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Sr. Software Developer (PHP)

5+ Years
With Business Certificates
Established in 1998
51-200 Employees
7/F Cebu IT Tower 1, Cebu Business Park, Luz, Cebu City, Cebu
Posted On: January 13, 2022
Job ID: 394777




Community Brands is a software company that helps organizations achieve social good. Through our technology, we assist more than 100,000 associations, nonprofits, K-12 schools, faith-based organizations, and partners grow stronger and achieve their missions. Like our clients, our nearly 2,200+ employees strive to improve the world in which they live, and we believe that technology plays an important role in that. We are techies and volunteers who dream big and are motivated by more than just a cool job (though that’s a great perk). The Community Brands culture is one where employees can pursue this passion as part of their profession, and we’re looking for great employees to join us!

The ideal SR. SOFTWARE DEVELOPER (PHP) will build robust and scalable software systems to support high-traffic SaaS-based websites. This role requires enhancing code up and down the software stack. Likewise, they will practice agile development methodologies with 2-week development sprints using best software development practices and processes including testing, code reviews, and post-deployment monitoring.


YM Careers is searching for a talented Sr. Software Developer (PHP) who will contribute to a team culture that values quality, robustness, and scalability while fostering initiatives and innovation. The right person will have some involvement in project and deployment planning, in addition to software engineering responsibilities. They will also continue to research and evaluate new technologies that may improve performance and elegance of our software implementation.

In this role you’ll:

  • Design and implement scalable solutions to challenging problems in SOA and microservices architecture

  • Code review with teammates, identify areas for improvement, and help mentor junior developers

  • Measure performance pre- and post-deployment

  • Bring new functionality from conception to release

  • Build new or modernize existing functionalities to enable our global presence

  • Share ownership of major areas of back-end functionality and support them

  • Work with test engineers to identify and fix defects using basic and advanced issue troubleshooting and root cause analysis techniques

  • Research and evaluate new technologies

Other qualifications:

  • Build web applications professionally for 8+ years using PHP and frameworks, Zend Framework preferred

  • Build and configure Linux web servers

  • Instrumental in the development, deployment, and scaling of a public-facing load balanced web application

  • Experience with other functional or imperative programming languages -- e.g., Python, Ruby, Go, C, or Java

  • Demonstrate a thorough understanding of OOP, SOLID, encapsulation, and SOA

  • 7+ years’ experience with SQL and a complete understanding of query optimization

  • 6+ years’ experience with any Linux OS

  • 4+ years’ experience working with containers such as Docker or Kubernetes

  • Contribute to technical architecture discussions and help drive technical decisions

  • Write understandable, testable code with an eye towards scalability and maintainability

  • Strong communicator. Explain complex technical concepts to designers, support, and other engineers

  • Possess strong computer science fundamentals: data structures, algorithms, programming languages, distributed systems, and information retrieval

  • Bachelor's degree in Computer Science, Engineering or related field, or equivalent training, fellowship, or work experience 

Preferred Skills & Expertise:

  • PHP 7, Zend Framework 3

  • Python (Celery)

  • Message Queueing (RabbitMQ)

  • Containers (Docker or Kubernetes)

  • Javascript, JQuery, React, AngularJS

  • MS SQL, MySQL, MongoDB, Redis

  • Solr/SolrCloud, Elasticsearch

  • TDD (PHPUnit, Selenium)

  • CI/CD (Codeship/CircleCI, Bamboo/Jenkins)

  • Git, SVN

  • APM (New Relic)

  • AWS, Google Cloud

  • Tomcat, Apache, NGINX, IIS

  • Linux, Windows

Good People, Doing Good Things


Employees at Community Brands are techies and volunteers who strive to make the Company a great place to work. We dream big and are motivated to help our customers use the technology we create to improve the world around us. And we look forward to you being part of our story!


At Community Brands, a great company awaits you...

  • Market-Competitive Compensation

  • Generous Allowances and Benefits

  • Quarterly Performance Bonus

  • Flexible Planned Paid Time Off

  • Annual Leave Credit Conversion

  • Medical Insurance

  • Dependents' HMO Coverage

  • Dental Coverage

  • Comprehensive Life Insurance

  • Casual Environment

  • Purpose-Driven Culture

  • Work-life Balance

  • Passionate about Community Involvement

  • Equal Opportunity Employer


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