Mid-Level PHP Engineer

Remote within Europe
P&E – Product & Engineering /
Full-time /
Company Overview:Founded in 2018 and headquartered in New York City, The Block has swiftly become a pivotal research, analysis, and news hub in the digital asset domain. Our diverse team, spread across multiple time zones, is dedicated to providing 24/7 coverage of the global cryptocurrency landscape.
At The Block, we delve deep into the interactions between the burgeoning digital assets sector and the realms of traditional finance, technology, governments, and markets. Our insights reach a broad audience, including technologists, financial market experts, Fortune 500 professionals, global service providers, policymakers, and others, through our main website, Research Portal, podcasts, and events.
Job Description:As a Mid-Level PHP Engineer, you will play a crucial role in the development and enhancement of our digital offerings. You will be instrumental in building upon our custom WordPress stack, utilizing tools such as Composer and PSR-4 PHP autoloading, and working with databases like Redis and MySQL.
Key Responsibilities:
* Develop and implement new features on our custom WordPress stack.
* Optimize performance across our backend and frontend stack.
* Contribute to product analytics solutions, utilizing feedback from logging and debugging services for troubleshooting and improvements.
* Collaborate effectively with engineers, researchers, executives, and designers.
* Communicate development progress and collaborate across the Product & Engineering team.
* Address engineering challenges creatively and effectively.
* 5+ years of PHP development experience.
* Familiarity with modern PHP tooling and best practices.Proficiency in working with Composer, PSR-4 PHP autoloading, Redis, and MySQL.
* Experience with front-end technologies and frameworks.
* Strong understanding of Unix/Linux operating systems.
* Proficient with Git in a collaborative environment (e.g., GitHub).
* Ability to provide and receive constructive feedback.Experience with Agile development practices, including code reviews and pair programming.
* Knowledge of software design patterns and responsive web frameworks.
Nice to Have:
* Experience with digital assets, cryptocurrencies, and blockchain technologies.
* Familiarity with Business Intelligence (BI) tools (e.g., Google Data Studio, Domo, Tableau).
* Experience with Docker, Vagrant, or similar development environment platforms.

Why Join Us:You’ll be joining a forward-thinking company at the intersection of technology and finance, with opportunities for personal growth, skill development, and contributing to an area of significant technological advancement.
$90,000 - $105,000 a year