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Senior PHP Backend Engineer

Remote Full-Time - Full Remote Senior Level

Our client is a fully remote team of designers, engineers, and project managers passionate about software development and technology is looking for a Senior PHP Backend Engineer who wants to build ambitious products using modern technologies.

Job Description

  • Proposing and implementing high-tech, innovative solutions
  • Proactively communicating with colleagues and product owners to refine application design
  • Actively participating in the whole process of development, from initial design to deployment and support
  • Writing meaningful clean code and doing code reviews
  • Assisting your colleagues in achieving their goals

Your Profile

  • Have plenty of experience building API and general backend services
  • A strong understanding of PHP, including Laravel, Yii2, and/or Simfony 2
  • Experience working with MySQL and/or PostgreSQL (TimescaleDB for extra points)
  • Experience with testing (Unit, Functional, Acceptance, and Integration)
  • Strong knowledge of programming best practices and clean architectures, such as domain-driven design (DDD), CQRS, hexagonal architecture, etc
  • Docker experience is highly valued
  • Extra points if the candidate has experience with TypeScript and ES6 standards, as well as Node.js and the npm ecosystem
  • Highly experienced in using Git
  • A professional level of English (both written and spoken)
  • First-rate communication skills
  • The ability and aim to work remotely
  • Willingness to take ownership and feel responsible for projects as a whole. You don’t mind getting your hands dirty, and working with legacy code
  • Strong will to learn new skills


  • Location: Remote position. Most of the team is +-3h from European time zones. Therefore, it is easier to work with people living close to Europe
  • Hours: Full-time position (40h/w). We’re flexible to accommodate a different dedication if desired
  • Schedule: Fully flexible. Up to you to decide when to work
  • Extra time-off: Up to 48d/year of unpaid time off on top of regular holidays
  • Events: 1w/year fully paid in a hotel for a team event (if covid allows it), one long weekend/year fully paid for you and your family for a summer camp event, worldwide workstation events (rental of the house paid by the company)
  • Benefits: Up to 2k€ every 3 years to renovate your laptop (belonging to you)

HR Innovate is an equal opportunity Recruiting Agency and value diversity at our company. We do not discriminate on the basis of race, religion, color, national origin, gender, sexual orientation, age, marital status, or disability status. We are committed to protecting your personal data.

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