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Senior Laravel Developer

Remote, Croatia
Jelena Šverko
Jelena Šverko
People & Culture Specialist

We are currently hiring a PHP (Laravel) Developer with 5+ years of experience who will join our team on the further development of Peterson’s platform, the largest test-prep service provider in the USA.

Tomislav Tenodi, Andrija Prelec, Valentina Starčević, Mario Grgić, Nikolina Keleš and Dominik Pavičić at Speck


The client you are going to be working with is Peterson’s, a leading provider of live, print, and online products and services, including test preparation (GMT, SAT, TOEFL), career exploration tools, and scholarship searches. Peterson’s platform is the main source of information for more than 500.000 students yearly. The users of Peterson’s platform also include universities across the US and government agencies. One of the products within Peterson’s platform is also Dantes, a mobile and web application providing academic courses free of charge to all active-duty military, their families, and DoD civilians. 

In Speck we have a team of more than 15 experts that have been working on Peterson’s platform development. The whole Peterson’s company contains of 3 major teams in different countries: business team is located in the USA, product team in the Balkans and content and support team in the Philippines.

Our team works directly with Peterson’s founders and holds a great dose of ownership over the product development. 

Peterson’s platform is the main source of information for more than 500.000 students yearly, as well as their parents, teachers, and operations teams working on the college application management

As a Senior Laravel Developer, the focus of your position will be on development of the high-quality web applications, improvement of the platform quality and performance, and collaboration with various team members (from the development team, QA team, and other teams). The main Peterson’s site is on WordPress, while Magento and WooCommerce are being used for eCommerce. All other web applications are on Laravel. For this position, apart from experience with Laravel, a knowledge of Magento is also required. At the beginning, there will be a need to help with the webhooks, and after the period of the next few months, Magento will be migrated and implemented into our system.

We successfully developed 2 mobile apps using native technologies and are currently working on their improvement.


  • Development of the high-quality web applications
  • Writing the clean code that can endure high traffic 
  • Improvement the platform quality and performance
  • Testing, debugging, and bug fixing
  • Attending meetings with the product owner and understanding the business domain


  • 5+ years of experience in the development role
  • 5+ years of experience working with PHP
  • 5+ years of experience working within at least one PHP MCV framework (e.g. Laravel) or ORM framework (e.g. Eloquent)
  • Advanced knowledge of Magento
  • Experience in creating unit and integration tests (using PHP Unit, Mockery or similar)
  • Good understanding of web concepts – SOLID principles, OOP, design patterns and design of the complex architecture
  • Good understanding of SQL databases and experience in writing SQL queries
  • Knowledge of CI/CD processes
  • Experience working with GIT
  • Good organizational skills
  • Good knowledge of English

Bonus points for:

  • Experience in working with AWS cloud service


Competitive compensation

Aligned with market standards and tailored to reflect your working experience, ensuring fair and motivating renumeration.

Regular performance management

We facilitate regular check-ins and annual performance reviews to give you enough opportunity to share your feedback with us, but also help you foster your professional growth.

Collaborative work environment

Join a team of experienced specialists in an inclusive culture, where teamwork, honesty, hard work and diversity are valued and encouraged.

Top-notch equipment

To do great things – you need good equipment. We offer MacBooks, monitors, earphones, keyboards, and any other necessary gadgets you might need.

Professional development opportunities

Benefit from a personal annual education budget, enjoy unlimited access to the Udemy course library, and explore a world of knowledge with unlimited Kindle books and Kindle devices.

Health and wellness

Sweat it out in the sauna, explore new group workout trends or work on your swimming laps with a Multisport card, and enjoy peace of mind with 10 days of fully paid sick leave per year.

Company-wide and team gatherings

Participate in three fully-funded annual gatherings, including a spring party, Christmas party, and a 3-day team-building weekend. Get to know your team members in-person through team-level gatherings.

Comprehensive support

Receive robust support from our administration, legal, and management teams, ensuring you have everything you need – whatever situation arises!

Hybrid work model

As a remote-first company, we offer a hybrid work arrangement, with our office in Zagreb always available for those who prefer an office environment.

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In case you have the skills and knowledge mentioned above, don’t hesitate – send us your CV and we will get back to you! 🙂

If you have any questions about this position, shoot us a message at [email protected].

The position is open until filled.

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