For a better working life

For a better working life

Software Architect (PHP) (m/f)

XING is the social network for business professionals with millions of members all over the world. Help us shape the future – for a better working life! We currently have an opening at our headquarters in Hamburg.

We are looking for a senior software developer with expert knowledge in PHP to join our backend architecture team. The main focus of the role is to help making PHP a first-class citizen in our development landscape and to support our development teams in highly demanding technical projects.

A challenging task

  • Develop infrastructure components for our PHP applications so that they can be seamlessly integrated in our backend and frontend architecture
  • Evaluate and recommend new technology
  • Provide architecture consulting for development teams or help out as a technical lead on challenging projects
  • Work closely with our whole tech organization to improve our use of PHP and its frameworks (for example Symfony)
  • Mentor our other PHP Engineers and help them hone their skills and share your knowledge in our community of practice

A convincing background

  • Profound knowledge of PHP and its frameworks (PHP 7.x, Symfony…) and at least one other programming language
  • Experience in enterprise projects (knowledge of enterprise patterns)
  • Ability to manage different stakeholders and being able to adopt to a diplomatic standpoint when it comes to technical decisions and being an internal networker
  • Several years of experience as a technical project lead (for example for large scale migration projects) is a plus
  • Being seen in the PHP community as a Conference Speaker, writer of Blogs and so on is a plus

An inspiring environment

XING offers a dynamic environment located in the centre of Hamburg. As well as flexible working hours, you’ll have an opportunity to unleash your skills and acquire new ones. We offer a wide range of training courses in addition to German, English and Spanish lessons, regular team and offsite events, and lots of fun. We also provide free drinks and organic fruit as well as a Proficard public transport ticket, restaurant vouchers and travel insurance. And let’s not forget the smartphone or iPad that you can use privately. You’ll also be provided with a high-end Macbook Pro, and our offices have table football tables. If you’re feeling really sporty, we also have great gym deals, and various other benefits….

If this profile matches your expertise, experience and aspirations, we’d be delighted to receive your full application, including salary requirements and possible starting date.

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Karsten Krausch

Karsten Krausch

Senior HR Manager

Software Engineering 

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