February 20, 2024
1 position



Any city, Ukraine

Svitla Systems Inc. is looking for a Staff PHP Engineer for a full-time position (40 hours per week) in Ukraine. Our client is a leading expert network firm, connects clients with vetted subject matter experts—Advisors—from their global professional network. The client leverages the insights and perspectives shared by Advisors to stay informed and make better business decisions. Its slate of services, including phone consultations, surveys, events and proprietary data insights products, help professionals gain comprehensive understanding of a topic before making strategic or investment decisions. The multinational client list includes 9 of the top 10 consulting firms and some of the largest hedge funds, private equity firms and Fortune-ranked public companies.

About the position:

Tech lead, fluent English, strong experience working with APIs and addressing possible issues on highly scalable projects, strong database knowledge is a must due to large data sets - MySQL. Laravel/Symfony: the team will choose one of these. Priority is Symfony. React will be a plus since the most recent apps are on React. Here half of the tasks will be support and half for new features. The code base had lots of code earlier but has been optimized. However, still have issues as need to make changes and they are very complex, CPA consuming. The person should be very attentive to details to resolve it, issues are not simple. Redis, RabbitMQ, SupervisorD, Cloud and Datadog (ideal) or similar.


  • 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:
  •    - Leveraging Redis, RabbitMQ, and SupervisorD
  •    - Azure AI Search, 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

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


  • 50% of the work bug fixing and 50% new features.
  • 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

We Offer:

  • US and EU projects based on advanced technologies.
  • Competitive compensation based on skills and experience.
  • Annual performance appraisals.
  • Flexibility in workspace, either remote or in one of our development offices. 
  • Comprehensive medical insurance including dental and massages.
  • Sport reimbursement program for onsite and online activities.
  • Support of a healthy lifestyle, compensation for running events.
  • Bonuses for recommendations of new employees.
  • Bonuses for article writing, public talks, other activities.
  • Personal loan budget available for long-term personnel.
  • 20 vacation days, 10 national holidays and sick leaves.
  • Maternity leave policy and family days off.
  • Full compensation for conferences, courses, English classes.
  • Free webinars, meetups and conferences organized by Svitla.
  • Gifts for anniversaries, New Year, children and more.
  • Corporate celebrations and activities, regular lectures on various topics.
  • 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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