Backend Developer - PHP at SkipsoLabs

Software Development
35.000 € to 42.000 € / year

SkipsoLabs is a tech company that helps corporates build out their Innovation Ecosystems and manage their Innovation programs.

Our company is a market leader in providing crowdsourcing, idea management and open innovation platforms for top corporate clients worldwide such as Microsoft, Deloitte and Disney just to name a few.

We offer a combination of crowdsourcing, game mechanics and big data analytics, to scout new technologies, drive product development, create new revenue streams, foster a culture of innovation.


We are looking for someone eager to learn and ready to take on any task or challenge.

If you don't know how to achieve a goal you look it up and propose the best solutions within the context of SkipsoLabs.

You should be smart, curious, and also able to adapt to any situation. At the same time, you should also be an active listener and open to discovering alternatives to your solution.

Most importantly, you must have a great work ethic and be respectful to your co-workers and clients.

Your main responsibilities will be the following:

  • Writing maintainable and efficient code leveraging software engineering best practices
  • Using your knowledge for maintaining our core PHP monolith (bug fixing, feature requests, etc..) but also help us migrate various features to our microservices-based systems (powered by Node.js)
  • Contribute to improving our internal development and testing processes
  • Collaborate with other team members and stakeholders


  • Proven work experience as a developer on apps running in production
  • Solid knowledge and experience with PHP (2+ years)
  • Work experience with at least one PHP framework (preferably Symfony)
  • Work experience with relational databases (MySQL) and Object-Relational Mapping libraries (preferably Doctrine)
  • Ability to work comfortably on refactoring and maintaining legacy applications
  • Hands-on experience with integrating external systems (through REST APIs)
  • Knowledge of version control tools (Git)
  • Excellent communication skills: good knowledge of written and spoken English is mandatory as we are an international team
  • Experience in writing modern JavaScript (>= ES6)
  • General front-end knowledge (HTML5, CSS3) and related frameworks (ideally Vue.js)


  • Knowledge of additional programming languages/runtimes (e.g. Node.js, TypeScript, Go, Python)
  • Experience with managing services on a cloud computing provider (e.g. AWS, Azure, GCP)
  • Experience with serverless computing and related platforms (e.g. AWS Lambda)
  • Experience with Test-Driven Development and CI/CD practices


  • Competitive salary based on experience
  • You will become an essential team member, contributing to the development of our core products
  • Work with a highly creative and entrepreneurial team
  • Join our company at the right time (we are growing fast!)
  • Remote working allowed
  • Awesome offsite team meetings
  • We embrace the digital nomad way of life so you can work from anywhere in the world
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About Skipso
11-50 employees
Software Development
London, UK

At SkipsoLabs we are helping organisations around the world harness the creativity of their employees, customers and external innovators to find solutions to internal challenges quickly and cost-effectively.

Our branded enterprise software solutions help businesses bridge the gap between supply and demand of innovative ideas, products and services. Our platforms automate, streamline and support any type of complex enterprise workflow such as: internal or external crowdsourcing and idea management programs, open innovation calls, award programs, prizes and contests, request for proposals, incubator and accelerator programs, grants management, talent scouting and more.

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