Backend API Developer (f/m/d) PHP, GraphQL (Thomann App) for Tech & Data Team

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Here's the deal

Hey, we are team Appic. As you might have guessed already, we are the team that’s fully responsible for our mobile app. And we are looking for a PHP API Developer (f/m/d) to support us. You will improve our GraphQL API, retrieve data from our MySQL database and make sure that app users get their data fast.

Want to learn more about us:

Who we are and how we work

  • Our team consists of 4 full-stack developers (Fred, Aryo, Kay and Olli)  a product owner, a UI/UX designer and an agile coach. 
  • We are working agile and using scrum as our process.
  • Our focus is developing the thomann app, which is written in react-native. Data is mostly stored in a MySQL database and fetched using our GraphQL Api written in PHP.
  • We work remotely most of the time, which doesn’t stop us from doing pair-programming sessions very often.

Here's what you'll do

  • Improve our GraphQL API with new features.
  • Test your code with unit, integration and manual testing.
  • Log and analyze errors or other important events (using splunk and sentry).
  • Help juniors and working students to grow with pair-programming, knowledge-sharing and showing them the wonderful world of software engineering.
  • Plan new features/enhancements together with your team and maintain existing ones.
  • Share your knowledge with others e.g. through Each1Teach1 sessions, open-space workshop, blog posts …

Skills you should have

  • Worked with PHP 7/8 for at least 2 years
  • Experience in designing APIs, especially GraphQL
  • Experience with MySQL
  • Ability to analyze and understand logging, errors and stack-traces to resolve problems with Splunk, Sentry or anything similar
  • Be a team player and want to take part in plannings as well as pair-programming sessions
  • Nice to have: Experience with react-native or react.js
  • Nice to have: Experience with Docker / DevOps

What we offer

  • Flexible working hours (full-remote possible) and working location
  • 13th salary
  • Thomann discount for employees
  • Personal work equipment as desired, including software and IDE
  • Professional coaching and English or German courses

Want to start immediately

Our application process

1. Getting to know you

30 minutes
you & recruiting

The first interview with one of our recruiters helps both of us to see if our ideas and values match.

2. Technical interview

60 minutes
you & specialists

You'll get to know a part of our team and get a chance to score with technical knowledge. In addition, you can ask anything you want to know.

3. Tryout task & debriefing

60 minutes
you & specialists

You'll receive a task that would fit your new role. You'll be asked to prepare the task either at home or live with some of our team members. Afterwards, there will be a debriefing with team members from your future department.

4. Leadership interview

60 minutes
remote or in office
you & leadership

Last, you'll get to know some team members of our leadership community. If this is a fit, too, you'll receive an offer from us.

We might adjust the process for some positions. This means you might get to know some more team members or get a more detailed chance to see your new role in action.

Got any of dem benefits?

A job you can grow old with
Each team uses state-of-the-art tech and tool stacks
Regular team events
The equipment you want
Remote-first team setup
Thomann employee discount
Time and budget for professional development
Projects that really (we swear!) will go live
A passionate industry with thankful customers
Flexible working hours
An onboarding buddy so you’re never alone

Our offices

Remote. Distributed. Together.

Work from home or any of our offices. Our team is 100% remote and will stay this way. You need a stable internet connection and your laptop. Currently our way of work supports the central European timezone +/-2h.


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