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. Our team of 2,000+ creative minds in 70+ countries shoot videos, make animations, and write articles every day in 20 languages for more than 2 billion subscribers around the world!

We are currently seeking a talented PHP Developer who loves challenges, is interested in learning new technologies, such as Go, and aspires to become an experienced specialist with high-quality technical expertise. We are looking for a specialist to join our team, which is responsible for developing internal financial system services.


Job responsibilities:

  • Develop finance services and assist in the automation of employee payments.
  • Contribute to enhancing the architecture of existing services and assist in developing new ones.
  • Write clean, efficient code and participate in code reviews to maintain code quality.
  • Identify and address performance bottlenecks in existing code to enhance overall system performance.
  • Assist in task organization and deadline management to ensure project progress.
  • Collaborate effectively with cross-functional teams to achieve project objectives seamlessly.

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.


  • 3+ years of experience with PHP and one of the PHP frameworks.
  • Understanding of SOLID and OOP principles.
  • Ability to write unit tests.
  • Understanding how to build an efficient, scalable database architecture.
  • Experience with MySQL (writing complex queries; understanding EXPLAIN; optimizing slow queries without changing the database structure; changing schemas of large tables without downtime, etc.)
  • Understanding of principles of microservices architecture.
  • Ability to communicate in English effectively.

The following will be an advantage:

  • Experience with Laminas (Zend) or Symfony frameworks.
  • Experience with Go.
  • Experience with Kubernetes.
  • Experience in high-load systems development.

What we offer:

  • A competitive salary (discussed individually with the successful candidate) with performance-based bonuses;
  • Remote work with work from anywhere workplace;
  • 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;
  • 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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