Senior PHP Developer


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TheSoul Publishing is one of the largest online publishers in the world. We create and publish hundreds of entertaining and educational articles and videos every day for over a billion subscribers around the world. You must have seen our projects on YouTube, Facebook and Instagram: 5-Minute Crafts, Bright Side, AdMe, La La Life, 123 GO! etc.

There are also dozens of other projects that are the result of the work of our distributed creative team. We use high-tech online tools that help more than 2900 people around the world organize their work.

It is to create such internal tools and external applications that delight millions of subscribers every day that we are looking for experienced Senior PHP Developers.

Our IT team is working on a variety of projects:

  • A high-load content production management system that allows us to create thousands of entertaining articles, videos, animations in 19 languages every month;

  • Cloud solutions for video and animation production;

  • Compiler, renderer - farm and parsing service for videos;

  • Internal ERP - system and financial system;

  • 7+ websites and mobile applications;

  • Corporate analytics system, etc.

Our solutions are uniquely designed with complex business logic, high workloads and microservice architecture.

Who we are looking for: Senior PHP Developer

Locations: Cyprus /Riga /remote work

You will be interested in working with us if:

  • you are an experienced engineer with strong technical expertise, or aspire to become one;

  • you want to develop and master new technologies;

  • you are bored with just programming, you are not afraid of complex responsibility and strive to bring tasks coming from the business to the working environment;

  • you know how and want to build a microservice architecture and work with high loads, but at the same time you are not afraid to face a complex monolith;

  • you understand the value of testing and want to develop your skills in this direction;

  • well-organized processes in the team are really important to you;

  • responsibility, self-organization and the ability to bring what you started to the end - this is about you;

  • you think critically, you can not only formulate and argue your point of view, but also hear the opinion of your opponent;

  • and finally, you want to be part of a cool distributed team and creative team, create your own product that delights millions of subscribers around the world every day.

What we expect from candidates, in addition to deep knowledge of PHP:

  • experience in designing and developing modern high-load web projects;

  • good understanding of OOP principles and patterns;

  • understanding the differences and scope of various types of DBMS;

  • experience with one of the frameworks (Yii2, Symfony, Laravel or Zend);

  • knowledge of English at a level not lower than reading technical documentation;

  • ability to write unit tests;

  • ability to work in a team, to explain and describe complex things in simple words;

  • understanding of the basics of Linux, configuration and basic administration;

  • knowledge and understanding of Git, the ability to answer the question of how rebase differs from merge;

  • understanding of the principles of SOA, REST, SOAP, microservice architecture;

  • English proficiency at Intermediate level or higher, with good writing skills.

What we use in our work:

  • PHP 7.4, Laminas (Zend Framework), Mezzio (Zend Expressive), Go, Node.js, ES6, TypeScript, React, Redux, Flux

  • MySQL, ElasticSearch, ClickHouse, Redis, RabbitMQ

  • Kubernetes, Docker, Skaffold

  • Asana, Confluence, GitLab, NewRelic.

What we offer:

  • high salary in euros + bonuses;

  • comfortable equipped office in Riga or Cyprus - to choose from;

  • working from home is also possible (we hope you have a comfortable chair, a table, your favorite slippers and a fridge with drinks :)

  • a team of cool experienced developers and a cool TheSoul Publishing team in general;

  • complete relocation package for the whole family.

Sounds interesting? Please send your resume to and don't forget to include the job title in the subject line!

We appreciate your interest in our job vacancies and the company. Your CV will be reviewed carefully by our team, and if we are ready to move forward with your application, one of our recruiters will contact you and explain the subsequent steps.

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