Back-End Developer at Jobbatical

Eindhoven, Netherlands

Posted on Mar 16 2017 (over 2 years ago)


European citizens only

StudyPortals is a fast-growing online platform where students can find and compare their education options internationally. Our mission is to empower the world to choose education. We focus on quality from both a student as well as a university perspective: offering the best information for students, and low-effort, cost-effective, and result-based marketing for universities. Over 2,450 universities participate across 67 countries, creating transparency across 117,000+ study programmes. We have a large global visitor base of over 19 million visits every year. Our team now consists of over 100 people from 35 different nationalities, and we're expecting to grow the team to about 200 people in the upcoming year. StudyPortals proudly ranks 18th in the 2015 Employee satisfaction ranking, an annual survey carried out by SatisAction and the NRC. Our HQ is located in Eindhoven, in the iconic Klokgebouw, at Strijp-S, a hub of entrepreneurship, technology, and design. We also have operations in Boston, Melbourne, Manchester, Stockholm and Bucharest.

Are you the Back-End Developer we're looking for?

To support StudyPortals‘ global expansion, we're significantly expanding our development team. The current team consists of front- and back-end developers as well as UX designers, split over four scrum teams. The technology powering our platform is based on object-oriented PHP5, and virtually all of our systems have been developed in-house. We're currently transitioning into a service-oriented architecture, powered by our own RESTful API. In parallel, we are scaling our infrastructure out into AWS to get maximum benefit out of the large variety of infrastructure-as-a-service approaches currently offered. Your main purpose in this role will be to design and implement functional web interfaces and the full structure behind it. You'll work in a multidisciplinary scrum team of about five people, taking input from our designers and our Student- and University Value teams to realize the best implementations possible. To measure our effectiveness, we're currently focusing very hard on our continuous deployment process. At StudyPortals, you'll find an informal, entrepreneurial, international and flexible atmosphere where taking initiative is highly appreciated. If that sounds like your kind of challenge, send us your application today!

How we'd like you to help us:

  • You will play an important role in further developing and rolling out our RESTful API, which will be at the base of all our current and future products.
  • Your responsibilities will range from working on the core of our systems all the way up to producing proof-of-concept web applications, which our front-end developers will help turn into true online experiences.

What we'd like to see in the candidate:

  • You have at least a bachelor’s degree in computer science or a related field.
  • In addition to a proven track record in creating advanced PHP5 applications, you have some experience with stricter, object-oriented languages such as C# or Java.
  • You know your way around a MySQL database and its InnoDB storage engine.
  • You can write valid, semantically correct HTML5 and CSS3.
  • Experience with JavaScript or any other prototyped language is a big plus.
  • You understand what it takes to build scalable web applications and realize this means your skills should not be limited to writing good code.
  • You're comfortable with collaboration, open communication, and reaching across functional borders as part of your day-to-day work.
  • Fluent in spoken and written English, you're a good communicator.
  • Ambitious, energetic and entrepreneurial, you can work well independently but are also fun to work with in a team.

Compensation and perks

  • We offer employee referral bonuses and an annual personal development budget, because personal growth is key!
  • You'll get a competitive salary including a bonus scheme.
  • We'll reimburse your work-related travel costs.
  • We offer an attractive collective insurance package with IAK, covering public and private insurances from healthcare and home insurance to car and liability insurances!
  • Our office is in the center of Eindhoven (Strijp-S), five minutes from the central station.
  • You'll get other interesting extras such as a laptop of your choice.


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