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Senior PHP Developer (f/m)

Permanent employee

Berlin HQ
About us
HolidayPirates ( is one of Europe’s fastest growing, free-to-use, travel search platforms and apps, providing users with the best value for money international travel deals. Since its inception in 2012, the company has grown the biggest online travel community in the world.

HolidayPirates Group continues to expand its online presence in Germany, UK, Netherlands, Austria, Italy, Poland, France, Spain, Switzerland, and most recently, the USA. Our 200 employees from 33 different countries work on 10 websites in 7 different languages.

HolidayPirates Group operates the following domains:,,,,,, ,,, and

Companies founded under HolidayPirates Group are: VoyagesPirates SAS in France; HolidayPirates Ltd. in London; Flynder GmbH in Germany for exclusive and unique flight deals; Pirate Technologies d.o.o in Serbia for new technologies and the advancement of our own product; and TravelPirates Corp. in the US, launched in February 2016.

Facts and figures: 

  • Global headquarters in Berlin, Germany
  • Management: David Armstrong (CEO)
  • Numbers: More than 9 million Facebook fans, 8 million App downloads, 800.000 Newsletter subscribers 

HolidayPirates Group is an equal opportunity employer and evaluates applicants regardless of an individual’s age, musical taste, race, color, gender, religion, ice cream flavor preference, national origin, sexual orientation, marital status, disability, or veteran status.

Ahoy mate!
Do you spend your time thinking about how to make things you’ve already made, better?
Do you get excited when you are able to implement something completely new where the only limitation is your imagination?
When you come across a new piece of technology, do you automatically think of all the amazing new superpowers it will give you and new things that you will be able to do with them?

Yo-ho-ho! Then you are the pirate we are looking for!
Duties on deck:
  • Write a qualitative, clean and maintainable code
  • Implement and tweak awesome features
  • Stay on top of the latest advancements in backend technologies and architectures
  • Coach and mentor other team members
  • Optimize and tweak high traffic websites and apps that are used by millions of users
Your treasure of experience:
  • At least 4 years of experience as a backend developer 
  • A good understanding of MySQL, including complex queries and optimization
  • High proficience using object-oriented PHP
  • Experience with composer (bonus points for creators of open source packages)
  • Knowledge of HTML5, CSS3, Javascript
  • Automated Software Tests
    Self-motivation and a passion for learning new technologies
  • Very good English skills
Our ship & our crew offer you:
  • We will provide the technology equipment/gadgets of your choice
  • Regular "Hack days" in order to try out new and interesting technologies and capabilities, as well as regular team events
  • A fast growing company in which you can take the helm and realize your ideas
  • Inspiring mates from all over the world
  • Anchoring berth directly at the Spree with a great view
  • Flexible working hours
  • Opportunity to join company pension scheme
  • Support in relocation
  • Regular team events
  • Social area with table tennis, table football and a comfy dining area
  • Pirate bar with bottles of rum – yo-ho a pirate's life for me!
  • Barrels of juice and boxes of fruit – as much as you like!

Remember, only a fully loaded ship can set sail - we only consider applications with CV and samples of your code in zipped plain text files. In addition, a link to your Github and/or Stackoverflow profile is highly appreciated.

Work like a captain, play like pirate!

Your application

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