PHP Developers - Kwiziq Engineering

Updated 22 February, 2021


If you are an experienced PHP developer looking for a challenge and the opportunity to do something genuinely impactful in your career, we want to talk to you.  We are looking for at least 2 new full-time PHP developers, working remotely with our excellent team, currently distributed across 6 countries.

Kwiziq is an intelligent language learning platform designed to help post-beginner learners reach fluency in the most efficient way possible.  We occupy a unique place in the language market and provide a completely personalised learning experience.  Kwiziq has been nominated for Best AI product in education 3 years in a row (CogX London) and our founders are award-winning entrepreneurs.

Kwiziq exists to foster genuine understanding and deep relationships between people who speak different languages. We use smart technology to reduce, and where possible remove, the barriers to gaining fluency.  We want you and your ideas to make our system even better and get more people talking.

Kwiziq is established and self-sustaining; we are also growing fast and will be raising a significant investment round this year to help accelerate our growth.  We are expanding into new languages and have countless ideas and features to implement; this is not just a bugfix role, it requires all hands (and brains) on deck. We are hiring now for the long term and offer many options for technology and career progression.  We need PHP developers with strong opinions on code quality, performance, and working effectively in a distributed team environment.  

Your role will start on our existing code base but be integral to migrating to an updated framework and architecture starting this year so you will have a chance to work on complex, greenfield code.  You will be adding your skills to our existing technical team, which is small but exceptional.


  • Build and ship clean, performant, scalable, secure, quality code that brings joy to our customers.

  • Contribute proactively to improvement of our team, technology and processes.

  • Work with Product, Quality, DevOps and Ops to ensure that we deliver the best possible customer experience.

  • Be available as necessary to troubleshoot urgent issues, but work on your own schedule.

  • Work cooperatively with our fully distributed team as a first-class team member (this is not an outsourced role).

  • Adhere to our established and evolving workflow processes, engaging with the team to make continual improvements.

  • Be approachable and honest; be flexible and step up to the challenges presented to you.


  • 5+ years of proven software development experience in PHP.

  • Experience ideally of CakePHP but knowledge of other frameworks such as Laravel a strong plus

  • Strong knowledge of Relational Databases (we work with mainly Mysql and Percona).

  • Demonstrable knowledge of web technologies including HTML, CSS, Javascript, AJAX, etc.

  • Experience building RESTful web services.

  • Any experience with HTML5 Web Apps (or other mobile development) a plus.

  • Ability (and desire!) to write unit and integration tests.

  • Good knowledge of git and ideally gitflow.  Experience collaborating with a team of developers.

  • Demonstrable evidence of your skills, bachelor's degree in computer science or online profile (GitHub or other)

  • Solid spoken English. We have a multilingual team, English fluency is not required, but we can promise you’ll get better at it!

Apply because you want to:

  • Work remotely as a full team member… (We’ve been remote since long before COVID, and people love logging into work every morning).

  • Work with a diverse, international team on a challenge that will positively impact the world.

  • Work with a bunch of nerds who learn other languages for fun.

  • Work on legacy and greenfield challenges, expand your technical experience and seriously grow as a developer.

  • This business has product-market fit and we’re already on a strong growth trajectory with great unit economics. You are joining a company early in a major expansion phase, your opportunities grow alongside it.

All applications please email with an introduction and your CV

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