Mid/Senior PHP Developer at Choyr

Mid/Senior PHP Developer at Choyr

Choyr is a pre-launch social media start-up based in London, focused on a specific, niche market. We’re looking for an experienced, mid/senior PHP developer to join us at this exciting time as we launch into our first markets and beyond.

Primary Responsibilities

  • Full responsibility for the back end of the product, including managing staging and production environments.
  • Maintaining the existing backend codebase and architecting new feature sets for the product.
  • Being actively involved in improving the existing product, especially its performance and scalability.
  • Planning the release of features through continuous integration and deployment to production.
  • Implementing best practices in software design.


  • Strong Laravel 5 experience.
  • Strong PHP experience.
  • An advanced understanding of OOP, SOLID, and design patterns.
  • Experience with relational databases (particularly MySQL).
  • A web application development background.
  • Unit testing fundamentals, with experience of TDD (creating functional & unit tests).
  • Experience with continuous integration.
  • Experience of working in an Agile environment.
  • Experience of performance tuning, especially optimising code as a start-up grows.
  • DevOps experience, including deploying and configuring servers.
  • Experience with AWS (EC2, S3, SQS, and others).
  • Experience of third-party APIs (particularly Stripe).
  • Great problem solving skills.
  • Great communication skills.

About You

  • You’re motivated, and have great organisational skills.
  • You love having responsibility and influence for a significant amount of a product, and the product as a whole.
  • You’re curious, and love to learn and try new technologies.
  • You work well in an Agile environment.
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We Offer

  • Competitive salary, based on experience.
  • Flexible hours in a London start-up environment. We’re more interested in high quality code and consistency than a regimented 9 to 5.
  • Direct involvement in all aspects of the product’s development. We’re a small team; everyone’s opinion is important.

Our Details

Send an email to, include your CV, and we’ll be in touch.

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