Middle PHP Developer for MIACAR

Kyiv, Amosova, Ukraine


MIACAR is the new rolling supermarket, changing the way people buy groceries. Products will be delivered within a 20 minute time slot, at lowest prices, free of charge and with a minimum order value of 25 CHF.

The assortment is tailored on the customers needs and represents the most popular products from all over the region. The startup is growing at a very high pace, welcoming new employees and customers on a daily base. The company positions itself as the leading tech driven online grocery and last mile delivery company in Switzerland.

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On behalf of MIACAR, Ciklum is looking for Middle PHP Developer to join the Kyiv team on a full-time basis.


  • Be part of a cross-functional MIACAR product team, together with other engineers, devops, designers, QA and product owner.
  • Take ownership and responsibility
  • Design, build, and maintain efficient, reliable and readable PHP code
  • Building backend solutions that can be connected with multiple external APIs and handle data efficiently (e.g. asynchronous processes, caching, error handling, batch processing, secure transmissions)
  • Identify bottlenecks, performance issues and bugs, and provide solutions for it
  • Learn the new languages, how the infrastructure and pipeline works, and how to monitor, analyze and react on emerging issues


  • 2+ years experience with building sophisticated and performant PHP solutions
  • Knowledge of modern web frameworks, e.g. Laravel/Symfony
  • Familiarity with concepts of OOP, MVC, Mocking, ORM, CI/CD, DI, microservices, SOLID, CQRS and RESTful
  • Strong test-driven mindset to ensure high software quality
  • Understanding fundamental design principles behind a scalable, distributed and secure application
  • Ability to design, create and deliver a service from scratch to production
  • Experience with SQL, schemas, indexes. Postgres knowledge is a plus
  • Written and verbal fluency in English is a must
  • Experience with Docker / Containerization
  • Proficient understanding of tools like Git/GitHub/GitLab/Atlassian products
  • Understanding of the 12 factor app principles is a plus
  • Experience NoSQL databases and ElasticSearch is a plus
  • Interest in functional programming is a plus

What's in it for you

  • Be a key player in the most ambitious online food startup of Switzerland;
  • Challenging data-driven environment with interesting problems;
  • No 9-to-5 working routine expected — results count;
  • Take ownership from day one;
  • Learn how to deliver value from idea to code to production;
  • Respectful atmosphere in which everyone feels comfortable to speak up freely;
  • Awesome team challenger events and a lot of fun;
  • On-site visits to Switzerland;
  • Competitive salary protected from local currency deviations;
  • Modern offices with warm atmosphere;
  • Latest technologies and best industry practices;
  • Become a long-term part of the project;
  • Professional and personal growth;
  • Highly motivated, dynamic and international team.