Senior PHP Developer / Architect

Posted 3 months ago


This pivotal role reports directly to our client’s Delivery Director and requires a proactive go-getter with exacting standards and who is passionate about creating reusable, scalable and maintainable software architecture on PHP and related frameworks. Personal attributes required include: a passion about technology, talent, mental agility, high standards and meticulous attention to detail.

The primary focus will be on designing the software based on the Business / Functional Requirements and overseeing the implementation of it according to the design.


  • Defining the overall technical architecture for the proposed solution;
  • Defining the technical requirements for the implementation of the proposed solution;
  • Assessing solution requirements and assisting in creating production estimates;
  • Delivering platform and architecture recommendations based on project requirements and industry best practices;
  • Using object oriented analysis and design to turn pre-agreed development tasks and requirements into scalable architecture;
  • Documentation of certain key areas of the system;
  • Running regular code reviews with developers;
  • Report on progress in tech-team meetings;
  • Write “clean”, well designed code;
  • Troubleshoot, test and maintain the core product software and databases to ensure strong optimization and functionality;
  • Follow industry best practices;
  • Participating in a team-oriented environment to develop complex web services based applications.

Functional / Technical Skills
The key competencies for this position are:

  • Very good command of the English language both written and spoken;
  • Strong OO Analysis & Design;
  • Understanding of common design patterns;
  • Technical writing skills producing clear and unambiguous technical documentation;
  • Good knowledge of relational databases (MySQL): writing complex queries, optimizing query execution, schema definition;
  • Proficient understanding of code versioning tools, such as Git;
  • Team player.


  • At least 5+ years of hands-on development experience on object oriented PHP and Internet technologies with a track record of solid technical accomplishments;
  • Experience in designing, developing, and integrating RESTful web services and APIs;
  • Experience with Laravel PHP Framework is a plus.