Senior PHP Developer

Senior - Full time
  • PHP
  • Laravel

Client : GIE Santiane

Industry : Insurance

The Santiane Group is an insurance brokerage company specialized in the design, comparison and distribution of health and provident insurance products for individuals and professionals. Since its creation in 2006, the group has grown exponentially, which is due to the use of advanced technical and IT resources developed in-house coupled with an exceptional effort in the training of sales consultants. The Santiane Group now has 200 employees in its Paris, Lille and Nice locations, as well as 100 employees employed by its subcontractors. The company collaborates with leading insurers (Axa, Generali, Malakoff Médéric, Mutuelle Bleue, etc.) and distributed in 2016 more than 100,000 new businesses through its B2C (Santiane - and B2B (Néoliane Santé et Prévoyance - businesses.


We are currently assisting Santiane in extending a development team in Kyiv, consisting of two PHP Developers, one QA Automation Developer and one Front End Developer. This position reports to the Product Owner and you will be responsible for improving the performance and reliability of Santiane’s application. For this goal, all the application will be re-engineered step by step, using CQRS model, and technologies like RabbitMQ, Nuxeo and Event Sourcing.

Kyiv, Ukraine


You will be responsible for:
• Developing features, using scrum methodology, clearing backlogs and working on existing applications
• Work on tasks received by the Lead and Product Owner
• Mainly Backend product development as the frontend development is covered by UI/UX team
• Defining sprints together with the Lead
• Business acumen/business savvy – ability to quickly understand the applications and think about how to make a good application


• At least 5 years of backend experience with PHP/MySQL
• PHP/MySQL specialist with Laravel knowledge
• Experience in containerization
• Understanding of MVC patterns
• No insurance domain experience required, only the interest to understand the business logic
• Excellent verbal and written English communication skills
• A self-starter with minimal supervision
• Solid team player
• Attitude to learn and execute
• Analytical problem-solving skills
• Like to work in a dynamic and an international environment
• Work autonomously and attentive to details

Nice to have
• CodeIgniter is a very big plus
• Event sourcing
• RabbitMQ
• Nuxeo
• French


A Degree in Computer Science or a related technical discipline


The candidate may be required to travel to Nice from time to time depending on the project requirement


We offer:
• Creative, challenging and fast-growing product
• Autonomous team structure with a lot of freedom and ownership
• Opportunities to own development from start to finish
• Broad and advanced technology stack – huge opportunity to learn
• Friendly and dynamic work environment
• Informal style of leadership and communication
• Opportunity to enjoy working with senior engineers, architects, scientists, and managers that understand the value of technology
• Health insurance including dental care, inpatient/outpatient treatment, massage, etc.
• Flexible working arrangements
• 22 workdays of annual vacation
• Free English classes
• Modern office facilities in the city center (Gulliver BC, Palats Sportu metro station)
• Team buildings and fun activities
• The dynamic and friendly work environment
• Snacks in the office