Senior Back End PHP Developer

Who we are is a leading provider of high-performance hosting and global infrastructure services. We offer a wide range of products and services including hosting, dedicated servers, cloud solutions, and more. With our global presence and state-of-the-art infrastructure, we serve clients in various industries including gaming, e-commerce, and enterprise businesses.

The statements on this job description are intended to describe the general nature of the role and level of work being performed. They are not intended to represent an exhaustive list of all responsibilities, duties and skills required of the employee.

The role

We are looking for an experienced PHP developer that can help in making sure gamers from all over the world can play their most favorite games without any interruptions. Our service is all about low-latency and high-performance with the company-wide goal of serving 1 billion users by 2025.  

As a developer at you are responsible for controlling and automating our equipment located in datacenters across the world. Our customers range from internal services to small clients to multinationals, who all have different wishes and requirements when it comes to their server and OS flavors and we need to cater to all of them without manual intervention. They all have at least one thing in common: how quickly can I get my server? Our platform allows our employees to deliver servers with the click of a few buttons, and our clients can soon do this themselves, too. You will help us in making this a reality! How can we deliver hardware quickly, securely and with 100% accuracy? At the same time we need to have good visibility on our processes, so monitoring our processes is part of the job. That is of course automated as well. Fortunately at we have ample resources available to do this. Not just in one of our datacenters, but globally, altogether ensuring a global uptime of the magic 99.999% (can you get us to 100%?). Together with your experienced dev, dev ops and network colleagues we build these systems, keep them modern and relevant by using the latest technologies where they make sense.  

Your responsibilities

  • Design, develop and operate network services in an iterative approach.
  • Automate, document and program accessible code (Load Balancing Services, Firewall Services, DNS services, etc). 
  • Create and implement scalable- and high-performance solutions. 
  • Ensure services are compatible with a multi cloud environment. 
  • Proces tasks 
  • Be critical about quality, both of your own work and that of others; all work is peer-reviewed. 
  • Be pro-active and speak your mind. 
  • Actively participate in your team their agile methods, and work alongside other teams ensuring alignment and collaboration. 
  • Support making architectural decisions. 
  • Help product owners define the technical roadmap to fulfill our customer- and user needs
  • You are responsible for your work, but as a team you are responsible for deliverables. 

About you

Our Agile Development teams are self-organizing, so it’s essential that you’re a great team player with good communication and coordination skills. You know everything about the Agile mindset and enjoy taking responsibility. We are continuously looking for ways to improve processes in our business and therefore expect you to take initiative and propose new ideas. On top of that, you have a passion for development and follow the latest developments in your expertise. 

Your Skills 

  • At least 10+ years of relevant work experience, with a strong focus on back-end development. 
  • Deep expertise in PHP development, including understanding of the language’s nuances and frameworks (Laravel). 
  • Experience with designing and implementing scalable, performant, and reliable applications and microservices. 
  • Proficiency in writing and optimizing PHP applications for performance and resource efficiency. 
  • Experience with creating and integrating with RESTful APIs and understanding of microservices or distributed architecture.
  • Ability to write comprehensive unit tests for PHP applications and knowledge of Test-Driven Development (TDD) principles is a plus.
  • As we are currently introducing Go into our tech stack, existing experience with Go is a huge plus, or at least the ambition to learn Go. Also experience in transitioning applications or services from PHP to other languages/platforms like Go is a huge plus.
  • Knowledge and experience with ElasticSearch, RabbitMQ, and other distributed systems or messaging platforms. Experience with Kibana, Logstash, and Docker is a plus.
  • Understanding of modern cloud infrastructures (OpenStack, AWS, Google, Azure, etc.) and how PHP applications fit within those environments. 
  • Commitment to maintaining a high level of software quality, implementing best practices, and staying up-to-date with new innovations. 

Work From Home Budget

Remote is the new office. Optimize your home office space to suit your comfort and needs.

High-End Laptop

You will have the latest Dell Precision or a MacBook Pro at your disposal, ensuring you're fully equipped to rock 'n roll from day one.

Annual Bonus

Get your hard work rewarded with our performance-based bonus of up to 12% of your yearly salary.

Travel the Globe

With offices, data center PoPs, and customers scattered across the globe, you'll be sure to see a city or two.

Vitality @ Work

Keep your mind and body in top shape with our company-funded programs. Quit smoking, get a health check, personal training, or mental coaching.

Workout in our Gym

A fully equipped gym in our Rotterdam office equals deadlifts, squats, and the treadmill for breakfast, lunch, or dinner.

Personal Development

The sky is the limit. We offer you all the room to grow. With our unlimited educational fund, we've got you covered for everything from books or part-time courses to a whole Master’s degree.

Get Free Games

Access to the entire Ubisoft backlog for life comes with the job! You'll never be bored again.

Fantastic Bar

Views, 50 specialty beers, french fries, Friday afternoon drinks, and an all-you-can-eat candy buffet.

What we do

Low latency is our mission! In 2002 we set out to improve online experiences for gamers. Today, we translate our hosting innovations to various industries, but gaming is still in our DNA. And as of 2019, we are part of the Ubisoft family! We build out our network presence in data centers across the globe – from Madrid to Mumbai, Amsterdam to Seattle, and everything in between – bringing content closer to the users. 

Our team works hard on everything related to running our privately owned premium network, from opening new points-of-presence, setting up peering relationships, developing integral products like anti-DDoS protection, and serving our customers with expert help and advice. Finally, we play even harder, in our office gym and bar, and with our lifetime access to Ubisoft games. 

What does offer you?

  • Dive in to the world of gaming and real time and engage with customers from all over the world. We have a diverse commercial team and value collaboration, diversity and entrepreneurship. With the team we organize drinks, dinners and events throughout the year.
  • A challenging and dynamic job in an international company
  • A competitive salary (depending on education, knowledge, and experience)
  • 25 vacation days (excluding national holidays)
  • Travel allowance & work-from-home budget
  • Collective pension scheme
  • All the hardware and software you need to perform, including a laptop
  • Career guidance including remuneration of relevant education, courses, and training
  • A modern office in a prime location with open workplaces
  • Free access to Ubisoft games through Ubisoft Connect
  • Free use of the in-house gym is an equal opportunity employer. At, we believe in a fair and equal workplace for all and foster an environment that is inclusive as well as diverse. We do not discriminate based on color, race, religion, sexual orientation, gender (identity), age, mental or physical abilities, or other characteristics. We believe that employees thrive when they can be comfortable and be themselves! We encourage candidates to apply knowing that they will be considered solely on their merits and qualifications.

Disclaimer: The above statements are intended to describe the general nature and level of work. Employment offers are contingent upon a final candidate’s successful interviews with hiring manager, HR and other representatives of and the completion of a background verification and a final determination by that the information derived from the background verification does not disqualify the individual.

What you can expect

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