Senior Lead Backend Developer

Job description

Why we want you:

In this role, you’ll take the lead for making decisions on what Hotelchamp needs to get to the next level. Like a coder Yoda, you’ve seen it all and so know just the right steps to scale our platform to match our blistering company growth. But you’re not just here to sit back and stroke your chin while telling us what to do – you’re keen to get all up in our code, improving it and thinking up ingenious new solutions to make our product better. It’s dangerous to go alone though, so you’ll also collaborate with the rest of the gang to come up with our technical requirements too. With the eyes of a some sort of robot-eagle, you monitor the technical property of our system – our code quality, scalability, stability and security.

“But I have legitimate technical questions about the role!” you’re screaming at your screen now. Fear not, our Head of Technology Santal van der Veen is super-friendly and will be happy to meet with you to answer any questions.


What you’ll do with us:

  • Extend and optimise multiple Back-end applications;

  • Recommend appropriate technologies to implement new features;

  • Develop code libraries that can be used for multiple projects;

  • Build, deliver, and iterate to help scale projects;

  • Creating new methods for improving efficiency of the Hotelchamp product

  • Take the lead on a small group of enthusiastic backend developers


What makes you a Champ
:

  • 5+ years of experience in Back-end development;

  • Knowledge of PHP (OOP) and preferably Laravel 5.6;

  • You can set up elegant code architectures;

  • You’ll take ownership and can lead a small team of backend devs;

  • Experience in building complex but scalable applications;

  • Strong understanding of REST APIs and knowledge on how to interface with them;

  • Used to writing code in a clean and readable way and love good documentation;

  • You live in the area of Groningen or you are willing to relocate to Groningen.

Requirements

What we give to you:

  • Well prepared Jira tickets made with love by our product owner;

  • A group of energetic and multicultural colleagues (over 20 nationalities in a team of 50 people!)

  • The opportunity to carve your own signature into the growth story of Hotelchamp, one of the fastest growing startups in Europe

  • As the old guy in Spiderman says, with great power, comes great responsibility – take control of your development and guide where you want to take your career within the company

  • Thank God it’s Thursday – Thursday drinks with the whole team and Thursday company lunch on us

  • Some of the most competitive but poorly skilled ping-pong players in the world – prepare to be challenged (and probably victorious)

What makes a Champ: 

You might have heard a lot of things about working in a start-up. Honestly, we’re guilty of some of them – free drinks, a young team with funny accents from all over the world, and at least one of our developers has a beard. And also like a lot of start-ups, we’re growing super fast – we’ve quadrupled our team within a year, and like a cheetah on a skateboard going down a hill, we’re only going faster. So what makes Hotelchamp different to other startups? The short answer is how we treat you. We celebrate the individual success of each and every employee, we’re just as interested in your development as our own, and we’ll absolutely push you to your limits – but never too far. We know that our company is only as good as the people who work here, so we only hire the best and the brightest. Because that’s what it takes to be a Champ.