February 20, 2024
1 position



Any city, Costa Rica

Svitla Systems Inc. is looking for a Staff PHP Engineer for a full-time position (40 hours per week) in Costa Rica. Our client is a leading expert network, providing business and government professionals opportunities to communicate with industry and subject-matter experts to answer research questions. Their customers consult with these experts over the phone, in person at conferences, teleconferences, custom events and workshops, or may gather their primary research data through surveys, polls, or web-based data offerings. Experts are categorized into six main industry sectors: healthcare, financial and business services, consumer goods and services; energy, industrials, and basic materials; tech, media, and telecom; and legal and regulatory. Since 2003, the company has provided its clients with primary research services, helping professionals comprehensively understand a topic before making significant investment and/or business decisions. Their multinational client list includes nine top 10 consulting firms, hundreds of hedge funds, and many of the largest private equity firms and fortune-ranked companies. The engineering team is taking on challenges to improve the internal CRM system and create new products to optimize the seamless delivery of the services. You’ll work with a team of engineers through challenging development projects. You must be comfortable working EST hours.


  • 5-10 years of professional experience developing web-based applications in PHP frameworks.
  • Professional experience using open-source PHP (Symfony and/or API Platform, or heavy design pattern PHP framework)
  • Experience scaling in LAMP:
    o Experience in leveraging Redis, RabbitMQ, and Supervisord;
    o Knowledge of Azure AI Search and storage accounts (a huge plus).
  • Experience leveraging APMs such as DataDog to isolate performance bottlenecks
  • Solid understanding of Git concepts such as branching, merging, pull requests and conflict resolution utilizing Bitbucket or Github


  • Optimize and deliver new features on PHP8 based CRM application
  • Add new endpoints to Symfony4 based restful API
  • Work on Angular 10 based SPA consuming APIs
  • Stand up new macroservice repositories using API Platform 3.x (PHP8.3 – Symfony7),
  • Kubernetes and Azure APIM Gateway
  • Work with large database schemas that would include adding and updating tables and rows using MS SQL Server
  • Write Unit tests and Documentation 
  • Work in an agile environment (2 week cadence) with internal Product Managers and Designers
  • Coordinate with Business Operations staff, QA, Application Support, and DevOps teams to triage bugs

Will be a plus:

  • Experience designing fault tolerant architecture on cloud deployments
  • Experienced in leveraging issue tracking systems and wikis for documentation
  • (Jira/Confluence)
  • Comfortable on CentOS Linux, command line, SSH, SFTP, SCP…
  • Exposure to Azure/AWS/GCP PaaS
  • Crafting architecture diagrams in Visio or LucidChart

We Offer:

  • US and EU projects based on advanced technologies.
  • Competitive compensation based on skills and experience.
  • Annual performance appraisals.
  • Remote-friendly culture and no micromanagement.
  • Comprehensive private medical insurance.
  • Christmas Bonus in the amount of 15 days' salary.
  • Bonuses for recommendations of new employees.
  • Bonuses for article writing, public talks, other activities.
  • 15 vacation days, 10 holidays, sick leaves.
  • Udemy unlimited training account.
  • Free webinars, meetups and conferences organized by Svitla.
  • Fun corporate celebrations and activities.
  • Awesome team, friendly and supportive community!

About Svitla:

Svitla Systems is a global trusted IT solutions company headquartered in California, with business and development offices throughout the US, Latin America, Europe, and Asia. Svitla is an outspoken advocate of workplace flexibility, best known for its well-established remote culture, individual approach to our teammate’s professional and personal growth, and family-like environment.

Since 2003, Svitla has served a wide range of clients, from innovative start-ups in California to mega-large corporations such as Ingenico, Amplience, InvoiceASAP and Global Citizen. At Svitla, developers work with clients’ teams directly, building lasting and successful partnerships, as a result of seamless integration with on-site processes. 

Svitla Systems’ global mission is to build a business that contributes to the well-being of our partners, personnel and their families, improves our communities, and makes a lasting difference in the world. Join us!

If you are interested in our vacancy, please send your CV. We will be happy to see you in our friendly team :)

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