Mid-Level PHP Back-End Web Developer (Laravel)

“Next IT Services” LTD is a fast growing IT development company based in Sofia, Bulgaria. The company develops highly innovative IT solutions for international clients, being active in the field of Real Estate and Construction, including: building design, planning, production, construction and maintenance..

“Next IT Services” LTD is fully owned by the Austrian company “Die Werkbank IT” GmbH, part of "Drees & Sommer" Group: an international consulting company working in the building and real estate sector with head office in Germany. IT & BIM solutions developed in the cooperation are used on a global level by international companies such as Knauf, Sto, Saint-Gobain, Drees & Sommer, and many others since 1998.

Our regional office in Sofia is looking for You – the ideal candidate for the position. Master your skills and join the team of Next IT Services!


  • Work in multi-disciplinary team with other professionals such as Back-End Developers, Front-End Developers and UI/UX Designers;
  • Build efficient, testable, and reusable PHP modules;
  • Develop back-end web applications in collaboration with Front-End developers;
  • Create database schemas representing and supporting business processes;
  • Solve complex performance problems and architectural challenges; 
  • Create database schemas representing and supporting business processes; 
  • Integrate user-facing elements developed by Front-End Developers; 
  • Customize existing applications to fit specific requirements; 
  • Deploy and technically support software components and web solutions;
  • Document the development process, architecture and standard components;
  • Multi-task project development.

Skills and Qualifications

  • Previous working experience as a Back-End PHP/Laravel Developer for at least 3 years;
  • Strong experience with PHP Development;
  • Strong experience with Laravel or another similar framework (Symphony, Codeigniter, etc.);
  • Strong experience with MySQL database-systems;
  • Strong understanding of Object-Oriented Programming;
  • BS/MS degree in Computer Science, Engineering or similar relevant field;
  • Proficient understanding of code versioning tools, such as Git;
  • Knowledge of MVC Design Patterns;
  • Basic understanding of front-end technologies, such as JavaScript, HTML5, and CSS3;
  • Experience in integrate with server-side RESTful APIs (JSON/XML);
  • Write efficient, scalable, testable, and maintainable code for new features and system components;
  • Ability to meet tight deadlines and give accurate time estimates;
  • Very good English language skills;
  • German language skills are considered as a plus;
  • Ability to work on your own initiative and stay focused.

Candidate Advantages

  • Experience with Docker and/or Kubernetes;
  • Experience with Vagrant;
  • Experience with Amazon Cloud;
  • Experience with JavaScript (Vue.Js, React, etc.).

Our Offer

  • High range remuneration for a full-time employment position in a modern office space with friendly environment;
  • Innovative, interesting and challenging projects for international clients;
  • Possibility to join a multi-skilled international team with creative, management and development experience and to take part in the further team-building and growth;
  • Follow a clearly pre-defined career path for further growth in the company with planning of qualification and responsibilities according to the position and leadership level, as well as salary increasement;
  • Shared bonus salary payment based on the annual company revenue: 10% of EBIT shared amongst all team members; 
  • Team activities: project presentations and team buildings;
  • Attractive additional benefits, like:
- Home Office option (up to 50% in standard situation); 
- Flexibility in working time;
- Additional vacation days maximum up to 30 days per year;
- Complete financing of a sports card and private insurance, as well as language or professional courses, seminars and workshops;
- Daily refreshments free of charge;
- Company presents on an annual basis.

If you are interested in the offer, please send your CV in English to jobs@next-it.bg, including a recent photo and portfolio list with brief description of the projects that you have participated in and your role in each of them. Applications will be treated in a timely and confidential manner. Only short-listed candidates will be contacted for an interview.