Senior Software Developer

Type: Full-time, Exempt

Category: Back-End Web Development, Front-End Web Development, Full-Stack Web Development, Application Development

Location: St. Petersburg, Florida (relocation not covered)

Job Description: The SSL Store, a fast-growing distributor of cybersecurity products headquartered in St. Petersburg, FL is seeking a Senior Software Developer to design and develop a world class platform to support our initiatives. This position reports to the Director of Software Engineering and is a great fit for someone who wants to plan and execute quickly (without red tape, micro-management, or "design by committee").

This position will focus on the overhaul of our major systems, including databases (MS SQL Server), web applications (C#, .NET Core, React), APIs (public and private facing), modern web frameworks & architectures (React/Next.js, JAMStack), etc. The ideal candidate will need to collaborate with the UI/UX Designers, front-end developers, and back-end developers to make high-level decisions on platforms, infrastructure, and best practices.

Once familiar with the company, the website security industry and the given situation, this person will need to understand the goals and strategy behind every project from conception to completion for all websites, systems, and web applications.


  • Develop, implement, and maintain new and existing user-facing features.
  • Build reusable code and libraries for future use.
  • Design and maintain database schemas for data storage.
  • Optimize the site code and application for maximum performance, speed, and scalability.
  • Understand the hosting and website security industries to establish a deep understanding of our technical products and their positioning in the marketplace.
  • Participate in all existing and new user experience initiatives.
  • Assure that all user input is validated before submitting to data storage.
  • Ability to work with teammates to understand detailed requirements and architect complete user experiences that meet business requirements and vision.
  • Have knowledge and understanding of user-centered interaction techniques and principles.
  • Understand the process and procedures of how our business currently operates and adapt according.
  • Consistently generate innovative ideas, create, implement, and manage operational processes & strategies related to your workflow.
  • Coordinate all implementations to ensure SEO goals and objectives are met.
  • Research competitors and stay up to date on industry trends.
  • Always present an energetic attitude that facilitates creative collaboration.
  • Keep the team up to date with best practices and industry design trends/insights related to your focus/expertise when they arise.
  • Consistently contribute to other team members’ ideas, thoughts, and projects.
  • Coach and mentor subordinates while setting a positive and motivational example.
  • Construct and implement software tools and scripts for internal use


  • 5+ years of experience coding usable/responsive interfaces for both desktop and mobile devices.
  • Experience with Microsoft Visual Studio, .Net, .Net Core, Entity Framework, MVC and GraphQL.
  • Efficiently debug software implementations to pinpoint and resolve logistical errors.
  • AWS hosting and CDN experience a plus.
  • Experience with producing and consuming Web APIs.
  • In-depth knowledge of web markup, including HTML5, CSS3 and Responsive design standards.
  • Basic understanding of server-side CSS pre-processing platforms, such as LESS and SASS.
  • Proficiency with a responsive framework such as Bootstrap.
  • Experience with client-side scripting and JavaScript frameworks, including jQuery libraries and frameworks, AngularJS, KnockoutJS, BackboneJS, ReactJS, and DurandalJS.
  • Good understanding of synchronous and asynchronous request handling, partial page updates, and AJAX.
  • Proficient understanding of cross-browser compatibility issues and ways to work around them.
  • Proficient understanding of code versioning tools, such as Azure DevOps Team Foundation Version Control and Git.
  • Good understanding of SEO principles and ensuring that application will adhere to them.
  • A solid grasp of user-centered design and testing methodologies, subsystems, and usability and accessibility concerns.
  • Ability to iterate your designs and solutions efficiently and intelligently.
  • Be opened to receiving feedback and constructive criticism.
  • Ability to work in a fast paced, high growth, collaborative environment.
  • Project design, implementation, and management skills.
  • Extensive knowledge of the software development lifecycle and processes.

Keys to Success:

  • Be passionate about application development and technology; research and showcase ongoing knowledge of the latest trends, tools, and technologies.
  • Always present an energetic attitude that facilitates creative collaboration.
  • An entrepreneurial desire to be part of a growing team and company.
  • Takes great pride in the ownership of their work.

Compensation: Salary, Bonus

Company Overview: Rapid Web Services, LLC is an emerging web-based technology company located right in the heart of beautiful downtown St. Petersburg, where we maintain multiple internet-based businesses, but are primarily focused on one e-commerce company (www.thesslstore.com) that operates in the global website security and web hosting industry. The SSL Store™ and its other related websites are currently a global leader in the SSL certificate market that is always seeking fun, exciting and creative individuals that have the same aspirations as we do

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