Senior PHP Developer

Charly Cares is on a mission to change the traditional market and become the leading platform for childcare services.

What you will do

Together with Team Product and Team Growth you will be co-responsible for developing and continuing the product road map.

You will be responsible together with the Head of Tech for guiding the product, and together with Team Growth in developing new features as well as keeping the platform future proof whilst making these changes. The development is done together with our Head of Tech, based in the Amsterdam office. Our remote team in Serbia consists of one frontender and one backender. Collaboration with the team (both the remote as in-office team) is close knit and frequent. You are leading by example and are able to motivate the Serbia team to push their skills and output to a next level.

Performance monitoring is done on a continuous basis, and you are able to solve urgent issues yourself if needed. Having a platform with 50k active users, issues will continuously arise and you will have to be able to determine the urgence directly.

The Charly Cares tech stack consists of:

  • React Native app (80% of users)
  • ReactJS web app, currently being redeveloped in React Native Web, combining all of our frontend
  • Laravel 8.0 (PHP 8.0) API
  • Admin area (InertiaJS/React/Tailwind)
  • Data analysis platform (Autopilot/Metabase/Tableau)

Daily tasks:

  • Development 70%
  • Testing 20%
  • Product planning 10%

What do we need

We are looking for a business enabler, who’s goal is to ensure that Charly Cares technology operates in the right way. A day won’t get by without getting your hands dirty in the backend.

With your entrepreneurial mindset, you’re open minded about new ideas and technologies. We are looking for a smart ass, able to pick up new skills on the run - preferably auto-didact in programming.

We are looking for someone who enjoys working in a flat organization and doesn’t require authority. Not afraid to make split second decisions, even when stakes are high. Or is able to speak up his mind in a fast moving and something high pressure environment.

What you have

  • Multiple years of senior product development experience
  • You are experienced in developing, testing, shipping and maintaining products under pressure
  • Hands on experience in 1 or more backend PHP frameworks, preferable Laravel.
  • Some experience with 1 or more frontend frameworks, preferably React.


  • PHP
  • Laravel
  • ReactJS
  • React Native
  • MySQL
  • Git
  • Tailwind

What you get in return working in our team

  • A competitive full time salary, negotiable based on your knowledge and experience;
  • We offer great responsibility, ownership and a chance to grow and develop as a scale-up;
  • Our headquarter is located in Amsterdam, but you can also work from offices at Rotterdam, Eindhoven or at home;
  • An informal work environment with drinks every Thursday or Friday.
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Our selection procedure

Apply by clicking the button below and send us your CV + cover letter. Add 'Senior PHP Engineer' to the subject of your e-mail. Let’s first meet and have a small chat to introduce Charly Cares, the role, and - most importantly - get to know you. During the interview phase (of max two rounds including a case) we will inform you as soon as we have decided whether we would like to proceed with you

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