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Senior Backend Engineer



Posted over 30 days ago...

Join a cutting-edge startup as a Remote Backend Engineer and shape the future of web applications


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£40000 - £50000

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Remote London, England, United Kingdom

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98% Remote- UK

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Expires at anytime

Organisation summary: Our company is a thriving startup poised at the forefront of digital innovation. We're crafting web solutions that push the boundaries of technology and commerce. As a fully remote team, we offer the freedom to work from anywhere, fostering a dynamic and collaborative environment. Joining us now means being part of an exciting phase of growth and creativity, where your contributions have a direct impact on our success.

  • Role Summary:
    • Develop sophisticated web systems and enhance product functionality.
    • Create and maintain integrations with third-party services.
    • Design and improve our APIs while collaborating in a team setting.
    • Communicate ideas effectively and participate in peer code reviews.
  • Role Requirements:
    • A minimum of 7 years of commercial experience in software engineering.
    • Proficient in PHP8+, with a preference for experience in Symfony.
    • Adept at object-oriented programming concepts and design patterns.
    • Skilled in version control with Git and standard workflows.
    • Experience with TDD and unit testing, with a proactive learning attitude.
  • Desirable Skills:
    • Computer Science degree or similar education preferred.
    • Knowledge of HTML, CSS, and modern JavaScript frameworks.
    • Expertise in designing and building RESTful APIs.
    • Proficiency with relational databases and *NIX command line.
    • Experience in cross-functional teams and an understanding of user-centric design.
  • Benefits:
    • Competitive salary ranging from £40,000 to £50,000, plus a stock option plan.
    • Option to work remotely or in a hybrid setup from our Bermondsey office.
    • Ownership of impactful projects at MANUAL, with a supportive team culture.
    • Opportunity for professional growth and knowledge sharing.
    • 25 days of holiday, generous parental leave, and flexible working policies.

We are looking for a fully remote Backend Engineer that can contribute to the development of our web applications.

Who you are You’re a software engineer with at least 7 years commercial experience. You’re looking to develop your skills further as part of an in house team. You have a genuine enthusiasm for software engineering and take no greater pleasure than finding the right solution to the problem at hand. The idea of working in a successful startup in a fast paced role excites you.

What you will do Develop web based systems. Develop functionality for our own products, administration systems and ecommerce capabilities using modern frameworks. Develop and maintain integrations with third party systems. Develop our APIs. Work in a team environment. You’ll work with other software engineers, designers, QAs and product managers. You’ll communicate your ideas and plan your work. You’ll peer review your colleagues work.

Job requirements At least 7 years of commercial experience as a software engineer or equivalent. In-depth knowledge of PHP8+. Familiarity with modern PHP frameworks, preferably Symfony. Solid understanding of OO programming concepts and patterns. Familiarity with version control using Git and associated workflows. Experience with TDD and unit testing. A strong desire to learn and to contribute to the team’s work.

Other skills you might have A degree in CS or equivalent is a plus. Good understanding of HTML and CSS. Familiarity with modern JS frameworks. Experience designing and building RESTful APIs. Knowledge of relational databases. Comfortable on the command line of *NIX machines. Experience working in cross functional teams. An eye for user behaviour and design.

Benefits Salary range of 40,000GBP to 50,000GBP based on experience. Generous stock option plan. Remote opportunity OR hybrid role based in our Bermondsey office. Ownership of goals and a direct impact to MANUAL. A fun and friendly working environment with sharp and motivated co-workers. Great learning opportunities with a strong culture of knowledge sharing. 25 days holidays and generous parental leave and flexible working policies.


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