• Columbia, SC
  • Full-time

Company Description

Our mission at Muscle & Strength is to provide our visitors with the tools they need to build the body they want. People come to Muscle & Strength seeking advice, information, motivation and products to help them reach their health and fitness goals.  The Muscle & Strength website has over 20,000 pages of information including videos, exercise guides, articles, workout routines and more. The Muscle & Strength community is one of the fastest growing on the web with over 78,000 members.  Our online sports & nutritional supplement store is one of the largest in the world. We currently stock over 8,000 products and ship thousands of orders to over 60 countries.

Job Description

Muscle & Strength is currently seeking a dedicated and ambitious Junior Full Stack Engineer to join the expanding Development team at our head office in Columbia, SC. Your responsibilities will include the following:

  • Build backend and frontend features for Muscle & Strength’s ecommerce, content and operations platforms
  • Support and extend Muscle & Strength’s web infrastructure (LEMP/Ruby/Redis)
  • Support and collaborate with frontend web developers to enhance user experience
  • Participate in design and code reviews
  • Identify and communicate engineering best practices across the full web technology stack



  • A hacker attitude with outstanding general programming and problem solving skills
  • Bachelor’s degree or equivalent tertiary qualification in Computer Science or equivalent professional / open source experience
  • Strong understanding of object oriented programming and design patterns
  • Strong understanding of SQL (MySQL dialect particularly)
  • Familiarity with web technologies Javascript, HTML5, CSS3 and XML
  • Understanding of version control systems (Git particularly)
  • Ability to administer Linux/Unix systems (especially Ubuntu/CentOS)
  • Keen interest in new technology



  • Test Driven Development
  • Familiarity with Agile Development practices (Scrum or XP particularly)
  • Passion for software craftsmanship
  • Experience with e-commerce platforms (especially Magento)
  • Participate in local developer community events and/or contribute to opensource projects
  • Familiarity with Puppet or Chef infrastructure and configuration management systems

Additional Information


  • Employee medical, dental, vision and life insurance
  • Ongoing professional development opportunities
  • 15 days of paid time off in addition to 6 federal public holidays
  • The opportunity to work as part of a dynamic team alongside experienced and talented Developers at an exciting time as Muscle & Strength embarks on new development initiatives
  • All inclusive access to the onsite Muscle & Strength gym at our new HQ due to open Summer 2014
  • Employee discounts
  • Assistance with relocation expenses may be available


We are an equal opportunity employer.

Visit us at www.muscleandstrength.com

Please do not contact us by phone or in person.  Only online applications will be considered.