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Senior PHP Developer

Posted on Dec 27, 2019 by Exads

Porto, Portugal
Immediate Start
Annual Salary
At Exads (Full-time), in Porto, Portugal
Expires at: 2020-03-18

EXADS is a young international software startup specialising in adtech. In business since 2013, EXADS is a self-sufficient, well funded and privately owned company with offices in Dublin and Porto. We are part of EXOGROUP, a set of companies made up of talents and offering a wide range of services within the digital business landscape with headquarters in Barcelona and offices in Dublin, Porto, Valencia, Madrid, Tarragona and Buenos Aires. talents.

As a company, we actively develop and maintain our own proprietary ad-serving technology platform and custom-built infrastructure enabling us to innovate and deploy new features and functionality quickly in a fast-moving and demanding industry.

We are revolutionising the online ad-serving industry for advertisers, publishers and networks alike and are seeking to recruit a highly skilled and talented senior-level PHP Developer to join our dedicated development team in Porto to further design, build and scale our platform offerings across a wide range of web and mobile projects which utilise cutting edge technologies such as Big Data and Realtime Statistics Computation.

The ideal candidate will have a passion for open source software and enjoy working in a fast paced, challenging but rewarding environment.


  • Development of modular, testable and scalable software components for core platform and Web services/APIs
  • Code optimisation for performance and scalability. Maintenance/refactoring of legacy systems
  • Research and development of new and emerging technologies
  • Contribute to team process improvement adhering to industry best practice and principles
  • Participate in regular code reviews and team knowledge sharing activities
Main requirements

  • 5+ years object -oriented PHP (5.3+) development experience
  • Strong knowledge and practice of Object Oriented Design patterns and principles (SOLID, GoF, MVC, Dependency Injection)
  • Thorough understanding of the HTTP protocol and RESTful architectures
  • Experience with caching (APC, Memcache)
  • Solid foundation in SQL databases and design, specifically MySQL. Exposure to NoSQL (MongoDB, CouchBase) would be advantageous but not essential
  • High competency of HTML, CSS, Javascript (JQuery/AngularJS) and general web standards
  • Experience using Git/GitHub and related workflows in a distributed team environment
  • Comfortable working in Unix/Linux environments
  • Exposure to Agile methodologies (SCRUM) and related management tools (JIRA, Confluence, HipChat)
  • Appreciation of TDD, Pair-Programming and Continuous Integration and deployment
  • BS/MS in Computer Science/related technical discipline OR equivalent experience
Nice to have
  • Exposure to NoSQL (MongoDB, CouchBase)
  • Excellent written, spoken and interpersonal communication skills

We offer a position in a young, dynamic, international environment

The opportunity for permanent training, personal development, ambitious career growth

A competitive salary

Most of all, we offer a position in a team that thrives on achievement, success and leadership within our industry. Our core company value is innovation: where people and creativity drive innovative technology. If you have a passion for open-source software and enjoy working in a fast-paced, challenging but rewarding environment, this position is for you!

Flexible start times - Your Birthday off as a paid holiday - In-house training - Off-site team building days - Fresh fruit - Friday team breakfast - Meal card - Safari books online license - team lunches

Reference: 818529631

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