PHP Engineer (f/m/d)

Permanent employee, Full-time · Remote, DE

Your mission
In this role, you apply technology to create the right software solutions for the needs of our photography customers to help their businesses to be successful. You will primarily work on our backend (PHP).

At the end of the day, we want to ensure we build the best e-commerce solution in the photography market.
The GotPhoto SaaS platform helps school photographers streamline their workflow and ensure that they can easily manage large photo shoots and print amazing products their customers want. GotPhoto is a profitable startup that has been around since 2010.

Our culture is one of a positive business model, with the mindset “we create winners”. Photographers, parents, schools, and labs are better off when using our software.
Your role
This role is available out of Berlin with the option to go to the office or a fully remote position based in either Germany, Spain, Portugal, or the Netherlands.
We support full visa sponsorship and relocation to Germany, Berlin.

The Engineering team consists of 20+ Engineers (on our way to 40+ by the end of 2023). You will report to the Engineering Manager
You join a product-first organization that is currently moving from 4 to 8+ product squads. 
Your main stakeholders are Product, QA, Product Design, Data, and other Business stakeholders.

Read more about our Tech Team here.

You will work on:
  • This is a backend-focused role (PHP): you will work on designing, coding, deploying, and monitoring the usage of features 
    • In case you are interested to develop more towards a Full-Stack Developer, we are happy to support you in your growth and give you the chance to learn more about our Frontend (HTML & HS)
  • Ensuring we all write great code and learn together; we do peer code reviews, lots of pair coding, hackathons, and internal tech talks 
  • Highly versatile system in order to support complex photographer workflows, taking pictures of thousands of school kids is a complex challenge
  • Service-oriented architecture with a large Scale System handling more than 2 million orders per year with highly sensitive data and information
Read more about our Tech Stack here
Skills we are looking for
  • You have strong knowledge of PHP

  • You feel comfortable working in a highly collaborative environment

  • You are able to write SOLID code pragmatically using software design patterns

  • You know what to test, why to test it, and how to write meaningful tests

  • You have a proactive attitude and a product mindset − you own what you build 

  • Nice to have: HTML and JavaScript 

With us, you can look forward to this
The Culture
  • A company that has grown sustainably and profitably over the last 10 years and is a market leader!
  • A culture based on trust and an inspiring atmosphere where ideas are heard and implemented
  • In a supportive environment that likes to set each other up for success, we can be vulnerable and authentic 
  • Regular employee surveys to measure employee satisfaction and foster continuous improvement
  • The occasional get-together via virtual team events (lately also in person)
The Perks
  • Remote work - You have the freedom to decide whether you want to work from home or from the (dog-friendly) office in Berlin
  • Education budget, that allows you to grow professionally and explore new ideas
  • Urban Sports Club membership discount, to keep active even in these isolated times
  • Unlimited holidays (26 days is the minimum
More information on why to work with us, our team, and our journey as a company:
About us is the market leading digital workflow solution for volume photographers in Europe & US.

Did you know …? There are over 440 million school and preschool children photographed yearly around the world.
Our software supports photographers to scale their business and focus on their passion: Photography!
We are a start-up that has grown profitably and sustainably over the last few years and created a human-centric culture, where honesty and authenticity are clear values.

Why work with us? Let us introduce ourselves! 
Check us out on Glassdoor
Connect with us on LinkedIn

We work as one team. Wherever you come from. However, you identify. We believe in equal opportunities.
We welcome applications from all members of society irrespective of age, sex, disability, sexual orientation, race, religion, or belief. 

We make recruiting decisions based on your experience, skills, and personality. We believe that employing a diverse workforce is the right thing to do and is central to our success.
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