Senior PHP backend developer - E-commerce

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Senior PHP backend developer - Ecommerce


The challenge

At Emesa you have the chance to work on our own E-commerce websites. Emesa ( is looking for a talented, passionate, and experienced developer to join one of our teams and help bringing our sites to the next level. We are tackling the challenging high-volume world of real-time auctions. We have high ambitions to scale and expand, and we need you to be the driver of it from the backend perspective.

What will you be doing?

● As a Senior PHP backend developer at Emesa you will make sure that our applications are performant, secure, stable and will remain so for the benefit of our customers and internal stakeholders.
● You will develop new backend functionalities according to business requirements.
● We expect you to come up with the technical requirements yourself in collaboration with the team.
● You will have a key role, together with the team, in improving the current backend of the auction system, CRM, API, Frontend and connected systems.
● We use continuous integration; you will perform code reviews for your team and other teams and your code will be reviewed as well, of course.
● Every two months you can take part in the Emesa Labs Hackathon where you can prototype your own ideas and experiments.
● During Emesa Talks you learn from the experience of your fellow colleagues and can present technical topics yourself for a skilled audience.

How will you be doing this?

● You are a PHP specialist in the backend Scrum team, but you know your way around in general web development.
● You will explain why a solution is the right solution, instead of just adding another library, bundle, module or framework. You support decision making in the team.
● You will work together with other developers with different levels of experience to meet the ambitious projects and deadlines.

Desired Skills and Experience

● University/bachelor level degree in Computer Science, Electronic Engineering or Mathematics.
● Minimum of two years experience in a similar position – or just an impressive track record/portfolio.
● At least two years experience working in an agile team.
● You are familiar with PHP MVC frameworks like Zend, Symfony and/or Laravel (any version).
● You have several years of experience with: Memcached and MySQL on a clustered LAMP platform; Understanding of HTML, CSS & Javascript; Performance aware programming; Unit testing & Integration testing; OOP & OOD (Object Oriented Design); Security - ie. XSS (Cross Site Scripting), MySQL Injection, CSRF, etc; Database design and optimization; Performance testing and fixing performance regressions for both front and back-end; Debugging and profiling.
● You have basic knowledge or want to learn about git or similar SCM systems, Linux and shell scripting, SOLR, NodeJS and designing of REST based API’s.
● You love to write and optimize code and solving difficult problems.
● Capable of defining new features/processes, based on business and technical requirements.
● Handling code reviews, criticism and adjusting to different coding styles and standards.
● Fluent in English; written and verbally.
● Ability to explain technical concepts to non-technical co-workers.

Are you interested?

Would you like to join our team? Please apply online via the button below. For more information check the Emesa company website and our labels,,,, and

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