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Back-end Developer (Laravel)

  • Schiphol-Rijk, Noord-Holland, Netherlands

Your Exciting Opportunity

Are you passionate about Tech and ready to use your skills to change the world of work forever? Join blackbear and be at the forefront of innovation with us!

Blackbear is ambitious, dynamic and international. Together, we’re breaking down the barriers of the working world — we ensure that managers and their teams no longer have to worry about getting their work done and that working professionals can share their skills without restrictions. 

Our Team & Technologies

At the core of our organisation is a small yet dynamic Tech team that is on the brink of expansion. We seek individuals to join our core Tech team and become leaders in shaping our product's direction and technological advancements.
We operate using the Shape-Up method, focusing on 4-6 week cycles to build impactful features that redefine how the working world collaborates.

Our main focus is our online platform — a SaaS-enabled Marketplace that changes how the working world collaborates. We integrate tools like Stripe for seamless automatic pay-outs, and leverage the latest technologies, including, but not limited to: PHP, Laravel, MySQL, Vue3, Nuxt , Typescript, Tailwind CSS, Storybook, Playwright, and Vitest.

About the role

As a Back-end Developer, you will oversee the development lifecycle of our back-end API, significantly contribute to the versatility and growth of our Tech team, and foster innovation and excellence in our development practices.

More specifically, you will:

  • Collaborate effectively with the rest of the Tech team members to deliver high-quality solutions.

  • Work with other teams to troubleshoot/determine the resolution for complex issues across team domains.

  • Be an internal consultant for our internal stakeholders and translate the business needs to a functional solution.

  • Work independently on projects where you are fully in control of the execution.

  • Be proactive and collaborative within your projects, always sharing your ideas and opinions to further enhance the outcomes.

  • Bring the bigger picture of a project to life with your engineering and problem-solving mindset.

  • Share your passion for coding, showcasing an innovative engineering mindset.

About you

Blackbear is a scale-up with a distinct character. Everyone who works with us shares the same drive for excellence and growth.

For our next Back-end Developer, we ask the following:

  • Available from April 2024 for a minimum of 32 hours per week.

  • At least 6 years of experience with Back-end Development.

  • You are truly passionate about coding and engineering and are excited to share your expertise.

  • You are a master of PHP, Laravel and MySQL.

  • Experience in scaling larger projects, handling high infrastructure loads, and elevating engineering practices to higher standards.

  • Some experience with DevOps, showcasing the ability to manage servers effectively.

  • You are a confident decision-maker who takes ownership of projects and can guide and mentor team members.

  • Familiarity with Statamic is a plus.

  • Experience with working in teams - if you have led a small team or have worked in large teams, this is a plus.

  • Residing in the Netherlands, and you can commute to our office in Schiphol-Rijk.

  • English working proficiency.

What’s in it for you?

Our culture thrives on empowerment and hands-on learning. We embrace a strong sense of purpose, ownership, collaborative efforts and mutual trust, all driving us towards reaching our ambitious goals.

Here’s what we offer:

➡️ You’re part of one of the fastest-growing Tech companies in The Netherlands.

➡️ The opportunity to participate in our equity plan. 

➡️ A hybrid working model: 3 days remote, 2 days in-office weekly.

➡️ A personal development budget next to lots of on-the-job learning.

➡️ Vacation allowance of 8% paid on a monthly basis and 25 paid vacation days.

➡️ Pension plan contribution by blackbear and solid parental leave policies.

➡️ Commute reimbursements and working-from-home allowances.

➡️ Healthy lunches and snacks are provided in our office.

➡️ An international working environment with driven colleagues and ample social activities.

This is blackbear

Blackbear was founded in 2018 and exists to unlock human potential by transforming how work gets done.

We believe that organisations shouldn’t have to compromise growth due to a lack of access to the right talent or skills. We also believe that individuals should be able to share their skills freely and contribute to projects and causes of their choice whenever and wherever they want.

Today, our platform connects leading organisations worldwide with a network of over 12,000 skilled professionals to get work done seamlessly.

We’re thankful for the support and recognition we’ve received on our journey so far:

✅ VC-backed by No Such Ventures since 2022

🏆 Deloitte’s 2023 Technology Fast 50

🏆 MT/Sprout’s 2023 SaaS100

🏆 2022 Challenger50

Apply today, make an impact tomorrow

Ready to be part of the next big thing? Don't miss out — get in touch with us!

We'll do our best to get back to you about your application within 3 business days.
Learn more about our hiring process here.

Blackbear is an equal opportunity employer. We celebrate diversity and are committed to creating an inclusive environment for all employees, regardless of their age, gender identity, sexual orientation, ethnicity, religion, physical appearance or disability.

  • Schiphol-Rijk, Netherlands


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