Backend Software Engineer – PHP Stack

ABOUT US We’re like-minded, curious, excitable people here at Chiliz who work well in teams, spread across the globe. Chiliz is a global blockchain company, which powers - the creato


We’re like-minded, curious, excitable people here at Chiliz who work well in teams, spread across the globe. Chiliz is a global blockchain company, which powers – the creators of Fan Tokens, and the popular fan rewards platform.

Socios has partnered with some of the world’s best teams, including Paris Saint-Germain, Juventus, FC Barcelona, Atlético de Madrid, UFC, Galatasaray, Manchester City FC, Davis Cup, and many more.

The curious nature of a Chilizen is what drives this company forward, and since we’re looking to grow even more, apply for your dream role today.


Chiliz ($CHZ)
is our digital currency for blockchain-backed platforms and products, as well as mainstream users, which powers
is the world’s first fan influence and rewards platform. We produce digital assets called Fan Tokens for our partner teams, which fans use to vote in team-specific polls to earn rewards and once-in-a-lifetime experiences.
is a first-of-its-kind mobile and desktop crypto exchange for sports & entertainment products.


Due to continued growth, we are looking to recruit a Backend Software Engineer to join our team of talented developers that share a common interest in microservices backend systems, their scalability, and continued development. You will be part of the team responsible for building the systems that power our Chiliz platform. While this is an individual contributor role, as a valued member of an autonomous, cross-functional agile team, you’ll be involved in many aspects, helping evolve our existing architecture and implementing new features and functionality.

This role is available for all qualified candidates based in Europe. Remote working arrangements will be provided either based on a Full-time employment contract or consultancy agreement depending on the tax residency within the EU.

Responsibilities & Duties:

  • Develop, deploy and operate PHP-written microservices.
  • Build server-side REST APIs.
  • Build reliable and resilient software for fintech environments.
  • Anticipate scalability and performance issues.
  • Ensure code quality through tests, in accordance with good practices;
  • Participate in code reviews.
  • Be a force of technical and functional proposals.

Backend Technologies:


  • PHP 8 / Symfony 6.1
  • PostgreSQL / Clickhouse
  • Amazon SQS (event queue)
  • Kong Gateway
  • Redis


  • Gitlab / GitLab CI
  • Docker / Kubernetes
  • Linux

Who we think will be a great fit…

We’re looking for someone who is self-driven, eager to learn new things, with a proactive approach to work, a sharp sense of quality and reliability. You like technical challenges and want to participate in the construction of a sustainable product that is addressed to the whole world.

You also meet most of the following requirements:

  • You are a team player.
  • You have effective communication skills, a positive attitude, and the ability to receive constructive feedback.
  • You have at least 2 years of recent hands-on coding and software design in backend development. More experienced profiles are welcome, you won’t get bored!
  • You like technical challenges.
  • You find satisfaction in a job well done and you care about quality.
  • You know what it means to ship high-quality code covering all edge cases.
  • You enjoy looking “under the hood”, and like to dig into code to understand how it works.
  • You have good knowledge, or you want to learn the following areas: API, system design with a Product Owner, design pattern, data structure, caching strategies.
  • You are willing to learn new technologies, but you have experience with PHP, Symfony (or any modern PHP frameworks), relational SQL databases.
  • You have excellent writing and communication skills in the English language.


We offer you the chance to grow, to learn, to flex your creative muscles and to work for a project that is providing excitement to thousands of users.

Our interview phase is a 3-step process where you’ll be able to ask us anything and get to know your team too.

From HR right through to your team lead, we need this process to work both ways: It’s not just about you fitting in, but about us being the right fit for you too.

Are you ready to work with the world’s best teams? Are you happy to try, fail and bounce back? Are you excited to keep pushing the boundaries of technology?

We’ve got offices across the world, over 30 nationalities in our ranks and the most important superpower of all – flexibility.

Our competitive salaries, wellness allowance, healthcare and pension plan are just the tip of the iceberg. You’ll gain friends, experience and a good challenge, we’ll gain you.

Are you ready?

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