Senior Backend Developer

at Miappi in London

($4000 - $6500 per month)

Set up in 2012, Miappi is a VC funded start-up which has built a social media aggregator platform, helping brands take control of their social media.

This is an exciting opportunity to join an established, funded start up development team of three developers to build out the apps, website and mobile solutions in line with the product road-map. Miappi is looking for a freelance backend developer who is based around the East Coast of the US, or in South America.

You will work on a number of projects which include: continued development of the platform, working on efficiently collecting and storing posts by managing APIs from third party networks such as Facebook, Twitter etc. Then developing algorithms to find the best posts for client curation.


• Linux - CentOS and Ubuntu. Must be able to work on the Command Line.
• PHP 5.6+ & PHP 7+ - Ideally you'll have experience with Lumen/Laravel; having experience with CodeIgniter is a bonus
• MariaDB 10+ - Great SQL is essential
• ElasticSearch
• Memcache
• Git - GitLab and Gitlab CI for automated deployments
• Composer
• AWS - EC2, ELB, S3, SQS, Route53
• OVH Servers
• Code Reviews when needed
• DataDog for Monitoring
• Communication via Skype & Slack
• Trello & GitLab for planning, code discussion/reviews


• Self-starter with a bias to project ownership.
• Confident in your abilities
• Able to clearly and effectively voice their ideas and not afraid to ruffle feathers
• Currently there's one more developer on this so you'll need to provide guidance for that developer including Code Review
• Strong attention to detail
• Desire to learn new skills, technically curious and likes to keep up with technological developments

You will be asked to provide up to three example project/code samples that demonstrate the above, prior to a phone interview.

All candidates must have excellent business English skills.

Direct Reports: Will be expected to work under own initiative, but will report to our product manager. You must be an individual freelancer and will not be able to outsource or share this work with others.

No recruiters and no agencies. US based freelancers only please.

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Published at 29 Jun 2017
Expires on 30 Apr 2018