Backend Specialist (Php)

Open Assessment Technologies

Date listed

1 month ago



Total Funding

$3.4 billion

About us:

At Open Assessment Technologies, we come to work every day because we’re serious about the possibilities of digital transformation in the assessment world.

Today’s eLearning landscape is continuously evolving. Everyone is guessing when it comes to technology—but not us. Our TAO platform is the only digital assessment solution built on open standards for a reason: to evolve with the needs of today’s learners.

Our mission is to make an open standards platform available to everyone, while providing built-in interoperability and complete ownership of assessment assets— making these features available openly, across the globe

Duties and Responsabilities:

We are looking to hire a Senior Backend Engineer to work with the company’s senior engineers and key employees like Software architect with the goal to establish OAT as the undisputed leader in open assessment and education technology solutions.

You will be working with technologies like:

- PHP, Golang, Node and Svelte

- Cloud services from cloud providers as AWS and GCP,

- Messages Bus SQS , Pub-Sub,

- Container software and orchestrators as Docker, Kubernetes,

- frameworks as Symfony, Slim and others

… and be responsible for designing and developing our large-scale assessment solution.

More precisely, here’s what you’ll do:

● Advising best practices or new technologies to serve new requirements

● Designing standalone systems and new features in existing systems to fulfill our challenging business needs

● Giving thoughtful code reviews as a domain expert

Mentoring team members

Qualifications and Skills:

Fluency in English

● Empathy to ensure a good collaboration with others

● Lead knowledge and experience sharing across the team member

● Mentoring skills

● Excellent knowledge of PHP7, RDS(SQL), and NoSQL databases

● Strong experience in one or multiple frameworks (Symfony, Slim, Laravel, …)

● Knowledge of AWS/GCP is a plus

● Understands basic Agile and SCRUM concepts


● Flexible working hours

● Working for a open source learning platform

● Access to conferences, training, certifications, etc

● Social benefits

● The possibility to work from home

● Company and team events

● International and multicultural working environment

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