PHP Senior Developer

Join us, work in a motivational and energetic environment,

take your skills to the next level!

Who we are

BGO Software is a technology company with 100 team members in three cities across Bulgari

BGO Software has been a recognised leader in the IT sector in Bulgaria and the world since its establishment in 2008. With headquarters in Sofia, Bulgaria, the company has completed advanced software projects for leading organisations within major industries, including IT, Logistics, Healthcare, Pharmaceutical, Clinical Research, Construction Engineering, and others. Currently, BGO Software is Microsoft Gold Partner, Progress Premier Partner, Business Partner of the second largest pharmaceutical company in the world and Official Government Supplier for the Health Research Authority of the Department of Health in the UK.
What makes us unique, however, is our belief that successful business equals Social Responsibility. To make a difference and be a driver of change in our society we have established one of the few completely free academic institutions - the Web Academy. In just two years we have trained over 2,500 people thus enabling them to join the IT industry. Our charity foundation “For Bulgaria with love” is changing the lives of underprivileged children and adults across Bulgaria. We have the pleasure of being the main sponsor of the Bulgarian Amateur Basketball League and the Youth Football Club in Zlatograd.

You can learn more about how we change Bulgaria every day at:

https://www.bgosoftware.com/corporate-social-responsibility

Job Description

Main responsibilities

  • Create and implement very custom applications using Symfony 4 on top of PHP 7.1/7.2, store on MySQL 5.7 (and very soon above), cache on Redis and deploy via Docker

  • We expect developers to be aware of standard DB architecture principles and able to write optimized queries. The nature of some projects makes them require high traffic spikes (50K+ requests/min), so developers need to know how to make use of caching layers and write performant code and queries.

  • Be part of the team decisions related to the architecture and technical implementation

What are our expectations

  • Excellent PHP web application development experience using Symfony 3 or Symfony 4 is required

  • Experience with high-traffic applications that “operate at scale”

  • An understanding of good application design patterns (service orientated, microservice, rule-of-thumb lines of code and complexity, e.g. 5-10-20)

  • An understanding of good data-model design

  • Excellent understanding of Git Flow branching & Experience working with GIT in a team environment

  • Experience working with Webservices, APIs and integrating applications with 3rd party services. e.g. payment gateways, social media logins, fraud detection services, other REST services

  • Experience with caching technologies - e.g. Memcached, Redis

  • Excellent RDBMS skills (using MySQL or similar)

  • Working knowledge of Apache or Nginx, working understanding of the Linux command line

  • Working knowledge of secure coding practices

  • Fluent English

What to expect from us

  • Workflow helping you write effective and “clever” code and to develop yourself all the time

  • Opportunity to turn your creative ideas and approach into real implementation

  • Internal trainings and tons of knowledge

  • Excellent working environment

  • Implement and tweak awesome features

  • Full-time employment and labor contract

  • Additional health insurance

  • Flexible working time

Why working together will be great

  • Our office is super nice with an amazing view

  • Flexible working time

  • Every member of our 100 people team is hand-picked and awesome

  • Premium health insurance package, with options for family members

  • Flat and transparent company structure with well-defined responsibilities

  • No limits on your financial success - salary + commission-based package