For over two decades, BrainPOP has been trusted by educators and parents worldwide as a source of engaging and impactful learning experiences for all kids. With a presence in over two-thirds of U.S. districts through school and district subscriptions and an estimated annual reach of 25 million students, BrainPOP is empowering kids to take agency over their learning and excel in and out of the classroom. 

The company was acquired in 2022 by KIRKBI, the family-owned holding and investment company of the LEGO brand, marking a significant milestone as their first acquisition in the digital learning realm. We are thrilled to continue making learning fun and accessible with the strategic guidance and support of KIRKBI.

We’re seeking a PHP Back End team lead to join our Technology and Development center in Tel-Aviv, Israel.

As a PHP Back End team lead, you will be part of the Development team, help define and develop BrainPOP’s infrastructure, implement new features across multiple backend applications.

A Day in the Life of a PHP (Laravel Framework) Back End team leader (70% HO)

  • Work closely with Product Management, UX & Design, and other Developers to build a new tool enabling creativity at scale
  • Ensuring our code is of the highest quality by practicing and evangelizing engineering best practices (code reviews, pairing, etc)
  • Manage the full lifecycle of services — from initial setup and release to day-to-day CI/CD. Should be passionate about building software to streamline and automate service deployment and operation for Developers.

You Are

  • Passionate about learning and always seek opportunities to expand your knowledge
  • A self-starter with great instincts and the ability to discern upcoming needs
  • A skilled multi-tasker and the wearer of many hats
  • Not afraid to roll up your sleeves and have a “Can Do” attitude
  • Outgoing and personable and take pride in being a positive, helpful presence around the office
  • Excellent communication skills both in English and in Hebrew – verbal and written
  • A team player with the time management and organizational skills to also work independently

On Your Resume:

  • 7+ years of experience in Web Development- A must
  • Management experience- A must
  • Vast experience in PHP and in Laravel/Symfony framework- Big Advantage
  • Deep architectural understanding of web applications
  • Knowledge and understanding of work in modern CI environment: version control, build tool, CI server
  • Superior creative and innovative problem-solving skills
  • Eager to learn more about new languages and frameworks
  • A disciplined approach to testing and quality assurance

Advantages:

  • Worked with AWS in the past- nice to have
  • BSc. in Computer Science or equivalent- An advantage

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Life at BrainPOP

At BrainPOP, our work directly impacts how teachers teach and students learn. They inspire us to build solutions that facilitate joy and meaningful learning outcomes. Our commitment to educators and kids is reflected in our dedication to the BrainPOP team: ensuring their experience is empowering, creative, collaborative, playful, and anchored in learning and growth.  

Our team is made up of educators, data scientists, published authors, engineers, artists, bakers, film buffs, cyclists, dual citizens, and so much more. We value diversity and inclusion, collaboration, and learning from multiple perspectives.

We believe that a diverse organization is a more effective organization. BrainPOP is an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action Employer.

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