Senior PHP Developer - Symfony

February 1st, 2022
Senior PHP Developer - Symfony

Despark is a digital product agency based in the United Kingdom and Bulgaria. We create human-first products which move the world forward, with over a decade of experience bringing great ideas to life across multiple sectors, from health to education. We’ve worked with startups, charities and large corporations.

πŸ”ŽWe’re now looking for a Senior PHP Developer - Symfony to join our team in Sofia or remote Bulgaria.

You will:

  • Collect requirements, implement technical designs, describe software product features, and aid product strategy;
  • Communicate technical solutions to non-technical project stakeholders effectively, while taking into account client goals and timelines;
  • Take responsibility and ownership of the code being produced;
  • Lead workshops, mentoring sessions, act as a facilitator for the team;
  • Work closely with the team, perform and receive code reviews,

    but most importantly,

    Build well-thought-out system architecture πŸ“for our clients' projects.

To apply, you will need to:

  • Have at least 6 years of professional experience with client-facing applications;
  • Have deep knowledge of Symfony, PostgreSQL and MySQL (GraphQL is considered as an advantage);
  • Have solid understanding of OOP, design patterns, domain driven development, Linux, as well as the ecosystems around those technologies;
  • Have experience with CI/CD and Docker;
  • Be able to test your code πŸ”¨;
  • Be a patient and effective communicator in both Bulgarian and English,

    but most importantly,

    Be responsible and care deeply about the work being produced.

Despark's tech stack is:

  • Symfony and Laravel;
  • React, React Native and TypeScript;
  • GraphQL;
  • PostgreSQL and MySQL;
  • Docker πŸ‹ and AWS;
  • GitLab CI.

We offer you:

  • Interesting and impactful projects, our usual project timeline is 6-12 months;
  • Additional days off
  • Remote first πŸ›‹οΈpolicy ; 
  • Seasonal gatherings - Christmas dinner, spring picnic and team building by the sea;
  • Free perks and benefits incl. additional health care, snacks & beer in the office, donation matching, individual learning budget, etc.;
  • A cosy, spacious office in the city centre, just across from the Parliament building in Sofia;
  • A brand new company Apple laptop πŸ’»;
  • A competitive salary,

    but most importantly

    A supportive atmosphere within an ambitious, happy and caring team πŸ’™.

How to apply

If you are interested in applying for the job and meet all of the criteria above, please submit your CV. Candidates who are deemed suitable for the job will be contacted and invited to an online interview.

Get to know us a bit more on our About us page.