Senior Backend PHP Developer

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Job Description

This is your chance to join the winning team!
Hostaway is looking for an analytical, results-driven backend PHP developer who is dedicated, writes high-quality code and follows best practices and standards, in order to build a scalable platform that produces value for our customers. 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. 
Achievements of the company:

– Highest rated software in the industry on Capterra
– Preferred partners of Airbnb,, Expedia, and several other leaders in the industry
– Founded in 2015 and is the fastest-growing global SaaS start-up in the vacation rentals industry
– Company achieved Product Market Fit and experiencing an exponential growth
Reasons to jump into the last car:

– team is not too big, but very skilled – we beat competitors with 5 times bigger teams by being much more effective
– you decide the way of your career growth – management or tech leadership tracks

– opportunity in choosing technologies used, tools and processes

– truly agile product development, fast decision making, no bureaucracy

– work-life balance – no overworking, time trackers and silly deadlines

Tech stack:

– Backend: PHP 8.1, MySQL, Phalconphp, OOP, AWS, RESTful, TDD, Unit tests, Linux, Composer, Docker, Redis.

– Frontend: JavaScript, React, Typescript, CSS, HTML, Redux-saga, RESTful API, Webpack, Figma.

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

Our Engineering team

Several teams are working on the product, more than 25 engineers in total: backend and frontend developers, QA Automation team, iOS и Android developers, UI/UX designer, Product and Project managers.
We want to offer you:

  • Competitive salary (The final compensation will vary based on individual experience, skills, and job-based knowledge)
  • Remote work opportunity
  • Flexible work schedule
  • Co-working space refund
  • Annual paid vacation
  • Knowledge sharing sessions
  • Multicultural working environment

The Back-end Developer 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


  • 5+ years of experience with PHP 8.1+, MySQL and Git

  • 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

Recruiting process

– CV and source code samples evaluation by the technical specialist
– Technical assignment

– Screening Call

– Technical interview 

– Cultural Fit Interview 

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