Backend Developer

ENSCHEDE - 32-40h

Do you want to have full autonomy over when and where you work? Do you enjoy working closely together with colleagues in a squad, in which you have a direct impact on your team’s goals and successes? And do you like to work on (complex) business solutions for (inter)national clients? Then we have the job for you!

We believe you know best how to be the most effective in your work. That’s why we give you full autonomy over when and where you do your job. We don’t have a strict corporate culture with a fixed set of rules. Instead, we rely on your own responsibility, contribution and teamwork. We believe that this is what makes you, El Niño, and our clients grow.

The job

You’ll be working on tailor-made technical solutions for our clients, which could mean anything from doing a quick bugfix to launching big portals or shops that require months of preparation. We have multiple squads handling around 5-8 clients each. Your squad consists of a UX/UI designer, project manager, and frontend, backend, and full stack developers. Together you’ll be using your skills to further improve the digital business solutions of your clients.

Technologies used
Common techniques and technologies used are Kubernetes, Docker, PHP, and PHP frameworks like Symfony, and Laravel. Occasionally, we work with Python, Solr, ElasticSearch and MQTT. We are always looking for ways to improve and innovate to find the best technical solutions.

Personal development
Our goal is to make you successful in your work, and we believe personal development is an important part of this. Apart from having a team structure with daily coaching, you are entitled to a yearly personal learning budget of € 1.500.

Tip: want to get a better understanding of the work we do, and the clients we do it for? Check out our cases and blogs.

Who we're looking for

We’re looking for someone that ticks most of the following boxes:

  • You have a university degree in a relevant field of study
  • You have experience with OOP programming and PHP (and PHP frameworks, like Symfony and Laravel)
  • You have general knowledge of Linux, git, SQL, Docker, MySQL, and Redis
  • As our team is international, you speak English
  • You’re curious, eager to learn and an early adopter of new technologies, techniques and frameworks
  • As deadlines can be challenging from time to time, you’re able to simplify, prioritise and work under pressure
  • As you’ll be closely working with colleagues in your squad, it’s important that you’re supportive, communicative and coaching when necessary

Our offer

Our goal is to help you utilise your skillset to the best of your abilities. That’s why:

  • You can work anytime you want
  • We're flexible on where you want to work from
  • You can decide for yourself which technologies you wish to use
  • We set you up with good hardware, like a MacBook Pro and an adjustable chair + desk in the office
  • We invest in your personal development with day-to-day coaching and a € 1.500 personal learning budget


  • You will receive a competitive salary based on your skills and experience
  • You will get 24 holiday days per year (based on 40 hours/week)
  • We invest in your health, with a gym subscription and office lunch
  • We have a flexible pension plan, so you can decide yourself what fits you best

About us

We are a tech-at-heart digital development agency. Our focus is on software development. We do have UX/UI designers and marketeers in house, so the technical solutions are customer friendly and promoted to the right people through the right set of channels. We currently employ over 40 people from 14 different nationalities. Our clientele consists of (inter)nationally operating companies like Just Eat, Segway, Victron Energy, Tecnotion and WGV.


Are you interested or do you have questions? Feel free to contact Michael. You can Whatsapp, text, call or email him. Whatever you want! See his contact details below.

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WhatsApp Michael on +31 6 26 97 83 92

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