Senior PHP Technical Lead

Senior level • Full-time • On-site • Cluj-Napoca

Job Summary

Our partner is part of the Webhelp Group, is a full lifecycle software development company, that offers a wide range of services and customized support. At the core of the company, our teams in Cluj-Napoca and Târgu-Mureș shape custom software solutions to fit any industry, through passion and hard work. We are engineered to evolve together and to build long-term partnerships with our clients. We understand that only by working together we can bring more value and reach our goals.

Currently, we contribute to different industries such as: Banking, Hospitality, Warehouse Management, Health, Self-Improvement.

We adopt a long term strategy based on business understanding and business ownership.


You will be part of a team where knowledge sharing is encouraged and everyone’s contribution is valued and highly appreciated.

Also, you will have the opportunity to work with MSDN certified developers and be part of a company recognized by Microsoft as a Gold Partner.

They are searching for a PHP Technical Lead. You will help them drive the technical success of a project for one of their biggest clients, by providing directions to the technical team and suggestions for the architectural approach to meet the product vision.


  • Comfortable with doing a good amount of project management- keeping the trains running on time, keeping colleagues unblocked, and raising concerns to management when they are stuck.
  • Mentor developers and pair-program with them to ensure they are growing their technical and social skills
  • Comfortable with coding and individual work on a project (hands-on team lead). This might also mean picking up slack to fill in gaps to round out a project.
  • Organize and facilitate productive feedback and feedback sessions with stakeholders.
  • Align the overall project goals with the execution of the sprint goals. Bring up conflicts in a productive manner. Commit to the product vision once set.
  • If the team has a misalignment, spend time alongside the software architects, business analysts, or product owners to guide them towards productivity.
  • Define and execute the delivery plan for specific features or internal system maintenance/upgrade.
  • Actively participate in Engineering efforts that help streamline the experience of the Product development.
  • Comfortable with shifting priorities when necessary.
  • Strive to reduce technical debt while communicating with teammates about any larger refactor.
  • When tasks are large, work on scoping work down into smaller, actionable parts.
  • Structure code in a manner that anticipates the type of scale and maintenance required for the scope of the work. Strive for legible and maintainable code in authoring and reviewing pull requests.
  • Troubleshoot performance issues and build scalable solutions.
  • Familiar with agile methodology and proficiency in participating in the standup and handling tasks workflow.


  • Degree or certification in a related field with 5+ years of experience in advanced web programming and 2+ years in a leadership role
  • Experience managing and coaching teams of 5 or more developers
  • Excellent knowledge of PHP
  • Experiences with Symfony/Laravel frameworks is a plus
  • Knowledge of RDBMS (MySQL/PostgreSQL), Redis, queues
  • Experience with Azure is a plus
  • Excellent knowledge of OOP design principles
  • Strong understanding of the server-side software, scalability, performance, and reliability aspects
  • Demonstrated problem solving, analytic, and troubleshooting skills
  • Strong interpersonal and communication skills in English required

Living their values:

  • Be a team player - collaborative engagement, share cool ideas, recognize and value the contribution of each of the team members. Support when needed - great teams win together.
  • Passionate about technology - the latest technology, trends, and innovation are your source of inspiration. Sharing your knowledge with the community and helping others to grow is your main purpose.
  • Client Value Creation - go beyond expectation to offer the best in class solutions. Committed to high performance in delivering their promise.


  • You have continuous access to workshops and training because your growth is encouraged and sustained
  • You get company support for your professional growth plan
  • You benefit from a premium medical care package
  • You are allowed to work from everywhere
  • Access to a flexible-benefits package from which to choose annually according to your needs
  • You must join their unforgettable team buildings and parties to convince yourself
    we don't miss a chance to have fun.

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