Job information

$ 65,000 - 80,000 EUR per annum

Job Summary

XING is the leading online business network in D-A-C-H with 13 million members in German-speaking countries. Workers from every industry use XING to connect with one another, to look for jobs, new hires, projects, cooperation partners, expert advice and business ideas.

Your Team

The PHP Architect will work closely with our architecture teams but will be seen as a separate expert role within the XING tech organization. The main focus of the role is the promotion of PHP inside XING as well as the implementation and execution of highly demanding technical projects.

Your Tasks

Review and optimise our existing PHP Architecture

Evaluate and recommend new technology to improve the existing ecosystem

Provide architecture consulting for development teams or help out as a technical lead on challenging projects

Execute migration projects and assume responsibility for their success

Improve and maintain existing application code

Act as an PHP Evangelist and work closely with our whole tech organization to improve our use of PHP and its frameworks (for example Symfony)

Mentor our other PHP Engineers and help them hone their skills and share your knowledge in our community of practice

Job Description

Main requirements

  • Profound knowledge of PHP and its Frameworks (PHP 7.1, Symfony...)

  • Several years of experience as an technical project lead (for example for large scale migration projects)

  • Experience in enterprise projects (knowledge of enterprise patterns)

  • Ability to manage different stakeholders and being able to adopt to a diplomatic standpoint when it comes to technical decisions and being an internal networker

Nice to have

  • Being seen in the PHP community as a Conference Speaker, writer of Blogs and so on is a plus


  • possibility to attend conferences and organize meet-ups
  • internal Hackweeks three to four times a year
  • wide variety of personal training courses, language classes
  • flexible working hours
  • subsidized public transport tickets
  • restaurant vouchers
  • travel insurance
  • private pension plan
  • free drinks and fruit
  • sport and gym deals
  • smartphone or iPad that can be used privately
  • high end Macbook Pro