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#Do you have experience with PHP or Laravel? This might be your next challenge!
FFW has a freelance / contract opportunity for an experienced Back End Developer (PHP / Laravel). The selected candidate will work with our partner, a major US company from the pharma industry.
This is a 100% remote opportunity in which you should be able to work 40 hours / week, Monday to Friday. You should be able to work on the US EST time zone on this occasion. As you will be part of an international team, you will be required to overlap to the European Time zone, to attend meetings with the colleagues that are working on this time zone.
The contract duration for this assignment is of 1 year.
We are looking for a professional to join one of our product delivery teams. A successful candidate will have deep experience architecting applications, object-oriented programming, Laravel framework including ORM, MySQL database skills, Vue.js, PHPUnit. In addition to this, it will be a highly motivated, ambitious, and organized team player who can manage themselves and working closely with a small team of like-minded individuals. Problem-solving and critical thinking are paramount
You will need to enjoy being part of a multi-functional team and enjoy the experience of building a high performing culture where shipping the product is a team effort and the team shares in the successes as well as the problems that need fixing.


What awaits you:
  • Be involved and participate in the overall application lifecycle;
  • Main focus on coding and debugging;
  • Collaborate with Front-end developers;
  • Define and communicate technical and design requirements;
  • Provide training, help and support to other team members;
  • Build high-quality reusable code that can be used in the future;
  • Develop functional and sustainable web applications with clean codes;
  • Troubleshoot and debug applications;
  • Learn about new technologies;
  • Stay up to date with current best practices;
  • Conduct UI tests and optimize performance;
  • Manage cutting-edge technologies to improve applications;
  • Collaborate with multidisciplinary team of designers, developers and system administrators;
  • Participate in conferences and educational programs;
  • Follow new and emerging technologies.


What you bring:
  • 5+ years experience with professional PHP development.
  • 3+ years experience with professional Laravel development.
  • 3+ years experience with Object-Oriented Programming.
  • 4+ years experience with JavaScript (experience with a JavaScript framework such as Vue.js).
  • 3+ years experience with advanced application design & architecture.
  • Exceptional written and spoken English.
  • Experience using Agile and Lean methodologies and principles, ideally Scrum – on a geographically distributed team.
  • Experience writing automated tests (Jest, PHPUnit, etc)
  • You must have a strong internet connection that can do both audio and video chats daily. • You will have to be on a Mac due to network restrictions.

Core Capabilities
  • Exceptional troubleshooting / problem-solving skills. Can come up with reasonable, thoughtful, and practical solutions to technical problems.
  • Highly organized and detail oriented.
  • Can manage risk and take on business critical responsibilities.
  • Able to visualize and architect systems and/or system components along the full technology stack. This includes identifying and understanding business logic and converting that into actionable technical tasks. This also includes creating system documentation and diagrams as necessary.
  • Advanced/Expert level understanding of data storage, data structure, and API design.
  • Consistently finds a nice balance between simplicity, business value, and technical purity.

You can expect from our recruitment process to look like this:
  • “Get to know you” chat with a member of our Talent Team;
  • A short recorded video interview, where you will briefly tell us more about yourself;
  • A technical video interview with one of our colleagues from the development team;
  • And finally an offer!

FFW is an equal opportunity employer that is committed to diversity and inclusion in the workplace. All qualified applications will be considered without regard to race, color, national origin, religion, sexual orientation, gender, gender identity, age, disability, length of unemployment or any other protected characteristic as outlined by federal, state, or local laws.