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Backend (PHP) Software Engineer

  • Location: Burlington, North Carolina
  • Type: Contract to Hire
  • Job #3355

Carex is looking to hire a contract Backend (PHP) Software Engineer for a large partner.  This role is remote, and does have the potential to go perm.

What you’ll do:

  • Ensuring our backend systems provide a quality internationalization and localization experience by enhancing our multilingual support
  • Delivering supporting data to assist our mobile engineering team on their journey to achieve Web Content Accessibility Guidelines (WCAG) compliance and ensuring an equitable experience for all of our users
  • Partnering with our Director of Engineering and Backend software architecture team to make core improvements to the backend code base including increasing unit & functional test coverage, transitioning utilizing new PHP language features, and solving performance bottlenecks
  • Assist the team with solving exciting and challenging distributed systems problems to ensure our systems can serve billions of API requests per month
  • Following our department standards for code quality, documentation procedures, code reviews and commitment to solving problems with engineering best practices.

What you’ll bring:

  • 5 years of experience with distributed systems across multiple systems and teams
  • Top-notch software engineering skills and relevant experience in designing and building performant backend systems
  • Prior engineering experience, ideally utilizing PHP (8.0+ and Symfony), Ruby on Rails or Python, to build distributed backend systems
  • Fluent in engineering best practices such as testability and object-oriented design with the ability to incorporate these into technical solutions
  • Track record of contributing to product and business direction, collaboration across different teams, and delivering solutions that meet expectations and are pragmatic
  • Effective verbal and written communication skills and the ability to convey information concisely to technical and non-technical stakeholders.


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