GotPhoto is an all-in-one sales and workflow solution for school and volume photography. We help professional photographers easily manage their workflow and securely sell photos to their end customer
5 октября 2021

Senior PHP BackEnd Developer (вакансия неактивна)

за рубежом $65000–85000

You are a Senior PHP developer looking to join a well established, growing business that helps their customers fix their most complex business challenges with beautifully engineered solutions.

As a Senior you bring experience from several large scale engineering organizations, ideally product-based SaaS companies. At GotPhoto you will leverage your experience to architect solutions and mentor and coach those around you. Help us build an engineering organisation that cares about their customers and loves to learn and collaborate together.


  • PHP 7, REST or GraphQL, MySQL, AWS, Docker, Terraform, GitLab
  • Remote First, collaborative customer focused team that deploy code everyday
  • €65 — 85k Gross Salary

You will join a product first organization that is currently moving from 2 to 4 product squads. The platform is mainly developed in PHP with the frameworks CakePHP & Laravel. The teams are currently working on moving the solution into a service based architecture using TypeScript, NodeJS and other technologies (you may help them choose)

The GotPhoto SaaS platform helps school photographers streamline their workflow and ensure that they can easily manage large photo shoots and print amazing products their customers want. GotPhoto is a profitable startup that have been around since 2010 their culture is one of a positive business model, with the mindset “we create winners”. Photographers, parents, schools and labs are better off when using their software.

You will work on;

  • Designing, coding, deploying and monitoring usage of features our clients love (current client NPS is 68)
  • Ensuring we all write great code and learn together; we do peer code reviews, lots of pair coding, hackathons and internal tech talks as well as support your growth with a learning and conference budget
  • Highly versatile system in order to support complex photographer workflows, taking pictures of thousands of school kids is a complex challenge
  • Service-oriented architecture
  • Customer first culture (yes even as a Dev, we hope you care about our customers too)
  • Large Scale Systems Handling >1 million orders per year with highly sensitive data and information
  • Only system on the market with support for all major sales methods of photographers (prepay, proofing, online, offline)

Our stack

We take a pragmatic approach to building products and systems that work for our customers. Our core application is a modular CakePHP monolith — not as monolithic as you may have seen before. As we have scaled in terms of features and functionality we have built microservices in PHP, NodeJS, Python and React.

We use AWS-Cloud using MySQL, Docker, SQS, SNS, SES, PhpUnit, NewRelic, Graylog. QA has a Cypress Stack for end-to-end testing. In the Platform team we make use of Amazon Lamdba for image processing to keep the scale very flexible. Payments are handled and abstracted by the finance team in their a own distributed service.

Since our business has complex use cases, we keep the cognitive load for our Devs as low as possible so they focus on solving problems rather than configuring tech.

  • We use Dockerized Environments to be able to run any part of the system on any system
  • We use AWS to scale our architecture to our customers due to seasonality which made us build the system in a way that it can scale up and down
  • We have a scalable image processing system based on serverless AWS Lambda
  • We use GitLab for our CICD Pipelines We value that any developer is enabled to do deployments into the live system with a click of a button

Our Team

We are a team of 12 Engineers (on our way to 20 by the end of the year). Most of our team is based in Berlin but this role is a fully remote position based in Europe, ideally you are within a 2 hour time difference of Berlin because we want you to have a good balance with work and your personal life.

If you enjoy going to an office then we would love to help you relocate to Berlin, just ask our recruiting team about it when you speak to them.

We love to collaborate, you will find us regularly sharing tips and tricks during our brown bag lunches, organising hackathons and pair coding to solve our most complex problems.

We follow Agile development and have synchronous and asynchronous communication. If you would like to meet some of our team check us out here

Benefits and Perks

  • Be part of an international team with an established brand in Europe and strong growth in the USA
  • Structured development process: everyone has the same opportunities to grow and learn
  • Choose your own equipment: laptop & operating system
  • Flexible working hours: we have synchronous and asynchronous communication
  • Learning budget of 300€ annually and more for training, conferences and coaching
  • Structured feedback process — at regular intervals you have 1:1 with your team leader and development meetings every six months
  • Monthly lunch money after successfully completing the probationary period
  • We have regular team events, knowledge sharing and team holidays

About You

You are a product orientated engineer who cares about your customers and team. You write SOLID code pragmatically using software design patterns. You think things should be maintainable and easy to use and have a pragmatic engineering approach “shortcuts” easy to delete in a crunch

  • You know what to test, why to test it, and how to write meaningful tests
  • You have a proactive attitude and a product mindset — you own what you build
  • Strong knowledge of PHP7 as you will be working with that primarily
  • Team player, proactive and result-driven

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ABOUT US is the market-leading workflow and sales solution for professional photographers in Europe and has a strong footprint in the US market.

We move the world of kindergarten and school — and nursery photography from analog to digital, making the life of our photographer clients easier and their business more successful. We are reviving an industry in which changes are long overdue.

Today we have built a profitable business and, together with our international brand GotPhoto, we are one of the world’s most important players in school and kindergarten photography.

Why work with us? Know more

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— We are trying our best to be an Equal Opportunity Employer —

If you aren’t completely confident that you fit our exact criteria, please reach out anyway: we’re at least as interested in your character as in your talents!