PHP Web Developer

Organization Overview

MDPI is an academic open access publisher based in Basel, Switzerland, founded initially to collect and preserve rare chemical research samples in 1996. To promote the samples collection, MDPI started the free electronic journal Molecules that same year.

Since 1996, MDPI has grown into a publishing house with more than 150 diverse open access journals, with further editorial offices in Beijing and Wuhan (China) and is opening an office in Barcelona, Spain in the spring of 2016 located near the UPC campus. Additionally, MDPI is backed by more than 6,500 editorial board members worldwide.

As a member of COPE (Committee on Publication Ethics), STM (International Association of Scientific, Technical, and Medical Publishers), and OASPA (Open Access Scholarly Publishers Association) MDPI enforces rigorous peer-review and adheres to strict ethical policies and standards.

Job Description

You will be part of an international, young and dynamic team of software developers and be working on exciting projects to foster open access, open data, and open communication amongst scholars, and the linked sciences. You will partly perform maintenance of the existing code base as well. We currently mainly work with the Symfony2 framework on a LEMP stack (Linux, Nginx, MySQL, PHP), but additionally use a wide variety of other tools such as MongoDB, Redis, Memcache, or jQuery.

Required Competencies

  • Strong flair for technology and interest in the latest developments in IT
  • Willingness to perform above average
  • Ability to work independently
  • Attention to details
  • Fluent in written and spoken English
  • 2+ years of work experience in the area of web and/or mobile development
  • Experience with PHP, MySQL, HTML, CSS and JavaScript required
  • Experience with managing Linux/UNIX systems required
  • Experience with PHP MVC frameworks (Symfony, Laravel, Zend …) is a plus
  • Experience with Mobile App development (Android / iOS) is a plus
  • Interests in UX (user experience) and UI (user interface) is a plus
  • Experience with responsive design (e.g. bootstrap) is a plus

Questions and Applications

Please send your application letter and CV by E-Mail to, Milos Cuculovic.

MDPI Open Access