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Senior Backend Developer ~ fanZ ~ Riyadh, Saudi Arabia 

Full Time


About the job

Position Overview:

PHP Laravel Backend Developer with knowledge in NodeJs:

We are looking for a skilled and experienced Backend Developer with a strong background in server technologies to join our dynamic team. The ideal candidate will be responsible for designing, developing, and maintaining the backend systems that power our applications. Your expertise in server-side technologies and infrastructure will be crucial in ensuring the performance, scalability, and reliability of our services.



About fanZ

A gamified football fan engagement app. The user predicts matches scores and earn points and coins that can be redeemed in our store with local & global digital giftcards. fanZ has grown hugely reaching over 700K users in less than 10 months.

fanZ is a top Venture Capital “VC” funded startup by 500 Global and PIF-owned Sanabil Investment with partners including Monsha’at Tomoh Program for High Growth Startup, Thakaa Center, Code Lab, Google for Startups, and the Garage (an NTDP program).

Job Benefits & Perks:

-Highly Competitive Salary Packages

-Owning Stock Options [ESOB] in the company

-2 Days each month as “Me Time” (day off) for your mental health whenever needed

-3 Days “Excused Absence” without Documentation each month (we trust you)

-3 Days “Excused Attendance” each month

-25 Remote-Work Days balance a year (working days)

-25 Vacation Days balance a year (working days, not counting weekends)

-Personal device (laptop or the likes) budget is provided every two years

-A personal budget for Health & Fitness, e.g., Gym subscription, Healthy Meals & other

-2 Days off for National Day

-2 Days off for Founding Day

-A personal budget for Learning & Development

-A personal budget for your Hobbies

-Flexible and easy-going work environment

-Every task and work is tracked and compensated for [we use ClickUp for task management and automation]

-Fast-tracking promotions & job roles for excellent work and not limited to number of employees [our promotion rate is 5x faster than normal companies]

-Enabling young leadership

-Work system based on Compensation and Promotions

-Celebrating employees special days

-Weekly Cash prize for top performer

-Monthly Extra Compensation on your basic salary when passing a number of hours [most of our employees achieve this]

-Providing salary advances, 2 weeks early

-Company Loans for employees [pay monthly installments]

-Every task and project is tracked by time, completion and quality automatically using ClickUp to allow for fair environment and compensation and Stock Options calculation, you gain stocks and extra cash depending on your work and quality

Job Requirements & Responsibilities:

-You’re an expert in Laravel [5+ years experience]

-Strong knowledge in Node.js [3+ years experience]

-Strong knowledge in PHP, Web Stacks, Libraries and frameworks, design patterns, components, tools, concepts, best practices, standards, and systems of record is strongly desired

-Minimum of bachelors in Computer Science, Engineering or related field

-Excellent experience in RESTful API development

-Develop scalable, secure and functional code

-Experience with designing persistence and caching models using SQL

-Excellent experience with Realtime mobile app backend development

-Knowledge with API Integration and mapping

-AWS Cloud experience with technologies such as Lambda’s, API gateways

-Knowledge with Firebase

-Knowledge of high-availability web app setup and optimization

-Understanding of Computer Science concepts including Data Structures, Methods, Number Systems, Algorithm Analysis and Product Development Cycles

-Analytical and problem-solving skills are exceptional

-Excellent time management and organizing abilities

-Excellent written and verbal communication skills (good English in speaking and writing)

-Outside of business hours availability to fix critical web application issues whenever needed

-Work under pressure is a must



-Knowledge with machine learning and AI

-Knowledge with videos and images optimization

Job Selection Process:

1-Initial Filtration

2-First Interview: technical interview

3-Second Interview: culture-fit interview

4-Third Interview: CEO interview

How to Stand Out:

-Providing at least 2 actual projects you’ve worked on with highlights of the actual features and code you’ve developed

-Providing a case study of a project you’ve worked on and what went wrong and how you’ve overcome these difficulties

-Providing links to your work with sign-in information for admin panels

-Be specific and proof-based when writing about your skills and projects

Although it might seem overly fun to work with us, but do not underestimate the workload 🤓. Sometimes, and as other startups, we need to work long hours or overtime. However, we ensure you that you will learn a lot and enjoy yourself here 😁.

Posted on Sep 5, 2023.