We are hiring

Senior Backend / PHP Developer

Backend developers build the core of Freemius’ products,

services and APIs in spectacularly robust fashion.

Freemius is a SaaS startup that helps plugin & theme developers around the globe run their business and accept payments, manage subscriptions & software licensing, get user-data, offer trials and (much) more.

Join our growing distributed team and make an impact on millions of users. We are passionate about the open-source community and about helping developers around the world build prosperous, subscription-based businesses while working on things they love!

We’re looking for an outstanding remote backend developer that can work during European timezone hours to join Freemius’ development team. If you love coding, fluent in scalable software architecture and API driven web apps, we want to hear from you. Besides being really smart, autonomous and a PHP expert, you need to be a good team player.

The job opportunity is unique since we are still a relatively small team with a large customer base, so there’s a lot of room to grow.

Ownership, Not Just Accountability

If you see yourself working just as a means to get a salary, we totally respect 
that, but it’s not the type of mentality we seek. On the other hand, if your 
spouse/friends keep telling you that you have to stop caring so much about
 your work and your answer is “this project is my baby” that’s the exact sense
 of ownership we are looking for. 

What You Will Be Doing

You will work at the backend development team for our eCommerce platform API used by thousands of plugin and
 theme developers, and millions of WordPress admins on a monthly basis.

Your tasks will span from bug fixing to implementing new features (by enriching and adding API endpoints), both
 expecting that new and changed code is well documented and tested thoroughly.

In addition, you will conduct ongoing code reviews for other developers on our team (we all do it, and it makes us all better
devs), interact with our support team to help troubleshooting & resolving customer issues, and communicate with other
 team members for knowledge sharing and product work.

Who Are We Looking For

Excellent verbal and written English

A comprehensive understanding of what it takes to 
write secure and performant code

Easy to communicate with – you’re good at
expressing your thoughts in writing

Excellent understanding of OOP 

Organized and methodological

Strong background in efficient & scalable database usage with MySQL (you need to understand indexes)

Comfortable working remotely during European 
timezone hours (9-6 GMT+2) 

Hard worker and passionate – we are a startup

A quick learner

[Bonus] You already use Freemius in one of your 

7+ years experience working as a backend PHP


Work from anywhere, as long as you have your computer, a strong internet connection and can be productive

Work in a flat organization where your voice is always heard

Opportunities for paid travel to
attend WordCamps and other
industry conferences

Job horizon – we are looking for 
a long term engagement and
would love to see you become a
team lead or a knowledge 
source (based on your
 preferences and skills)

The Application Process

  1. Video interview with the CTO
  2. Technical screening task
  3. Technical Interview with the CTO
  4. Reference check
  5. A 3-month paid trial period, which will give us both the
 chance to see what it’s like to work together
  6. A formal job offer

Freemius is committed to creating a diverse environment and 
is proud to be an equal opportunity employer. All qualified
 applicants will receive consideration for employment without 
regard to race, colour, religion, gender, gender identity or
 expression, sexual orientation, national origin, genetics,
 disability, age, or veteran status.