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Senior Backend Developer (PHP8/Laravel)

Amsterdam, Noord-Holland, NetherlandsTech

Job description

Studocu was founded on the principle that equal access to study notes reduces inequality between students. Today, we make it easy for more than 45+ million students to share notes every month. The product was a rocket ship from day one and has shown strong product-market fit on every continent, making us a key player in the exploding EdTech space. We received a $50 million Series B investment so we’re in rapid growth and scale mode, and we need serious talent to help us make it happen.

Do you want to work on a platform that makes study materials accessible for 45+ million students?
Studocu is growing fast. We are expanding our 10 scrum teams consisting of 65+ back-end, full-stack, and front-end experts to develop and maintain a lightning-fast and fully tested backend. Our Tech teams work in two-week sprints and all developers work with Product Managers to design and verify specifications whenever possible.

We keep our tech stack up to date, but that also means, that as our Senior Backend Developer, you have ways to stay on top of the news when it comes to PHP (PHP8.1 currently), Laravel 8, and MySQL.

What you'll be doing:

  • Ship new functionalities every week for a continuously changing product in one of our teams.

  • You bring a deep knowledge of design, analysis, development, and testing while exceeding industry standards in terms of high-quality code and security.

  • Using new techniques such as organizing Laravel Applications with Actions.

  • You will also work with the Product Manager and Scrum Master to refine high-level stories before they are further presented to your team.

  • Participate in code reviews and provide feedback to other developers to ensure code quality.

  • Write clean, efficient, and maintainable code that adheres to established coding standards.

Why you'll love it here:
  • An awesome office in the centre of Amsterdam with a huge garden, right next to the canals.

  • A free healthy lunch with our own chef and unhealthy snacks every day when in the office.

  • Your own workspace including the hardware of your choosing (Mac or Linux). Since COVID we've had a hybrid approach to work where we aim to see everybody at least twice a week in our office.

  • Learn from 35 different nationalities and more than 130 employees (including . Bringing your own ideas to the table is more than welcome.

  • You will be helping to build a product that aids many millions of students worldwide to excel in their courses.

  • We are using the latest technologies and updating the older ones whenever possible.

  • We will continue to balloon as much as possible, so joining us now gives you the opportunity to be one of our team leaders in the future.

  • We are the most funded Edtech scale-up in the Netherlands.

  • 24 holidays based on 40 hours per week. We also provide a public transport card and contribute to your pension scheme.

Our process:

  1. Introductory interview with our Recruiter.
  2. Interview with one of our Engineering Managers.
  3. Coding assignment to do at home.
  4. Final assignment interview with your future teammates.

Job requirements

We are looking for you when you are keen to work with PHP8.1 and know what's good in the latest version of Laravel. To be successful in this role, this is the kind of profile we have in mind:

  • A PHP expert with Laravel experience.

  • Ability to write high-performance, reusable, and fully tested code.

  • Experience working in SCRUM or at least Agile way.

Please note that we support international relocation to Amsterdam and have positions available at medior and senior levels.


Perks & benefits


○ Hybrid work set up between home and office ○ Flexibility with work schedules ○ WFH budget via Workwize

Foodie perks

○ Lunch in our office prepared by our Chef Valentijn ○ Open bar = Friday Drinks! ○ Coffee, tea, drinks and snacks are on us

We have fun too!

○ Lots of company events and team building activities ○ Big annual company trip ○ Annual hackathons

Development opportunities

○ In-house dutch lessons ○ In-house L&D workshops ○ Personal L&D budget

Our Office Rocks

○ Gezellig HQ in the heart of Amsterdam ○ Pet-friendly office (with a no-pets zone) ○ One floor with a garden and the other with a canal view!

Cool Business Things

○ Pension scheme ○ Travel reimbursement ○ Noise-cancelling headphones

Where are we

We are located in a beautiful city centre of Amsterdam. Modern-day commerce mixes with Amsterdam’s atmospheric old town in our cosy location that previously served as Woltjer Gymnasium.

Address Keizersgracht 424 Amsterdam, 1016 GC