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Senior PHP - Laravel / Symfony Developer – Backend

We are looking for a Senior PHP Developer responsible for planning, implementation, operation, and maintenance of all our back-end services. This includes especially the interchange and processing of data between the server and the users, primarily through REST APIs, and the integration with third-party platforms through their APIs. Your focus will be the development of all server-side logic, definition, and maintenance of the central database, and ensuring high performance and responsiveness to requests from all applications consuming the APIs.


  • Collaborates with the project manager, business analysts and architects to understand the needs of clients and to communicate the status of projects
  • Provides their input on a project’s general or specific architecture
  • Provides accurate task estimates and completes tasks on time, while maintaining a very good code quality
  • Implements a robust set of services and APIs to power our web applications
  • Solve complex performance problems and architectural challenges
  • Builds reusable code and libraries for future use
  • Optimizes the applications for maximum speed and scalability
  • Implements security and data protection
  • Designs own REST APIs and integration with third parties using their APIs
  • Integrates data storage solutions
  • Writes quality, standardized code, and establishes the best approach to solving code-writing standards to support colleagues with less experience
  • Avoids blockages by asking internal business or product owners for clarifications
  • Motivated, it is continuously perfected in the technologies used by the team, through internal and external trainings
  • Test your own work and perform bug-fixing
  • Constantly supports the QA engineers
  • Acts as a team player and as a good colleague, offers advice, insights, and guidance to other less experienced colleagues

Skills and Qualifications

  • 5+ years of relevant work experience
  • Programming languages
    • PHP Object Oriented, proficient knowledge of the Laravel / Symfony framework
    • Proficient understanding of OWASP security principles
    • Understanding fundamental design principles behind a scalable application
    • Understanding user authentication and authorization between multiple systems, servers, and environments
    • (Considered a plus) Implementing automated testing platforms and unit tests
    • (Considered a plus) Node.js / Go / Rust
    • (Considered a plus) Frontend frameworks (e.g. Vue.js, React, Angular)
    • (Considered a plus) Frontend technologies (e.g. HTML, CSS)
    • (Considered a plus) web3 experience
  • Databases
    • MySQL
    • PostgreSQL
    • Creating database schemas that represent and support business processes
    • Proficient in writing and optimizing SQL statements
    • Data migration, transformation, and scripting
    • (Considered a plus) NoSQL databases (e.g. MongoDB)
    • (Considered a plus) Managed Cloud Databases
  • Strong API design principles and Microservices-based Architecture
    • RESTful APIs
    • gRPC / sockets
    • Message brokers / Event bus (e.g. RabbitMQ)
  • Tools
    • Familiarity with front-end build tools, such as Gulp or Grunt
    • Familiarity with JavaScript module loaders, such as Require.js and AMD
    • Knowledgeable about agile workflows and tools such as JIRA Software
  • Infrastructure
    • Docker, Docker Compose
    • (Considered a plus) Kubernetes, Minikube or similar
    • Web servers (e.g. nginx)
    • (Considered a plus) Digital Ocean / AWS / GCP
    • Linux fluency
  • Source control
    • Proficient understanding of code versioning tools, such as Git
  • Education
    • Ideally, a bachelor’s degree in software technologies or engineering

Soft Skills

  • Proactive, identifies problems and proposes solutions, can fill their responsibilities autonomously
  • Always in the process of professional and personal development
  • Ability to work as a team player and as a good colleague; sociable
  • Ability to structure and present their ideas and proposals clearly
  • Analytical, attentive to details, orderly in thinking
  • Good communication skills in English (written and spoken)

Benefits Offered

  • Fixed salary on par with the industry
  • Periodical bonuses for growth and extra ordinary performance
  • Yearly bonus for fidelity
  • Professional development, trainings, certifications paid to the company according to a career plan established by mutual agreement
  • Flexible program, within the limits of the efficiency of teamwork and, finally, the integration in a team that puts great value on the results of its work
  • Open work environment and naturally flat hierarchies
  • Great variety of tasks and responsibilities and opportunities to realize your own idea
  • Regina Maria medical subscription
  • Bookster subscription
  • Central location (near Cismigiu Park)

About Us

We are a software development company that develops cutting-edge projects integrating server, mobile and blockchain platforms.

We build solutions for industries:

  • Fintech
  • Media and Publishing
  • New tech / web / blockchain
  • Industrial printing
  • Banking

Our clients range from small and medium companies to multinational corporations, and projects are delivered using Agile methodology. From our team and, implicitly from the future colleague, we expect proactivity, curiosity regarding the new trends in technology and ingenuity in finding the best solutions to complex programming problems.

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