Altenar Ltd (Malta)

PHP Team Leader

  • Basis:  Full-Time
  • Closing Date:  30 Sep, 2022
  • Job Ref:  KMP-75235

Job Description

Company Description
Altenar is a provider of sportsbook software and services to licensed gaming operators. Ranging from software-only product offers to the provision of a fully-managed sports betting platform stack, Altenar offers proven stability coupled with a flexible and personalised service. Our software is developed and operated in-house, whilst being powered by premium quality data feeds.

We are looking for a Team leader for the PHP Development team who will be responsible for the development of our in-house integration platform and portal technology stack and manage a team of software developers.

The Team leader is a key member of our Development team. The ideal candidate would participate in development processes, handle all aspects of the software development cycle and work alongside a team of other developers in creating, maintaining, and enhancing the core components of our software.

You will have the ability to work with cutting-edge technologies and enhances the team’s competence and skills.

Key Responsibilities

  • Lead and mentor a team of 3+ members
  • Write high-quality code
  • Maintain existing applications and improve their features
  • Create new applications from scratch
  • Review and merge code
  • Work with QA to outline plans for testing
  • Create and maintain software documentation
  • Stay connected and up to date with emerging technologies / industry trends and apply them to our products
  • Communicate and manage all phases of active projects in a fast-paced environment
  • Follow industry best practices
  • Regularly provide and receive open and constructive feedback on performance, behaviour and skills
  • Conduct performance reviews according to the company’s current policies and processes and in cooperation with Human Resources and Reporting Manager
  • Drive recruitment activities for the team
  • Travel domestically and / or internationally for business as needed


  • Have 4+ years of professional software development experience with PHP
  • You have 2+ years of experience contributing to the architecture and design of new and current systems
  • Have already managed a team of 3+
  • Have experience in both engineering and coaching
  • Have a Bachelor’s degree in Computer Science, Software Engineering, or a related technical field.
  • Have experience in fostering a culture of modern engineering practices.
  • Have a working knowledge of Unix / Linux and object-oriented programming in PHP
  • Have a solid understanding of OOP and design patterns
  • Proficiency in designing and building APIs using PHP
  • Experience and knowledge of a modern PHP framework, such as Symphony, Laravel, Yii2 or any other
  • Knowledge of the Yii2 framework would be considered an advantage
  • Deep functional knowledge or hands-on design experience with web services (REST, SOAP, RPC)
  • Good working knowledge of Git, and Linux CLI is an advantage
  • Good understanding of relational databases (mysql, postgresql)
  • Ability to work and thrive in a fast-paced environment, learn rapidly and master diverse technologies and techniques
  • Must have good analytical and problem-solving skills
  • Must have excellent time-management skills
  • Able to deliver on time
  • Fluent written and spoken English
  • Strong attention to details
  • Proactive, self-motivated with good organisational skills

Some of the benefits of working at Altenar

  • Stable and flexible working environment
  • Training and professional development events
  • Health insurance
  • Sponsorship of business trips according to the role
  • Good compensation and a fantastic office environment
  • Discretionary bonus in line with the employee and annual company performance
  • Modern office in the centre of St Julian’s
  • Corporate parking near our office
  • Multinational team with experts around the world
  • Interesting work with smart colleagues