Senior PHP Developer (f/m/x)

Permanent employee, Full-time · Hamburg / Remote

Your tasks

As a Senior PHP Developer (f/m/x), you would take charge of extending our PHP backend systems and APIs, building, enhancing, and extending our backend API according to current standards of stability, performance, security, and maintainability. You will directly work with marketing and other stakeholders to integrate new partner APIs and tracking systems to our user backend. You can also contribute by implementing new features to our Javascript/HTML tools and services.

  • You will work on the shared backend PHP API of our existing and upcoming games

  • Contribute to the design, development, maintenance, and improvement of our software, using a wide range of technologies like PhpStorm, composer, Sentry, Sonar, PHPUnit, Github, Docker, MySQL, Memcache, Redis, Jenkins, Grafana, Kibana, Nexus, Nginx

  • Development and improvement of company’s web services and tools and best practices for stable, modern, testable, and maintainable code

  • Write top-notch code and review that of others

  • Guarantee live system stability and performance 

  • Work together with other teams on system, bug & performance monitoring, tracking, data warehouse solutions, analytics, and game features

  • Continuously modernize and professionalize the existing PHP codebase

  • Profile code and tweak it to run smoothly for our growing player base

  • Integrate new APIs for partners, payments providers, etc 

  • Implement tracking and maintain the data in our big data warehouse

  • Continuously modernize the existing PHP codebase

  • Work closely with marketing, customer support, and game design to implement new features and be interested in learning the involved full-stack technologies

  • Communicate with colleagues and other teams to ensure a smooth daily workflow

  • Manage individual project priorities, deadlines, and deliverables

Your profile
  • You hold a diploma in Computer Science, a similar technical field of study, or equivalent practical experience, and have 4+ years of professional work experience in PHP development

  • You know your way around with PHP 7, typing, PHPUnit, composer, PSRs, ...

  • You have worked on multi-server high-load PHP applications

  • You know how to write maintainable, testable code according to style guidelines and the right software design patterns

  • You possess the ability to operate independently, are pragmatic, passionate, have good analytical skills, and have the motivation to constantly improve and learn

  • You are familiar with agile software development and scrum-based working environments

  • You are enthusiastic about games and enjoy working in an interdisciplinary team

  • You are fluent in technical and business English

  • You are interested in learning outside of the box and also taking over full-stack development tasks

  • You show familiarity with agile software development and scrum-based working environments

What we offer
We are committed to creating the best work environment possible and are not afraid to try out different initiatives, the most recent one being our 4-day work week. Starting October 2022 all Bytronians can enjoy the flexibility of having one additional day off, increasing the productivity level by improving our work-life balance.

  • Exchange of knowledge and close cooperation with competent colleagues in a highly motivated international team
  • Short decision-making processes and a professional work environment
  • You take responsibility in a fast-growing company
  • Attractive location in Downtown Hamburg
  • Flexible remote work solutions
  • Family-friendly working hours with a great work-life Balance
  • Personal development support with internal and external training
  • Regular team and company events and creative breaks
  • Individual language courses German and English
  • Subsidized public transportation ticket
About us
“Connect and Challenge Players. Anytime. Anywhere.”

At Bytro we strive to develop high-quality strategy games and make them accessible for all players around the world. In our eyes game development is a promise for fun and entertainment – that’s what we live and aim for! 

As part of the Swedish Stillfront group, we create grand strategy games that are played by over 15 million players in 150 countries and 13 languages all over the world. Our office is located in Hamburg’s world-famous St. Pauli district, with a stunning 360° view of the harbor and the Elbe river and easy access to public transport.

Our staff is multicultural and international. We have flat hierarchies, open communication culture, and support the autonomous work of our agile working teams. We believe in efficient work where each of our employees contributes to the success of our games. Learn more about Bytro and watch our most recent company clip:


To enhance our great team we are looking for you! 
Your application
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