Senior PHP/Laravel Engineer at Pallo

Headquarters: Manchester, England, United Kingdom

The Role

  • Lead design and development of critical system data structures and data models for optimal data storage and retrieval via MySQL/REST API
  • Identify slow queries and data performance bottlenecks in existing API services requiring optimisation
  • Utilize backend integration services and contribute to increasing & maintaining existing application services API
  • Work closely with Designers, Frontend engineers and our exceptionally talented backend engineers to create a world class fintech application
  • The role is completely remote with daily stand-up meetings and weekly knowledge sharing
  • Experience in data modelling, high volume transaction processing, issue identification and resolution in support of product development and release
  • Drive continual improvement in the codebase to enhance stability and performance (error handling and knowing when to refactor)
  • Provide training, mentorship, and support to other members on the team



  • PHP/Laravel Skills (current versions) with 4+ years' experience on projects
  • In depth knowledge of object-oriented PHP and Laravel 8 PHP Framework
  • MySQL skills with 4+ years' experience on projects requiring query optimisation and performance enhancements
  • Hands on experience with MySQL schema design and query optimization to support REST API's
  • Experience working remotely in a collaborative way within and across product teams
  • Strong GitHub experience collaborating on development projects
  • You embrace continuous learning as an essential part of being a modern developer
  • Team player. Comfortable working in a small company environment and "hands-on" in the sense of doing what needs to be done in a small organisation


  • Creative and efficient problem solver
  • Understanding of Redis and Queues for scaling/optimising data processing
  • MySQL performance monitoring and alerting for identifying performance issues
  • Experience with Azure Managed MySQL desired but not essential
  • Data Security / Privacy best practices for structured data
  • AWS S3 secure storage and information retrieval for unstructured data (documents, images etc)
  • Feature switches/toggles (i.e., LaunchDarkly)


  • Competitive Salary
  • Opportunity to participate in equity
  • Fully remote
  • Ability to have your voice heard with input on major product / engineering decisions
  • You'll be working with a senior team (CTO former exec at Microsoft)

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