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Back Office Team Leader (PHP)

Swoon Editions
Swoon Editions London, United Kingdom May 15

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We’re looking for an engineer to lead our back office engineering team in London. You’ll have a track record of solving difficult engineering problems across all parts of the business. You should be as at home describing the business value of a technical solution as building and designing APIs for our front-end team.

You’ll work as part of a talented team responsible for innovation with the freedom to research and implement solutions using cutting-edge technologies. We spend our time split between working with PHP (Laravel / Lumen and Symfony2) and Python (particularly the ERP system Odoo). Prior experience with these technologies would be ideal, but we’ll also consider candidates with all strong programming backgrounds that want a new challenge. We’re a small, dynamic, language agnostic team that’s looking to revolutionise a $100 billion industry.

NOTE: Unfortunately we are unable to sponsor candidates from outside the EU for this role


  • Helping us scale traffic and revenue, and improve business processes through innovative use of technology
  • Building reusable, extensible code that can be easily worked on by other members of the team
  • Building scalable solutions capable of quickly processing large amounts of data
  • Leading and contributing ideas on how to solve the complex issues that the team face
  • Take initiative to share and discuss your code with other members of the team to improve knowledge transfer and overall code quality
  • Deploying and operating production systems on AWS
  • Leading and developing a team of engineers
  • Leading and improving the agile product development processes and engineering practices of the team
  • Communicating and collaborating with stakeholders throughout the business to create and deliver the product development roadmap


  • You are capable of building web applications using LAMP architecture. This will require knowledge of PHP5+ & OOP, and MySQL5 and its surrounding technologies.
  • You have an in depth understanding of API driven architecture including token based authentication, REST and MVC
  • You have solid experience with Laravel and Symfony web frameworks as well as Composer
  • You have experience with SQL and NoSQL database technologies
  • You are proficient with git and git flow or similar code merging patterns
  • You can develop applications in Python
  • You are familiar with local development tools such as Vagrant
  • You are able to dig deep into business requirements and having a sense of ownership over your work
  • You have a passion for and experience of agile and lean development processes
  • You have experience of good engineering practices and implementing them in a team
  • You have lead a team of engineers and developed their skills and knowledge
  • You have experience of operating complex systems using cloud based solutions, especially using AWS and Docker
  • You regularly communicate and collaborate with key business stakeholders
  • You'll score bonus points if:
    • You understand Open Source technologies and are an active participant in the Open Source community
    • You have a broad interest and knowledge of other programming languages

How to apply

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