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Principal PHP Developer (f/m/x)

Veröffentlicht am 14.Februar.2024

  • Vollzeit
  • Remote / vor Ort
  • Feste Anstellung
  • Senior (5+ Jahre)
  • Hamburg
  • Deutschland
  • Homeoffice möglich

Principal PHP Developer (...

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.

Deine Aufgaben

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

  • Lead architecture improvements and modernization of our core PHP API and backend systems powering our games
  • Drive initiatives to enhance the stability, performance, and scalability of our PHP platform and live game systems
  • Promote and implement security, testing, and development best practices
  • Contribute high-quality, maintainable PHP code using a wide range of technologies like Composer, Sentry, Sonar, PHPUnit, Github, Docker, MySQL, Memcache, Redis, Jenkins, Grafana, Kibana, Nexus, and Nginx.
  • Take ownership of important tech KPIs that ensure a smooth gameplay experience.
  • Shape the technical vision and roadmap for our PHP backend.
  • Partner with Marketing, Product, and Game Design to align technical work to business goals
  • Lead integration of new APIs, payment systems, and data tracking
  • Spearhead projects to modernize and professionalize our PHP architecture
  • Mentor and guide developers on your team, instilling best practices

Dein Profil

  • 7+ years of professional experience in PHP development
  • Deep expertise in PHP 7/8, unit testing, composer, PSRs, and modern PHP frameworks
  • You have worked on multi-server, high-load PHP applications
  • Experience leading complex, high-traffic PHP applications and APIs
  • Passion for writing clean, well-structured, maintainable code using design patterns appropriately
  • Ability to implement and promote best practices for reliability, performance, scalability, security
  • Excellent analytical and problem-solving skills
  • Strong leadership skills; able to influence and mentor teammates
  • Ability to understand business needs and translate them into technical requirements
  • You are fluent in technical and business English; German language skills are a plus
  • You have experience with agile methodologies like Kanban, Scrum
  • You are enthusiastic about games and enjoy working in an interdisciplinary team
  • You are interested in learning outside of the box and also taking over full-stack development tasks

Deine Benefits:

Flexible Work Environment

  • Amazing location in Downtown Hamburg with hybrid remote work options
  • Family-friendly working hours and great work-life balance

Learning & Growth

  • Our unique Flex-Friday model offers the opportunity to work on strategic initiatives or self-directed learning projects in emerging technologies like AI and machine learning.
  • Quarterly personal development with internal and external training opportunities
  • Individual language courses in German and English

Culture & Perks

  • Fun, energetic environment with competent and motivated teammates
  • Regular team events, creative breaks, and company celebrations
  • Subsidized public transportation pass
  • Shared office space in a modern, professional work environment
  • Short decision-making processes


  • Ein modernes Arbeitsumfeld
  • Firmenevents und -veranstaltungen
  • Flache Hierarchien
  • Flexible Arbeitszeiten
  • Homeoffice
  • Karrierechancen
  • Weiterbildungsmöglichkeiten
  • Firmenticket
  • Gute Verkehrsanbindung


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PräsenzRemote / vor Ort
SprachenDeutsch, Englisch

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