Senior PHP (Laravel) Developer – So Real team

We are currently looking for an experienced PHP Developer to join our So Real team. Asking who they are, their answer is: “We mass-produce and sell cinematic-quality, XR- & game-ready 3D objects using our patented (pending) scanning and conversion technology.  We are a diverse group of entrepreneurs, academics, (ex)-rockers, writers, techies, and parents (of both the two legged and four legged varieties) who all have two things in common.  We want to make a positive impact on the planet, and we love doing things that have never been done before.  Our positive impact: together we will make the world smaller.  How?  Immersive experiences build empathy and understanding across borders.  By automating the production of 3D objects, we help developers accelerate the production of new experiences, games, and films.  With very little effort, SO REAL can create 1000’s of digital twins of 3D objects, each of experience can be sold 1000’s of times.  Snail-pace production will soon go the way of the phone booth.  (But we do so miss those red telephone boxes in England.  Maybe we’ll buy one online.)


We are a startup company, built on a collaborative culture of experimentation, trust, and transparency.  We believe that a fulfilling workplace experience fosters personal learning and growth.  We have already achieved a world’s first and with you as a key player, we will achieve several more in the years to come.”


Who you are: 

You are living on the bleeding edge of code. Getting up in the morning is a command prompt. You are half human, half keyboard. You speak tilde. You are a sociable person who is comfortable in an unstructured startup environment.  When faced with something new, your response is “check out my certificates!”  Then you commit and deliver. Query optimization is your dependable Labrador. Agile is your wingman. Your mission (should you choose to accept it): Get your json.


As our PHP Developer, you will work as part of a team to build our online ecosystem and sales platform.  Our business is built on innovations that amaze and inspire. Here is your chance to build something that blows minds as well.


Things you’ll work on:

  • Develop, record, and maintain cutting edge web-based PHP applications in Laravel
  • Ensure HTML, CSS, and shared JavaScript is valid and consistent across applications
  • Prepare and maintain all applications utilizing standard development tools
  • Utilize backend data services and contribute to increase existing data services API
  • Lead the entire web application development life cycle right from concept stage to delivery and post launch support
  • Convey effectively with all task progress, evaluations, suggestions, schedules along with technical and process issues
  • Document the development process, architecture, and standard components

Skills to Pay the Bills:

  • Previous working experience as a PHP / Laravel developer for 5+ years
  • BS/MS degree in Computer Science, Engineering or similar relevant field
  • In depth knowledge of object-oriented PHP and Laravel 6 PHP Framework
  • Hands on experience with SQL schema design, SOLID principles, REST API design
  • Software testing (PHPUnit, PHPSpec, Behat)
  • MySQL profiling and query optimization
  • Creative and efficient problem solver

What we offer:  

  • We offer an opportunity to be a part of many “world’s first” moments in a fast-growing company.  You will lead and take part in projects that change the way we interact with reality.
  • Familial working atmosphere in an open-minded multinational team
  • All necessary equipment
  • Budget for professional development (courses, conferences, books…)
  • Budget for the mastery of the English language during the working hours
  • Budget for the mastery of the German language after the working hours
  • Skilled and senior co-workers
  • Opportunities to build products that really make a difference
  • Opportunities to learn and grow with us

Apply here for this position, or check out other positions that we have.