Ubiminds: Scale Distributed Engineering Teams In Brazil

Back End Developer at Paper (232) (PHP)

Info on the Back End Developer role

Want to get to the next step in your international career? We can support you!

Ubiminds is a GPTW certified, people first company that partners with American software product companies to scale their development footprint. Ubi custom-curates Brazilian top 5% talent for their LATAM strategy, offering a unique combo of staff augmentation and employer-of-record services.

Ubiminds is looking for a Back End Developer who will be developing the API which powers the web
and mobile applications at Paper.

Driven by the mission to democratize education, Paper is the leader in personalized learning. Partnering with innovative schools and school districts, Paper helps deliver true educational equity through their category-leading Educational Support System (ESS) that offers virtual access to 24/7 tutors and essay reviewers.

Join a company partnered with over 700 schools, supporting over 750,000 students to reach their academic potential, independent of socioeconomic status, geography, language, or other barriers - what a great mission!

Perks and Benefits

As Back End Developer @Ubiminds, you:

  • Be placed in a product-based company, with the same treatment as their full-time employees.
  • Have our full back-office support, from career guidance to HR and concierge services.
  • Enjoy our remote-first policy – we are a distributed team, after all.
  • Get your own MacBook (none of that "bring your own device" stuff here).
  • Have access to growth opportunities with other amazing technology professionals, through tech talks, chapter meetings, and even remote happy hours for tons of fun!
  • Improve your English through free lessons with a native English speaker - get to the next level on your communication skills!
  • Candidate Referral bonus (promote Ubi to your tech friends, and get paid for it!)
  • Miss working in the office? Our cool Florianópolis headquarters is available, whenever you want, with weekly quick massages & tasty snacks, soft drinks, and games


As a Back End Developer, you will be working alongside product managers, UI/UX designers, back-end and front-end developers to ensure the timely delivery of secure, accessible, highly performant and robust features. Due to the fast-paced and collaborative nature of the software development team, our ideal candidate will also need excellent teamwork and communication skills.

What you’ll do as a Back End Developer

  • Implement and ship robust, secure and highly available features to backend PHP API.
  • Write unit, integration, and end-to-end tests.
  • Participate in the technical design of various tasks.
  • Collaborate with CloudOps and Product team members to improve systems data collection for observability, logging and application performance monitoring purposes.
  • Refactor code to improve readability and maintainability.
  • Participate in team-wide code reviews and provide feedback.
  • Stay up to date with PHP ecosystem and Laravel framework updates.
  • Provide mentorship and coaching to junior developers.
  • Participate in maintenance and upkeep of technical and API documentation.
  • Apply secure application coding standards (OWASP 10).
  • Follow guidelines for ensuring web accessibility (WCAG, a11y).
  • Routinely on-call rotation for incident response management.
  • You will be required to be On-Call to provide support for critical systems internally or for their customers on rare occasions.

In order to succeed in this position, you will need

Mandatory skills

  • Previous work experience with PHP and the Laravel framework.
  • Experience with writing and scaling REST APIs returning JSON.
  • Strong understanding of API authentication mechanisms and scoping, preferably OAuth2 and JSON Web Tokens.
  • Deep understanding of Object Oriented Programming, Microservice and API architecture.
  • Strong knowledge of MySQL - writing and reviewing complex queries and performance tuning.
  • Deep understanding of Test Driven Development methodologies - writing unit, integration and end-to-end tests.

Non-technical skills

  • Strong written and verbal communication skills.
  • Exceptional attention to detail.


About Ubiminds

Our Culture


How our process works

  • 1. Interview with Tech Recruiter (chat about the job opening and your experiences)
  • 2. Client process (this may vary)
  • 3. Offer (yay)

Job summary.

  • start date 05/08/2022
  • end date 05/10/2022
  • timezone Eastern Standard (GMT-4)


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