PHP 7 (regular)
Centra is a SaaS startup, offering e-commerce software focused on brands in the fashion and lifestyle segments. Centra has a market-leading position within its niche on the Nordic market, and many customers outside the Nordics.
We’re now looking to accelerate global expansion and become the market leader in several other countries. We are looking for a Regular Backend Engineer to join our team responsible for a high-performance GraphQL API (we are a SaaS product company).
The main application you will be working on is a scalable, high-performance API for supporting large-scale e-commerce websites (thousands of API calls per second).
The API has features for e.g., product catalog, shopping cart and checkout. It is a rewrite of functionality in an existing application, that the same team is maintaining and migrating the functionality from piece by piece.
The old application has grown organically with changing requirements, and we have decided to rewrite the API functionality from the ground up, with a changed architecture.
We are implementing the main business logic as a GraphQL API written in PHP 7 on top of a MariaDB database. We use ElasticSearch and Redis and a lot of caching to produce an API that is very performant and hard to kill.
We will generate events using change data capture with Debezium and feed those through Kafka. On top of this, we are implementing a caching proxy as a Cloudflare Worker using TypeScript.
We work according to Scrum and our teams are self-organizing, meaning the teams themselves decide on what tech stack to use for a particular project and how to best deliver.
We are all very ambitious and love to learn, and we hope you do too. We spend a lot of time coaching each other, pair programming, and sharing knowledge.
We organize and sponsor the PHP and TypeScript meetups in Wroclaw (we promise they will be back after Covid!).
At Centra, we have ambitious goals and are passionate about what we do. We have a lot of fun together during and outside of work.
We've gotten to where we are today because of dedication, teamwork, raw talent, and our strong belief in driving innovation.
English is our working language, so you need to be a fluent English speaker.
We look for...
Someone ambitious. We are all ambitious and our goal is to build a world-class product
Good understanding of modern PHP 7 / 8 and modern programming in general
Passion for writing beautiful, minimalistic code that is easy to understand and maintain
Passion for performance and optimization. You need to understand how indexes work in SQL, how to create efficient queries, and how to profile and debug your application
Strong analytical and problem-solving skills as well as a good eye for details (useful for code reviews!)
Team spirit and a sense of ownership as you will help your team deliver the code all the way to production
Our current stack :
Apps : PHP 7, NodeJS / Typescript, Go
APIs : GraphQL and REST APIs
Frontend : React, Redux
Databases : MariaDB / MySQL, ElasticSearch, Redis
Platform : AWS, Digital Ocean, Docker
Build Deploy Pipeline : Gitlab CI, Jenkins
Monitoring / Debugging : Grafana, Sentry.io
What you can expect from us...
Top-tier salary based on your skills, experience and performance
Your choice of working with us either as an employee or freelancer (B2B)
Flexible, informal atmosphere with lots of fun and positive vibes
The opportunity to develop your skills by working on innovative projects
Support from experienced and helpful co-workers and the creative freedom
Latest generation MacBook, large screens, ergonomic desks / chairs and other hardware
Lots of events, company trips and general fun with colleagues
Hackathons to investigate cool topics outside of sprint
A budget to participate in educational programs, conferences and meet-ups
Flexible work-from-home policy. We trust our team members can decide what is best and there will be no questions asked if you want to work from home 1-2 days a week
Top-notch completely renovated office right in the middle of Wroclaw
All benefits you would expect, such as private health care, sports contribution and so on
Relocation support if you want to move to Wroclaw (you should - it is beautiful!)
Our recruiting process :
Take-home assignment + a technical interview or live coding session
Decision : )
We've developed a B2B / B2C SaaS e-commerce platform for brands. In other words, we make a software used for selling products, both wholesale and directly to consumers
We're building our company and our products with the ambition to be the very best in the world. We are already working with some very strong brands and we are growing rapidly
Our main tech hub is located in Wroclaw, Poland. We also have offices in Stockholm, Sweden and in New York City, USA
We are currently a team of 70 and aim to be at least 150 by the end of 2022