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Senior PHP Engineer in Barcelona


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We strongly encourage people of colour, lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender, queer and non-binary people, veterans, parents, and individuals with disabilities to apply. Bumble is an equal opportunity employer and welcomes everyone to our team. If you need reasonable adjustments at any point in the application or interview process, please let us know.

In your application, please feel free to note which pronouns you use (For example - she/her/hers, he/him/his, they/them/theirs, etc).

Bumble is seeking an expert PHP Engineer to help in the ongoing development of our large-scale mobile and web applications backend. This role will be focused on backend coding and database design. Millions of our users will see the results of your work every day, so we pay special attention to the performance and reliability of our system.


  • Participate in a creation of a very large scale backend API (PHP/MySQL/NoSQL, millions of active users, thousands of servers, over 50k requests per seconds for PHP backend) and see the results of your efforts in a matter of days
  • Optimise backend code, look for bottlenecks and, as and when necessary, implement visualisation and monitoring systems
  • Suggest and implement high-tech, innovative solutions
  • Proactively communicate with colleagues to refine application design
  • Actively participate in the whole process of development, from initial design to deployment and support
  • Write backend code and design databases (no client-side coding required)


  • Proven backend development experience
  • Computer Science/Tech related degree is highly desirable.
  • Experience in JVM languages is a bonus, especially building Service-oriented architecture
  • Words like caching, sharding, replication, reliability are familiar to you or you should be able to learn them quickly
  • Strong will to learn new stuff
  • Knowledge of *nix console environment
  • Understanding how to optimise and fine-tune backend application that uses MySQL or other external data sources
  • Experience in relational databases and SQL, preferably MySQL
  • Excellent knowledge of PHP, weak and strong points of this language


  • Employee Incentive Plan (EIP)
  • English language classes
  • Latest equipment
  • Relevant conference & events tickets
  • 24 working days of holidays
  • Mental health support
  • Private Dental Insurance
  • Private Medical Insurance (PMI)
  • £2,000 annual personal learning & development budget


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