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PHP Tech Lead in Amsterdam


60,000 - €70,000
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Job Description

Since its founding in 2012, Scribbr has evolved from a side-project in an unexplored market to one of the fastest-growing businesses in Europe with more than 35 employees and 100,000+ customers from all over the world.

We are constantly seeking ways to improve our services through technology. Our goal is to build a strong, efficient and fun development team that can get the job done, using the best, cutting-edge techniques.

As our PHP Tech Lead, you seamlessly switch between being a passionate coder and a leader who can scale up our development team and help take Scribbr to the next level.

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

Your responsibilities:

-You will help develop one of the most effective and ambitious dev teams in Amsterdam!

-You will play a key role in determining the direction for Scribbr’s development team. After discussion with the development team and the co-founders, you have the final say.

-You will suggest improvements to processes, technologies and interfaces to enhance the team’s effectiveness.

-You are responsible for infrastructure stability, monitoring and recovery. If for some reason, we don’t have a TV with the right server stats, then you will help us get one ASAP ;-)

-You will work closely with the product owner and business to ensure we work on issues that deliver business value and improve the codebase.

-You will be a leader in discussions, keeping them concise and effective.

-You will help mentor and lead the efforts of the team in addition to doing "heads-down" coding.

-It’s your job to make the development team’s output predictable.

-Your job also includes preventing technical debt and keeping the application future-proof.

-As a team leader, you’ll play a key role in hiring new developers to join our growing team.

What are we looking for?

-An experienced senior PHP developer with strong leadership skills.

-Experience with DDD and commitment to the SOLID principles.

-Experience with Symfony or similar frameworks.

-Experience with improving code and architecture. You know what to improve first, how and when.

-Excellent interpersonal and communication skills.

-You are used to Dutch culture (or are Dutch).

-Experience with Agile software development.

-Eager to learn about the business. Having a business/entrepreneurial mindset is a big plus.

-Passion for understanding emerging technologies with pragmatic insight into where those technologies can be integrated into business solutions.

What do we offer?

-Competitive salary.

-Complete autonomy. Do we need to refactor? Go for it!

-A role on the management team and room to grow into the role of CTO.

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

-25 paid holidays!

-A generous tech budget to upgrade your gadget collection.

-And of course... Friday beers, BBQs, a Scribbr boat docked outside the office, smart and young colleagues, free lunch, etc. ;-)


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