API Software Engineer

Hostelworld
Meet the World

Job details

  • Full-time
  • calendar
  • map markerPorto, PT
  • cardRequires Work Permit
    Requires that you're a citizen or have a valid work permit / visa sponsorship to work in the country in which this position is based.
  • routeIntermediate
  • routeEnglish
    Preferred spoken language

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Intro

Like our customers, Hostelworld is full of open-minded and energetic employees. We pride ourselves in delivering the most effective and innovative technology solutions at pace and of high quality. Your personal growth is important to us, and we provide you the opportunity to develop and grow through varying project opportunities, further education, and benefiting from the supportive and cohesive culture within technology and the wider company.

Our customers aren't your average tourists: they are an open-minded, spontaneous and energetic bunch who want to immerse themselves in unknown cultures, not just observe them. They want to take home unforgettable stories, the kind you can’t make up. And it’s the other global travellers they meet along the way that make all of this possible.

That’s where hostels come in. They put you at the heart of the action and make it easy to meet other travellers from all over the world, providing a unique environment to immediately get talking to other people. Hostelworld is proud to be waving the flag for the hostel industry, and we’ve got a great story to tell.

We’re looking for a passionate and energetic Software Engineer that is ready to develop their existing skills by working alongside a creative and dynamic API development team on a range of ambitious and innovative projects.

Main Responsibilities

  • Develop robust and scalable APIs and Services to support high traffic applications
  • Work across different areas of the software stack
  • Contribute clean, secure and maintainable code to the product
  • Contribute to the evolution of the overall product/system architecture
  • Optimising code for performance and scalability
  • Prototyping and building highly performed and flexible components
  • Estimating features, working closely with technical and business teams at each stage of the development lifecycle

Main requirements

  • 4+ years developing object-oriented PHP for database-backed websites
  • Strong understanding of most popular design patterns (MVC, SOLID, Dependency injection)
  • Experience working in an agile environment and with techniques like Continuous Integration, code reviews
  • Excellent understanding and experience of web application security best practices
  • Strong experience in API, Rest API development and XML/JSON processing
  • Strong experience in MySQL
  • Understanding of code documentation practices and tools
  • Ability to quickly learn, understand, test, and debug existing codebases
  • Experience with testing tools (phpunit, behat, phpspec)
  • Experience with profiling tools (xdebug, webgrind, xhprof)
  • Strong analytical and problem-solving skill set
  • Bachelor's degree in computer science or similar
  • Experience with version control systems e.g. GIT/Mercurial
  • Proficient in both spoken and written English

Nice to have

  • Experience working in a high traffic environment is a plus, as well as knowledge on caching strategies and tools (Memcache, Redis, Varnish, NginX), search engines (Solr, Elastic Search, Sphinx) and message queues
  • Experience with any other language (Java, Python, C++)
  • Applicable certifications (PHP, MySQL, etc.)
  • Experience with testing tools (phpunit, behat, phpspec) and methodologies like TDD and BDD
  • Experience with profiling tools (xdebug, webgrind, xhprof)
  • Experience working with remote locations

Perks

  • 22 days annual leave increasing to 27 days with service
  • Competitive salary
  • Refer a Friend Scheme - €1,500 bonus
  • Health Insurance
  • Meal Allowance
  • Hostelworld Credits
  • Financial Support for Continuing Educational Programmes
  • Training
  • Career Development
  • Mentoring Programme
  • Flexible Working Hours

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