Backend Engineer (PHP)

at Zeelo in London


**No recruiters please

We’re searching for a proactive Backend Engineer who is able to write reusable and clean code and that is passionate about delivering high quality PHP backend applications. You’ll take responsibility for building Zeelo’s backend system which will be the main channel for our customer’s booking process. Our system integrates with several external systems. You’ll be exposing different APIs that will be consumed internally and also by external partners.

This is an opportunity to be an integral part of a small team with huge ambition.


What you should know about Zeelo:

  • We’re on a mission to build a global pop-up transport platform that will transform inter-urban travel, by intelligently using data to generate unscheduled and direct coach routes

  • We’re a small young team of do-ers, finding a balance between thinking big and getting stuff done. Our team culture encourages people to be:
    - Ambitious – anything is possible with a can-do attitude
    - Empowered – make intelligent and informed decisions. Ask for forgiveness, not permission
    - Cheeky – don’t accept anything because ‘that’s the way it’s always been’. Be cheeky and challenge the status quo

  • We’re a well funded startup with transport and technology experience. We’ve identified a huge opportunity



You should be/have:

  • A proficient PHP developer
  • Deep knowledge of MySQL
  • Good knowledge of LAMP environment
  • Contribute to the design, architecture and development of our products and services
  • Produce highly scalable, high quality software
  • Experience with REST, JSON
  • Experience in using version control systems as GIT and comfortable working with branches
  • Strong verbal and written communication skills in English
  • Outgoing – able to communicate well externally and also with the rest of the team
  • Creative, driven, proactive and motivated to try new things
  • A versatile, practical, pragmatic worker capable of working autonomously and as a part of an interdisciplinary team

We’d really like it if you:

  • Have some experience working with Laravel framework
  • Have worked integrating different systems with different technologies together
  • Have experience with Data warehouse
  • Are interested in machine learning and build data-driven solutions
  • Send us projects that you feel proud of along with your CV
  • Have worked in a startup or worked on your own projects



  • Great culture. Humble. Creative. Friendly. Talented. These are the people we hire and this is our working culture
  • Flexible working hours
  • 22 days holiday a year
  • Zeelo team socials every couple of weeks
  • Commitments to training and development opportunities every quarter – just ask for what you need and we’ll do our best to make it happen

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Published at 31 Mar 2017
Expires on 31 May 2017

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