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Senior Backend Engineer

Urban Sports GmbH

Berlin, Germany | Posted: 1 year ago

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The Opportunity 

We are looking for a goal-oriented and self-motivated Senior PHP Developer to join our team in Berlin. As a Senior PHP Developer, you will join a dynamic team of Engineers who share a passion for technology and for providing the best experience possible to our members. In this role, you will become a part of the core development team responsible for designing and developing complex web applications and new features for our platform. You will work alongside a team of hard-working Engineers who follow software development best practices to build a well-specified, scalable product based on strongly modularized architecture, automated testing, and deployment. Join our team and help us continue to inspire people to lead an active and healthy life.

Your responsibilities  

  • Design, develop, and maintain new and existing features for the USC product using PHP

  • Follow agile development methodologies, demonstrating ownership and flexibility in your day-to-day work 

  • Partner with QA to identify/troubleshoot application code-related issues 

  • Ensure excellent code quality and enforce best practices by communicating with team members and holding each other accountable 

  • Collaborate with and challenge your fellow developers to generate new ideas and  innovative solutions that will best serve the USC members

Our tech stack 

  • Phalcon, PHP 5/7, MVC, SOA

  • HTML5, CSS, Sass, jQuery, Ajax

  • PHPUnit, Behat, PHP CodeSniffer, phpDoc


  • AWS, Debian, Docker, nginx

  • PostgreSQL, Redis, ElasticSearch

  • Git, Scrum

What you need to succeed 

  • You successfully finished your academic studies in the field of computer sciences or equivalent professional experience

  • You have 4+ years of experience in development with PHP5/7 frameworks, adhering to best practices in OOP, SOLID principles, design patterns, clean code, and testing

  • Clear and convincing communication skills in English with an ability to express technical concepts to stakeholders no matter their professional background  

  • Experience with Phalcon PHP Framework  

  • Excellent SQL knowledge and/or experience with PostgreSQL

  • Experience with ElasticSearch or another Lucene-based search engine 

Our offer to you 

  • A mission-driven workplace where your daily tasks will help people lead a happy and healthy life. 

  • The opportunity to have a measurable impact within a fast-growing, innovative and performance-driven company during the outset of its international market expansion.

  • “Workout. Life. Balance.” Life happens, and work can’t always come first. We support you in finding a way to balance the two.

  • Lots of learning opportunities - we enable you to grow both personally and professionally.

  • An autonomous work environment that embraces self-responsibility, where everyone's opinion is equally valuable.

  • Many additional perks including: regular team events, foreign language classes, periodic home office flexibility, choice of computer/technology, dog-friendly workplace, fully equipped kitchens with healthy snacks & beverages, employee referral bonuses, and more.

  • A free Urban Sports Club L Membership (and lots of colleagues to use it with!)

  • Relocation assistance

This job was sourced from StackOverflow Jobs.