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Lead PHP Engineer - GMT+2 Time Zone - 100% Remote

  • Warsaw, Mazowieckie, Poland

Job description

NOTE: This is a FULLY remote role, but the candidate must be within the EMEA (Europe, Middle East, and Africa) region in order to collaborate with their team, peers, and customers. You do not have to be in the specific country or city shown in this listing, but please do not apply if you are not physically based within the EMEA region.

Please note that although this position offers the flexibility of remote work, it requires a full-time commitment to supporting Hostaway exclusively

Hostaway is a SaaS startup that is transforming the vacation rental industry. With innovative solutions and partnerships with giants like Airbnb, VRBO, and Booking, we're taking on the competition and winning. Leveraging our customer-centric core values, we consistently deliver results that encourage growth, learning, and innovation for our team, our customers, and the industry.

As a profitable and growing company, this role is necessitated by our continued growth.

Our Tech stack:

- Back End: PHP 8.1, MySQL, Phalconphp, OOP, AWS, RESTful, TDD, Unit tests, Linux, Composer, Docker, Redis.

- Front End: JavaScript, React, Typescript, CSS, HTML, Redux-saga, RESTful API, Webpack, Figma.

- Tools: Jira, code reviews in Github, version control system - GIT, Jenkins for deployment, Slack, Confluence

We are looking for a Hands-on Lead PHP Engineer with a strategic mindset who can provide technical guidance, and overseeing the end-to-end development process to ensure the delivery of high-quality, scalable solutions with a hands on high-quality code development work. Take charge, help us in taking the architectural decisions, mentoring developers, and driving innovation to optimize our PHP-based project. Lead the PHP development efforts, bringing a wealth of experience to inspire and guide the team, fostering a collaborative environment for efficient project execution. You will be a part of a team that is responsible for all phases of the ongoing software development from the initial specification, through to design, development, testing, deployment, and monitoring.

As a hands-on on Lead PHP Engineer you will:

  • formulate more efficient processes, solve problems, and create a more seamless experience for users

  • develop REST API for dashboard and mobile application (for partners and clients)

  • create integration with third-party systems via API and SDK

  • use code coverage with unit and integration tests

  • deploy to production via Jenkins

  • participate in the discussion of tasks and projects

  • compile and analyze data, processes, and codes to troubleshoot problems and identify areas for improvement

  • Collaborate with team members and assist in education and training junior developers

Job requirements


  • 10+ years of experience with PHP (version 8.1+ is good to have), MySQL and Git

  • 3+ years of experience with microservices architecture

  • Strong understanding of OOP, strong knowledge of basic programming patterns, PHP-FIG PSR standards and Composer

  • Strong skills in Linux

  • Experience in designing and developing RESTful web APIs

  • Experience in writing Unit Tests and Integration Tests

  • Experience with AWS is a plus

  • English language level C1

  • Being a fast learner, open to changes, and having a customer-centric attitude and Agile mindset

What we offer

  • Competitive Compensation: We offer competitive pay based on market rates in the country of the applicant.

  • 100% Remote: Enjoy the freedom to work from anywhere within your country of residence—be it a co-working space, your home office, or even your dining room table. The choice is yours. Just don’t ask to work in our office (we don’t have one).

  • Equity: Every role in our company comes with valuable stock options in a fast-growing and profitable company. This ensures we all share in the company’s success.

  • Values-Driven Leadership: Our Core Values are not just words we’ve written to make us feel good. We leverage them daily when making strategic and tactical decisions.

  • Professional Growth: Our rapid growth offers unparalleled learning and development opportunities, along with a multitude of career advancement opportunities.

  • Annual Paid Leave: The specific amounts vary by country and are aligned with country and/or contract-specific norms.

  • Geographic Specific Benefits: As an international employer, we offer different country-specific benefits such as Health Insurance and Pensions in countries where these perks are customary. The specifics depend on the country of the applicant.

  • Dynamic Team Culture: As a global company with team members in over 40 countries, our diverse and international culture fuels our innovation and creativity, providing a key pillar to our success (and making it a lot of fun to work here).

Thank you for your interest. If you apply for this role, you will receive an email from our Talent Acquisition team after your application has been reviewed alongside the qualifications for this role and the qualifications of others who have applied.

  • Warsaw, Mazowieckie, Poland


  • Warsaw, Mazowieckie, Poland