Software Engineer (PHP / Drupal)(Saas CMS)

Work Type: Contract

About Empirical

We are product development experts focused on helping forward thinking entrepreneurs and small/medium sized companies convert their ideas into world-class technology products. We are a team of senior product strategists, designers and developers. At Empirical, we leverage deep business and technology expertise as well as proprietary processes to help minimize risks and increase the probability of success when developing technology products.

Our values

  • Care about people first
  • Strive to add value always
  • Lead with integrity
  • Have fun every step of the way

The Opportunity

We are looking for a solid Software Engineer who can help us build world class tech products. We are working on internal as well as client projects. We are looking for high energy candidates, who enjoy learning and taking every interaction as an opportunity to add value and grow. We are looking for lifelong learners, eager to take on challenges and are not afraid of stepping up to solve and tackle exciting challenges.

The project

You will work on an ongoing project with one of our clients, helping a fast growing, world class SaaS company that provides enterprise products, services, and technical support for open-source web content management.  


Your responsibilities

  • Develop performant, object-oriented applications and APIs using PHP
  • Contribute to system architecture discussions, lead projects, mentor junior team members, and deliver high quality, tested code
  • Design and develop features that will continue to evolve the customer facing APIs
  • Work in an Agile Scrum team building shippable product increments that meet the goals
    set by the Product team
  • Participate in the entire software development lifecycle including planning, development,
    automated test construction, deployment and operations
  • Develop unit and system tests that give the team confidence to deploy to production
    multiple times per day
  • Produce comprehensive software documentation for public and internal use

Your qualifications and experience

Must have

  • 3+ years of experience with PHP (ideally visible in your GitHub profile)
  • Experience with object-oriented programming and software design patterns
  • Experience working in Agile and continuous delivery environments
  • Experience with modern PHP development using Git, Composer, and PHP standards (PSRs)
  • Experience with modern CI/CD tooling, as well experience writing unit and system tests
  • Familiarity with large scale, distributed application development and system design
  • Strong written and verbal communication skills
  • Advanced English level (excellent communication skills – spoken word, written word, grammar and spelling)

Nice to Have

  • Experience with Domain-Driven Design and CQRS
  • Experience with additional programming languages
  • Experience with Drupal, Symfony or other PHP application frameworks
  • Experience with various AWS services (SQS, EC2, Lambda, CloudFormation, Kinesis, SNS, RDS)
  • College degree finished


What we expect from you

  • 100% alignment with our core values!
  • Ability to work independently while being a highly collaborative team player
  • Comfortable working with minimal direction in a fast-paced environment
  • Strong critical thinking skills and a pragmatic approach towards solving problems
  • Strong documentation and verbal/written communication skills.
  • Detail-oriented and highly collaborative team player

What we offer

  • Remote/flexible work
  • Highly competitive compensation in US dollars
  • Opportunities for personal and professional development
  • Ongoing, 40 hours per week dedication
  • The opportunity to be part of an amazing, multicultural community of tech experts

Why work with us?

  • We pride ourselves on our core values and have proven that putting people first creates a thriving and collaborative work environment.
  • We seek to accommodate and balance individual needs with client needs, understanding each one of us is unique.
  • We offer benefits such as remote/flexible work, selective paid training, mentorship programs, referral programs and more.
  • We are selective in the projects we take on to ensure our teams are engaged in challenging, meaningful, enjoyable opportunities that will provoke creativity, innovation and growth!

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