Senior Software Engineer (PHP)

5 - 8 years
Metro Manila / NCR

Job Description

  • Job Summary

    The Senior Software Engineer’s main role is to design, build, and maintain software applications in their respective domain. This is a hands-on technical development role and post holders will be highly proficient software engineers in at least one area of web/application development. They will often take responsibility for small to medium d projects and will be expected to oversee the work of junior/mid-level software engineers.

    The role involves working with a range of stakeholders: business "product" owners, Scrum Masters/project managers, other development teams, infrastructure, Service Desk, and the Press architectural team in order to design software solutions and to resolve issues.

    Principal Accountabilities

    • Work closely with development team lead, business owners, analysts, project managers/scrum masters, and relevant other parties to understand and shape requirements for new development / troubleshooting of existing development.

    • Assist the Development Team Lead / Solution Architects with analysis and design of the over-all solution architecture.

    • To take responsibility for designing some components of an overall solution.

      Creates elements of the software specification document set including: Class Diagrams, sequence Diagrams, and DB design amongst others.

    • To write project briefs, proposals, and implementation plans where required and on small to medium d projects for providing initial estimates.

    • Work with the UX/Product Teams and Product Owners in building world class website experiences for our customers

    • Responsible for the delivery on assigned modules / tasks.

    • Code, test and troubleshoot software programs utilizing the appropriate hardware, database, and programming technology.

    • Provide assistance to QA and service desk personnel as needed to diagnose system problems and to review/repair legacy code if required.

    • Review changes in code and the environment to understand and minimise negative impact on system performance.

    • Work closely with the infrastructure, build and release, database, and other related teams to ensure swift and efficient deployment of code releases to live (production) environments.

    • Build reusable components, templates, code and libraries.

    • Optimize applications for maximum speed and scalability

    • Supervision of junior/mid-level software engineers to complete deliverables within a given project/maintenance task.

    • Prepare reports and analysis regarding issues, incident in progress, opposing ideas and appropriate recommendations or conclusions.

    • To maintain – and actively seek to utilise – subject matter expertise across a range of technology trends and domains (to include electronic publishing, web & mobile development, and social media trends).

    • Participate in Agile and Scrum best practices as we strive for continuous integration and delivery


We are deeply rooted in the brand identity of Cambridge University Press UK, the oldest publishing house in the world and the oldest university press. It is also the publishing business of the University of Cambridge, one of the world’s leading universities and research institutions.

The Manila office was set up in 2003 when the Press decided to partly maintain its IT systems offshore. It was an attempt to provide a direction towards a new way of developing, implementing, and achieving software processes at a reasonable cost without compromising the brand’s character.

In 2012, the Manila office began to function as Regional Operating Headquarters (ROHQ). Through its new business identity the Manila office may now generate income by performing qualified services for the Press’s affiliates, subsidiaries, or branches globally.

And in 2014, Cambridge English Language Assessment (CELA) became one of our partners. It is the world’s largest provider of English language curriculums and qualifications for young learners and adults. It is also one of the international examination boards managed by Cambridge Assessment.

Today, the Manila office has grown to 400 plus personnel with expertise in the fields of Information Technology, Digital Publishing, and Customer Services. For thirteen years the Manila office has remarkably made exceptional service and technological contribution to the fulfilment of the Press’s goals and objectives. Currently, the organisation is making initiatives to developing new technological solutions and service innovations to meet the growing needs of our partners within the Cambridge community. Cambridge University Press and Cambridge Assessment are continually making investments to achieve their desired products and services that would enable current and future customers develop better online experience.


IT/Computers - Software

Functional Area



Software Engineer/Programmer

Employment Type

Full Time, Employee


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