Junior Backend Software Engineer

Tech · Gzira, Malta
Department Tech
Employment Type Full Time
Minimum Experience Entry-level


Chiliz is a global fintech and blockchain company behind Socios.com the world’s first fan voting and rewards app. 

We have partnered with more than 120 of the most recognizable sports and esports brands in the world to provide a blockchain-backed solution to boosting fan engagement. 

Our partners include - The Los Angeles Lakers, New England Patriots, Paris Saint-Germain, Juventus, FC Barcelona, Atlético de Madrid, UFC, Brooklyn Nets, Galatasaray, Golden State Warriors, Manchester City FC, Davis Cup, and many more. 

Our diverse and extraordinary team - that spans 30+ nationalities - is the driving force behind our success with creative thinking at the heart of anything and everything we do



Chiliz ($CHZ) is our digital currency for blockchain-backed platforms and products, as well as mainstream users, which powers Socios.com.

Socios.com is the world's first fan voting and rewards platform. We produce digital assets called Fan Tokens for our partner teams, which fans use to vote in team-specific polls to earn rewards and once-in-a-lifetime experiences. 

Chiliz.net is a first-of-its-kind mobile and desktop crypto exchange for sports & entertainment products.


Due to continued growth, we are looking to recruit a Junior Backend Software Engineer to join our team of talented developers that share a common interest in microservices backend systems, their scalability, and continued development.  You will be part of the team responsible for building the systems that power our Chiliz platform. As a valued member of an autonomous, cross-functional agile team, you’ll be involved in many aspects, helping evolve our existing architecture and implementing new features and functionality.

This role is available for all qualified candidates based in Malta.

Responsibilities & Duties:

  • Develop, deploy and operate PHP-written microservices.
  • Build server-side REST APIs.
  • Build reliable and resilient software for fintech environments. 
  • Anticipate scalability and performance issues.
  • Ensure code quality through tests, in accordance with good practices;
  • Participate in code reviews.
  • Be a force of technical and functional proposals.

Backend Technologies:


○      PHP 8 / Symfony 6.1

○      PostgreSQL / Clickhouse

○      Amazon SQS (event queue)

○      Kong Gateway

○      Redis


○      Gitlab / GitLab CI

○      Docker / Kubernetes

○      Linux

Who do we think will be a great fit…

We’re looking for someone who is self-driven, eager to learn new things, with a proactive approach to work, and a sharp sense of quality and reliability. You like technical challenges and want to participate in the construction of a sustainable product that is addressed to the whole world.

You also meet most of the following requirements:

  • You are a team player.
  • You have effective communication skills, a positive attitude, and the ability to receive constructive feedback. 
  • You have recently completed Computer Science or similar studies.
  • You like technical challenges.
  • You find satisfaction in a job well done and you care about quality.
  • You know what it means to ship high-quality code covering all edge cases. 
  • You enjoy looking "under the hood", and like to dig into code to understand how it works. 
  • You have good knowledge, or you want to learn the following areas: API, system design with a Product Owner, design pattern, data structure, and caching strategies. 
  • You are willing to learn new technologies, but you are already familiar with PHP, Symfony (or any modern PHP frameworks), and relational SQL databases. 
  • You have excellent writing and communication skills in the English language.


From receiving your application to joining us on this fantastic journey, our recruitment process is a fun and agile 3 step process, meaning that you won’t be left waiting to get an answer. 

You’ll start off with an interview with one of our dedicated HR team members, you’ll then be given an assessment before a final stage interview with the hiring manager. 

From working with some of the biggest and most recognizable sports teams in the world to creating unforgettable fan experiences, all while using blockchain technology, it’s never a dull day here at Chiliz. You have the flexibility to split your time between working from home or from one of our beautiful offices in Madrid, Miami, London, Istanbul, Lyon, Gzira, or São Paulo, located at the very heart of these vibrant and cosmopolitan cities. And if there’s no office close to you, we’re cool with fully remote working too! 

We’re an extraordinary multi-cultural team spanning 30+ nationalities with ideas as diverse and interesting as we are. Professional and personal development is very important to us and our package includes, depending on location and contractual agreement, a wellness allowance, private healthcare, and a pension plan. Together with a supportive and collaborative working environment and great company perks, above all, we give you the chance to be a part of the future.

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  • Location
    Gzira, Malta
  • Department
  • Employment Type
    Full Time
  • Minimum Experience