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PHP Backend Engineer

Engineering, Sofia/Plovdiv, Full Time, лв.70,000 - лв.80,000 / year

Job Description

This role offers a remote or hybrid work offering for a Bulgarian-based individual. Kindly note that your application will only be considered if you are located in Bulgaria and have the legal right to work in Bulgaria.

In May 2023 Reward Gateway was acquired by Edenred. Edenred is a leading digital platform for services and payments for people at work, connecting 52 million users and 2 million partner merchants in 45 countries via close to 1 million corporate clients.

With our shared missions of ‘Making the World a Better Place to Work” and ‘Enriching connections, For good’, you’ll be contributing to improving employee engagement and building better, stronger, and more resilient organisations to improve people’s daily lives. Our shared mission guides our every action and charts a sustainable path to a better future.

We’re looking for a motivated mid-level Backend Engineer who is keen to develop extraordinary products and be part of our fast-growing business. 

We're excited to hear from anyone who believes in creating clean, testable code.  

Key Responsibilities

  • Defining, interpreting and developing software to written requirements and technical specifications
  • Suggesting improvements to existing products and implementing them across our platform.
  • Troubleshooting, testing and maintaining the core product and databases to ensure it is functional and scalable
  • Assist QA to define acceptance tests and perform troubleshooting
  • Support the creation and maintenance of technical documentation
  • Write clean, well-designed code, following coding standards and best practices
  • Working with globally distributed and multi-disciplinary teams


  • 3+ years experience with web application backend development and a good level of PHP7/8 and MySQL (or other DBMS)
  • Practical knowledge of OOP concepts and SOLID principles
  • Experience with Unit and Integration testing
  • Experience with SQL - REST API and GraphQL
  • Experience with Agile methodologies ideal
  • Knowledge of web product development and services, with an awareness of full-stack
  • A good understanding of building and operating cloud-based microservices
  • Good English communication skills with the ability to interact effectively with multi-disciplinary teams

The Interview Process

  • A video interview with the Senior Talent Partner and Senior Developer or Engineering Lead. This should last no longer than 30 minutes.
  • Final video interview of 75 minutes that will consist of 3 stages. This includes: 
    • 50 minutes to discuss your experience and technical abilities 
    • 15 minutes to review and discuss a coding exercise
    • 10 minutes to ask questions you may have
Be comfortable. Be you.
At Reward Gateway, we want all of our employees to feel comfortable bringing their passion, creativity, and individuality to work. We value all cultures, backgrounds, and experiences, as we truly believe that diversity drives innovation. Express yourself, join our community and help us Make the World a Better Place to Work.

We hire BETTER. 
From perks to people, our BETTER approach to hiring earns us more trust, happier people, and more world-class talent that help us to make the world a better place to work. Find out more about Reward Gateway's approach to benefits, equality, talent, technology, and empathy, and what you’ll get in return for joining our Mission at rg.co/lifeatrg.
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