Senior Backend Engineer

Urban Sports Club
Inspiring others to live a healthy and active life.

Job details

  • Full-time
  • map markerBerlin, DE
  • globeRelocation paid
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  • routeSenior
  • routeRequired language: English
  • Back-end Developer
  • tagMust Have: Backend Development, PHPOther Required: ElasticSearch, PostgreSQLNice to Have: Go, Phalcon

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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 Urban Sports Club 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 Urban Sports Club 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

Main requirements

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 


  • 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

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