Our focus is to produce high-quality, working, and tested code that not only keeps us happy and productive but also helps the business to succeed. Our development process has been honed through exploring various flavors of agile and we believe that our way of working helps us get the right things done at the right time.
We’re looking for a lead backend developer to join our team; someone who has had years of experience with PHP, has seen its evolution, and understands not just how to code but how to build and architect systems using it. We’re looking for someone who has leadership tendencies, who’s passionate and driven, gets stuff done, and isn’t afraid to ask for help. We’re looking for someone who embodies our company’s core values. If this resonates with you, we’d love to meet you.
The Qualification and Vetting team is responsible for ensuring that we build and maintain a quality control system to safeguard the quality of our trade network. The team drives big opportunities to improve our brand reputation and grow our volume on both sides of the marketplace and drive more hires by gaining more trust from homeowners in our tradespeople.
This is a product development team and consists of a Senior Backend Developer, Senior Frontend Developer, a UX Designer / Researcher and a Product Manager. A team of Agile Coaches assist the team alongside an Engineering Manager, UX Manager and Product Group Manager.
You will also be a part of a backend guild with other backend engineers across the company. Through that guild, you will help to ensure the high quality of the software by introducing new technologies, improving and setting quality standards, exchanging experience, and taking on more extensive cross-team backend initiatives.
Our backend stack consists of PHP 8.1, Symfony 5.4, MySQL 8, RabbitMQ, Redis, GraphQL, Docker and Kubernetes, all running on AWS.
Our frontend stack consists of ReactJS, NextJS, ExpressJS, Apollo Client, CSS-in-JS, GraphQL, Webpack, Docker, and Kubernetes.
We keep a close eye on quality and make sure we test everything in an automated way with tools like PHPUnit, PHPStan, Phan, Cypress and Jest, all integrated into GitLab CI/CD pipelines.
Your role includes the following:
Lead a cross-functional team of developers in the delivery of high-quality, scalable software applications
Collaborate with stakeholders to define technical requirements and develop technical roadmaps
Mentor and guide team members in their technical growth
Architect and design complex, scalable systems
Ensure adherence to best practices in software development, security, and performance
Stay up-to-date with industry trends and emerging technologies
Provide technical leadership and guidance on the use of cutting-edge tools and technologies