PHP Lead Developer

  • Location

    Dublin, Republic of Ireland

  • Sector:

    IT, Development/Engineering

  • Job type:


  • Salary:

    €65000.00 - €70000.00 per annum

  • Contact:

    Livia Stasakova

  • Contact email:

  • Job ref:


  • Published:

    almost 2 years ago

  • Expiry date:


International SW start up specializing in ad tech is looking for a Full-Stack Development Team Lead to take responsibility for team of 4 SW developers to lead them through successful delivery of projects, including designing, building and scaling the ad-serving platform offerings across a wide range of web and mobile projects.


Your job will be:

  • Development of modular, testable and scalable software components for core platform and Web services/APIs
  • Code optimisation for performance and scalability. Maintenance/refactoring of legacy systems
  • Research and development of new and emerging technologies
  • Contribute to team process improvement adhering to industry best practice and principles
  • Participate in regular code reviews and team knowledge sharing activities
  • Responsible for leading and mentoring a team of developers for the development and delivery of quality software
  • Delegate workload to team members in accordance with roadmaps and priorities
  • Ensure standards and good design principles are adhered to by all members of the team
  • Provide team members with the necessary tools and background knowledge to perform the role to a high standard.
  • Run regular code reviews with the team to validate software design and good practices as well as to promote career development in new technologies and trends.
  • Provide feedback to management on both a regular and adhoc basis
  • Participate in hiring process
  • Onboard and mentor new team members
  • Lead initiatives for training and knowledge development
  • Hold 1-to-1 meetings with team members on a regular basis
  • Conduct annual reviews and appraisals


To be a good fit, you need:

  • 2+ years professional experience leading an engineering team
  • 6+ years object -oriented PHP (5.6 / 7+) development experience
  • High competency of HTML, CSS, Javascript, Angular and general web standards
  • Strong knowledge and practice of Object Oriented Design patterns and principles (SOLID, GoF, MVC, Dependency Injection)
  • Thorough understanding of the HTTP protocol and RESTful architectures
  • Experience with caching (APC, Memcache)
  • Solid foundation in SQL databases and design, specifically MySQL. Exposure to NoSQL and Big Data solutions would be advantageous
  • Experience using Git/GitHub and related workflows in a distributed team environment
  • Comfortable working in Unix/Linux environments
  • Exposure to Agile methodologies (Kanban/Scrum) and related management tools (JIRA, Confluence, Slack)
  • Experience with Golang & Python would be advantageous
  • Appreciation of TDD, Pair-Programming and Continuous Integration and deployment
  • Demonstrate an ability to lead by example


You can expect:

  • Salary up to €70,000
  • Health Insurance & pension
  • 23 days holidays plus your birthday off
  • Subsidised gym membership
  • Subsidised lunch Monday to Thursday
  • Spanish lessons & Pilates classes on site
  • Monthly massage
  • Regular team lunches & social events
  • Summer schedule hours
  • Subsidised Safari books online
  • Generous maternity & paternity leave
  • Training & development opportunities