ABOUT YOU is one of the fastest-growing eCommerce startups in Europe. The company was founded in 2014, since then it already got to the place of being the second-largest fashion e-commerce retailer in Europe - being live in 10 countries and reached a company valuation of 1 billion $ in 2019. ABOUT YOU is a fashion online shop, but we are a tech company first. More than ? of our employees are developers. Our > 150 developers originally from 30 different nationsensure that we keep our > 8 million app installs up to date and our over 15 million active users per month happy. When dealing with each other, we believe in flat hierarchies and open and honest communication. We don’t cling to a certain idea. New information leads to new decisions, which we are open to. We want to build the best online shopping experience while being fast in our product development - therefore we strongly believe in small teams. Our average team size includes 4-6 developers. Yes, we are working agile - most teams work with Scrum, some with Kanban or a mixture. You have the choice between different hardware setups e.g. Macbook or Windows notebook and which kind of IDE you want to get working. Our source code is versioned in git repositories and we are using git flow as a workflow model. Find out more about our tech stack, the way we work and more here!

ABOUT YOU GmbH

Hamburg, DE

Lead Backend PHP Developer

We are currently looking for a skilled & passionate Lead Backend PHP Developer to become part of and direct one of our Tech Units at ABOUT YOU

Our Tech Department is the heart of ABOUT YOU, driven by the passion to develop the best infrastructure & tech applications. As our Lead Backend PHP Developer, you will direct a team of 5 to 7 developers in collaboration with the product manager. With your deep understanding of building digital products and software development, you will constantly optimize our complex applications in consideration of all requirements and stakeholders.


Contribute to one of the fastest-growing eCommerce infrastructures in Europe and become part of ABOUT YOU as a Lead Backend PHP Developer!

What you will do

  • Build complex & high scalable technical solutions in close cooperation with the Tech Lead and the Product Lead as well as the product manager
  • Draft architectural decisions and ensure reliable and state-of-the-art products
  • Lead a world-class team of engineers and collaborate with product managers, QA’s, and with designers to ship new components and features
  • Work within a dynamic & international environment with an agile working culture using methodologies such as SCRUM or Kanban
  • Work in an agile & international team with flat hierarchies and very short decision-making process

Who you are

  • You have 5+ years of experience in developing high-scalable software products in PHP7
  • You are proficient in Laravel or Symfony and have a deep understanding of the basics
  • You feel comfortable with people management topics and have worked in a leading role in a fast-changing environment before
  • You write well-structured, efficient and maintainable code and actively keep the quality of the codebase in check
  • You have excellent analytical and problem-solving skills
  • You are used to working in an English-speaking environment

Benefits

  • Grow together with one of the fastest growing eCommerce companies in Europe
  • Flexible working times
  • 40% discount on our online shop
  • Fresh fruits + drinks everywhere in the office
  • Language courses (German & English)
  • Free sport courses & reduced prices for gym membership
  • Subsidized public transportation ticket
  • Free choice of hardware and operating system (Mac, Windows or Linux) also for private usage
  • State-of-the-art tech stack running on AWS
  • Modern office in the city center of Hamburg
  • International working environment and English as a company language
  • Company flats (subject to availability)
  • Agile work environment (MOVE) and cross-functional teams
  • Free access to Germany's greatest developer conference code.talks
  • Company pension scheme
  • Free Laracasts and Egghead account
  • Help in relocation and VISA process

We are looking forward to receiving your application – preferably via our online application portal! Thus, we can ensure a faster process and for you it is very easy to upload your application documents.