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Cape Ann Enterprises is looking for a smart, creative and energetic PHP Developer to join our Life Science Department.

At Cape Ann, you will have the opportunity to work with some of the smartest companies in the world and with top PhDs in the space of Bioinformatics and Genomics that support our strong software development team. Our clients in the United States are developing groundbreaking technologies that come out of research at Harvard and MIT. With these clients, we get to work on exciting projects in Genetics, Medical Diagnostics, Drug Discovery, Artificial Intelligence and other areas of technology that have the power to make the world a better place. We are proud of our contributions to this important work.

If you are ready to challenge the world, join our team and take advantage of a unique opportunity to work with our clients as a PHP Developer in the Life Science Department.


Primary responsibilities of the PHP Developer include:

  • With the support of our senior team, work closely with genetic, bioinformatics and machine learning scientists to develop production ready software
  • Integration of user-facing elements developed by front-end developers
  • Build efficient, testable, and reusable PHP modules
  • Integration with 3rd party services for data processing, payments, order processing


  • 1+ years commercial experience with developing backend solutions with PHP and databases
  • Experience working with PHP 7.X
  • Knowledge of object oriented PHP programming
  • Familiarity with limitations of PHP as a platform and its workarounds
  • Understanding fundamental design principles behind a scalable application
  • User authentication and authorization between multiple systems, servers, and environments
  • Understanding the fully synchronous behavior of PHP
  • Understanding of MVC design patterns
  • Experience with relational databases (MySQL preferred)
  • Creating database schemas that represent and support business processes
  • Basic understanding of front-end technologies, such as JavaScript, HTML5, and CSS3
  • Proficient understanding of code versioning tools, such as Git
  • Basic comprehension of Software Development Life Cycle, Source Control systems, and CI/CD pipelines
  • English Language is a must


  • Deep understanding of Linux/RHEL environments and VM management best practices
  • Strong coding skills in one or more of modern programming languages such as Python, Go
  • Experience with Cloud infrastructure (e.g., AWS, Azure) to provide IaaS/IaC, including compute, storage & networking (EC2, EBS, S3, Glacier, Gateway, VPC)
  • Experience with building solutions for high-dimensional datasets such as genomic data using Big Data technologies (e.g., HDFS, Impala, Spark, etc.)
  • Strong comprehension of Software Development Life Cycle, Source Control systems, and CI/CD pipelines
  • Ability to create CI/CD pipelines (Jenkins or similar)
  • English Language is a must

Preferred but not required

  • Proven ability to work independently, self-motivated to learn and develop new methodologies, manage multiple projects simultaneously, keep accurate records, follow instructions, and comply with company policies
  • Ability to ramp up quickly and learn tools and technologies
  • Familiarity with some JavaScript framework like Angular or React
  • Familiarity with security and compliance policies in the domain of Medical Software
CA Design, known as Cape Ann Enterprises, with offices in Tuzla, Gracanica, and Zenica, is a high-quality software development company. We partner with our US clients to design, develop and support technology solutions to solve their business needs. We pride ourselves on being recognized as a great employer and a great place to work thanks to our supportive work environment and career development opportunities. One of Cape Ann’s key expectations for all of our employees is that we help our fellow workers to overcome challenges and barriers. We work hard to maintain a collegial workplace.

By applying for this position, you consent to the collection, use and necessary disclosure of personal information provided during the application and selection process. Cape Ann’s recruitment and hiring privacy policy may be found here.

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