Vijua is a Cairo-based technology company specialized in interactive ebook technologies. Their award-winning platform, Kotobee, is used today by top institutes and organizations all over the world, with an increasing user base in Education, Publishing, and Training. More information on Kotobee is available at Within Vijua, there is plenty of learning opportunity, all under a friendly lenient work environment, with a great supportive team.

We are seeking a Lead Back-End Engineer of senior level to manage our system infrastructure and scale our platform for more robust/mass usage. The developer's responsibilities involve PHP development in a Symfony framework, and management of the entire back-end system architecture.


  • Oversee the back-end system architecture with a focus on consistency, reusability, security, and stability
  • Coordinate with front-end team for supporting features in the back-end
  • Follow a workflow for periodical platform releases
  • Inspect the system periodically for threats and act accordingly
  • Develop risk mitigation plans and worst-case scenarios
  • Optimize server usage, and ensure proper logging of all server activities
  • Suggest and implement improvements for back-end
  • Perform duties as needed


  • BS or MS in Computer Engineering or equivalent
  • Minimum 3+ experience in the field
  • Passionate, innovative, and results-oriented
  • Passionate about the latest best practice and technologies in server management
  • Strong knowledge of Symfony framework
  • Excellent skills in PHP development
  • Previous experience using GIT in a team workflow
  • Strong knowledge of Linux commands
  • Good experience with databases
  • Clear, concise and structured thinker and communicator
  • Good project management skills, very organised
  • Ability to work under pressure
  • Quick learner, and adapts to new technologies easily and quickly

Interested candidates should email their resume/CV to