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WEB Engineer

Engineering | Athens, Greece | Full Time

Job Description




Are you ambitious, hungry and keen to begin a new chapter in your career? We are looking for a Web Engineer.


About Us

PeoplePerHour is Europe’s leading online freelancing marketplace. We are revolutionaries debunking the archaic 9-to-5 work model. We are a purpose-driven business. Everything we do stems from our desire to empower people around the world to do what they love and live the dream of being independent, professionally and financially. With a vibrant community of more than 1M people, we connect talented experts with savvy businesses that search for the right skills to get the Job Done; quickly & cost-effectively. We work tirelessly to improve our community; not one day is the same and we grab opportunities with both hands and go after it fast.


Future Plans

Ten years into our journey it still feels as if it’s day one. The freelance economy is still at its infancy. And we believe it will fundamentally change the way companies - large and small – work and think about their HR function. That is why we are reinvesting organic profits into breaking out into new sectors & segments. Our newly launched product,, is the enterprise solution to manage temporary and permanent workforce in a more efficient and cost-effective way.


We have aggressive growth & innovation plans and we want you to be part of them!


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Our Values

Our company culture matters more than anything to us. We want to hire people who share our core values. You will fit right in if you are someone who:


1.    Loves Brutal honesty

 ◦   Hates sugar-coating

 ◦   Hates pointing fingers

 ◦   Hates fluffing. Says it like it is with brutal honesty

2.    Acts like an owner

◦   Doesn’t sit around waiting to be told what to do

◦   Is selfless: don’t just cover your own back. Always put yourself last

◦   Cares about the business and its overall success

◦   Picks garbage off the floor

3.    Is Accountable

◦   Do what you say & commit to. Gets it done!

◦   Resourceful & scrappy. Doesn’t need handholding. Will find a way

◦   Goal orientated. Sets and hits targets

4.    Constantly raises the bar

◦   Is curious and inquisitive. Always questioning: how can we do this better?

◦   Finds ways to improve the status quo

◦   Goes above and beyond what’s given to him/her

◦   Thinks outside the box and loves innovation

◦   Self-reflective and improves a little every day

5.    Is a Team player

◦    Is a clear communicator. You care about whether the other person understood,

not just what they said

◦   Shows empathy: You care and don’t just throw the ball over the fence

◦   Makes an effort to gel and bond with the team


About the role

We are looking for a driven and hard-working web engineer who is passionate about developing web apps. You should be an expert in web engineering principles and in a position to show good working knowledge of web programming languages.

The right candidate should be passionate about programming, web apps and be up to date with the latest in web technologies. You must be committed to producing high quality code and be able to deliver to deadlines. Good communication skills are a must and a good sense of humor a bonus!

If you want to impact real people’s lives, than this might be the right job for you!


What you will focus on:

  • Write well designed, testable, efficient code by using best software development practices

  • Gather and refine specifications and requirements based on technical needs in cooperation with product team

  • Be responsible for maintaining, expanding, and scaling our site

  • Stay plugged into emerging technologies/industry trends and apply them into operations and activities

About You

Ideally you’ll have:


  • Comprehensive working knowledge/experience of programming focussing on back end and front end technologies

  • An engineering mindset. Seeking to deliver on time and knowing when you need to come back to refactor

  • Knowledge and understanding of MySQL and NoSQL databases - preferably MySQL and Elastic search

  • A genuine passion for the all things web and web engineering in general

  • Working knowledge of MVC methodology and PHP frameworks (YII  / Laravel)

  • Good knowledge of Javascript and its core concepts

  • Experience with security, performance, container technology and linux sys admin will be regarded positively

  • BSc or higher in Computer Science, Information Systems or similar is preferred but not a prerequisite



We are based in the bustling heart of Athens; Gkazi.



  • We offer a very competitive package, depending on level of experience and the value we believe you can add to the business

  • You will have the opportunity to work in a motivating and multicultural environment as well as on a global scale project


What should you do next?

If you feel this is the right role for you, please submit your CV and cover letter.