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Tech Lead PHP (m/f/d)

Permanent employee, Full-time · Berlin

About us
Our mission is to build a global platform for successful high-volume photography.

At Fotografen Online Service GmbH, we have discovered high-volume photography to be one of the most profitable and reliable forms of photography. Therefore, we have developed an online sales platform which is specifically designed to assist high-volume photographers in running their business more efficiently and increasing their sales revenue.
We notably concentrate our efforts within the field of preschool and school photography as research shows it is one of the most lucrative markets, with around 150 million children being photographed in schools throughout Europe and America every year.

We are the current market leader in Europe for the online sale of photo products and hold a market share in 15 different countries worldwide which enabled us to reach profitable growth in 2015. We are backed by top investors: Saarbruecker 21, Dr. Florian Heinemann and Christian Vollmann.

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Your role
Your Mission

Our application consists of many separated (micro) services that work together to provide the best possible product for photographers as well as their end customers.
We need your help in maintaining our services and developing new ones as we continue on our task to migrate from legacy monolith application to more maintainable and distributed system based on micro services.
Our second challenge is expanding our system with new features to be ready to conquer new international markets and meet all needed requirements.
Along with all that, we also want to stay the most advanced and modern online platform for photographers.
Therefore, we want to expand our development team and are looking for an exceptional developer who is willing to face those challenges together with us!

Your role


  • Technical leadership of the core dev team 
  • Own and lead micro-services architecture development contributing to our scalable Saas platform 
  • Actively participate in planning, creating, and running our line of fullstack services
  • Own key elements of our system and lead new features development and integrations
  • You lead by example and constantly mentor other tech team members
  • Contributing to the processes of architectural scaling, improving technical resilience of our services and support of all technical decisions
  • Following the latest technological trends, constantly innovate by working with cutting edge technologies and apply them in our products
  • Contribute to our agile environment with new innovative ideas
Our perfect match
  • At least 3 years of experience in leading a fullstack team in technology management
  • Excellent knowledge in PHP7 and relational database like MySQL and  good knowledge of frontend technologies - HTML5, CSS3 and Javascript
  • Solid Experience with microservices architecture, techniques for scaling the products
  • Experience with various testing tools, libraries and methodologies
  • Hands-on mentality and always strive to find the best solution as quickly as possible
  • Strong customer focus, well organized and always think one step ahead with our customer in mind
  • Self-motivated individual with excellent problem-solving skills
  • Experience working closely with other teams in agile environment
  • Experience with building services and processing large amount of structured and unstructured data is an advantage
  • You have great communication skills, with high level in English language; German language nice to have
We offer
  • Guaranteed long term employment in a stable profitable young company with flexible working hours
  • Complete flexibility with regards to working hours 4 out of 5 days
  • An international team with flat hierarchies and a dynamic and inspiring working atmosphere
  • Challenging tasks and continuous training possibilities with a training budget of at least 300€, laptop of your choice and relocation budget
  • An office located in the heart of Berlin-Prenzlauer Berg
  • Healthy snacks, beer on Fridays, Ice cream in the fridge and lots of team events
Is This the Challenge that You’re Looking For?

We’re looking forward to your application!  Your contact person is Ana Walka.

Your application

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