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Senior PHP Developer

Zürich, Switzerland , Swiss Franc115000.00 - Swiss Franc120000.00 per annum

Date Posted

2019-01-24 11:24:51 +0000


JN -012019-82478_1548329079

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1.8 million unique clients. Over 1 million users in Switzerland each month. Huge player in the media industry.

Are you a senior PHP developer looking to join a cross-functional team in an agile/scrum environment? Are you passionate about providing news and media for the younger generation? Are you looking for the chance to progress from a Senior PHP Developer into a Lead Architect?

Our client, a Swiss news platform with a massive market share, is looking for a Senior PHP Developer to join their unique team. They boast a dynamic work environment and open spaces to bring your own ideas and get your ideas implemented and discussed. They operate online 24 hours a day, 365 days a year to bring news to young people in a way they can enjoy and have over 1 million unique users a month in Switzerland alone, with a further branch reaching out to the German market.

They are offering the opportunity for a Senior PHP Developer to join their dynamic environment and have the chance to grow into a Lead Architect for the team.

To be the right developer for this, you have:

  • A senior level of experience in PHP programming
  • Expert knowledge of MySQL
  • Several years experience with web technologies such as ElasticSearch, Varnish, Nginx etc
  • Experience working with Ansible/Python
  • Experience in working in an agile team/scrum team (and enjoy it)

You are:

  • Eager to take on more responsibilities and lead the team
  • Proud of your code and strive for the highest quality in all you do
  • A team player who wants to work in a cross-functional team
  • Interested in the news and media industry
  • Good with both German and English
  • A Swiss or EU national

The role:

  • Technical responsibility and further development of both the Swiss and German online platforms
  • Further development of core components of their CMS
  • Performing code reviews
  • Technical planning and creating technical plans
  • Taking part in strategic initiatives
  • Being part of server maintenance and automation (Ansible/python)
  • Working closely and collaborating with the entire cross-function team (UX/UI, PHP, JavaScript and System Engineers)

The company:

  • 1.8 million unique clients
  • Over 1 million unique users in Switzerland each month
  • 5 years in the media industry
  • Around 60 employees total, 8 in the development team
  • News and entertainment providers - online 24/7
  • Eager for collaboration and ideas from the team members

The perks:

  • Technical freedom to create your own workspace
  • Design freedom and room to bring your own ideas to the project
  • Great team/team dynamic with skilled colleagues
  • Strong corporate culture
  • Dynamic and fast-paced environment - no chance of a dull day here!
  • Flat hierarchies with short decision paths and inclusive atmosphere
  • Coffee maker and organic vitamins within your reach whenever you need them
  • Central Zurich location
  • Friday beers (and plenty of good memories to go along with it)

If you meet the above requirements, please get in contact ASAP to discuss further.


Managing This Role

Megan McGuirk

I specialise in permanent placements within PHP development in the Swiss market. Working alongside my account manager Laura Cannon we help find the best opportunities for junior...

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