PHP Developer

Information Technology

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Lisboa, Lisboa

About the job

Key responsibilities:

  • Works independently with a broader overview on the project
  • Participates in communications with partners and clients, when needed
  • Understands and follows the release processes in the company
  • Participates in requirements analysis, development, unit testing and documentation
  • Writes quality code to fit unique customer needs and configurations
  • Troubleshoots and debugs (with some guidance from senior team members if needed)
  • Achieves better understanding of the company platform and processes and suggests improvements


What we are looking for:

  • Academic background in IT or equivalent;
  • At least 4 years of experience with PHP;
  • Strong working experience and knowledge with PHP feom 7.3 to 8.1;
  • Clear understanding of OOP, Design Patterns and anti-patterns, and SOLID principles;
  • Working experience with relational Databases DBMS;
  • A good understanding of project tools (Atlassian OR git/svn ...) is required;
  • Experienced with testing layers (unit, integration, and functional testing);
  • Knowledge in algorithms and distributed systems;
  • Proficiency in English;

Nice to have:

  • Experience with Ecom solutions such as Magento, Prestashop, CS-Cart, xCart OR any PHP CMS as WordPress, Drupal, Joomla, etc;
  • Knowledge in JavaScript (ES6) is a plus;
  • Experience with services/microservices oriented architecture, ideally in an e-commerce scope;
  • Familiar with SCRUM methodology.

We do not sponsor work visa.  

For those who don’t have Portuguese documents (NIF and NISS), we suggest you to search for more information at local country Social Security entities, as well as on SEF (Serviços Estrangeiros e Fronteiras), for possible roles in Merkle Portugal. 

Additional Information

Benefits and Perks 

  • Cutting Edge Technology & Latest IT tools 
  • Software-house environment 
  • Agile and Flexible working hours 
  • Hybrid work system (remote friendly) 
  • Digital nomad policy 
  • Focus on career development 
  • Health insurance (also included for the household) 
  • Mental health support 
  • Volunteering experiences and sustainable mindset 
  • 25 vacation days + 3 wellness days per year 
  • Beers (after 6pm), foosball, and ping-pong! #workhardplayhard 
  • Free breakfast every second Monday of the month 
  • Employee discounts 
  • Team & Company events 🎉 

Inclusion & Diversity 

We value the strength diversity brings to our business and are working hard to build a more inclusive workplace through partnerships with Stonewall, Business Disability Forum and Business in the Community’s race and gender equality campaigns. We are happy to discuss all flexible and agile approaches to working for all our roles – we can’t promise we will be able to offer you everything you want or need but we do promise to discuss it with you openly and honestly. 

If you have any reasonable adjustment needs arising from a disability or medical condition to fully participate in the recruitment process, please discuss this with the recruiter who contacts you. 


#LI-JV1 #LI-Hybrid

About the Company

We Dream. We Do. We Deliver.

As a full-service, data-driven customer experience transformation, we partner with Top 500 companies in the DACH region and in Eastern Europe. Originally from Switzerland, Merkle DACH was created out of a merger Namics and Isobar - two leading full-service digital agencies.

Our 1200+ digital enthusiasts are innovating the way brands are built, through providing expertise in Digital Transformation strategy, MarTech platforms, Creativity, UX, CRM, Data, Commerce, Mobile, Social Media, Intranet and CMS. We are part of the global Merkle brand, the largest brand within the dentsu group, who shares with us a network of over 66,000 passionate individuals in 146 countries.