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Junior Backend Engineer (PHP) in Barcelona


20,000 - €25,000
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Job Description

**No recruiters please**

We’re searching for a proactive Backend Engineer who is able to write reusable and clean code and that is passionate about delivering high quality PHP backend applications. You’ll take responsibility for building Zeelo’s backend system which will be the main channel for our customer’s booking process. Our system integrates with several external systems. You’ll be exposing different APIs that will be consumed internally and also by external partners.

This is an opportunity to be an integral part of a small team with huge ambition.

What you should know about Zeelo

  • We’re on a mission to build a global pop-up transport platform that will transform inter-urban travel, by intelligently using data to generate unscheduled and direct coach routes
  • We’re a small young team of do-ers, finding a balance between thinking big and getting stuff done. Our team culture encourages people to be:
    • Ambitious - anything is possible with a can-do attitude
    • Empowered - make intelligent and informed decisions. Ask for forgiveness, not permission
    • Cheeky - don’t accept anything because ‘that’s the way it’s always been’. Be cheeky and challenge the status quo
  • We’re a well funded startup with transport and technology experience. We’ve identified a huge opportunity
  • We are writing a brand new project from scratch using top technologies and patterns like:
    • Hexagonal architecture
    • Event sourcing
    • SOLID is our bible
    • #rigor

You should be/have

  • Excellent attitude when it comes to learning
  • Passion for good practices
  • Ability to listen
  • Basic knowledge of PHP
  • Basic knowledge of MySQL
  • Basic knowledge of LAMP environment
  • Basic experience in using version control systems as GIT and comfortable working with branches
  • Strong verbal and written communication skills in English
  • Outgoing - able to communicate well externally and also with the rest of the team
  • Creative, driven, proactive and motivated to try new things
  • A versatile, practical, pragmatic worker capable of working autonomously and as a part of an interdisciplinary team


  • Opportunity to learn top technologies and patterns and to grow as a professional very fast, avoiding years of non-productive consultancy work in your promising career
  • Great culture. Humble. Creative. Friendly. Talented. These are the people we hire and this is how our working culture is shaped
  • Flexible working hours
  • 25 days holiday a year
  • No one should work on their birthday, you can take that day off as well
  • Zeelo team socials every couple of weeks
  • Commitments to training and development opportunities every quarter - just ask for what you need and we’ll do our best to make it happen

**No recruiters please. Don’t waste your time**


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