Web Developer / Full Stack Developer

Urban Insight
Los Angeles, CA
United States
Experience Level: 

We're seeking an experienced, sharp web developer (back-end or full-stack) to join our team 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.

Urban Insight is the creative, editorial and technical team that supports Planetizen.

Some of our current projects include:

  • Helping to build the Planetizen website.

  • 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 or equivalent.

  • 3-5 year experience with PHP and MySQL.

  • 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 ( https://www.urbaninsight.com ) 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: https://www.urbaninsight.com/careers


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 careers@urbaninsight.com. A good introduction letter really gets our attention. Please tell us why we'd be a good fit for your skills.

Published on:
May 7, 2018 - 2:54pm
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