Software Engineer

Supporting Cast seeks a passionate, creative developer with PHP experience to expand on Supporting Cast’s premium podcasting platform. As a key member of our team, you'll be helping independent podcasters, networks, and media companies improve their financial sustainability and better satisfy their listeners. You'll be joining a small development team and will be in a position to have a huge influence on our tech stack and our rapidly evolving product. Working here provides the dynamic excitement of a startup, and the stability and competitive compensation of an established employer.

We will consider candidates from anywhere in the United States, provided you can work East Coast hours — the role can be fully remote, or you may choose to work out of Slate's Washington, DC or Brooklyn, NY offices.

About the Position


  • Learn a lot about the fast-growing podcast industry and the fast-growing membership-service space
  • Scale an application as we onboard clients with tens of thousands of members and evaluate new technologies
  • Build and maintain an API for clients
  • Build and maintain implementations for other websites, including but not limited to WordPress plug-ins and JS/iframe embeds


  • 1-3 years’ professional experience with PHP and a PHP framework such as Laravel
  • Familiar with programming fundamentals and industry best practices. A CS degree is a plus but not required.
  • Willingness to adapt and learn on the job

Our Current Tech Stack:

• App: PHP/Laravel, Nginx, Varnish, Redis, Postgres, Docker, VueJS
Dev ops: AWS, Fastly CDN
Key business vendors and partners: Stripe, Wordpress
Key software vendors: Google Cloud Computing, AWS (SES/SNS/SMS)
Repo: GitHub
Project management: Agile-oriented. Zenhub, Notion, Google Docs, Slack

About Supporting Cast

Supporting Cast enables podcasters and audiobook publishers to launch podcast subscription programs and sell premium audio content that listeners can access through their podcast apps. Created by Slate following the success of Slate Plus, we now work with some of the largest podcasters audiobook publishers, and companies in the world, like NPR, Procter & Gamble, and Malcolm Gladwell.

As an internal startup, our small team is very much part of Slate’s warm, inclusive, and unique business culture. Slate has a history of successful internal startups, having previously spun off Social Code and Megaphone as successful independent companies.

Our organization is committed to excellence through diversity, which involves attracting talented people from diverse backgrounds and traditions. We encourage everyone to apply. If you require a reasonable accommodation during the application and selection process, please let us know. We will do what we can to meet your needs.

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