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Software Engineer (PHP) - Customer Platform

About Souq:

Souq.com is the largest ecommerce site in the Arab world. Every month, Souq.com attracts more than 40 million visits to its catalogue of more than 8 million unique products in 35 different categories, including Books, Automotive, Consumer Electronics, Household goods, Fashion, Accessories, Perfumes, Toys, and Baby products.

Established in 2005, Souq.com today operates both as an award-winning retail business and an online marketplace that allows SMEs, merchants, brands and distributors to distribute their products online.

With more than 3,000 employees, we have offices and local operations in UAE, Egypt, Kingdom of Saudi Arabia and leading Product and Engineering centers in Jordan and India. We offer competitive salaries, benefits, and a unique opportunity to join the leading player in an ever growing and exciting industry. 

Primary Responsibilities:

As a PHP developer you will play a key role in developing both front-end and back-end systems and  you will be a member of buying user experience team. Your work will be with excellent coordination with Front-end and Javascript developers.

You should have excellent knowledge of programming best practices and design patterns with excellent front end HTML, CSS, and JavaScript experience. 

You should be comfortable working with a Linux, Apache, MySQL, PHP (LAMP) environment and must be able to clearly understand requirements and ask questions to obtain clarity when in doubt.

Job Requirements:

  • Bachelor’s degree in Computer Science, Electrical Engineering, Computer Engineering or similar technical discipline.
  • Expert PHP development capabilities with 3+ Years of experience. 
  • Expert SQL capabilities and query optimization.
  • Expert relational database design and performance optimization.
  • Expert HTML/CSS/JS/AJAX coding capabilities, HTML5 and CSS3.
  • Expert in CSS frameworks and JS frameworks.
  • Broad understanding of web architecture and how it applies to scalability.
  • Object Oriented Programming Experience.
  • Solid understanding of version control principles, preferably using Git.
  • Strong communication skills.
  • Good in English command (Written and spoken).
  • Smart, a very quick learner, and gets things done.

Core Competencies:

  • Troubleshooting and solving complex problems.
  • Strong communication skills.
  • Good in English command (Written and spoken).
  • Agile Methodology (Scrum).
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