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Lead Backend Engineer


3 weeks ago

Job type: Full-time

Remote (UK Only)

Hiring from: UK Only

Category: Software Development

Who are we?

We are WorldFans and our mission is to revolutionise the paid-for content space by helping Influencers and Content Creators monetise their fans and connect with them on a deeper level. We provide popular individuals a platform to maximise their earning potential and provide exclusive content to certain followers through subscriptions, live streams, and much more.

The Opportunity

We're on the hunt for a Lead Backend Engineer to join our growing development team. You will help to shape the future of our backend development; to own and drive best practices, improve processes, provide support across the team and contribute meaningfully to the long term vision of WorldFans. As a key member of the team, you’ll bring the expertise and experience to help to plan, architect and lead projects from inception to delivery. You will lead a development team to design, develop & deliver new features to an innovative, world-class platform that pushes the boundaries of what our customers can achieve.

Ideal Profile
  • You are a highly skilled engineer, who is always looking to further your craft
  • You have expert levels of knowledge with PHP on the backend, and preferably using Laravel
  • You have commercial experience working with Doctrine
  • You'll have a strong understanding of AWS
  • Experienced with building and delivering ready-to-scale applications
  • Confident working with cross-functional, agile and continuous delivery environments
  • Interested in advising or implementing practices that promote DevOps
  • Successful with developing and executing technical strategy and leadership
  • An expert and trusted adviser to the business; willing to support and mentor your team to success


  • 5+ years of backend development
  • Expert knowledge of PHP, with experience in Laravel
  • Understanding of SOLID principles
  • Proficiency with Doctrine
  • Experience designing and implementing a scalable architecture
  • Experience working in a high traffic, B2C product-focused technical environment is desirable
  • Strong people management and mentoring experience - we want you to help shape and develop our people
  • Excellent communication skills - you can build relationships and manage multiple stakeholders


What we offer
  • £70-90K+ DOE
  • Apple tech package + $500 for Home office set up
  • Deliveroo credits for lunch in the office
  • Remote working - UK based

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