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BackEnd Software Engeneer

Riga, LV, Full Time


3+ Years

Seniority level

Middle/ Senior

Employment type

Remote / On Site

Life of Backend Developers at Sell

  • Your code will reach millions of customers and unlock a world of excellent services
  • You will work on a cross-functional team directly involved in architecting and implementing the core version of our consumer-facing/backend platform
  • You will expand and scale our RESTful APIs and other services which power our Front and BackEnd systems
  • You will help us scale further reach out to millions of customers and beyond
  • The platform team has many opportunities for a motivated engineer to have a huge impact and be recognized for it
  • You will report directly to the CTO who understands technology and has built successful IT teams.

About the Core Engineering Group

  • We do the majority of our server-side development in PHP7.4 +, with Symfony4, PostgreSQL, Redis, Dockers, and more
  • We believe in using the right tool for the job; as such, we also have a few services written in Java, Python, and others
  • We enjoy exploring new tools and ideas as our needs evolve, and we love working alongside people who are willing to try new things
  • We do multiple deployments weekly across many projects and working towards CI/CD
  • We have dedicated QA (with Automated UI Tests) and DevOps teams as well as Product Managers and UI/UX designers
  • We believe in the value of coding standards
  • We recognize achievement and promote from within
  • We encourage collaboration, knowledge sharing, camaraderie, and fun
  • We love to compete in global markets
  • We develop user-friendly interfaces
  • We generate ideas on how to improve existing processes and create new ones.


  • Minor and major application feature development
  • Assist stakeholders in developing feature specifications
  • Plan, code, test, and deploy new features/applications/projects/modules/plugins
  • Troubleshoot application bugs and determine resolutions
  • Optimize and refactor existing code to improve performance and reliability
  • Suggest improvements, security needs, best practices, etc. (your voice will be heard)


  • 5+ years experience with PHP, Modern Backend Framework (CakePHP, Laravel, Symfony, etc.), Modern Front End Framework (Vue, jQuery, Angular, etc.), HTML5, SASS and CSS
  • Highly skilled backend engineer who can write learn OOP PHP code
  • Strong understanding of architectural patterns for large, high-scale backend applications (e.g., well-designed RESTful APIs, efficient algorithms, data pipelines, caching techniques)
  • Passion for producing elegant, precise, maintainable, and testable code that teammates want to build upon
  • Experience designing REST APIs
  • Experience with job queues and background PHP processes
  • Web-based portfolio demonstrating and speaking to involvement in projects
  • Basic Linux admin (ability to SSH, view logs, etc.)
  • Understanding of local development environments and integration of varying components
  • Strong understanding of build processes/automation
  • Ability to optimize systems for performance, scalability, reliability, and maintainability
  • Proficiency with LINUX commands
  • Experience working with relational databases such as MySQL and PostgreSQL
  • Experience building user-focused interfaces
  • A self-starter who takes ownership of one’s work
  • Comfortable with writing, editing, and maintaining Unit/Feature tests
  • Experience with Test-Driven Development (TDD)
  • Highly attentive to details, able to cross all the t’s and dot all the i’s and help review/fix others
  • Eager to research and learn in a self-directed way (constantly improving)
  • Easygoing, fun, and a team player – must be able to comprehend highly-advanced forms of sarcasm
  • Genuine enthusiasm and love of software development.

This job is an opportunity to build something big from scratch in a team that has already have multiple massive projects under its belt

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If you feel that you can be right person for the job, let us know by writing us to [email protected]