los Angeles in the Koreatown (Wilshire/Western) area. After two years with Urban Insight, remote work is possible.

Some of our current projects include:

  • Creating a website to deliver affordable online video courses.
  • Building a web service to help victims of crime find free legal help.
  • Developing a website for one of nation's leading museums.
  • Creating a next-generation web application that personalizes planning documents like general plans and zoning codes for each visitor.

    Key Qualifications

  • 3-5 years experience with Drupal, WordPress, Symfony, Node.js or equivalent.
  • 3-5 years experience with PHP and MySQL.
  • You're comfortable building custom themes or modules with Drupal or plugins for WordPress.
  • Experience with Git.
  • You've worked successfully as part of a team.
  • Bachelor's degree, any field.


  • Work as part of a team that typically includes a digital project manager, strategist, front-end and back-end engineers, designer, and Q/A specialist.
  • Help to plan, design and create websites, using open source web content management systems like Drupal and Wordpress.
  • Help to design and create web applications using Angular, Node.js, PHP and MySQL.
  • Although we have a primary office in LA, we're also a partially distributed team. If you feel comfortable using tools like Slack, Zoom (web conferencing), and case tracking, you'll fit right in.
  • Write clear, concise documentation and case updates.

    Your Career Path

    The position offers multiple career paths within Urban Insight. The most likely career path for a high-achieving team member is to promote to Senior Web Developer (1-2 years), Engineer (1-2 years), Senior Engineer (2 years), and Director (2 years). Alternative career paths include roles in operations, technical architecture or project management.

    About Urban Insight

  • Urban Insight ( ) is a Los Angeles-based digital agency with 20 team members.
  • We're the top-ranked Web development and Drupal agency in Los Angeles, according to Clutch, an independent analyst. Have a look at what our clients say about us.
  • We help our clients beautiful and flexible websites and applications. We do this by providing strong project leadership, honest advice, thoughtful design and technical best-practices.
  • We take on cutting edge, challenging projects for appreciative clients, and have a supportive and team-based approach to projects.
  • We plan, design and create innovative websites, and we often use open source web content management systems like Drupal and Wordpress
  • We design and develop custom applications using tools like Angular, node.js, Stripe, PHP, Javascript, Bootstrap and MySQL.
  • We are one of the few agencies that know how to manage a technology project (one of our founders literally wrote a book on it). We employ a combination of waterfall (requirements and design) and agile (development) methodologies.

    Why Work At Urban Insight?

  • We take on interesting, meaningful projects for appreciative clients.
  • We have many training opportunities, and we actively support training and certification.
  • We work with you to create a career path that works for you.
  • Average employee tenure is 7.2 years.
  • We're stable. We've been in business for 18 years, and continue to grow each year.
  • We offer a casual and flexible working environment with plenty of opportunities for growth for the right candidate.
  • We believe in a reasonable life/work balance and usually have 40-hour work weeks.
  • Team members work with the latest hardware and software, and can choose their primary OS (Win/Mac/Linux), and have the other environments available for dev/testing.
  • We offer free snacks, premium coffee and filtered water all day long.
  • We have regular catered Lunch 'n Learns on a variety of topics. Recent topics have included: Atomic theming patterns, Introduction to Adobe XD, Intro to AWS architecture, Drupal 8 Layouts and Landing pages.
  • You may not need to drive. Our office is directly above the Metro Purple Line Normandie Station (and we'll buy you a Metro pass).

    There are lots more reasons.


    We offer a competitive salary, which depends quite a lot on your qualifications and experience. Our salary package includes:

  • Health insurance (95% employer-paid).
  • Dental insurance (95% employer-paid).
  • Vision insurance (95% employer-paid).
  • Company sponsored 401(k) plan with employer match (after 60 days).
  • LA Metro transit access card that allows you to ride everything that Metro owns, including Metro rail, Metro local buses, Metro
  • Rapid buses, 24x7.
  • Paid sick leave.
  • Paid vacation leave (after 60 days).
  • Enjoy premium coffee, filtered water and snacks while you work.
  • Performance and compensation reviews annually.

    To Apply

    If you think you might be interested in working with us, please send a letter of introduction and resume in PDF or Text format (No Word documents, please) to A good introduction letter really gets our attention. Please tell us why we'd be a good fit for your skills.

    Thank you for your potential interest in joining the Urban Insight team.

    • Principals only. Recruiters, please don't contact this job poster.
    • do NOT contact us with unsolicited services or offers

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