Junior PHP Developer — TheSoul Publishing

TheSoul Publishing is one of the largest digital media publishers in the world, producing tons of entertaining and enlightening online content for social media (Facebook, YouTube, Instagram, TikTok, etc.). Our 2,000+ teammates in 70+ countries every day shoot videos, make animations, and write articles in 20 languages for more than 2 billion subscribers around the world. We’re the company behind 40+ projects, including 5-Minute Crafts, Bright Side, 123GO!, Slick Slime Sam, and Avocado Couple. We rock!

We are opening a new role for a Junior PHP Developer to join our team, responsible for internal financial system services. It’s an exciting opportunity for talented developers who are beginning their career paths and want to grow within a strong team with established build processes. We seek individuals who are eager to learn and follow best development practices, and who aspire to become strong professionals.


Job responsibilities:

  • Collaborate with senior developers to implement features and functionalities within internal financial services.
  • Contribute to writing clean and maintainable code following established coding standards.
  • Study existing codebase and documentation to understand the architecture of internal services.
  • Assist in making minor enhancements or bug fixes under the guidance of senior developers.
  • Work closely with the Team Lead to understand task priorities and deadlines.
  • Communicate effectively with colleagues to coordinate efforts and ensure alignment in project goals.

What we use in our work:

  • PHP 8.1, Laminas (Zend Framework), Mezzio (Zend Expressive), Go, React.
  • MySQL, Redis.
  • Kubernetes, Docker, Skaffold.
  • Asana, Confluence, GitLab, NewRelic.


  • 1.5+ years of experience with PHP.
  • Basic understanding of SOLID and OOP principles.
  • Familiarity with writing and executing unit tests.
  • Basic understanding of working with databases (MySQL, PostgreSQL, etc.).
  • Ability to work with simple database queries.
  • Basic understanding of version control systems.
  • Ability to communicate effectively in English.
  • Eagerness to learn and grow in a collaborative team environment.

The following will be an advantage:

  • Experience with PHP frameworks.
  • Familiarity with basic web development concepts.
  • Exposure to basic DevOps practices.
  • Familiarity with basic Linux command-line usage.
  • Any contributions to open-source projects or personal projects.
  • Strong problem-solving skills and willingness to tackle new challenges.

What we offer:

  • A competitive salary (discussed individually with the successful candidate) with performance-based bonuses.
  • Remote work with work from anywhere workplace.
  • Guidance and support from an attentive mentor.
  • Growth and development: internal academy with 800+ internal courses and materials, internal knowledge sharing, constant feedback from your manager, no limits on launching new initiatives.
  • Opportunities for career growth and development within the company. Our team includes highly qualified IT specialists.
  • A tech-savvy approach and carefully structured processes: no red tape, transparent task management, asynchronous communication (with fewer meetings and more thoughtful written communication).
  • Creative vibes of the cool international team of TheSoul Publishing, a company whose unique ecosystem is friendly to any new ideas!
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