Backend PHP Developer at Hostaway

Job detail

Software Engineering
100K - 130K USD per year
Mid, Senior

Job description

This is your chance to join the winning team!

Hostaway is looking for an analytical, results-driven backend PHP developer who is dedicated, writes high-quality code and follows best practices and standards, in order to build a scalable platform that produces value for our customers. You will be a part of a team that is responsible for all phases of the ongoing software development from the initial specification, through to design, development, testing, deployment, and monitoring. 

Achievements of the company:

- Highest rated software in the industry on Capterra

- Preferred partners of Airbnb,, Expedia, and several other leaders in the industry

- Founded in 2015 and is the fastest-growing global SaaS start-up in the vacation rentals industry

- Company achieved Product Market Fit and experiencing an exponential growth

Reasons to jump into the last car:

- generous stock options program - the earlier you get on board, the more you get

- team is not too big, but very skilled - we beat competitors with 5 times bigger teams by being much more effective

- you decide the way of your career growth - management or tech leadership tracks

- opportunity in choosing technologies used, tools and processes

- truly agile product development, fast decision making, no bureaucracy

- work-life balance - no overworking, time trackers and silly deadlines

Tech stack and buzzwords:

- Back End: PHP7.4, MySQL, Phalconphp, OOP, AWS, RESTful, TDD, Unit tests, Linux, Composer, Docker, Redis.

- Front End: JavaScript, React, Typescript, CSS, HTML, Redux-saga, RESTful API, Webpack, Figma.

- Tools: issue tracking tool - Jira, code reviews in Bitbucket, version control system - GIT, Jenkins for deployment, Slack, Confluence

Our Engineering team

Several teams are working on the product, more than 25 engineers in total: backend and frontend developers, QA Automation team, iOS и Android developers, UI/UX designer, Product and Project managers.

We want to offer you:

  • Competitive salary (The final compensation will vary based on individual experience, skills, and job-based knowledge)
  • Stock Options Program
  • Remote work opportunity
  • Flexible work schedule
  • Co-working space refund
  • Annual paid vacation
  • Knowledge sharing sessions
  • Multicultural working environment


The Back-end Developer will:

  • formulate more efficient processes, solve problems, and create a more seamless experience for users
  • develop REST API for dashboard and mobile application (for partners and clients)
  • create integration with third-party systems via API and SDK
  • use code coverage with unit and integration tests
  • deploy to production via Jenkins
  • participate in the discussion of tasks and projects


  • 3+ years of experience with PHP 7.2+, MySQL and Git
  • Strong understanding of OOP, strong knowledge of basic programming patterns, PHP-FIG PSR standards and Composer
  • Strong skills in Linux
  • Experience in designing and developing RESTful web APIs
  • Experience in writing Unit Tests and Integration Tests
  • Experience with AWS is a plus
  • English language level Intermediate +
  • Being a fast learner, open to changes, and having a customer-centric attitude and Agile mindset

Recruiting process

- CV and source code samples evaluation by the technical specialist

- Non-technical interview - 30 minutes introduction call

- Technical interview - 1 hour conversation with the team

- Cultural Fit Interview - 45 minutes talk with the Management

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