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7 декабря 2021

Senior PHP dev to a Swedish #1 Startup 2021 (вакансия неактивна)

Киев, Львов, Черновцы, Ивано-Франковск, удаленно

SFox Model is looking for the PHP Developer to join our Swedish client team in Ukraine.

You can watch the video to know more about the client via the link.

Our customer’s company was founded 2018 as a spin-off from a Swedish research project at Lund University, which began in 2015. The challenge of working with open source and still being secure was brought up as an issue. To solve this, our client offer their own tool for managing vulnerabilities in dependencies.

You will be working alongside a mixed group of designers, front-end, full-stack and back-end developers. Team members collaborate closely, reviewing and helping each other throughout the development process, and implement modern best practices, e.g. test-driven development, consistent code-style etc.

They use the latest tools and technologies such as PHP 8.0 and Symfony 5.3 for the backend, and Vue.js for the frontend. Because they are a startup, each employee has a lot of personal freedom and responsibility, with the possibility of influencing the product development.

This is a full time long-term cooperation.

You will get:


Working at a startup is a great place to build upon your existing skill sets, gain experiences in many different areas, and take a ton of responsibility. As we grow quickly, so will your opportunities for career advancement.

Cutting Edge

We are building cutting edge algorithms, AI and other buzzy things with patents filed. The challenges and opportunities at a startup constantly change which means you are forced to adopt new skills, take on new projects, and will never be bound to a dull, boring routine.

Team Spirit

Professional when facing customers, but in house we are a mostly freshly baked graduates with a playful and creative mindset.

We move fast from creativity to decision to implementation and support each other to be as good as we can be. You will have the ability to impact the team with your thoughts and resourcefulness.

  • Scandinavian work-life balance
  • 30 days of paid vacation
  • 3 paid months of paternity/maternity leave
  • Direct collaboration with customer from Sweden
  • Minimal management
  • HR support in Ukraine
  • Business trips to Sweden
  • Team building activities both in Ukraine and abroad
  • Possibility for self-development
  • Flexibility about working place


As a back-end developer, you will be working with large datasets covering all aspects of Open Source Software, ranging from vulnerability definitions to GitHub star scores.

You could be working on extending and improving one of our existing products, such as:

  • an automation engine that allows the creation of highly custom rules that are then used to make assertions on every commit a developer pushes to their project
  • an open database containing data on every repository on GitHub, including metrics such as popularity and contributions
  • a tool that analyses call graphs from a project and identifies the usage of specific methods that have been implicated in security issues for a dependency

Or you could be creating an entirely new part of the service. Either way, you will have a big impact on our team and product.

Required skills:

  • PHP
  • Experience with a MVC framework such as Symfony or Laravel
  • Git
  • Comfortable with SQL

Nice to have:

If you have any of these, some things will be more familiar, but either way we provide friendly onboarding to bring you up to speed.

  • Experience with Symfony
  • Experience with using an ORM, preferably Doctrine
  • Have deployed SaaS before to cloud platforms such as Amazon Cloud or Google Cloud
  • Interest in cyber security and/or open source
  • Familiarity with running Docker containers