Junior Backend Developer - PokerNews

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The role: We are looking for a Junior Backend Developer for PokerNews to be based in our Lithuania office.

Are you our next star player?

Specialising in high-quality content for millions of users around the globe, PokerNews is the world’s leading authority on all things poker. The site provides a range of daily news, reviews and strategies, and prides itself on comprehensive live coverage of poker events from all corners of the world. Attracting both new and experienced players alike, our customers also find exclusive videos, podcasts, poker room reviews, and much, much more. 

Why we need you:

As a Junior Backend Developer, you will work with the wider tech and product teams to support current projects. You will help to create features and products that improve the PokerNews website for our users. Some of your key responsibilities will include assisting the development team with ongoing projects as well as estimating work and working in scrum sprints.

Other responsibilities include:

  • Communicating effectively with a project manager and other sprint members.
  • Help with testing and maintenance of applications.
  • Refactoring existing code.
  • Participate in code review process.

Who we’re looking for:

We’re looking for someone with knowledge of PHP, along with an understanding of the basics of SQL, Git & Agile. Basic knowledge of HTML and JavaScript is also essential. You will have excellent attention to detail throughout your work and the ability to work alone but also be a team player.

As the ideal candidate you will have:

  • Familiarity with any of these frameworks (Symfony, Laravel)
  • Understanding of Design Patterns
  • Familiarity with SaaS git solutions: GitLab, GitHub, bitbucket.
  • Experience with Composer.
  • Practical knowledge with MySQL

The Group 

PokerNews is part of Flutter Entertainment Plc, a global sports betting, gaming and entertainment provider headquartered in Dublin and part of FTSE 100 index of the London Stock Exchange, which brings together exceptional brands, products and businesses and a diverse global presence in a safe, responsible and ultimately sustainable way.

We are an equal opportunity employer that values diversity. We do not discriminate on any protected characteristic as defined by applicable law.

We will look to provide reasonable accommodation for applicants with disabilities to participate in the job application or interview process. If you need assistance, please contact: talent@starsgroup.com

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