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Pearson Senior PHP Full-Stack Developer in Brasov, Romania


One of our goals at Pearson is to help more people learn English and other languages, to enable them to make progress in their lives, whether that's to get a promotion at work, to move abroad to study or work or to earn a qualification. Mondly is part of our English Language Learning division. Mondly offers high quality online learning in English and 40 other languages to consumers across the world via its mobile and web apps, virtual reality and augmented reality products It has had 100 million downloads worldwide, offering professional and personal language learning in a combination of 1300+ different language pairs.

This is an exciting time to join the Pearson Mondly team, as you can play a key part in shaping growth plans.

As a PHP Full-stack Developer, you will work on Mondly's core products alongside one of the most capable teams of professionals in the app development world. You will have full ownership of your projects, covering responsibilities from software architecture to development, testing, maintenance, and deployment. You will gather and document software requirements and then develop, test, and implement tools and applications used by internal stakeholders or millions of users worldwide.

Key Accountabilities:

  • Back-end : You will develop new features for web apps and implement back-end functionality that will reach and enrich millions of people's lives. The role can imply building code architecture for complex features. The technology used: PHP with Yii2 framework.

  • Front-end : You will collaborate efficiently with the web development and design team. You will be responsible for implementing, adapting, and deploying design templates. This work will require a good understanding of both design and development, as well as a willingness to work closely with others on a team. The technology used: Javascript with EmberJS framework.

  • Ownership : You will work with the team to choose the best technical solutions, perform DB migrations when needed, test the apps, develop bug fixes, and deploy new features. This will ensure that the apps are of the highest quality and meet the users' needs.

  • Complexity : Scalability will be on top of your mind for everything you do while working on this project. Any new feature you add must have a back-end and database architecture supporting a large user base (over 100 million), so it is important that your additions can accommodate that.

  • Quality : We constantly strive to do our best and be like the high-quality people around us. We expect the best from ourselves and from each other and are always looking to improve. We are driven by a desire to be the best we can be, and to surround ourselves with others who share that commitment.

  • Main tech stack: Yii2, Ember.js, MySQL, Redis, MongoDB, AWS

Qualifications & Skills

  • Extensive years of experience as a Full-stack Developer with PHP

  • An excellent track record of success in providing solutions for complex technical requirements in both back-end and front-end development

  • Proficiency in Javascript and PHP and frameworks like EmberJS for the front-end and Yii2 for the back-end (or other similar frameworks)

  • Experience in creating statistics/graphs in the UI is a plus

  • Ambition and drive for quality and results

  • A good eye for detail and interest in technology

  • Solid collaboration skills

  • A positive attitude and open-mindedness

  • Robust decision making - based on evidence and data

  • Passion for education and learning

  • Operates as a self-aware, effective team player

  • Experience of working and thriving in a global matrix organization is a plus

  • Excellent communication skills in English language is a must

What to expect from Pearson

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At Pearson, we add life to a lifetime of learning so everyone can realize the life they imagine. We do this by creating vibrant and enriching learning experiences designed for real-life impact. We are on a journey to be 100 percent digital to meet the changing needs of the global population by developing a new strategy with ambitious targets. To deliver on our strategic vision, we have five business divisions that are the foundation for the long-term growth of the company: Assessment & Qualifications, Virtual Learning, English Language Learning, Workforce Skills and Higher Education. Alongside these, we have our corporate divisions: Digital & Technology, Finance, Global Corporate Marketing & Communications, Human Resources, Legal, Strategy and Direct to Consumer. Learn more at We are Pearson.

We value the power of an inclusive culture and also a strong sense of belonging. We promote a culture where differences are embraced, opportunities are accessible, consideration and respect are the norm and all individuals are supported in reaching their full potential. Through our talent, we believe that diversity, equity and inclusion make us a more innovative and vibrant place to work. People are at the center, and we are committed to building a workplace where talent can learn, grow and thrive.

Pearson is an Affirmative Action and Equal Opportunity Employer and a member of E-Verify. We want a team that represents a variety of backgrounds, perspectives and skills. The more inclusive we are, the better our work will be. All employment decisions are based on qualifications, merit and business need. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, ethnicity, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, gender expression, age, national origin, protected veteran status, disability status or any other group protected by law. We strive for a workforce that reflects the diversity of our communities.

To learn more about Pearson’s commitment to a diverse and inclusive workforce, navigate to: Diversity, Equity & Inclusion at Pearson.

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Organization: English Language Learning

Schedule: FULL_TIME

Req ID: 6706

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