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Kobas  Cloud

Back-End Engineer

About Kobas

Kobas is a complete hospitality management system, providing Software-as-a-Service to the hospitality industry. Our software solutions transform operational routines from dull, spreadsheet-based grind, to quick, point-and-click management.

In simple terms, our technology (both hardware and software) helps awesome bars, clubs, restaurants and quick service food venues run their businesses effectively and efficiently.

We’re the perfect crossover of hospitality and tech!

The role

We are currently searching for an enthusiastic Back-End Engineer to join the Kobas team. We are looking for someone to be a significant contributor to our web applications and EPoS software, who has experience writing modern, object-oriented PHP, excellent knowledge of SQL (MySQL/MariaDB), and previous experience working on web-applications.

Our production team is fully remote. We have worked in a distributed manner for several years and we know how to make that work properly. Kobas code has been inspired by Cornish Beaches and Spanish sunshine, and from London to Bucharest. We use Slack and Teams to keep in touch and work closely and collaboratively.

Technology-wise, Kobas is currently written in PHP 7.4 with front-end applications using React and SASS, as well as AngularJS and LESS. We use MariaDB 10.5 as our relational database engine, and ActiveRecord, Silex, and Symfony for MVC frameworks. Git is our version control system and we track feature development and bugs in YouTrack. Our production platform is 100% Amazon AWS, from Route 53 through S3, EC2 instances and of course RDS.

What we do

  • Implement brand-new features and products, from detailed stock-control systems to a customer-facing online ordering with hundreds of thousands of users across the UK.
  • Deliver continuous improvements across our platform. Our platform began twelve years ago and it gets better every day. we release weekly and react quickly.
  • Problem Solving: we solve big problems for our clients and that means we need big ideas from our team.
  • Fix bugs: bugs, bugs, bugs!
  • Develop API integrations with third-party providers to super-charge our platform and give our clients a single source of truth.

About you

  • Best Practice: you have previous experience in software development, best practices, and MVC frameworks.
  • Tech stack: you are a PHP and SQL expert, with excellent understanding of MVC frameworks. You have experience with version control, and with unit tests.
  • Teamwork: you need to know your tech, but we are all about people and working together.
Nice to have:
  • Direct experience with Silex, Symfony, or ActiveRecord.
  • Experience working with legacy codebases.
  • Experience developing API integrations with third-party software.
  • Experience using AWS.
  • Experience using YouTrack and Gitlab.
  • Experience with Linux environments.
Fantastic to have!
  • Any experience using modern front-end technologies like ReactJS, Webpack, and modular JavaScript code!
  • Experience building and maintaining heavily used APIs.


Whilst our team is fully remote, Kobas keeps two offices for our commercial teams, with whom we keep close ties, based in Borough, London, and Humberside.

We work flexibly, but our general office hours are 09:30 – 18:00 UTC+0. For this role, we are looking for someone who is UK based. 

What we offer

  • Career growth – we want you to grow with us
  • Social events (we’re in the hospitality sector, after all!)
  • A collaborative and innovative environment


If you are still reading, then you should apply! Please get in contact ( and send along a covering letter, your portfolio, Github account, CV, or whatever else you have that you think will show off your skills in the best way.

We are looking for someone to ideally start in this role on 6th April 2021. The role is permanent, subject to success in a 3-month contract period.

If you think this is you, and you want to get in touch, go ahead and apply! We’d love to hear from you.

Strictly no agencies. Really. No agencies at all, whatsoever. If you’re thinking “I’m something similar to, but not specifically an agency”, this still applies. Candidates must have the right to work in the UK.