Job Title: Backend Engineer

Work Location: Estonia


Recently named one of WorkLife’s 50 Best Places to Work and one of Fast Company's Most Innovative Companies, Whalar is a leading global Creator Company. 

Whalar empowers creators, brands, and platforms to tap new areas of innovation and drive business growth together. We do this through our six divisions: brand partnerships, talent management, proprietary technology, a creator-centric venture studio, a gaming studio, and a physical campus for creators. As a result, we have the best understanding, the most access, and the earned trust of creators. We're a curious, diverse team of 300 individuals united by one belief: Everything Is Better With Creators.

We Liberate the Creative Voice. We are Whalar.

About the role:

You will become a member of the development squads of our engineering team. Your mission will be the development of features that support our backend services. You will work with a tech stack built with PHP, Postgres, MongoDB, etc. Deployed to high availability in Docker containers over AWS and serverless infrastructure. You will perform monitoring, bug tracking and performance analysis of the services deployed to the platform.

This role is tied to our Tallinn Office but can be remote and sit anywhere in Estonia. We are also open to candidates who are EU citizens and want to relocate to Estonia.

Here’s what you’ll do day-to-day:

  • Follow agile methodologies
  • Write robust, reliable and maintainable code you are proud of
  • Align with the product team to help achieve the best solution
  • Contribute to growing our microservices architecture
  • Integrate third-party services
  • Enhance our data ingestion infrastructure
  • Improve the security of our systems
  • Create technical documentation
  • Work towards improving our Data-Driven products
  • Collaborate with our Data Science team
  • Help to measure the success of our products

Here’s what we’re looking for:

  • A minimum of 4+ years of backend software development experience with PHP, Java or C#.
  • Understanding of microservices architecture and best practices
  • Solid knowledge of REST APIs and web service architecture
  • Proven experience using best practices (SOLID, Clean code, TDD )
  • Experience writing unit and integration tests
  • Experience using Symfony or Laravel frameworks
  • Experience using Docker and AWS
  • Experience using code analyzer tools (phpstan, phpmd, sonar, etc)
  • A good command of written and spoken English

Bonus Points:

  • Experience with PHP 7.4+ and Symfony or Laravel frameworks
  • Experience with RabbitMQ or Kafka
  • Knowledge of Python or NodeJS
  • Experience with Elasticsearch

Our values:

At Whalar, diversity, equity, and inclusion (DEI) isn't just a statement, it's our collective strength. Our people are our superpower. A diverse team and inclusive leadership have shaped Whalar since our inception in 2016, fueling a constant evolution of growth. We champion a culture of respect and empathy, fostering a sense of belonging that transcends demographics. We hire individuals of all backgrounds and empower them to thrive, challenge stereotypes, and actively break societal barriers. 

The perks:

Whalar provides flexible benefits and collaborative work environments/experiences, so employees can work productively in a setting that best and uniquely suits their needs.

  • 25 days of PTO + Sick days + Winter break
  • Monthly phone/internet reimbursement
  • Professional development stipend
  • New joiner Home office allowance 
  • 16 weeks of paid maternity/paternity leave
  • Calm App subscription (Add up to 4 dependents)
  • Volunteer days
  • Social programs

Whalar provides equal employment opportunities to all employees and applicants for employment and prohibits discrimination and harassment of any type without regard to race, color, religion, age, sex, national origin, disability status, genetics, protected veteran status, sexual orientation, gender identity or expression, or any other characteristic protected by federal, state or local laws. Equal opportunity extends to all aspects of the employment relationship, including hiring, promotions, training, working conditions, compensation, and benefits.

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