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Senior PHP Developer

  • Location

    Zürich, Switzerland

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  • Salary:

    Swiss Franc100000.00 - Swiss Franc106000.00 per annum + Additional Benefits

  • Contact:

    Laura Cannon

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  • Job ref:

    JN -032020-86115_1585560617

  • Published:

    10 months ago

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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.
email: laura.cannon@darwinrecruitment.com