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Senior Backend Engineer (Communication Architecture team)

  • Amsterdam, Noord-Holland, Netherlands
  • Aix-en-Provence, Provence-Alpes-Côte-d’Azur, France
  • Berlin, Berlin, Germany
  • London, England, United Kingdom
+3 more

Hi from the Instapro Group 👋🏼

We're the technology company behind a home services revolution. Our mission is to help tradespeople get the work they want and homeowners hire the tradespeople they need.

At Instapro, every team member’s perspective and experience advances our mission. We are committed to creating a workplace that reflects the communities we serve. We work hard to mitigate biases in our recruitment process and foster a welcoming and inclusive environment.

Job description

Open in all locations: France, Germany, the Netherlands, and the United Kingdom

Instapro Group is looking for a Senior Backend Engineer to join our Communication Architecture team focusing on developing the system functionality that manages our company’s outbound communications (email, SMS, push) with our customers.

Team & Technology

In this role, you will get to design and develop the backend for our platform (functionality, APIs, etc) using the latest technologies, as well as developing or enhancing integrations with our notification carriers.

The systems that you develop as part of the Communication Architecture team will enable our customer focused teams to communicate more effectively and reliably with our customers, thus making them more engaged with our platform.

Our backend stack consists of PHP 8.3, Symfony 6.4, MySQL 8, RabbitMQ, Redis, GraphQL, Docker and Kubernetes, all running on AWS.

Our frontend stack consists of ReactJS, NextJS, ExpressJS, Apollo Client, CSS-in-JS, GraphQL, Webpack, Docker, and Kubernetes.

We keep a close eye on quality and make sure we test everything in an automated way with tools like PHPUnit, PHPStan, Phan, Cypress and Jest, all integrated into GitLab CI/CD pipelines.

Your role includes the following: 

  • Collaborate effectively both within as well as outside of the team to deliver high-quality solutions for our users

  • Coach and mentor developers in your team and help them grow

  • Be an active voice during product and technical discussions, using your experience to guide those discussions when needed

  • Contribute to, maintain, and adhere to the back-end development quality standards and best practices together with other back-end developers

  • Understand data and context that drive decisions

  • Be proactive in suggesting improvements, ideas, solutions, and offering help

Job requirements

  • 6+ years of experience developing web applications with PHP

  • Mastery of software design principles and back-end application architecture, with the knowledge of applying them in practice (preferably experience with Hexagonal Architecture and Domain Driven Design)

  • Experience with the design of APIs

  • Experience with test automation tools and frameworks

  • Good communication skills and a collaborative & emphatic mindset

  • Nice to have: experience with RabbitMQ, GraphQL, and CI/CD pipelines (particularly GitLab) and AWS.

Why you’ll enjoy working at the Instapro Group

You can make an Impact. Joining Instapro Group is an opportunity to help crack the code in one of the last big industries to become digital-first. We’re leaders in our markets, yet small enough for everyone to make a real difference.

We care. We don’t believe in one size fits all. Whether it’s flexibility in your working hours, your location, or opportunities to advance and grow, you’ll find a supportive and open culture designed to help our team members thrive.

These are the benefits you'll enjoy:

  • Highly competitive salary package

  • Hybrid work environment

  • Hybrid allowance/benefit

  • Eligibility to receive an equity award

  • Temporary work from abroad policy

  • Mental health support

  • Regular team and social events

  • Further benefits depending on location

These are the values that guide everything we do:

  • We put integrity first. We are authentic, transparent and respectful.
  • We are all stewards. We are stewards of the company on behalf of all stakeholders.
  • We follow the evidence. We are objective, evidence-based and pragmatic in our decision-making.
  • We never stop learning. We are open-minded and curious.
  • We win together. We collaborate and earn trust with our colleagues.
  • We are inclusive. We are committed to building a diverse and inclusive company.

Read our values in full here

Interested in applying? Submit your application below and we will get back to you.


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Good to know...

What is our working model?

You need to based in one of our office locations or be willing to relocate to one of them.

We have a hybrid-work model, which means that it’s up to you whether you prefer to work onsite or feel more comfortable working from home. However, in some roles, we might be looking for people to come to the office more regularly. You can have a look at what locations we are active in via the button below.

How should you prepare for an interview?

Please go through the job description once again and be ready to ask your questions to help yourself better understand if our environment matches your expectations.

You can visit Instapro Group's other web spaces, such as our LinkedIn page, to get a feel for our vibe.

What does an interviewing process generally look like?

Our interviewing processes can differ slightly depending on the department. The three steps that are consistent for every vacancy are a talk with the hiring manager at the beginning, a team interview in the middle, and an elevator interview at a later phase of the process. The best way to prepare for an elevator interview is to go over our values.