Technical Lead/Senior Technical Lead - PHP

Job description

About Gapstars

Gapstars is the Netherlands and Sri Lanka-based software development services provider for innovative tech companies. Today, we are home to 100+ Techstars and innovative minds turning scalable software into performance products shaping the future. Our partners are highly ambitious tech companies that are looking to conquer their respective markets.

The Role

At Gapstars, our goal is to fuel growth for highly ambitious tech companies with world-class tech talent. If you are an experienced and ambitious Senior PHP Developer with strong programming fundamentals and the ability to adopt new frameworks as needed we want to hear from you.

As a Senior PHP Developer, you will be expected to architect, develop and release user-facing features and ensure the quality of our product continues to serve the needs of our tens of millions of users.

Join top ambitious developers

We hire only top developers with a knack for clean code, a product-first mindset, and great communication skills. Our people love fulfilling their passion at Gapstars and the Great Place to Work Institute ranks us in the top 10. Want to join the team?


  • 8+ years of professional experience as a Backend Engineer.
  • Strong OOP skills.
  • Extensive experience with PHP & MySQL (Symfony framework is a plus).
  • Strong SQL skills. You should be able to write complex SQL queries.
  • Solid knowledge of how to build and design highly scalable applications.
  • A deep understanding of SOLID principles, system design, data structures and algorithms.
  • Unit test experience with PHPUnit. Ability to create comprehensive test plans and test cases, define testing strategies, locating and solving difficult bugs and errors;
  • Web security knowledge.
  • Rest API knowledge
  • WordPress & Woocommerce experience
  • Experience with Redis
  • E-commerce experience
  • Experience performance debugging tools such as XDebug, New Relic, Blackfire