Web Developer

Werkspot is the online marketplace to find a Service Professional for your home improvement jobs. Our mission is to be the easiest and most reliable way to arrange home services. We have a solid position in The Netherlands via Werkspot.nl and are expanding internationally. We are creating lots of new features for the Dutch market and are continuously improving our international platform that also hosts Instapro.it for our Italian users since late 2014.

Last year we worked on having a stable, secure and mobile optimized product, now it’s time to build new features for our consumers and service professionals to get their job done and explore other business models.


Team & Technology
Our Product & Technology department currently consists of four teams, each with around four developers, a Product Owner, a Scrum Master and a UX designer. The teams are working closely together, applying Agile principles and taking ownership to implement the desired product improvements. We pride ourselves on having a lot of developers who contribute to open source and often give talks at meet-up’s and conferences.

Our international and scalable platform is running on a LEMP stack and is using a variety of SaaS solutions. Aside from Symfony3 being our core framework, we use modern tools like Ansible, Redis, Varnish, Elasticsearch, RabbitMQ and Less. Data science is used to help improve various aspects for our users, like better matching of Consumers to Service Professionals. We keep a close eye on quality and make sure everything is tested in an automated way with tools such as Team City, PHPUnit, Codeception and Behat. We are huge fans of Clean Code and a number of best practices in software development.

Your Role
We are looking for an experienced web developer who is familiar with the latest techniques and tools used for PHP development. Currently, we are improving further the matching process, ensuring that our network of professionals is of the highest quality and also exploring new models/markets within the home improvements sector. With your PHP & problem solving skills, you can have a great contribution to these running initiatives and future ones.

Within the team, you have a prominent role to take care of the process and the practical implementation of the solution. Your responsibility is to think and build together with the team the best solution to reach the goal. The solution should be written in a well structured and tested way.

We expect from you

  • Experience in PHP development
  • Guide and help your team members in the technical solutions
  • Refine and estimate stories on the backlog with the software architect and your team
  • Experience with Symfony3, MySQL, Git, Less/Sass
  • You are familiar with the SCRUM methodology
  • Testing your code is in your definition of done
  • Experience with Vagrant, Ansible, Varnish, Redis and Elasticsearch is a plus

We offer you

  • A competitive salary
  • Ability to improve yourself by following courses and attending conferences
  • 25 days of annual leave
  • Pension arrangement
  • Free lunch together with your colleagues
  • Free fitness in our own building
  • A great working environment in the center of Amsterdam

We are excited to get you in the team
Werkspot is located on the Herengracht, in the heart of Amsterdam. Each week we enjoy drinks on our balcony together, with a beautiful view of the canal. We often celebrate our achievements together with the whole company. The culture within Werkspot is very open and multicultural; and you are very welcome. We trust each other and give the autonomy to work in different ways. We pay a lot of attention to things like communication, working environment, personal development.

Want to apply, show us your stuff!

Please provide us with the information you feel would be useful to us in gaining a better understanding of your background and accomplishments. Links demonstrating projects you’ve helped deliver, your blog, publications, personal projects, etc. are very useful. You can apply via a click on the ‘Apply’ button or by sending your information to Sacha de Rosner, Technology Manager at Werkspot via sacha.de.rosner@werkspot.nl and we will get in touch.

Contact Person Sacha de Rosner
Active Since 05-08-2016
Location Amsterdam, Nederland
Education HBO
Categories ICT - Software ontwikkeling
Level Professional
Type Vast contract - Bepaalde tijd met uitzicht op vast

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