The Role

Are you a passionate backend developer with experience in Laravel and a love for problem-solving? We are seeking a talented part-time Backend Developer to join our growing team and support a variety of clients with their technical needs. At Bluehouse Group, we pride ourselves on delivering high-quality solutions that stand the test of time. If you’re eager to tackle diverse and interesting challenges, work with an amazing team, and have a real impact on our clients’ missions, this role is perfect for you!


  • Craft high quality technical solutions built to last years
  • Investigate and resolve gnarly technical problems
  • Design and build sites and applications composed primarily of Laravel code
  • Research, vet, and apply emerging technologies and best practices

What kinds of problems are we solving? Some of our current projects include:

  • Redeveloping a staff and volunteer Portal for a nationally-recognized nonprofit
  • Overhauling a complex in-app messaging system
  • Creating and expanding features for a company-owned tool that helps other companies solve DNS issues
  • Scaling a package booking flow for a successful sport tour booking company


Strong candidates will have:

  • A year or more of professional/academic software-development experience
  • Proficiency in Laravel or similar PHP frameworks
  • Experience with MySQL or similar RDBMS
  • Working knowledge of HTML, CSS, JavaScript
  • Working knowledge of Unix/Linux environments
  • Working knowledge of source control systems including Git
  • Experience integrating with third-party APIs
  • Experience with quality assurance best practices

Company Description

Headquartered in Burlington, VT, Bluehouse Group is an established web agency that serves a wide range of clients regionally and nationally, including startup companies, renewable energy companies, nonprofits, and government. As a member of our small but effective team, you’ll tackle meaningful, diverse, and interesting problems, and have a real impact on our clients’ missions.

At Bluehouse Group, we care for and support our people. We recognize the needs of life and family, and pride ourselves on maintaining a healthy work-life balance. This includes flexibility around work schedules and work location. We empower our staff to be continuous learners and encourage learning opportunities. Last but not least, we give back to and support our local communities.

We are also lucky to work with amazing clients on interesting projects – come join us!

What Working at Bluehouse Group Will Include

  • Respect for your work-life balance, whether it’s your schedule or working location
  • Camaraderie when you want it; the freedom to be alone when you need it
  • Autonomy and trust in your development solutions
  • Free parking in downtown Burlington, even on your days off
  • Collaborative coding sessions
  • A team of people with lots of wild ideas
  • A variety of different projects, clients, frameworks, and tools
  • Regular attention to your compensation to ensure that you feel fairly paid
  • Company transparency and openness to your feedback
  • Opportunity to contribute to decisions regarding which projects we take on
  • Access to a cool downtown office space filled with games and candy

What Working at Bluehouse Group Will Not Include

  • Expectations to work during your time off
  • Cookie cutter development
  • Micromanaging
  • Excessive meetings
  • Arm-twisting to work in the office

Traits We Look for in Our Teammates

  • Great communication skills
  • Willingness to solve problems across a variety of projects and technologies
  • A focus on best practices (coding techniques, security, performance)
  • A keen eye for detail and a sense of what makes a website great
  • Good organizational skills and ability to move between tasks easily
  • Ability to look at the larger picture and think proactively
  • Willingness to learn and grow

Compensation and Benefits

  • $50/hour starting pay with compensation review three months from hiring, then bi-annually after
  • 15-30 hours per week
  • Flexible schedule
  • Any shiny new equipment you might desire to help get the job done

Additional Details

  • This position is part-time, but full-time hours/salary and additional benefits are negotiable on a case by case basis
  • We are also open to discussing this position as a contract instead of a part-time position

Interested in Joining Us?

Send a cover letter along with your resume, LinkedIn profile, or a link to your portfolio to, and put “Laravel Developer” in the subject line.