Backend developer

  • Development
  • Amsterdam, Netherlands

Backend developer

Omschrijving

About Brenger

Our platform, www.brenger.nl, connects people in need of a transport for their bulky items to couriers which are driving that way, anyway. By connecting these two sides, we create an easier, cheaper and sustainable shipping solution for the customer. At the same time we create the opportunity for couriers to make their rides more efficient and earn extra money on their route.


Our impact
Not only these parties profit from our platform, but also the environment. 80% of the customers who buy a big second-hand furniture, used to rent a van and transport the item theirselves. Our solution optimizes the loading of vans driving a specific route, resulting in less vans on the road, which has an enormous impact on lowering CO2-emissions. If every Dutch national between 20 and 65 years old would use Brenger once every two years, we can lower the total CO2-emissions of The Netherlands with 0,5%. That's pretty cool!


Company
Brenger has been live since October 2016 and has been founded by Wisse Koedam en Derk van der Have. Since the summer of 2017, we have been growing extremely fast. Our team expanded from two to fifteen and we've recently raised a new round of investments taking our seed capital to €2 million.


Development Team
Our platform is initially developed by an external party in Amsterdam and we are currently migrating to an internal development team. We are currently with 5 developers and expecting to double in the coming year. 


Our Tech Stack
We are migrating the core functionality to a headless Symfony 4 API with a Node/React frontend. Next to that we want to develop apps for our couriers and customers that will interact with the same Symfony API. When necessary we implement third-party apps and APIs to be able to keep developing the core product quickly and agile. We also use Python 3 for microservices and deploy everything on AWS. 


Your skills

  • Solid knowledge and experience with PHP
  • Experience with a mainstream PHP framework, e.g.: Symfony/Laravel/etc.
  • You value code quality and writing code that is easy to understand
  • Willingness to learn new skills and technologies

Your role

  • Build the back-end for drivers and customer client applications
  • Participate in developing to a Symfony-based API

What we offer

  • The opportunity to help build an innovative platform with many technical interesting challenges ahead
  • A young, vibrant and open working environment
  • A lot of freedom and responsibility in the execution of your tasks
  • A good salary + possibility for stock options
  • Professional development (E.g. visit a developer conference)
  • Visa sponsorship if required

Vereisten

  • Solid knowledge and experience with PHP
  • Experience with a mainstream PHP framework, e.g.: Symfony/Laravel/etc.
  • You value code quality and writing code that is easy to understand
  • Willingness to learn new skills and technologies