PHP back-end engineer in the Antwerp - Breda region with a passion for sustainable mobility (f/m/x)

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  • Breda, Netherlands

PHP back-end engineer in the Antwerp - Breda region with a passion for sustainable mobility (f/m/x)

Job description

We are currently looking for a full-time PHP back-end developer (m/f/x) who will join a small but ambitious team in a Breda (NL) based scale-up. They want to improve and increase the usage of public transportation by being the bridge between employers and mobility providers and become the leading platform to change mobility for all big companies, so that employees choose flexible and sustainable alternatives in the post-Covid era.

You will take the lead in vendor and mobility service integrations as a PHP (Laravel) developer while also working on the product side. You will aim to deliver nothing but high-quality code, and know your way around in all sort of APIs.

To be very clear: this job posting is not with madewithlove, but instead with one of our clients whom we consciously chose to work with.

Our client enables large organizations to offer their employees a sustainable, flexible and smart mobility policy without the usual hassle. They are a young and dynamic scale-up while being part of a stable and mature group. With offices within the station of Breda, they are looking for a Belgian or Dutch employee who does not mind commuting a couple of times a week because they believe in teamwork for personal growth and development.

What will you be doing?

  • You will be writing modern PHP code while understanding that continuous refactoring is part of the job. You have a critical and pragmatic approach to guard over the quality of the code.
  • You will mainly work on the integrations with third parties and therefore you find joy in working with APIs of all sorts
  • Apart from your main tasks, you will also regularly strengthen the team in other engineering projects, especially when they involve your domain of expertise.
  • You review and take responsibility for the overall technical architecture of the platform and make the right choices on technologies the client should (not) use.
  • You'll be responsible for implementing automatic testing because you understand it’s an integral part of delivering high-quality features.
  • You maintain and improve CI/CD pipelines to ensure a steady and stable release pace.
  • You collaborate with a small team of top-notch engineers and aim to improve others as much as yourself.
  • You implement and maintain development processes.


!! Don't hesitate to apply if you don't fulfil 100% of the requirements. Superheroes don't exist, people with passion and talent do.

Soft skills

  • You like working in a start and scale-up environment and you have some affinity with smart mobility and durable transportation methods.
  • You are able to give others honest, constructive and actionable feedback, both internally and externally. Credit is assigned accurately and generously.
  • You know where information can be found and actively search for it. You can think for yourself and challenge the information you find. You don't hesitate to ask questions because others know things you don't. You document everything and in such a way that everybody can understand what is happening and why.
  • Although you can work independently and efficiently, you like to work in a team environment. Once a group decision is made, you act as a team member by following the architecture, processes and coding standards as agreed upon. You are willing to contribute to other areas rather than just your own field of expertise.
  • You can manage your own time and you are flexible enough to go the extra mile if needed. You do what you promise and you take ownership of tasks. You always try to go for the best quality possible with respect to timing and budget. You understand the why of decisions and you suggest improvements when you see an opportunity.
  • You always aim for quality so you actively and consistently strive to expand your knowledge, both technical and non-technical.
  • You are a critical thinker and can communicate clearly, taking into account who your audience is.

Hard skills

  • You have at least 2 years of experience building software applications.
  • You are a PHP/Laravel expert
  • Building integrations is not new for you
  • Fluent in English and Dutch (or you can at least survive in a Dutch speaking work environment).
  • You have experience setting up infrastructure (e.g. DigitalOcean, Amazon Web Services) and CI/CD pipelines (e.g. GitHub Actions)
  • You are keen on quality assurance and automatic testing
  • Version control (e.g. Git) is something you can't do without

Bonus points

  • You have already worked with data integration platforms like WSO2 and Azure Data Factory
  • You have some business acumen or are willing to learn it
  • You have worked with Kubernetes in production

What you will be offered

Our client doesn't offer freelance contracts which means they are looking for a full-time employee living in the Netherlands or in Belgium.

  • Market conform salary, incl. 13th month
  • 40h/week
  • 5 weeks of vacation + 12 extra holidays (“ADV”)
  • 1st class commute by train and an additional gross mobility budget of €350
  • Very good and flexible pension plan
  • Lots of focus on learning and development
  • All the advantages of working in a young and dynamic scale-up


Hope to speak soon!