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Full Stack PHP Developer - Helpbit

ABOUT SOUQ is the largest ecommerce site in the Arab world. Every month, 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, 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. 


We are seeking a Full Stack PHP Developer who bridge the gap between complex backend software and an easy-to-use interface. Leveraging your strong JS & LAMP stack expertise, you will serve as a senior engineer responsible for all aspects of ongoing software development.

  • Integration of the front-end and back-end aspects of the web application
  • Help drive the definition of PHP and JS frameworks to support new features and refactor legacy elements
  • Monitor evolving PHP, JavaScript, NoSQL and UI Framework trends and technologies for possible adoption
  • Write modular, high-quality code while actively engaging in peer code reviews
  • Troubleshoot/resolve system issues


  • 5+ years of professional development experience with LAMP Stack
  • Expert-level PHP programming and working knowledge of at least one popular MVC framework ( Yii, Laravel, Symfony, Zend, CodeIgniter)
  • Strong API design skills with some experience in designing & consuming RESTful web services
  • Strong proficiency with JavaScript and jQuery
  • A strong grasp of modern infrastructure and deployment methodologies
  • Working knowledge of both relational and NoSQL databases (MongoDB, MySQL)
  • Experience in common third-party APIs
  • Experience working in a scrum-based Agile environment in big plus
  • Good grasp of design patterns, SOLID & Clean code principles
  • Experience in Integrating tracking and analytics tools such as Firebase, Adjust, GTM, Criteo would be huge advantage
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