Gamers are the ones we always keep in mind while developing our services and improving our offer – they are the pillars that make GOG. What’s more, we understand that gaming communities around the world can be a bit different, have their own tastes and preferences, and require a dedicated approach.
People are fundamental to our success. Right now at the Engineering team, we are looking for a skilled Technical Lead (PHP) to pick up a challenge and shape the future architecture for GOG services while resolving complex dependencies and bringing the top quality standards.
Work with super-supportive, professional and open-minded teammates/engineers/ gamers who build cool platform used by them & their friends:
– We build global ecommerce & game distribution platform with millions of users each month where our microservices handle over 35 000 reqs/s in peak
– We use Docker all across the pipeline and we are migrating production apps to containers with Kubernetes
– We care for SOLID code, modular approach and automated tests on all layers
– Do we have tech-debt? Yes, and we dedicate time for fast-forwarding core pieces (currently slicing monolith to microservices, upgrading PHP)
– We learn from each other by pair-programming, workshops, presentations, team choice days and many other cool engineers’ initiatives
- Setting technical direction and managing technical roadmap taking into account: technical debt, architecture, technical stack and SDLC efficiency.
- Working closely with engineering teams on all stages (design, development, code review, release & monitoring) to ensure high quality solutions incorporating the best software development practices.
- Working and negotiating with Product Owners and other stakeholders to ensure execution of technical roadmap.
- Ensuring standardisation of technology & technical documentation across teams.
- Providing vision for technical stack while staying on top of and responding to trends and best practices.
- Growing engineers through feedback and mentorship.
- Properly communicating and escalating technical issues and risks to stakeholders.
- Advocating for technology and developer experience.
- 5+ years of experience in software engineering related to building back-end applications.
- Business acumen: understand the role of technology in a company – able to balance business needs with tech needs.
- Experience in building high-performing, scalable applications.
- Experience in designing architecture for large and complex systems.
- Hands-on experience with microservice architecture, projects scalability and performance tuning of web applications.
- Strong understanding of security best practices.
- Mastery in PHP7/8 and object oriented programming.
- Familiarity with Symfony in a production environment.
- High expertise of MySQL databases, query/table optimisations, caching and asynchronous communication.
- You embrace and have a strong understanding of agile methodologies.
- Comfortable giving feedback and experienced in developing people in technologies.
- Ability to easily communicate in English.
- Experience working with Docker and/or Kubernetes.
- Experience with Redis, Varnish, CDNs.
- Experience with other back-end technologies i.e.: Java, GoLang.
- A passion for games and the gaming industry.
What we offer
- Possibility to expand your career in an international and extremely creative environment.
- Unique opportunity to enter a booming industry and to influence the future of gaming.
- Hybrid model of work with a possibility to have an office-first, remote-first or fully remote structure depending on your role’s responsibilities & requirements.
- Access to a health care and sports activities package, including free psychologist appointments.
- Possibility to take paid Menstrual Leave for all menstruating employees.
- Active employee networks for LGBTQIA+ employees, women of GOG and parents.
- Frequent social activities, free fruits/coffee/tea, an in-house cantina, and other goodies are a standard.
- An in-house gym, open 24/7, available exclusively for our employees.
- Gamer’s paradise where you will be surrounded by games!
- Dog-friendly environment – yes, you can bring your four-legged friend to work!
Please be informed that we reserve the right to contact only selected applicants. The hired individual will need to work in-house, in our office based in Warsaw, Poland.
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If you think you’ve got what it takes, please submit your CV and cover letter (both in English) below.