At InterNations, we’re dedicated to making expat life a great experience! With more than 3 million members in 420 cities around the world, regular local events, interest-based groups, and useful information, InterNations is the biggest global network for people who live and work abroad. What started as an idea over ten years ago is now changing the lives of expats and global minds around the world each and every day. With a team from around 40 countries, we believe in the benefits of international experience, cultural exchange, and the power of bringing people together. Together we’re constantly growing and learning, coming up with new ways for our members to feel more at home, meet other international people, and enjoy their stay abroad.
- 28 paid vacation days + special paid leave
- conveniently located office
- regular team events and trips
- Albatross Membership for team members and their partners
- XING Premium membership
- training sessions, team library, cross-departmental projects & exchanges
- support with visa application
- in-house yoga and German classes, discounts for gyms and a tae kwon do studio
At InterNations, you’ll be working in a friendly atmosphere geared to bring out your creativity and independence. With our flat organizational structure, you’ll have a lot of room to pursue your own ideas. If you’re a working parent, you’ll find the flexibility you need to support your work-life balance. Start your work week off on the right foot with a weekly team breakfast and get your creative juices going with a free flow of coffee. When inspiration strikes, bounce around new ideas over a game of table football. And as we value building strong connections between our team members, you can look forward to a regular lunch lottery, language tandems, and an annual team-building activity.
About the Role
Our engineering teams architect, develop and test our products. As a Senior Backend Developer, your mission is to build scalable and fast backend software for our platform which serves millions of views monthly. At InterNations you will contribute to connecting global minds and making expat life a great experience.
As a member of an international, cross-functional Product Experience Team (PXT), you will architect, implement, and test new functionality and maintain existing functionality using PHP, Symfony 3, MariaDB, RabbitMQ, and Solr. Our PXTs organize themselves using SCRUM and you will work closely with your Product Manager and your team on the feasibility of concepts and upcoming changes. You will write automated tests, from unit to acceptance tests, to assure the quality and longevity of our products and a sustainable pace for future changes.
As part of the greater Engineering Department, you will lead and take part in cross-team initiatives: architectural changes, refactoring, and establishment of best practices. You will be mentoring less experienced colleagues and support their growth.
What we are looking for:
significant experience in a language like PHP, Java, Scala, Python, or Ruby
significant experience with a modern web framework like Symfony, Zend Framework, Laravel, Rails, Spring, or Django
a passion for working with big datasets in relational databases, search indexes, or key-value stores
experience and an interest in distributed systems and scalability
experience with automated testing, be it unit, functional and/or acceptance testing
What we value:
developing our skills, teaching each other, and learning ways to build better software
user testing, experimentation, automated testing, and continuous integration to gain meaningful feedback for what we do
strong display of engineering discipline and rigor
Technologies we use: PHP 7, Symfony 3, MariaDB, Solr, RabbitMQ, Redis, Memcached, Composer, Behat, PHPUnit, a tiny bit of Java
Then start the conversation by sending us your application (CV and cover letter) today. Tell us about past projects you have contributed to and are proud of. We’d also like to hear about what kind of work environment you thrive in and which technologies you find interesting right now.