Software Engineer - Components (PHP)

Prague, Brno or CZ (remote)
Engineering /
Full-time Czech Republic /
At Keboola, we’ve built a team culture based on learning, innovation and most importantly trust. As we’ve grown we continue to embrace the startup vibe and foster a fast-paced and challenging environment. What is unique about our company, is that everyone has a voice and is welcomed to use it. We’re global but well connected and agile. Keboola has offices and team members spanning across Europe and North America. Gartner has recognized our company as a Data Operating Systems organization.

We are seeking a Component Developer to join our growing SaaS-based company. In this role, you will work in a fast-paced team within a modified Agile environment. As a Component Developer, you will build components that allow our customers to create sophisticated data systems. These components include extractors, writers, and other applications that connect to systems like ERPs and CRMs. Our technology infrastructure is multi-cloud, utilizing GCP, AWS, and Azure, with all components built using Docker.

Our team primarily communicates in Czech/Slovak, but you will also need to interact with other teams in English. As part of onboarding, you will receive training materials, descriptions of the technologies we use, and participate in the Keboola onboarding program.

What you’ll do

    • Develop components to be used by Keboola customers.
    • Work in a component team responsible for maintaining the most widely used components in our platform.
    • Manage and maintain various transformation components that manipulate data using user-written SQL scripts.
    • Create custom integrations, scrape data from various sources, and learn about different systems to find ways to connect to them using APIs.
    • Build PHP tools that benefit the community and contribute to the improvement of the Keboola ecosystem.
    • Develop tools to support component creation and maintenance, such as Component Generator for creating Docker component skeletons, and tools for functional testing.
    • Collaborate with teams on technical issues, including software system design and maintenance.

What We Look For

    • At least 2 years of professional experience in PHP development, including writing Dockerfiles and following best practices.
    • Familiarity with PHP or a desire to learn it further, with experience in other programming languages.
    • Experience transitioning from scripting to object-oriented programming.
    • Basic awareness of database systems.
    • Curiosity about large-scale data processing and various use cases (e.g., IoT, Open Data).
    • Strong interest in data engineering and data-related topics.

Skills and Experience You Need

    • Basic knowledge of web services and communication protocols like APIs and HTTP.
    • Understanding of (semi-structured) data formats like JSON and XML.
    • Familiarity with UNIX-based systems.
    • Knowledge of OS-level virtualization and containers (Docker) or interest in micro-service architecture.
    • Ability to work independently with self-management and self-discipline.
    • Strong problem-solving and consultative skills.
    • Capacity to ask for advice, find compromises, and seek help when needed.
    • Ability to complete tasks to a high standard, with patience, attention to detail, and the capacity to identify and solve problems.
    • Proficiency with Google products, Slack, Jira, Confluence, GitHub, etc.

Additional Requirements

    • Interest in learning new technologies, continuous skill improvement, and adaptation to new challenges.
    • A passion for personal growth and development within your role and the company.
    • Technical savvy with a focus on building and supporting customer relationships.
    • Ability to work well in a team and communicate effectively with colleagues from different backgrounds.

A little bit more about the opportunity

    • Autonomy within your position. We are focused on outcomes, not micromanaging everything that you do. We love free company movement.
    • Work with great brands both locally and worldwide. Ask us who we were working with!
    • Work with new industry-leading data technologies.
    • The opportunity to create the job you want that fits in with the life you want. We know there is life outside of work, and think fulfillment is achieved when all areas of your life fit together.
    • We believe the best people are a bit weird and have an inner engine that drives them.
    • We strive to push people for career development. There are many traits for a component team person - core Keboola platform tech team,  consulting and other “departments” are always open for internal hires!

You can look forward to the following benefits

    • Competitive compensation.
    • Generous paid vacation time.  And we mean generous.
    • Cool new offices in the heart of Holesovice in Prague. 
    • We are a company born in the cloud means we are relatively location independent. Want to take an extra-long trip while working on the beach (or forest, or desert?), go ahead - make sure to send us a postcard.
    • No set office hours and flexibility (aside from when you are placed on-call to support customers).
    • We are remote first but we also would like to see you in person time to time (once a month or so).

Keboola’s Core Values

    • Care, love and respect
    • No BS
    • Get your stuff done and do a bit more
    • Create and innovate
    • Learn!
    • One team
“You can have everything in life you want, if you will just help enough other people get what they want.” – Zig Ziglar

Come One, Come All 
Keboola provides equal employment opportunities to all employees, consultants, and applicants for employment. We do not discriminate on any basis. Here’s the thing: we don’t care what color you are, who you pray to, what gender you identify with, if you have tattoos or your hair is blue. We hire based on skill and culture fit. It really is that simple.

More About Keboola
Every day Keboola connects data, systems, and people to do their best work all in one place. Keboola is a hybrid, multi-cloud data platform that reduces your day-to-day complexity with data by streamlining and automating your data processes and systems, creating a scalable data structure that works best for you, and aligns business and IT in a secure environment so they can do meaningful work together. Hundreds of innovative companies use Keboola to unlock their data-driven power. The company has offices in Chicago, Vancouver, London, and Prague. For more information, connect with us on LinkedIn, Twitter, Facebook or visit