We are looking for a senior web engineer to join our dynamic development team. The role will

involve developing and maintaining our software products, used by universities and business schools

across the world, to help them to engage with potential students and effectively process and

support applicants to their programs. You will have responsibility for building as SaaS platform, practically updating both backend and

front-end code, to match client requirements, and will be able to play your part in the development

of new products, which will underpin the rapid growth of our business.

Programming is mainly done in PHP, using the Zend/Laravel/codeignitor framework, our products

are single page online applications based on Knockout and Jquery, and we subscribe to the Agile

development process, using a Scrum methodology.

Who are we?

QS Unisolution was formed in April 2009 when Unisolution GmbH, the market leading supplier of

software in the area of university internationalisation, joined forces with the software business of QS

Quacquarelli Symonds Limited (QS), the world’s leading media and events company in the higher

education sector.

QS has a global presence (offices are located in eight countries and events held in 60 countries) and

has a loyal ‘blue-chip’ client base consisting of business schools, universities and corporate


QS is a multi-cultural organization, with more than 25 languages spoken by our team of

approximately 200 people. We are known for our entrepreneurial spirit and actively encourage

employees to initiate and develop ideas and share the rewards of our success. You should be

comfortable with the challenges of a dynamic environment.

Who are you?

You’ll have a web development background of 4 years or more, be fast learning and keen to pursue

your career in a development environment. You’ll be able to think on your feet, adapt to change and

have good interpersonal skills.

You will have four or more years’ experience in a commercial PHP development environment. You

should be comfortable executing commands on Linux servers, configuring Apache & PHP and

viewing log files.

Responsibilities include:

- Delivery of solutions to product requirements

- Meeting deadlines, with high regard for product quality

- Troubleshooting and problem solving

Skill/attributes required:

• Master Degree in Computer Science or equivalent

• PHP version >= 5 / OOP

• XHTML, CSS, JavaScript, jQuery

• Mongodb

• Experience using Linux on the command line

• Experience using Git and Subversion

• Effective time management

• Excellent English – written and spoken

Desirable skills:

• Commercial experience developing a SaaS platform

• Experience using Zend/Laravel/codeignitor Framework

• Doctrine ODM

• Socket.IO/Websockets

• Node.js

• Experience with Knokcout/Angularjs

• Experience with Mysql

• Experience writing unit tests / Test driven development

• Knowledge of design patterns