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Crowdfunding startups for equity

Senior PHP Developer

£45k – £55k
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We are hiring a Senior Back-End Engineer with experience in PHP to join our talented engineering team. We’re enabling great businesses to succeed through equity crowdfunding, and as a Senior Back-End Engineer at Crowdcube, you have the opportunity to help define and shape that experience for entrepreneurs and investors alike.

Who we are:

Crowdcube is the world's leading equity crowdfunding platform. We enable everyday investors to invest alongside Europe’s venture capitalists and professional investors in start-up, early stage and growth businesses; in doing so we're enabling entrepreneurs to raise funds for their businesses. Watch this if you don't believe us!
We have experienced year on year growth since 2011 with over 500,000 registered investors, and over 600 British businesses successfully funded on the platform, including Brewdog, Monzo, Eden Project and many more.

What you will be doing:

To help us continue to scale and grow our business, we need to enable our team to deliver quickly and safely on our ambitious plans. You will be part of a team who sets out what we build and how, you will be influencing discussions around architecture, and will play a key part in conversations about the evolution of the platform.

What you could be working on in team build:

Our flagship campaign intelligence product, providing fundraising companies with pitch analytics, tasks, and marketing tools to help them campaign effectively and maximise the amount they raise.

You will be joining an agile team based across three sites that ships regularly. Our engineers work in small product focused teams where collaboration is key. You will add real value to our talented team if you demonstrate leadership qualities and are keen to share your knowledge, successes, and failures.

We hire for good judgement and trust you to contribute to discussions. We want to build things simply and quickly, it's not about over engineering it! We're advocates of using the right tools for the right job.

Tech Stack:

*PHP, with Laravel API for our service code and MySQL database
*React + Redux on the Frontend
*AWS/Ansible/Terraform/Docker/Kubernetes to package and run our services

Ideally you will:

*Be proficient in PHP (Laravel or Symfony) and ObjectOriented in general
*Have practical experience of API design, REST/RPC, and knowledge of OAuth2
*Have knowledge of message queues, RabbitMQ in particular
*Have a keen eye for testing, performance and clean code
*Ability to write clean (understandable), robust (reliable) and efficient (well-designed) code

Some of the things it would be nice to see:

*Startup experience
*Finance (equity/shares/share register) knowledge
*Any OPS experience
*Experience with TypeScript
*Experience with server-side rendering (React)

And you:

*Are a self-starter, proactive and well-versed in seeking out answers, keen to invest time into learning the product and understanding business context
*Work well in a team, you ask for help and are equally generous with your own time to share knowledge with others on the team.
*Approach problems in a logical, informed manner, enabling you to propose valid technical solutions to the challenges proposed.
*Demonstrate a real interest in software engineering, new technologies and approaches
*Take ownership of your work and take pride in carrying out & contributing to a project from start to finish.

What we are offering:

We like to nurture talent and ensure members of our team develop and hone their skills through training, attending conferences, subscriptions to online courses, and participation in hackathons. We’re passionate and hard working, and we take care of our team:

*£45-55k DOE
*25 days holiday + bank holidays
*Pension Scheme at 4% matched
*Private Medical Scheme with AXA
*Life Insurance Scheme
*Conferences and training budget
*Cycle to Work Scheme
*Childcare vouchers
*Weekly demos to show what we're working on, monthly team meetings and bi-monthly company socials.
*Company perks such as juices, fruit, snacks and of course office beers (Or cider) and WeWork discounts
*Company trips and activities such as pilates, football, cricket, BBQs, camping and more...

Our policy is to employ the best qualified people and provide equal opportunity for the advancement of employees including promotion and training and not to discriminate against any person because of gender, race, ethnicity, age, sexual orientation, religion, belief or disability.

Crowdcube at a glance

Crowdfunding startups for equity

Crowdcube focuses on Financial Services, Business Services, and Crowdfunding. Their company has offices in London and Exeter. They have a mid-size team that's between 51-200 employees. To date, Crowdcube has raised $25.8M of funding; their latest round was closed on August 2015.

You can view their website at http://www.crowdcube.com or find them on Twitter, Facebook, and LinkedIn.

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