Back End Engineer

  • Tech and Product

Back End Engineer

Job description

About Manual

Men don’t look after their health unless they have to. We want to change that from the ground up. We are building the global destination for men's health, scaling at an incredible pace and leading the charge to help improve the lives of men everywhere. We started from the UK, then expanded to Brazil and are currently looking to bring our product to many more people across the world.

We’re destigmatising how men approach their health by offering easy access to diagnostics, a holistic range of treatments, ongoing care and medical advice, as well as a community to help men proactively improve their health and wellbeing. A place that didn't exist until now.

After a $30 million Series A round from the US and Europe's top investors that have also invested in Peloton, Oatly, Deliveroo and Farfetch, we are on a mission to build one of the most impactful teams in the healthcare space. We are looking for incredibly ambitious, entrepreneurial, driven and fun people to join us as we accelerate our growth and expansion.

This is an exciting time to join the UK's fastest-growing men's health destination and help supercharge our mission.






What you'll do

The Role

We are looking for an experienced Backend-End Engineer to join our international tech

team, with a passion for creating beautiful and easy to use APIs and solving interesting

problems. This role is fully remote. As a key member of our team you will have the chance to make a direct impact to

the business by helping shape the direction of our technology architecture and contributing

to our back-end development processes.

Our backend is based on PHP with the Symfony 5 MVC framework & the Sylius e-commerce

framework and we utilize a cloud-based infrastructure in Heroku and AWS. We love

microservices, agile development and experimenting with new technologies.


  • Building new product features for both our customers and our operations teams

  • Work closely with designers and frontend engineers in order to create innovative and usable solutions

  • Helping shape the technical direction - we are still a young company, and your choices will become the building blocks of our infrastructure


We are looking for someone with:

  • 5+ years of backend programming experience in PHP, Python, Ruby or similar and at least one object oriented web framework (preferably but not necessarily Symfony, Laravel or Zend)

  • Good working knowledge of at least one version control software (Git, SVN, Mercurial etc.)

  • Good working knowledge of automated testing frameworks such as phpunit

  • Strong focus on performance and building efficient and scalable solutions


  • Competitive salary based on experience

  • Generous stock option plan

  • Ownership of goals and a direct impact to the business

  • A fun and friendly working environment with sharp and motivated co-workers

  • Join in the early stages of one of the most promising startups in the wellness space


    This is a full time permanent contractor position.