Medior Back-end PHP Developer

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Medior Back-end PHP Developer

Students and editors generate 100,000 page views a day on our web-application. You will work together with the team of experienced developers to implement new features for our users and maintain high quality of our application!

Full-time · Amsterdam

Who are we?

Founded in 2012 by two ambitious students in Tilburg (the Netherlands), Scribbr started as a Proofreading & Editing company with only one editor. Today, our team of more than 800 editors, citation and layout experts worldwide provides proofreading and editing in 10 different languages to help students achieve their academic goals.

Combining years of experience in academic writing with technical know-how, we have successfully expanded our service portfolio by electronic tools like the Plagiarism Checker, Citation Generator, Citation Checker and a public Knowledge Base, which is used by millions of students and educators every year.

We’re proud to be a trusted brand in EdTech and continue to strive to make students 100% happy.

About the job

The Scribbr application is split into two components: our super high-traffic marketing website, which is built in Wordpress, and our CRM system (Symfony) called Houston - which you will be working on!

Houston is used by students, the support team, the marketing team and the management team to run Scribbr smoothly. We are improving Houston every day to automate more of our processes and to improve the services we deliver.

Some Houston features:

  • Process orders and payments of our customers
  • Manage our vast freelance editor pool
  • Matching freelance editors and orders via an algorithm based on statistical data
  • Automatic Word-document analysis to track and assess the performance of our freelance editors
  • Multi-currency and multi-language operations; students from all over the world use our services
  • Complete CRM-system to help all students
  • Plagiarism-detection software

We're looking for a medior back-end PHP Developer 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 back-end tech stack: PHP 7.2, Symfony 4/5, Doctrine, MySQL 8, Redis, RabbitMQ, PHPUnit.

Other tech & tools: AWS, JSON:API, Postman, Docker, GitHub, CircleCi, Sentry, Scrutinizer, Cypress

Who will you work with?


Co-Founder, Product Owner


Senior PHP Developer


Head of Development 


QA Engineer

What are we looking for?

  • 2+ years of experience developing web applications in PHP
  • Experience with Symfony or similar PHP frameworks
  • Proficiency with MySql and Doctrine (or other similar DB tools)
  • Understanding of OOP patterns and SOLID principles and experienced in applying them in practice
  • Eager to learn from others, keep up with rapid changes in the tech world and grow professionally
  • Good communicator, team player
  • You are located in The Netherlands

    It would be great if you are already familiar with:
  • RabbitMQ or other queueing systems
  • Designing and developing APIs is a plus
  • Agile practices and working as a part of the Scrum team
  • Understanding DDD
  • Ability to express application design with diagrams and convert diagrams into code

In the heart of Amsterdam

At tech hub TNW

What do we offer?

🏢 Work at an international company in the heart of Amsterdam

🚀 A fast, ambitious and informal team atmosphere

🥂 Weekly team drinks and monthly team parties

🛥️ Rides on our Scribbr boat

💖 Free consultations at OpenUp

💰 A yearly salary between €38.000 - €48.000 based on experience and an annual bonus scheme after your first year

💻 Office supplies to excel in your work, both from the office and from your home

and much more ...

Do you want to join our team as our new Back-end PHP Developer?

Then we'd love to hear about you!