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PHP Developer

Haarlem, Niederlande
Do you want to work within a fun, and innovative scrum team and dynamic working environment? Do you want to make a great contribution to the development of our high traffic websites, thanks to your knowledge of PHP in a high performance environment?! Then we are looking for you!
To reinforce our development team we are looking for an enthusiastic and ambitious:
 PHP Developer

What does your day look like?
Together with your colleagues of the Development Team (PHP / GoLang), you are responsible for the development of the various and international websites like HotelSpecials.de and BungalowSpecials.nl. Whether you optimize the commercial frontend, improve our A/B testing capabilities or implement a new microservice, you’ll be encouraged to think outside the box and create the best solutions, leaving your mark on the company. In the famous words of our rockstar developer, Rob, “even as a new developer, you can start making a fundamental difference in the company within a matter of months”.
Your main task is to maintain and further develop the backend applications, connections with third-parties and public frontend websites. Progressive techniques and technologies offer you a helping hand. Your activities are varied and challenging whereby you get a lot of responsibility and independency to carry out the projects.
Working in such a fast-paced and competitive industry means continuously improving our processes and systems. This means you’ll be working in an agile environment with the flexibility to try out your own ideas and improvements. Creating simple quality solutions to complex problems will be at the heart of your work as a developer here at BookerZzz. The stack and application platforms are around for some years now but are still being updated, tweaked and expanded on an almost day-to-day basis to support the ever-growing requirements of the business. We expect the candidate to be willing to dive in, learn and improve and extend the existing running platform.
What does your team look like?
Within the Product & Development department we work with 3 Scrum teams. The PHP team currently compromises of 3 backend developers, 1 frontend developer and a dedicated tester. 
The core business is powered by PHP, and parts of the platform are being transitioned toward GoLang. A part of the work will be extending the communication between the systems.

Who are we looking for?

At BookerZzz, we want you to grow! That’s why we value people with a strong motivation and ambition to become better at what they do. You should have a positive working attitude; a “yes, we can” mentality and outstanding communication skills. You are not afraid to ask questions and to share your ideas with us.
You have:
  • Higher education or equivalent ability;
  • A minimum of 3-5 years experience in a similar position;
  • Excellent knowledge of PHP (version 7) and MySQL;
  • Experience with MVC within PHP;
  • Sufficient knowledge of XML/SOAP, SOAPServices and JSON ;
  • Experience with Unix, Git (GitFlow) and tests in PHPUnit;
  • Exposure to front end technologies like Javascript, CSS and HTML5 will come in handy
  • The will to work independently but you are also able to participate in projects and capable to think and act together with the Business;
  • Fluency in English (and/or Dutch);
  • Enthusiasm for working with PHP, Laravel, AWS, TerraForm, Ansible, Redis, Autoscaling & Continuous integration.
Who are we?  
BookerZzz is an e-commerce company in tourism that offers consumers the best short stays in Europe. Through 12 websites in 8 different countries, we offer deals for more than 5,000 hotels and over 700 holiday parks. Thanks to our customer orientated approach, we help more than 1,000,000 happy customers per year to experience their perfect stay.  
  • BookerZzz operates in 8 different countries, with labels in the Netherlands, Belgium, Germany, Austria, Sweden, Denmark, Norway and the United Kingdom;  
  • We work with over 110 dedicated and enthusiastic employees in 3 European offices.  
Our Mission: provide our guests with the perfect stay with more value for money, hassle free. Does that sound like an organization you would like to contribute to? Please feel welcome to visit us for a cup of coffee at our office!Read here how it all began! 
Where are we?  
Our office (HQ) is located directly in the city center of Haarlem, just next to the central station, only 10 minutes by train from Amsterdam. We recently moved! See the pictures and check out the story about our New Office.  
What do we offer you? We have great benefits! 
Next to the fact that it is fun working with us, we offer great benefits:   
  • A competitive salary, depending on your education and experience;  
  • An informal working environment with ambitious colleagues with a strong team spirit;
  • 8% holiday allowance;  
  • 25 days of paid leave + the regular public holidays;  
  • Travel reimbursement;  
  • Bonus scheme;  
  • Free travel insurance;  
  • Pension plan;  
  • Macbook Pro;  
  • Flexible working hours and location;   
  • Great coffee, table soccer competitions and onboarding program;  
  • A healthy and social working environment including fresh fruit, weekly office drinks and lots of social activities like a yearly ski trip to Winterberg and legendary parties. 
Application procedure 
Not actively looking for another job but feeling curious? Please feel free to come and visit us for a cup of coffee! 
  • Interested in this job? Please send your CV through the ‘apply button’;
  • Questions?  Get in touch with Rob or Irene r.gordijn@hotelspecials.nl or iperk@hotelspecials.nl
  • Our interview process consists of two rounds.
  • A reference check and an assessment can be part of the application procedure.
We prefer applications from EU/EEA citizens, not in need of a working permit for The Netherlands.
Search Firm Representatives Please Read Carefully: BookerZzz is not accepting unsolicited assistance from search firms for this employment opportunity. Please, no phone calls or emails. All resumes submitted by search firms to any employee at BookerZzz via email, the Internet or in any form and/or method without a valid written search agreement in place for this position will be deemed the sole property of BookerZzz. No fee will be paid in the event the candidate is hired by BookerZzz as a result of the referral or through other means. 
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