Experienced back-end PHP developer

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Experienced back-end PHP developer

Students and editors generate 50,000 page views a day on the back-end. You will work with the development team to make the entire back-end process more efficient and release new features every two weeks.


Scribbr is an online thesis editing platform with 400 affiliated freelance editors.

We help thousands of students every year and we are one of the top 5 fastest growing tech companies in the Netherlands. We're located in the heart of the city in one of Amsterdam’s hottest tech startup hubs featuring regular events and networking opportunities.

We're looking for a team player that can help us improve our current services and strengthen our development team as we prepare to launch into new and exciting markets with huge growth potential.

Our tech-stack: PHP 7.1, Symfony 3, Doctrine, Vagrant, Redis, Selenium, Scrutinizer, PHPUnit, Composer, Gitlab, Heineken, TDD, DDD and CI/CD.

What will your day look like?

09:00 – You boot your dev-machine and once you settle in you start reading the Slack Git history. No emails here! 🎉

09:30 – Development team stand-up! You quickly debrief with your team to discuss what you're tackling today!

11:00 – Our German Quality Manager is at your desk because her experiment has led to a critical bug. A hotfix release will need to be issued.

12:30 – The bug has been solved and a live update unrolls automatically, so you grab your free lunch and chat with friends from other startups at the TQ tech space. Join the badminton diehards if you dare! 🏸

13:15 – Time to develop a use-case for optimizing the company’s financial processes in relation to an upcoming milestone. A change in priorities means this feature needs to be tackled now.

14:00 – TQ has a new post on the Slack #events channel. Next week there's a Q&A with a Google exec. Sweet! You sign up and set it in your calendar. #techlife 🚀

16:00 – Implementation is complete, so you meet with co-founder Bas for feedback on the functional operation. The feature’s translation-release cycle needs attention to ensure it can be rolled out in 11 languages.

16:30– Anne passes out Oreos to the team as the bells of the Munttoren chime. Life is good! 

Around 18:00 – It’s Friday, so you head upstairs for happy hour with the crew and other TQ teams! Free beer! Bas suggests we check out The Smallest Disco again... Cheers to a great week! 

Who will you work with?

We are enthusiastic, international and love to celebrate success! We work together to ensure that students are fully satisfied with our services and that Scribbr keeps growing.

You will work together with everyone in the company, but most often with:


Co-founder, Development Lead


Co-Founder, Product Owner


Back-end Developer


Back-end Developer


Operations Manager

What are we looking for?

  • You have at least four years experience with OOP PHP

  • Have knowledge of Symfony

  • A team player with excellent communication skills

  • Eager to take on complex tasks

  • Have strong debugging and testing skills

  • Able to adopt new techniques and keep up with state-of-the-art coding tools

  • You are flexible

  • Experience with Agile project management is a plus

  • Experience leading teams is a plus

What do we offer?

  • A fun, ambitious, informal work environment that embraces the latest technologies

  • An office with a view in the center of Amsterdam

  • A generous tech budget to upgrade your gadget collection

  • A company open for feedback 

  • The opportunity to innovate 

  • A competitive salary

  • Free lunch & snacks

  • Regular fun team events

  • A supportive team enabling you to foster your own development

  • The chance to join one of the fastest-growing startups in the Netherlands 🍻

  • Visa sponsorship & assistance 

In the heart of Amsterdam

At tech hub TQ

A Bright Future

Do you think working for a startup is fun, but full of uncertainty and risks? At Scribbr you can put your hesitations aside!

We founded our company five years ago and we have been profitable from the beginning. We don’t have any investors or debts, so no short-term thinking and no unrealistic targets.

Our team is our family. It is the most important part of our company. At Scribbr we grow together and support one another’s development.

We pride ourselves on Scribbr’s stability, sustainability, and teamwork. Join us and experience the fun!


Koen, Bas and Richard - Scribbr Founders 🚀🎓

We work hard and play hard at Scribbr HQ! Join our awesome team!