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PHP Back-end Engineer in Barcelona


36,000 - €59,000
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Job Description

You might have heard about us, but with a different name: Doctoralia. It all started 10 years ago, when we asked ourselves: is anyone in healthcare thinking about patients? We jumped in and we empowered patients by giving them access to leave and read reviews about their visit. We then provided doctors with the technology to manage bookings easily and save time, so they could devote themselves to what they always wanted: treating patients. And today is the day in which we ask you: wanna join us in the next step of making the healthcare experience more human?


Docplanner at scale

We are leaders in 13 countries so far, and more than 80 million patients trust us every month. 130.000 specialists believe in us and our product, and so do leading venture capital funds such as Point Nine Capital, Goldman Sachs Asset Management and One Peak Partners. And yet, employing over 2.500 people all over the globe, we managed to keep the startup-mindset we started with over 10 years ago.

How does Docplanner Tech fit here?

At Docplanner Tech we are a diverse group of over 400 people working in Engineering, Data, and Product teams. We are responsible for building the product for all locations. Many of us have been here for over 5 years, yet we still welcome each new person with great joy and excitement.

We could tell you about us, but we will let our reviews on Glassdoor speak for themselves. In case you’d like to see how it feels to be 100% yourself at work, here’s a video of us.


And why should you join us?

Because it feels good to tell your family and your friends how you made the world a little bit better. You go to bed knowing that what you do matters, and that your talents align with your beliefs.

We want to make the healthcare experience more human, and that starts with you being you. We believe that taking the diversity of human experience into account makes a better healthcare experience for all . We’re not just different: we embrace diversity. We will encourage you to come to work your whole self, and that includes not coming to the office at all if you prefer not to, as we're 100% remote friendly.

Job Description

About the team:

We are Clinics Delight - we provide patients with access to the best doctors and clinics around the world. We are looking for an experienced Software Engineer with solid PHP/ Symfony background to contribute to this goal!

Why would you like to join us?

  • People: our team right now is 20 people — not only Software Engineers but the whole team responsible for product development. We all wear many hats and have a say in the final product. If you like working in an early-stage environment, this is something for you.
  • Product: in our team we are focused on delivering bookings to our customers (both doctors and clinics), helping them to promote their practices and we are helping patients to find the best healthcare support that fits them best.Technology: we have a lot of freedom and use it to manage the technical debt level. This means PHPUnit tests, PHPStan level 8, code sniffer, deptrac, and more. While some areas we'd like to pay closer attention to and refactor continuously. We work with our legacy code as well as with new projects. Right now we are designing distributed architecture for one of our core features.

How would you be impacting our mission?

  • You will be a part of the product team working in an agile approach to delivering value to our customers (so no complaining about the "product people,” we’re a team :)
  • Your focus will be backend development (you will have the opportunity to work with others on topics in your area of interest)
  • We expect you to bring in some innovative ideas to the team — you will not always be told what to do next.


What will help you thrive?

  • You have a solid understanding of Object Oriented Programming principles and good knowledge of PHP (or are willing to learn).
  • You know how to test your code.
  • You’re familiar with Domain Driven Design.
  • You worked in a small team before, having ownership over processes: taking the initiative, making decisions, and implementing them. You won’t be just a „small cog in a large machinery.”
  • You have experience with distributed architecture, elasticsearch and database optimizations.

Additional Information

Our tech stack:

  • We're working with Symfony 2.8 / 4.4 PHP 7.4.
  • We use some of the following services and more: MariaDB, PostgreSQL, Algolia, ElasticSearch/OpenSearch, RabbitMQ, Redis, Varnish (cache), GitHub & GH Actions and NewRelic as an observability tool.
  • The backend is mostly monolithic system above 1M LOC but we deliver all new features within dedicated / isolated modules.
  • We're following DDD principles, but we're not fanatical about it.
  • We benefit from continuous delivery — we deploy as soon as the code review is complete, and it's all automated.


Some of our short-term technical challenges:

  • We're splitting up our monolithic codebase into distributed architecture. It is an ongoing process, but there's much to be done.
  • Tables, indexes and query optimizations, pre-calculating data, you name it - the traffic increases, so we're starting to face non-trivial performance issues.

Let’s talk money

  • A salary adequate to your experience and skills between 36,000 and 59,000 euros. The range is broad so that we can accommodate our roles for all levels of experience, but we will show you the career ladder to explain where we see your skills and impact within the company". Your salary will be, now and always, 100% transparent to you;
  • Share options plan after 6 months of working with us;
  • Flexible remuneration and benefits system via Flexohwhich includes: restaurant card, transportation card, kindergarten, and training tax savings;

True flexibility and work-life balance

  • Remote or hybrid work model with our hub in Barcelona;
  • Flexible working hours (fully flexible, as in most cases you only have to be on a couple of meetings weekly);
  • Summer intensive schedule during July and August (work 7 hours, finish earlier);
  • 23 paid holidays, with exchangeable local bank holidays;
  • Additional paid holiday on your birthday or work anniversary (you choose what you want to celebrate).

Health comes first 

  • Private healthcare plan with Adeslas for you and subsidized for your family (medical and dental);
  • Access to hundreds of gyms for a symbolic fee in partnership for you and your family with Andjoy;
  • Access to iFeel, a technological platform for mental wellness offering online psychological support and counseling.  

Keep growing with us

  • 20% time rule: spend 20% of your working hours on personal development related to your role and collaboration with other teams;;
  • Free English and Spanish classes.

We promote and embrace equal opportunities in our hiring process, and also every day at work. When you apply for our roles you receive equal treatment regardless of age, disabilities, gender reassignment, marital or civil partner status, pregnancy or parental status, race, colour, nationality, ethnic or national origin, religion or belief, sex, sexual orientation or any other dimension of human difference. If you require additional support in your recruitment process, we kindly encourage you to let us know. Behind those words you’re reading, there’s a person (hi!) who already helped a candidate by adapting the interviews, and now we’re lucky to have this person with us. So, even if you’ve never asked for it before, may this serve as a sign that, now, you can do so. We can only truly be equal if we adapt to each other.

“We believe all humans, in all their beautiful diversity, should have equal rights, dignity and respect. Period.” Mariusz Gralewski, CEO


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