Senior PHP Developer – Amsterdam

Senior PHP Developer


Looking for an independent, serious, highly motivated Senior PHP Developer.


As a Senior PHP Developer, you will be responsible for developing, maintaining and troubleshooting B2B and C2B web applications, using the latest technologies and tools in a high-traffic, high-availability environment. Write clean, well-engineered code that complies with accepted standards; test web applications. Understand the goals and strategy behind each project from concept to completion. Understand the business requirements and integrate the components created into the existing architecture. Identify opportunities for process improvement and make constructive suggestions for change.


Skills required, with 5+ years of experience:


  • PHP >= 5.3, strong Object Oriented Programming skills
  • SQLMySQL 5 preferred
  • Javascript, including but not limited to jQuery
  • CSS
  • Source version control, Git/Github preferred
  • Web services, RESTful API’s, JSON
  • Knowledge and understanding of design patterns
  • MVC application architecture
  • Memcached
  • Excellent oral and written English language communication skills


Skills highly appreciated:


  • PHP Frameworks, e.g. CakePHP, (Symfony 2)
  • Linux system administration and configuration experience, e.g. web servers
  • Linux shell (BASH) scripting
  • Data Warehouse, e.g. InfiniDB
  • Experience with Big Data clusters, e.g. Hadoop
  • Apache Hive, HiveQL
  • CloudFlare CDN
  • Redis


Good to have skills:


  • Experience with system architecture design and integration
  • Strong troubleshooting and debugging skills
  • Project planning and management
  • Experience with unit testing
  • Twitter Bootstrap
  • LESS stylesheets
  • Coffeescript
  • Maintain communication with external managed hosting party
  • Strong work ethic, committed through to completion


Challenging application


You’ll put your brainpower to good use, helping us figure out technical solutions to growing pains: working on a high traffic and growing web application that serves the needs of application clients, affiliates, and internal teams. Our servers are partly managed by a third party and uses Cloudflare to for its CDN.


You matter


We organize ourselves in a small, focused, autonomous team (5 developers and a product manager). You will have a say in architecture, planning, and how new product features are designed. You’ll also have the opportunity for variety and a new challenge by choosing the team or project that interests you at the end of each quarter. You can document your work well in our WIKI and maintain updates.


What we offer


  • Great office located 3 min from Amsterdam Central Station
  • Salary of Eur 60.000 – 80.000 per year excluding holiday payment
  • Daily inhouse extended lunches
  • Growing startup experience which makes profit
  • Free subscription to the gym, healthy work environment
  • Relaxing social atmosphere with ping pong table, darts and friday midday drinks


While its not a requirement, we’d also love to see a link to your Github account, links to your blogs, and details of any Open Source contributions.