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At Turing, remote senior PHP developers specialized in designing and developing large-scale web applications are in high demand. You will be responsible for the development of all server-side logic and ensuring highly performant applications.

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Job responsibilities

  • Develop and maintain cutting edge web-based PHP applications
  • Lead the entire web application development life cycle from concept stage to delivery
  • Refactor, optimize and improve the existing codebase for maintenance and scalability
  • Collaborate within teams to gather requirements and develop software solutions
  • Keep abreast of new trends and best development practices
  • Solve complex performance problems and architectural challenges

Minimum requirements

  • Bachelor’s/Master’s degree in Computer Science (or equivalent experience)
  • 5+ years of experience in PHP development
  • Proficiency in PHP web frameworks such as Laravel
  • Strong experience in designing robust and scalable APIs
  • Fluency in English and good communication skills to collaborate effortlessly

Preferred skills

  • Strong data modeling and database skills
  • Some experience with software testing and design patterns
  • Familiarity with the limitations of PHP, web server exploits, and their solutions
  • Sound knowledge of SQL/NoSQL databases and query optimization techniques
  • Experience with PHP MVC frameworks (Symfony, Kohana, etc.)
  • Experience with user authentication and authorization between multiple systems

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How to become a senior PHP developer?

PHP application developers help customers create and maintain websites and applications. While the first step is the analysis and creating a business plan to identify customer objectives, priorities, and goals, the next step is to convert those ideas into a web product that will fit their needs.

Traditional website/application programming includes six steps: design, development & testing, implementation, documentation, and evaluation. In addition to traditional workflows for one-off projects such as site updates or app migrations, PHP application developers will also need to know Agile development methods.

As the IT industry continues to grow, job opportunities for PHP developers are following suit. Due to this high demand for skilled PHP professionals, there is a growing number of remote PHP developer jobs available online which will require candidates to have both technical and non-technical skills. The best ways to secure a high-paying job in this field would be through continual learning and practicing with the skills needed for professional success.

What is the scope of PHP development?

PHP is an extremely trending language in the business world lately. It's making quite a name for itself as being one of the most useful languages out there. It enables PHP developers to develop high-quality quality websites at quick speeds, making them perfect for small-scale projects and applications that are data intensive. These include security-focused solutions which are highly scalable and built with scalability at their core.

These days it's easy to see that server-side scripting has become one of the most popular tools for creating dynamic single-page and multi-layered web pages. So it's no surprise that PHP is so valuable given its versatility. For many organizations, PHP frameworks are something they rely on to power their sites, earning PHP developer jobs some of the most competitive in today's marketplace.

What are the roles and responsibilities of a senior PHP developer?

A senior PHP developer is involved in managing, and implementing software architectures using the PHP programming language. You will work with various teams as your work crosses over with other departments. These developers write high-quality code to optimize websites and increase performance.

The front-end of an application is often quite complicated, which requires the task to be shuffled across many people. This includes making sure that all web services across the web services are connected with everything else, and it could even include creating plugins.

As a senior PHP developer, you will have the following responsibilities:

  • Build and manage interactive web applications in a timely and cost-effective manner.
  • Work to resolve cross-platform discrepancies.
  • Recommend changes to improve the performance of the website
  • Examine different architectural considerations about the server-side functionality and database structure of the website.
  • Team up with other developers to enhance the platform's data acquisition prerequisites.
  • Update the webpage regularly and change its functionalities to improve visibility and user experience.

How to become a senior PHP developer?

To begin, you should have a Bachelor's degree in the relevant field of software programming if you want to work as a remote PHP developer. Most organizations, however, do not make it mandatory and instead seek a developer with significant experience working with PHP frameworks.

Of course, you must be fluent in the PHP programming language. Because few educational institutions adopt and teach it as a separate entity, you are on your own when it comes to learning PHP. Fortunately, there are numerous PHP learning resources and training programs available online to assist you in mastering the language.

The next step is to put what you've learned into practice to demonstrate your technical prowess and command of PHP programming. Furthermore, the more you code in PHP, the more at ease you will become with it. Begin by developing small modules before progressing to more complex programming.

Finally, as an aspiring PHP professional, you should obtain some certifications to demonstrate to potential employers that you are skilled in programming.

Now, let's look at the techniques and practices you require to be a successful PHP developer:

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Skills required to become a senior PHP developer

To become a brilliant PHP engineer, you must have a wide range of skills and knowledge derived from a diverse set of required skills. Here is a list of the skills we believe are important for landing a remote PHP developer job:

1. PHP

PHP processes its Text Pre-Processor Type - whether you utilize HTML or use the PHP along with HTML or JavaScript to build your web pages, or you can even use it to expand the functionality of existing files. This script is known for its conciseness and flexibility, as well as some perks like "out of the box" support for databases like MySQL. And some free versions are quite popular on some server providers too. You can also distribute your generated code through PDO database connectivity since it spares you from making a slew of connections due to varying database servers.

