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Senior Backend Engineer

Full-time · based in Amsterdam

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 multitier software.
  • Have strong abstract reasoning skills and an agile mindset.
  • Have extensive and recent experience with:
    • PHP 7 and JavaScript
    • 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, other programming languages like 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.

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.
  • A good salary.


Speakap is a secure and private platform that enables organisations of all sizes to reach and engage with their highly-valued (frontline/customer-facing) employees in order to deliver greater customer experience and business value.

On the shop floor, in the kitchen, on the ward, on the road, or on the production line… Speakap is always available, enabling communication and collaboration from any internet-connected device. From the head office to the frontline employee, and back again.

Speakap is currently used by more than 300 companies in 27 countries around the world. Market leaders such as MediaMarkt, Rituals, McDonalds and Hudson's Bay all engage smarter through Speakap.

Creating a committed and diverse workplace where we learn from each other is central to Speakap’s values. We welcome people with different backgrounds, experiences, qualities and perspectives. We offer a friendly and welcoming workplace and believe wholeheartedly in equal opportunities for everyone.

Up for the job?

Apply here

For questions reach out to: annelies.boer@speakap.nl /+(0)20 820 4296.

Acquisition by third parties is not appreciated, so please don’t bother.