PHP Engineer

PHP Engineer

Remote/Telecommute JobREMOTE / Toronto, Ontario, Canada  - Permanent
This job allows you to work remotely 

Job Description

For the past 15 years this company has been on a mission to use the power of community and technology to gain global recognition in their industry. Every month 90 million people around the world spend over 23 billion minutes on their platform. They’re proudly based in Toronto, but their reach is truly global.

This company is in hyper growth mode and they're seeking engineers with PHP expertise. They run on a large distributed system that handles 45k requests every second. The microservices are written in Go, with the existing system in PHP, choreographed using SNS/SQS, each backed by S3, DynamoDB, MySQL and other appropriate storage solutions. At this scale, caching is paramount so they have multiple terabytes of data across memcached, redis and groupcache. There are also opportunities to build new features and improve scalability of the core system written primarily in Go and PHP.

Must Have Skills:

⟾ Designing, refactoring, and remodelling the existing PHP system described above which is responsible for serving millions of people per day
⟾ Improving reliability and performance of core components and existing systems
⟾ Writing unit and service tests for all your code
⟾ Researching new technology to solve tomorrow’s scaling issues

⟾ You are experienced (2-5 years) and highly skilled in PHP or another dynamic language like Python or Ruby
⟾ You enjoy both building and maintaining complex back-end systems that operate 24/7 at high scale
⟾ You write clean, readable code that communicates its intents and methods clearly to future engineers
⟾ You enjoy working with a team, but have no problem working independently

Nice to Have Skills:

⟾ You are familiar with AWS, kubernetes, and cloud computing in general
⟾ You have experience with client/server and distributed systems operating at high scale
⟾ You are skilled in GO

Special Perks:

⟾ Competitive salary
⟾ Health benefits, fully covered
⟾ RRSP Contributions
⟾ Generous vacation and Parental Leave Top-up
⟾ Career development; they believe in mentorship and supporting you to achieve your goals
⟾ $200/month Transit and Home Office Allowance, choice of hardware, flexible hours, hybrid office and remote work options
⟾ Corporate discount for gym membership for you and your family


Starting: ASAP

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