Backend Developer

  • Development
  • Amsterdam, Noord-Holland, Netherlands

Backend Developer

Job description

StuDocu is quickly becoming the world's leading community for university students. Every month we help more than 8 million university students to get smarter, faster. After a rapid and profitable growth in the Netherlands we are now taking the rest of the world by storm.

In The Netherlands we are the no.1 website in online education support. With 200.000.000 students worldwide you could be the one helping us to reach all of them. By 2030 there will be 500 million people with a master’s degree and you will be one of the people who made this possible.

We are looking for a talented addition to our team who is a wizard with PHP and has ample experience with PHP frameworks such as Laravel and Symfony. You will work together with the team to develop and maintain a lightning fast and fully tested backend. PHP and SQL have no secrets and you'll always be on top of new tech. You also have a good understanding of web basics (JavaScript, HTML, CSS), allowing you to make changes across our stack, not limited to the backend. Our team is still small which will put you right at the core of our developer team. Joining us now gives you the opportunity to be one of our team leaders in the future.


We’re based in a bright office in the center of Amsterdam with the canals, restaurants, and cafes right around the corner. Everyday we have lunch together (it’s amazing) and once a week we’ll crack open a few beers, chill in the garden, or grab our boat for a round in the beautiful canals of Amsterdam. And let's not forget about the occasional pubquizzes, board game nights and bbq cook-offs!

What we bring to the table

  • You will be helping to build a product that aids almost a million of students worldwide excel in their courses.
  • You will have an important say in the product we’re building
  • Your own workspace including hardware of your choosing
  • A free healthy lunch and unhealthy snacks every day
  • A great team of young and ambitious people
  • An awesome office in the center of Amsterdam with a huge garden, right next to the canals
  • Money :)


  • PHP expert with at least 3 years of professional experience
  • Solid experience with PHP frameworks (i.e. Laravel, Symfony, CodeIgniter, etc.)
  • Proficient with Javascript
  • Expert understanding of core front-end web technologies (JavaScript, HTML, CSS)
  • Ability to write high-performance, reusable code
  • Ample experience with high traffic (5M+ pageviews/month) web applications
  • Solid English communication skills, both written and verbal
  • Bonus points if you have experience with the AWS Cloud Infrastructure