Senior Full Stack PHP Developer

London, England, United Kingdom Full-time

Senior Full Stack PHP Developer
Salary/rate negotiable
Based in London, Paddington


About Bark

Bark is a fast-growing online service marketplace. We’re experiencing hockey-stick growth, have over 3 million customers and are profitable and cash generative.

We use cutting-edge technology and an extraordinarily talented team of people to solve an age-old problem – how to find the best available professional for any job, every time no matter what the need.

Bark is a dynamic, exciting early stage business but with the financial security of an established business - so you get all the benefits of working in a startup environment (ownership, agility, responsibility and stimulation) without any of the worries.


About the role

We are looking for an experienced Full Stack PHP Developer who will be an integral part of a rockstar team. We are highly selective and employ the best and brightest engineers so you’ll be in great company.

You will take ownership of your own projects for new products and features as well as work as part of a team. You’ll have the opportunity to lead projects and lead other developers.

You’ll need to enjoy taking full ownership and demonstrate a high degree of responsibility.



  • Develop brand new features for the product, from the initial specification, through to developing, testing and launching
  • Improve existing functionality and help shape the future of the platform
  • Investigation & bug fixing in the projects you own
  • Collaborate with the team in all phases of the development lifecycle
  • Contribute to the monitoring and running of our service as well as analytics and insights
  • To explore multiple approaches to solving problems, make well-reasoned design decisions and tradeoffs and effectively communicate them to the team and stakeholders
  • Providing input into architectural decisions and be confident in communicating complex ideas and outcomes to peers and managers
  • Work effectively in a true agile startup environment


Required skills and experience

  • Proven experience as a Full Stack PHP Developer in a startup, agile environment
  • Good knowledge of web application architecture
  • Comfortable operating in a NO FRAMEWORK environment, we are moving towards a framework
  • Excellent knowledge of MYSQL, version control tools and developing web services
  • Solid experience with of web technologies including HTML/CSS, Javascript, AJAX, RESTful services, etc
  • Good understanding of open source projects
  • Experience in hosting (ideally AWS), operations and deployment
  • Able to demonstrate having learnt new skills such as languages or systems on the job


Desirable skills and experience

Our tech stack and challenges are varied, and we use the best tools for the job at hand:

  • AWS (EC2, RDS, Route53, SQS, CloudWatch, Lamda etc.)
  • Linux (Ubuntu and Centos)
  • MySQL, Aurora RDS and Redis (Elasticache)
  • Python
  • ElasticSearch
  • JS and Sockets
  • Apache

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