Senior PHP Developer

WeSmile Ltd
2 years before
Auckland, New Zealand
Full time

Company Introduction

WeSmile Limited, New Zealand, (“WeSmile”) is a young startup company based in Auckland. We create and operate the Explore Abroad Club,  a social networking and media platform for people who are studying, working or living abroad.

In WeSmile we believe that our Earth Village will become an even better place if more and more people travel around the world, get to know each other better, and think of ourselves as the Citizen of the World(COW) who:

  • Respect one another.

  • Thankful for the culture diversity in our planet and humble to learn from others.

  • Believe in helping each other will make our world better.


Job Description

We are looking for senior PHP developers with the skills and experience to build and manage back end and data integration services. Your primary focus will be the development of server-side logic, definition and maintenance of the central database, and ensuring high performance and responsiveness to requests from the front-end. You will also be responsible for integrating the front-end elements built by your co-workers into the application. A knowledge of front-end technologies is necessary.



  • Integration of user-facing elements developed by front-end developers.

  • Build efficient, testable, and reusable PHP modules.

  • Solve complex performance problems and architectural challenges.

  • Integration of data storage solutions.

  • Assist team leadership and technical architecture decision-making.


Skills And Qualifications

  • Be a happy, positive-minded and kind person. 

  • Have a personal commitment to continuously learn and improve.

  • A genuine passion for service delivery and technology.

  • Strong knowledge of PHP web frameworks, Laravel preferred.

  • A good working understanding of front-end technologies, such as JavaScript, Vue, ReactJs, HTML5 and CSS3.

  • Proficient in object oriented PHP programming.

  • Strong knowledge of the common PHP or web server exploits and their solutions.

  • Understanding security compliance.

  • Understanding fundamental design principles behind a scalable application.

  • User authentication and authorization between multiple systems, servers, and environments.

  • Integration of multiple data sources and databases into one system.

  • Familiarity with limitations of PHP as a platform and its workarounds.

  • Creating database schemas that represent and support business processes.

  • Experienced MySQL database query skills, Redis key store knowledge would be helpful

  • Proficient understandingand use of the following tools: Git, Confluence, and Jira.

  • AWS cloud architecture experience and exposure would be a distinct advantage, along with a knowledge of devops practices, using Docker containers for local development, vagrant and chef for server builds



  • Gain the shares of WeSmile company and win a big potential fortune in the future. 

  • Potential opportunity to become a co-founder of the startup company.

  • Work with like-minded developers from all over the world.


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