Backend Developer

As our new Backend Developer you will support the organization by creating software for existing and new services and products so we can ensure even faster and better applications among our millions of users.


Are you a passionate Backend Developer, who loves well maintained code and a collaborative environment, where you can learn a lot from our talented (mobile) Developers, Designers, QA Engineers and Product Owners? Are you able to help us to realise our ideas and serve our users in the best way possible? Then we are looking for you!


What will you be doing?

  • Programming for product development;
  • Developing (server-side) applications using PHP frameworks and tooling;
  • Working with product services, infrastructure, frameworks, and apps;
  • Working in line with internal coding guidelines;
  • Carry out code reviews;
  • Provide personal input for the optimization of the product;
  • Enhance your personal knowledge and share this within the organization;
  • Support and coach (junior) colleagues in their field of technical knowledge;
  • Identify technical debt and communicate the consequences;
  • Be up to date with back-end best practices;
  • Take active part in the agile team.

What do you need?

  • A minimum of 3 years PHP development experience in a professional setting;
  • Minimum of a 3rd level qualification (Bachelor’s degree);
  • Experience with Swift/Vapor and AWS is a strong plus (or willing to learn on the job);
  • Experience with Laravel, AWS, MySQL and/or Docker is a strong plus (or willing to learn on the job);
  • You are able to work independently and show initiative;
  • You are result oriented and have excellent problem-solving abilities;
  • Proficiency in the English language, both written and spoken;
  • You live in the Netherlands or you are willing to relocate to the Amsterdam area and have a valid work permit (we do not provide Visa sponsorship).

What can we offer you? We have great benefits!

  • A market conform salary;
  • Good fringe benefits such as a pension scheme, bicycle plan, training and education for personal growth and career opportunities;
  • Full travel allowance;
  • All the hardware you need;
  • Great remote and flexible working possibilities;
  • A diverse, challenging, and international job within a dynamic and innovative company with lots of social activities.


‚ÄčAnd this is who we are!

Impala Studios is a leading mobile app developing company with a wide portfolio of owned apps on the App Store, and Google Play Store. The Calculator has been ranked in the top 10 best iPad apps of the US App Store for years in a row, making it the #1 calculator used by millions.

Our product range consists of utility, weather, travel, video, and entertainment apps.
You probably already use our apps to calculate your numbers, wake up in the morning, check the weather, track your flight, play a game, or browse your favorite videos.

We are a unique company, because we ideate, create, and market our products ourselves. So we do not work for clients, and we have all knowledge in-house. We work with a motivated group of more than 30 talented people in agile teams and are able to stay on top of the ever-changing app market.

Our awesome office is located in the city center of Haarlem.


Great! Please apply here


We prefer applications from EU/EEA citizens only or candidates not in need of a working permit for The Netherlands.

Responses from recruitment agencies on our vacancy are not appreciated.


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