Backend Developer

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Backend Developer


We're looking for a Backend Developer to join our team in Amsterdam.

About our workflow

We strike a balance between maintenance and new features, roles which are rotated bi-weekly. Maintenance involves all the usual tasks, such as refactoring, but also responsibility for re-imagining aspects of the platform that need attention in order to scale or perform better.

Our stack runs inside Docker Swarm, on Amazon Auto Scaling Groups, so you’ll get to use some of the latest development methods. We developed our own Docker Swarm library and GUI (soon to be open sourced), which makes deployments and rollbacks as easy as they always should have been.

We’re in the process of migrating from a monolithic codebase, to microservices, and you can help shape that! Although our platform is almost entirely PHP right now, we are not married to any language or framework, and whatever makes sense wins.

What will you be doing?

As a Software Engineer you are responsible for developing and supporting our existing product written in PHP and new features as microservices. You will work in an Agile self-organized team that takes care of Starred Product. This comprise of Surveys, Dashboarding, Email Invites and API.

Your responsibilities will vary from simple maintenance to complex tasks. To get our services to a next level, more automation is needed. There' s a lot of opportunity for own contributions on design and implementation.

What are we looking for?

Instead of a long list of requirements we're sharing a list of attributes which are important to the position we're looking to fill.

  • 3+ years of development experience with PHP (Laravel or Symfony is a plus)
  • MySQL knowledge
  • Good understanding of RESTful APIs
  • Knowledge of HTTP and server-side development
  • Open minded, and open to different ways of doing things
  • Creative in your problem solving
  • Able to use technologies because they’re the right ones to use, not because they’re the ones you know
  • Caring and empathetic
  • Positivity and an attitude that contributes to velocity

"Skills can be taught. Character you either have or you don't have." - Anthony Bourdain

What do we offer?

  • Work in City of Amsterdam; We’re located in a National Monument 🏛️
  • Top of the Market Salary
  • Stock Options
  • Company Laptop (Mac/Linux) and accessories
  • Freedom to work remote when you need it
  • Office Fruit 🍌🍎 and Ice cream 🍨
  • We celebrate life with 🍻 and our successes with 🍾
  • Starred ⛵ trips

Does it sound like a good match?

Click 'Apply Now' below, let us know why you fit the job.