Backend Tech Lead (PHP)

  • Development
  • Worldwide
  • Full-time

JatApp is an IT product company that creates valuable high-tech products used daily by millions worldwide.

We are looking for a Backend Tech Lead (PHP) for the company’s largest product – a cross-platform VPN service. Our product helps at least 10 million users around the world to meet their needs in cyber protection. Our goal is to enter the top 5 best VPN services in the world.

Technology stack: PHP 7, framework Yii2, MySQL, MongoDB, Redis, Docker, lxcWeb, nginx, RabbitMQ.

Your responsibilities will be:

  • Dedicate approximately 75% of your time to hands-on feature development

  • Efficiently manage the organization and prioritization of the development backlog

  • Lead the task estimation process and continuously enhance its accuracy

  • Oversee the timely and quality delivery of the backend team's projects

  • Prioritize and address technical debt within the backend team's projects

  • Manage and support individual developers in their delivery and professional growth

  • Cultivate a culture of collaboration, knowledge sharing, and teamwork among the backend team members

  • Supervise the backend team's engineering process, spanning from development to testing, deployment, and maintenance

  • Facilitate the resolution of technical issues that arise between mobile, PC, web, and backend teams

  • Ensure the creation of necessary documentation for knowledge sharing and facilitate seamless onboarding of new team members

  • Uphold adherence to best practices, processes, and industry standards for software development, testing, and deployment within the backend team

  • Continuously evaluate and implement new technologies and tools that have the potential to enhance backend performance, scalability, and reliability

What you’ll need:

  • More than 5 years of experience with PHP development

  • At least 2 years of experience as Tech Lead for developers

  • Experience in mentoring, organization, and coordination of teamwork

  • Experience working with large high-load projects that have been released

  • Excellent skills in PHP 7, MySQL, Redis, Memcache, and MongoDB

  • Good knowledge of the Yii2 framework, RabbitMQ

  • Understanding the principles of mobile and web projects for a large audience of users

  • Understanding of microservice and monolithic architectures, as well as desirable experience in high-loaded systems (Highload)

  • Knowledge of working with the Linux command line and understanding of server technologies, including Nginx

  • Experience in planning and managing development projects

  • Ability to effectively communicate and interact with other team members and stakeholders

  • Ability to make decisions based on data analysis and strategic thinking

  • Experience in conducting code reviews and implementation of development best practices

Will be a plus:

  • Experience working with Symfony

At JatApp, we value:

  • Responsibility for your product and processes

  • Result orientation and perseverance in achieving your goals

  • Flexibility and quick adaptation to changes

  • Ownership of your work and closing turnkey tasks

  • Continuous development and teamwork

Recruitment process: Interview with a recruiter - Technical interview - Final Interview - Reference Check - Offer

We offer:

  • Medical insurance

  • Benefits Cafeteria: sport, food delivery, home office items reimbursement

  • Additional days off for celebrating special occasions

  • Education Portal & internal knowledge sharing

  • English language classes reimbursement

  • Tuition reimbursement

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