Senior software engineer

Galway, IE Competitive

EssentialSkillz was founded in Galway in 2001 and is a market leading provider of Health & Safety eLearning in the UK. We require passionate people who care about making a contribution to join our equally committed team in Galway and play an integral part in our future growth and success.

  • We enjoy success through the delivery of results
  • We build long-term relationships based on honesty and reliability
  • We develop a sense of belonging, enjoyment and fulfillment
  • We enjoy a work environment of trust and collaboration

This role will give you the chance to work in a friendly and fast-growing company, and on an array of projects to support our primary corporate product. Each project brings its own challenges and rewards. You'll also get to work with a very talented team, and as your skills develop you'll have every chance to take on increasingly complex projects.


  • Passionate about web development and related technologies
  • Practical experience with PHP frameworks and modern web applications
  • Knowledge and understanding of working with databases / SQL (preferably MySQL).
  • Fluency with HTML/CSS/Javascript.
  • Experience working in a distributed team environment and implementing best practices to deliver high quality products in a fast paced environment
  • BSc in Computer Science or a related discipline


  • attention to detail
  • good problem-solving skills with a "can-do" attitude
  • ability to read and understand existing source code
  • ability to think outside of the box

Additional requirements:

  • knowledge of MVC frameworks an advantage (CakePHP, Laravel, ...)
  • experience with git for effective team collaboration
  • documenting your work
  • experience with log analysis, performance optimisation, xdebug, phpunit, CI / CD tooling a great advantage
  • experience with bash scripting also welcome

What we offer:

  • work in a development team working on B2B web applications
  • contribute with suggestions / improvements to the software
  • exposure to latest tools/technologies like Vue.js, HTML5 / CSS3, jQuery, Node.js,
  • exposure to cloud hosting technologies with AWS
  • exposure to Docker and related virtualisation technologies

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