Backend Developer

  • Development
  • Amsterdam, Netherlands

Backend Developer

Job description

At StuDocu we believe in one thing: setting knowledge free will help humanity overcome its greatest challenges. StuDocu is the world’s leading community for university students. Every month we help more than 12 million university students to get smarter, faster. After rapid and profitable growth in the Netherlands (under the brand) we are now taking the rest of the world by storm.

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 agile team is still small which will put you right at the core of our development 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. Every day 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 trip on the beautiful canals of Amsterdam. And let's not forget about the occasional pub quizzes, board game nights, and bbq cook-offs!

Why you'll love it here:

  • You will be helping to build a product that aids many millions of students worldwide to 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

    What our process looks like:

    • If you are successful, our Recruiter will get in touch to arrange a first phone call
    • Then you'll have a technical assignment, which our developers will look at
    • If that goes well, we'll invite you to the office* for a final round of interviews!

    We're looking forward to your application! 

    *During the COVID-19 pandemic, we are still interviewing and hiring, but all conversations will obviously be via video call!


    • 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 (10M+ pageviews/month) web applications
    • Solid English communication skills, both written and verbal
    • Bonus points if you have experience with the AWS Cloud Infrastructure