Backend Developer - PHP

About Modus
Modus Capital is an early to mid-stage ecosystem development fund that focuses on entrepreneurial ecosystem development in frontier markets by connecting them with developed markets providing cross border deal-flow, capital flows, and knowledge transfer. Our focus is the creation of new technologies to alleviate consumer and business pain points and application of technology value-added for small-to-medium enterprises. Modus’ expertise lies in growing businesses by providing holistic operational support - something that we have developed, executed, and mastered over the past 5 years. 

The Role
We are looking for a PHP developer responsible for managing the interchange of data between the server and the users. His/Her primary focus will be the development of all server-side logic, definition, and maintenance of the central database, and ensuring high performance and responsiveness to requests from the front-end. He will also be responsible for integrating the front-end elements built by your co-workers into the application. Therefore, a basic understanding of front-end technologies is necessary as well.

Responsibilities
  • Design, build and maintain efficient, reusable, and reliable PHP code
  • Integration of data storage solutions
  • Integration of user-facing elements developed by front-end developers with server-side logic
  • Identify bottlenecks and bugs, and devise solutions to these problems
  • Help maintain code quality, organization, and automatization

Skills & Qualification
  • Experience with PHP
  • Good understanding of the syntax of PHP and its nuances
  • Solid understanding of object-oriented programming
  • Good understanding of server-side templating languages
  • Good understanding of server-side
  • Basic understanding of front-end technologies, such as JavaScript, HTML5, and CSS3
  • Familiarity with concepts of MVC, Mocking, ORM, and RESTful
  • A knack for writing clean, readable PHP code
  • Ability to integrate multiple data sources and databases into one system
  • Understanding of fundamental design principles behind a scalable application
  • Able to create database schemas that represent and support business processes
  • Able to implement automated testing platforms and unit tests
  • Proficient understanding of code versioning tools (e.g. Git)
  • Familiarity with continuous integration 
  • 4+ years’ backend development experience
  • Proven work experience in software development 
  • Proven work experience as a PHP developer 
  • Experience developing highly interactive applications 
  • Good knowledge of relational databases 
  • Working knowledge of NoSQL databases

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