Tech Lead with PHP

Technology Warsaw, Poland


The Westwing mission is to inspire and make every home a beautiful home. We are on a quest to bring the wonders of eCommerce for home & living to our almost 1 million customers in 11 countries. In only 9 years on the market, we have grown to more than 267 million Euros in annual revenue. More importantly, the opportunity ahead of us is massive.

The Westwing team is the secret to our success. Our more than 1,300 team members balance creativity and style with innovative technology and strong business fundamentals. We are proud to be working with inspiring colleagues who are smart, fun, ambitious, and looking for the challenge to transform an industry and take it into the future.

Do you think this could be you? We are looking for an awesome Tech Lead with a strong PHP background.

Who are we:

Our team is located in our Warsaw office in the city center. Despite this fact, we’re closely cooperating with HQ in Munich where the Product Manager and part of the developers are located. The team consists of a Product Manager, several Backend Engineers and a dedicated Test Engineer.

What we are doing:

The team is responsible for building tools and services for our sales and production teams. This includes our big own developed product information management (PIM) system as well as various other helpful tools assisting the teams in their daily workflow.

What you will do:

  • Design, build and maintain scalable bigger services and applications
  • Remain fully hands-on when it comes to development of new feature with the team
  • Manage a team of backend engineers building services written mostly in PHP
  • Ensure your services are well tested, architected, meet our coding standards and have proper logging, monitoring and alerting
  • Set up processes and methodologies optimized for shipping code
  • Mentor developers and ensure their constant professional growth
  • Understand the complex business requirements and tool landscape – ideally from both sides (business and technical)
  • Work closely with product owners and business stakeholders to design technical solutions to fit product needs

What we offer:

  • An open-minded tech organization with a “best tool for the job” attitude. Freedom to choose your tools and technology gives plenty of room for learning and experimentation.
  • A continuous self-improvement environment. Access to e-learning portals, budget for conferences and paid certifications are just some of the ways we help you be your best self.
  • A great atmosphere. Team events and hackathons are some of the ways we make our office a place you want to hang out.
  • Ability to define your job. We are always happy to help you take new responsibilities and help you grow into the role you want.
  • A brand-new top-of-the-line MacBook Pro with whichever accessories you fancy. Deck out your workstation with whichever editors, tools and accessories you need to feel at home.
  • Internal mobility. If you want to learn something new or try a new team, we have a “team-rotation” program which allows you to switch to open positions in other teams.

What we expect from you:

  • Few years of experience in PHP 7 development. You know it in and out, its strengths and weaknesses and are able to use it for the best outcome possible.
  • Architecture skills – both code and infrastructure. Acronyms like SOLID and DDD make you excited. People know you as that person who is always talking about “Decoupling”, “Onions” and “Hexagons”
  • Interest for the business and processes behind your tools. You can interact in both worlds – in tech as well as understanding and talking with business and Product Owners.
  • 1+ years of experience in a team lead role. Managing people is just as exciting as managing software. Ideally also experience working with a distributed team.
  • Good infrastructure skills in the cloud – preferably AWS.
  • Very good knowledge of databases. You know what to use when and why especially related to performance tweaking.
  • Strong communication skills – You are able to explain complex technical topics to non-technical counterparts in a simple and understandable way. People like to work with you.

What we appreciate:

  • Experience in the frontend stack, preferably React JS
  • Strong problem-solving skills and proactive attitude in suggesting solutions and improvements
  • Dedication to testing code you wrote
  • A SOLID approach to the code quality