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PHP Developer (Symfony) - REMOTE

Xplor Education

Xplor Education

Software Engineering
Newcastle, UK
Posted on Tuesday, May 21, 2024

Company Description

At Xplor, we believe that helping people make the most of each day is the most rewarding way to spend ours.

We give small and medium-sized businesses cloud-based, intuitive technology solutions that enable them to manage all the hassles of running and growing a business, so business owners can get back to doing what they love. With Xplor Pay, we help businesses get paid quickly and securely – without hidden fees. We built the tech ourselves, and our platform delivers secure, transparent, fast, and accurate payments.

We are unified by our purpose of helping people to succeed. So, when you become part of our team, you also become part of the personal connection that strengthens the relationship people have with Xplor products.

Job Description


Xplor are recruiting for a Senior Backend Software Engineer! Are you a team-player, motivated to make a difference, and looking for your next exciting career move? We are a global provider of gym management software, dedicated to our vision of motivating, educating and inspiring individuals to a healthier lifestyle through the use of our ‘member-centric’ fitness software, and are looking to increase our team due to our continued global expansion. We offer the feel and freedom of a start-up, allowing you to innovate, whilst still providing the support of a stable and structured organisation.

The Role

Are you a passionate web applications developer with a strong focus on quality and technology? We're seeking a well-rounded professional who values continuous learning and strives to enhance our products and customer experience. Our ideal candidate has a deep understanding of the tools, technologies, and best practices behind delivering excellent customer experiences and highly available software. We're interested in craftspersons who take pride in their work.


What would make me a good candidate?

We are looking for curious and empathetic people. We also love to hear from people who are motivated by meaningful work, resonate with our four core values, have a positive outlook, are comfortable with ambiguity and thrive working in an ever-evolving and complex environment. We are inspired by meeting big picture thinkers and doers, people who can be both tactical and strategic, aim high and put people first in everything they do.

We are looking for an experienced back-end developer with the following qualifications:


  • Strong hands-on experience with PHP using Symfony, ideally across multiple roles
  • Strong knowledge of OOP and SOLID principles
  • Good understanding of common design patterns and when to use them
  • Familiarity with relational databases (e.g. MySQL)
  • Proficiency in designing and building RESTful services and APIs
  • Experience of test-driven development (TDD)
  • Proficiency with Git and Docker


  • Experience with NoSQL databases (e.g. MongoDB, DynamoDB)
  • Experience with AWS and serverless applications
  • Experience of coaching and mentoring more junior members of the team
  • An understanding of common web application security issues (OWASP Top 10) and mitigations

Soft skills:

  • A strong problem solver who views complex challenges as opportunities
  • Excellent communication skills for effectively collaborating with fellow developers, whether in person, via email or through technical documentation
  • Ability to stay focused and prioritise tasks when requirements evolve or priorities shift

Additional Information

Values and Life at Xplor

Our four core values guide us from how we hire and recognise our team members to how we interact with our customers day to day:

Make life simple
Build for people

Move with purpose
Create lasting communities.

If these values sound like you, and describe people you want to work with, you will thrive at Xplor.

As an Xplorer, you will be part of a global network of talented colleagues who will support your success. We look for commonalities and shared passions and give people the tools they need to deliver great work and grow at speed.

Some of our perks and benefits are:

  • 12 weeks Gender Neutral Paid Parental Leave for both primary and secondary carer
  • #GiveBackDays/Commitment to social impact – 3 extra days off to volunteer and give back to your local community
  • Unlimited access to LinkedIn Learning, plus regular career and growth conversations with your leader, as part of Xplor GPS
  • Ongoing dedication to Diversity & Inclusion initiatives such as D&I Council, Global Mentorship Program
  • Access to free mental health support
  • Flexible working arrangements

Ready to apply?

To start your application, please submit your resume and we will be in touch as soon as we can. Please include the word "moonshot" at the top of your message to the Hiring Manager so that we know you took the time to read our job ad.

We understand that diverse candidates have diverse needs. We welcome you to inform us of any additional needs related to completing your job application or participating in the interview process, via [email protected].

More about us

We're the first global platform combining SaaS with embedded payments, and tools to help businesses grow and succeed. We offer software solutions in fast-growing ‘everyday life’ verticals: Education, Fitness & Wellbeing, Field Services and Personal Services – and a global, cloud-based payments processing platform. Xplor Technologies serves over 106,000 customers that processed over $37 billion in payments, operating across 20 markets in 2023.

Good to know

To be considered for employment, you must be legally authorised to work in the location (country) you're applying for. Xplor does not sponsor visas, either at the time of hire or at any later time.

We kindly ask you to apply through our careers portal or external job boards only. Please don't send your application via email.

To learn more about us and our products, please visit www.xplortechnologies.com/gb/careers.

We also invite you to check out our Candidate FAQs for more information about our recruitment process www.xplortechnologies.com/us/recruitment-faqs.

Xplor is dedicated to attracting, retaining and developing our people regardless of gender identity, ethnicity, sexual orientation, disability and age. Applications are encouraged from all sectors of the community.

We are a 2024 Circle Back Initiative Employer – we commit to respond to every applicant.