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Senior Back End PHP Developer

Software Engineering
Rotterdam, Netherlands
Posted on Tuesday, November 28, 2023

Who we are is a leading provider of high-performance hosting and global infrastructure services. We offer a wide range of products and services including hosting, dedicated servers, cloud solutions, and more. With our global presence and state-of-the-art infrastructure, we serve clients in various industries including gaming, e-commerce, and enterprise businesses.

The statements on this job description are intended to describe the general nature of the role and level of work being performed. They are not intended to represent an exhaustive list of all responsibilities, duties and skills required of the employee.

The role

We are looking for an experienced PHP developer that can help in making sure gamers from all over the world can play their most favorite games without any interruptions. Our service is all about low-latency and high-performance with the company-wide goal of serving 1 billion users by 2025.

As a developer at you are responsible for controlling and automating our equipment located in datacenters across the world. Our customers range from internal services to small clients to multinationals, who all have different wishes and requirements when it comes to their server and OS flavors and we need to cater to all of them without manual intervention. They all have at least one thing in common: how quickly can I get my server? Our platform allows our employees to deliver servers with the click of a few buttons, and our clients can soon do this themselves, too. You will help us in making this a reality! How can we deliver hardware quickly, securely and with 100% accuracy? At the same time we need to have good visibility on our processes, so monitoring our processes is part of the job. That is of course automated as well. Fortunately at we have ample resources available to do this. Not just in one of our datacenters, but globally, altogether ensuring a global uptime of the magic 99.999% (can you get us to 100%?). Together with your experienced dev, dev ops and network colleagues we build these systems, keep them modern and relevant by using the latest technologies where they make sense.

Your responsibilities

  • Design, develop and operate network services in an iterative approach.
  • Automate, document and program accessible code (Load Balancing Services, Firewall Services, DNS services, etc).
  • Create and implement scalable- and high-performance solutions.
  • Ensure services are compatible with a multi cloud environment.
  • Proces tasks
  • Be critical about quality, both of your own work and that of others; all work is peer-reviewed.
  • Be pro-active and speak your mind.
  • Actively participate in your team their agile methods, and work alongside other teams ensuring alignment and collaboration.
  • Support making architectural decisions.
  • Help product owners define the technical roadmap to fulfill our customer- and user needs
  • You are responsible for your work, but as a team you are responsible for deliverables.

About you

Our Agile Development teams are self-organizing, so it’s essential that you’re a great team player with good communication and coordination skills. You know everything about the Agile mindset and enjoy taking responsibility. We are continuously looking for ways to improve processes in our business and therefore expect you to take initiative and propose new ideas. On top of that, you have a passion for development and follow the latest developments in your expertise.

Your Skills

  • At least 10+ years of relevant work experience, with a strong focus on back-end development.
  • Deep expertise in PHP development, including understanding of the language’s nuances and frameworks (Laravel).
  • Experience with designing and implementing scalable, performant, and reliable applications and microservices.
  • Proficiency in writing and optimizing PHP applications for performance and resource efficiency.
  • Experience with creating and integrating with RESTful APIs and understanding of microservices or distributed architecture.
  • Ability to write comprehensive unit tests for PHP applications and knowledge of Test-Driven Development (TDD) principles is a plus.
  • As we are currently introducing Go into our tech stack, existing experience with Go is a huge plus, or at least the ambition to learn Go. Also experience in transitioning applications or services from PHP to other languages/platforms like Go is a huge plus.
  • Knowledge and experience with ElasticSearch, RabbitMQ, and other distributed systems or messaging platforms. Experience with Kibana, Logstash, and Docker is a plus.
  • Understanding of modern cloud infrastructures (OpenStack, AWS, Google, Azure, etc.) and how PHP applications fit within those environments.
  • Commitment to maintaining a high level of software quality, implementing best practices, and staying up-to-date with new innovations.