We are growing and looking to recruit for our remote team an experienced PHP Developer with Laravel experience who will write quality code and deliver results within reasonable timelines. Specifically, from this role, we expect someone capable of taking a technical brief, make architecture recommendations and follow high quality standards while coding the backend of applications in PHP, using the Laravel framework.
You'll work alongside other (remote) PHP Developers, sometimes in the same projects, so a clear ability to work in teams is much desired. You'll build the backend services, most of the times through REST APIs, contribute to technical considerations and decisions and deliver exciting new products to the world.
Produce “clean” and well-structured code, with detailed specifications. This means that your code is commented, well structure, readable and comes with documentation (e.g. for APIs);
Work on creating basic and advanced database architectures with MySQL or Postgres;
Collaborate with others on translating needs into a database architecture;
Create code that has great test coverage to avoid unnecessary issues in the future;
Collaborate with the team in all phases of the development lifecycle, including the strategy and the architecture of the systems you will eventually build;
Troubleshoot, test and maintain the core product software and databases to ensure strong optimization and functionality;
Stay informed about industry best practices;
Troubleshoot and debug applications.
Provide on-time delivery of projects;
Follow Agile and SCRUM methodologies (where appropriate) to deliver projects;
Communicate with others, including project managers, on struggles and progress of each of the projects;
3+ years' experience of working on a PHP Developer position;
Professional experience (hands-on) with Laravel Framework for 2+ years;
Professional experience (hands-on) with postgres or mysql for 2+ years;
Excellent knowledge of relational databases, version control tools and of developing web services;
Strong SQL development skills writing fine-tuned queries, stored procedures, triggers etc. and design skills (data normalization, foreign key constraints, indexes, etc.)
Knowledge in designing, building and using APIs using REST / SOAP.
Experience with micro-services is desired by not mandatory;
Desire to develop new bold ideas, while constantly following best design and coding practices
BS or MS degree in Computer Science, Engineering or other related area is NOT needed;
Write clean, optimized, bug free code and ensure coding quality meets industry standards.
Highly motivated and works with minimum supervision and remote location.
All of these things people ask for: motivated, focused, hard-worker that likes to grow and learn more, that works well with others and has a positive attitude;
ColorElephant was born in 2012 as a marketing studio. We focused mainly on social media, digital activation and events. As we grew also did our business and our own understanding of the true challenges that businesses around us were facing. We started to pave the way for what we are today: a small growing digital studio based out of sunny Portugal focused on helping clients small and big, around the world, be more productive and get more sales through technology. We work to create solutions that help them in either their operational or their marketing efforts.
We are a team of Digital Natives. We understand technology because we grew with it. All of our people share common traits: undoubtable technical known-how, passion for technology and the impact it can have on businesses, global mindset, a desire to learn and grow and unparalleled dedication and commitment to our clients. This is our DNA and what in many ways sets us apart.
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