Interaction Design Foundation - IxDF is hiring a remote Senior PHP Developer (Laravel) at We Work Remotely.

About the Project

Our Dev Team is dedicated to enhancing our primary product: a web application hosting online courses, masterclasses, and community tools. Started in 2013, we've consistently improved code quality, features, and test coverage, achieving nearly zero legacy code or technical debt.

The Stack You Will Work On

#UseThePlatform. We use modern web standards and APIs available in evergreen browsers to achieve the best performance without the need to upgrade to a new framework every few years. Our key technologies include:

  • Always the latest PHP and Laravel versions
  • Well-organized medium-size Laravel project divided into 30+modules
  • Laravel ecosystem: Horizon, Nova, Scout, Pennant, Octane
  • Vanilla JavaScript (incl. Web Components) and Vue.js for Laravel Nova
  • Server: Docker, nginx
  • DBs: MySQL, Redis
  • Testing: PHPUnit, Laravel Dusk, cypress.io
  • Advanced CI/CD: GitHub actions + Deployer, enabling multiple daily zero-downtime deployments.
  • Stripe, PayPal, Amazon Pay, Twilio, MailerLite, GitHub and other integrations.
  • Cloud: Amazon S3, CloudFront

What You Will Be Doing

You'll collaborate with senior developers, UI/UX designers, content and product leads, and our founders. Your main responsibilities will be to:

  • Contribute to the development of the back-end for interaction-design.org, encompassing new features, occasional refactorings, and infrequent bug fixes.
  • Write maintainable and clean back-end code, including our open-source packages.
  • Engage with cross-functional teams to refine specifications for new features and enhancements.
  • Maintain up-to-date documentation for all developed and modified code (MD + mermaid.js).
  • Consistently expand test coverage using PHPUnit and cypress.io, with a preference for TDD.
  • Proactively engage in refactoring processes to reduce technical debt, aiming for an optimal developer experience.
  • Review peers' code submissions, utilizing PR reviews as a knowledge-sharing and problem-solving tool.
  • Participate in planning, stand-up, and workshop video calls, enjoying 3 meeting-free days weekly for focused work.
  • Frequently deploy your code with multiple daily releases (incrementally ship features using feature-flags).

About you

You possess expert knowledge in PHP and frameworks like Laravel or Symfony. Your professional experience with OOP spans over 6 years, grounded in a robust understanding of computer science fundamentals, from data structures to design patterns. You are an engineer, not a frameworker. You embody an engineer's mindset, always curious about the mechanics behind the scenes. You are enthusiastic about learning by doing and are committed to putting in the effort to continuously improve your skills. You speak and write acceptable English – not perfect English, just acceptable – since you will be working with people from all around the world. You value teamwork and prioritize collaboration, focusing on collective goals and harmony in the workplace. You are self-motivated and self-disciplined and thus work well in a flat hierarchy with lots of freedom. You love to have creative freedom, make independent judgments, and live up to the responsibility that comes with that freedom. You are driven by the desire to make a positive impact in the world and to meaningfully improve the lives of others.

Interaction Design Foundation

Interaction Design Foundation