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Senior Backend Developer

Amterdam, The Netherlands

Full time

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Speakap is looking for an experienced engineer to join our back-end team.

As a member of this team, your primary focus will be the development of our front-facing web services. The most vital one being our API, the core service all clients, mobile apps and third-party applications depend upon. We also welcome and encourage full-stack developers to apply for this position as we see great value in colleagues crossing specialisms.

Being a key member of one of our interdisciplinary teams you will share the responsibility for expanding and enhancing the platform, while always keeping in mind security-, performance- and scalability aspects. Your knowledge and experience will be vital in discussions about architectural design, choice of technologies and ways to approach the challenges faced.


  • Have 3+ years of hands-on experience building scalable, high-performance multi-tier software;

  • Have strong abstract reasoning skills and an agile mindset;

  • Have extensive and recent experience with:

    • PHP 7
    • Symfony or similar frameworks
    • Relational and NoSQL databases
    • Networking protocols and concepts such as HTTPS, REST and WebSockets
    • Automated unit, functional and integration testing
    • Continuous delivery
    • Source control (Git)

  • Believe your work is only done when it's covered by automated tests;

  • Have an advantage if you have experience with Node.js, Elasticsearch, Redis, Linux, Docker, OpenAPI (Swagger), other programming languages like Javascript, Java or Python, or if you’re familiar with front-end technologies like React.js and Redux.

  • Have excellent communication skills and are fluent in English.

  • Deal with (sensitive and/or personal) data with integrity and care. 

  • Have knowledge of relevant privacy regulation, such as GDPR.


We offer

  • Experienced, knowledgeable and friendly colleagues;

  • A pleasant work environment;

  • The chance to help build an exciting new communication platform;

  • Regular drinks, quality lunches, a foosball table, and the latest MacBooks;
    plenty of room for your own ideas;

  • Budget for personal growth, attending tech conferences, workshops, and hackathons.

Up for the job?

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For more information, please contact:

Amsterdam Office

Irene Snijder