Senior PHP Developer (London, UK)

Senior PHP Developer (London, UK)

Parkopedia was founded with the mission of being able to answer any parking question, anywhere in the world. Today, Parkopedia is the world’s leading digital parking services provider used by millions of drivers and organizations such as Apple, TomTom, and 20 automotive brands ranging from Audi to Volkswagen.

We are looking for a Senior PHP Developer to join the team responsible for our core API services which enable drivers around the world to leverage our solutions from within their vehicles. The right candidate has led projects on engineering teams previously and has a proven track record architecting large-scale PHP applications with Laravel or similar modern MVC frameworks and deploying solutions on Amazon AWS.

Experience designing systems that process payments and familiarity with credit card processing is a bonus, as in-car commerce forms a large part of our services. This role also involves working closely with third-party service providers and building out abstractions over these APIs exposed to our clients. This requires a deep understanding of API development and design and experience interfacing with disparate systems.

We are part of a global team but this role is primarily based in our London office, which is a short walk from London Bridge. Parkopedia maintains a flexible policy with regards to location however the role will require a proportion of time to be spent at the London office.


  • Senior Developer for the Engineering team, based in London, supporting a code-base that delivers millions of POI locations daily to a global set of high-profile customers.
  • Liaising with product managers, clients, and partners to define solutions and work hand-in-hand with all stakeholders throughout the development lifecycle.
  • Lead initiatives from idea to production, working alone or as needed with other engineers on larger projects.


  • Track record of architecturing and deploying solutions on Amazon AWS
  • Comfortable with networking protocols, load balancing, performance, debugging APIs
  • 5+ years of experience with PHP with deep knowledge of Laravel or similar frameworks
  • Good experience building and maintaining RESTful APIs.
  • Understanding of API security, common exploits, and secure development practices, including the OWasp top 10.
  • Strong MySQL competencies, designing schema, performance tuning, and administration/troubleshooting in a replicated environment.
  • Comfortable with your platform, Linux, good bash skills, git, your editor of choice
  • Any experience in building payment/credit-card processing systems and interfacing with Payment Service Providers/payment gateways is a bonus


Parkopedia is committed to building a great work environment for all our employees. Here are just a few of the benefits that we offer:

  • Unlimited annual leave - yup, time off is as important as time in the office, we all need to unwind and recharge our batteries!
  • Flexible working hours
  • Training allowance
  • Fresh fruit, tea, coffee
  • Annual company retreat
  • Private Medical Insurance
  • Regular team lunches and socials
  • Time off for volunteering
  • Cycle to work scheme
  • Gym membership
  • Eye care and flu vouchers

We are an equal opportunities employer and believe in the power of a diverse and inclusive team. We welcome applications from everyone, regardless of race, sex, disability, religion/belief, sexual orientation, or age.


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