Senior Back-end engineer (PHP) I WeAreBrain Kyiv

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Who we are and what we do

Founded in 2014, WeAreBrain is a full-service strategic technology agency in the business of ideas, entrepreneurship, and invention.

Our team consists of 70+ creators and entrepreneurs based in Amsterdam, Lausanne, Kyiv, Kramatorsk, and Cape Town. Our collective experience and expertise lie in FMCG, Healthcare, Retail, FinTech and Media Entertainment.

Due to a project growth and evolution, we are looking for a Senior Back-End Engineer to permanently join the Kyiv team on a full-time basis.

As Back-End Engineer you will have opportunities to work on:

- the development of a Reward & Loyalty intelligent automation platform for one of the largest global FMCG retailers. You can learn more by watching our presentation at AI Ukraine 2019
- the development of technology solutions for an on-demand courier service that purchases, picks up, and delivers products ordered through its mobile app

We will jointly decide where you fit the best during the interview process.

All projects follow the next guidelines:

- we use only the most modern tech-stack, tools and software architecture & development practices
- all projects are designed and implemented by our team from scratch
- all solutions are properly documented
- you will have a good project overview as a part of the onboarding process
- you will get all the needed support from the team to get comfortable with a technology solution and become effective at all tasks

About Wearebrain

Who we are looking for

Personal skills

• Reliable, organized, communicative, and has a customer-oriented mindset
• A doer/achiever
• Intrinsically motivated to constantly learn and improve
• An innovative thinker who wants to build things that make the world better
• Responsible and owns the work they do
• Comfortable with change and is able to adapt easily when needed

Hard skills

• 4+ years of experience in building sophisticated and performant PHP solutions
• Strong knowledge of PHP web frameworks (such as Laravel or Symfony)
• Familiarity with limitations of PHP as a platform and its workarounds
• Good understanding of frontend technologies (such as React and Vue, fullstack experience is a plus)
• Familiarity with concepts of OOP, MVC, Mocking, ORM, CI/CD, microservices, SOLID, CQRS and RESTful
• Strong test-driven mindset to ensure high software quality (experience with test automation is a plus)
• Understanding fundamental design principles behind a scalable, distributed and secure application
• Ability to design, create and deliver a service from scratch to production
• Experience with SQL, schemas, indexes
• Experience with NoSQL databases and ElasticSearch
• Experience with Docker / Containerization
• Written and verbal fluency in English is a must


• Be part of a cross-functional product team, together with engineers, DevOps, designers and product owners
• Take ownership of the development of all server-side logic
• Design, build and maintain efficient, reusable, and reliable PHP code
• Build backend solutions that can be connected with multiple external APIs and handle data efficiently (e.g. asynchronous processes, caching, error handling, batch processing, secure transmissions)
• Identify bottlenecks, performance issues, and bugs, and provide solutions for it
• Experiment with the latest technologies to improve application speed and scalability

WeAreBrain offers

• Flexible work with the opportunity to work from home, frictionless administration
• The annual bonus of up to 10% of your annual salary
• Business trips to Amsterdam
• Medical insurance
• Fitness & education compensation
• Paid time off (vacation, sick leaves, public holidays)
• Free English classes with native speakers
• Great office location, modern equipment, and software


CTO & Co-founder

p/whatsapp: +380 95 013 0615

skype: jack.myasushkin


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