2. JavaScript

JavaScript is a universal programming language, which means it can be used to program products on any type of platform, including the web. JavaScript offers options for both client-side coding addition to server-side coding in the form of Node.js. JavaScript code lets you add interactive features to your website to make it more user-friendly. For example, you could use JavaScript‑based programming to create the adding of products or reviews with just a click of your mouse, or you can have content do something animation-like when you roll over it on your computer screen.


By combining HTML with CSS, web developers can create custom websites. HTML uses tags to define the text styles and structure of page content. On the other hand, CSS is used for telling browsers how this page should look visually in addition to coding the look and feel of audio components for your website. For instance, it allows you to customize web pages by targeting specific device types like large screens, portable devices, or printers. It also helps in creating smooth animations for your site or application. It is independent of HTML but can be used together to build custom websites that cover all kinds of devices that connect to the internet!

4. Drupal

Drupal is a website content management system. It makes it easy to build and manage your website. Drupal comes with flexibility that allows you to create just about any kind of website, such as a single-page app or other digital access points for example. Drupal has gained popularity among developers because it allows them to create websites using building blocks called modules which can be customized using themes, lots of them are developed by the open-source community e.g. Bootstrap3 to make your Drupal site look great!

5. jQuery

jQuery is a JavaScript library. It provides a streamlined way of manipulating elements and certain behaviors on a web page without writing code from scratch. It helps make the use and manipulation of JavaScript and HTML objects much easier and more manageable by wrapping all of those functions into one complete object. The jQuery library allows you to easily build cross-browser webpages for thousands of different users, as well as features animation effects that can be manipulated at will as well as something called “plug-ins” that create hundreds of other options as far as the functionality features go.

6. Version control systems

Version control systems are programs that enable you to keep track of any changes made on your codebase. Organizations often use a version history system. If they identify an error on their production site, they can revert to the previous working copy that didn't contain any errors. You'll also need to know how to effectively work with others who want to collaborate on the same project at once or in close succession with people across time zones. A great example of a popular and simple version management system is GIT which allows for 'tracking' and sharing of updates made on a project, It also provides 'commit logs' and even makes it possible for you to roll back unwanted changes if required.

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How to get remote senior PHP developer jobs?

Turing offers the best remote PHP developer jobs that suit your career trajectories as a PH{ developer. Grow rapidly by working on challenging technical and business problems on the latest technologies. Join a network of the world's best developers & get full-time, long-term remote PHP developer jobs with better compensation and career growth.

Why become a senior PHP developer at Turing?

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Long-term opportunities to work for amazing, mission-driven US companies with great compensation.

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Join a worldwide community of elite software developers.

Once you join Turing, you’ll never have to apply for another job.
Once you join Turing, you’ll never have to apply for another job.

Turing's commitments are long-term and full-time. As one project draws to a close, our team gets to work identifying the next one for you in a matter of weeks.

Work from the comfort of your home
Work from the comfort of your home

Turing allows you to work according to your convenience. We have flexible working hours and you can work for top US firms from the comfort of your home.

Great compensation
Great compensation

Working with top US corporations, Turing developers make more than the standard market pay in most nations.

How much does Turing pay their senior PHP developers?

At Turing, every PHP developer is allowed to set their rate. However, Turing will recommend a salary at which we know we can find a fruitful and long-term opportunity for you. Our recommendations are based on our assessment of market conditions and the demand that we see from our customers.

Frequently Asked Questions

We are a Palo Alto-based 'deep' jobs platform allowing talented software developers to work with top US firms from the comfort of their homes. We are led by Stanford alumni and successful A.I. entrepreneurs Jonathan Siddharth and Vijay Krishnan.

After uploading your resume, you will have to go through the three tests -- seniority assessment, tech stack test, and live coding challenge. Once you clear these tests, you are eligible to apply to a wide range of jobs available based on your skills.

No, you don't need to pay any taxes in the U.S. However, you might need to pay taxes according to your country’s tax laws. Also, your bank might charge you a small amount as a transaction fee.

We, at Turing, hire remote developers for over 100 skills like React/Node, Python, Angular, Swift, React Native, Android, Java, Rails, Golang, PHP, Vue, among several others. We also hire engineers based on tech roles and seniority.

Communication is crucial for success while working with American clients. We prefer candidates with a B1 level of English i.e. those who have the necessary fluency to communicate without effort with our clients and native speakers.

Currently, we have openings only for the developers because of the volume of job demands from our clients. But in the future, we might expand to other roles too. Do check out our careers page periodically to see if we could offer a position that suits your skills and experience.

It is the combination of our core business model and values that makes us different from others. We provide full-time, long-term projects to remote developers whereas most of our competitors offer more freelance jobs.

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Ideally, a remote developer needs to have at least 3 years of relevant experience to get hired by Turing, but at the same time, we don't say no to exceptional developers. Take our test to find out if we could offer something exciting for you.

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