Senior PHP Fullstack engineer

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Senior PHP Fullstack developer

Full-time · Amsterdam

The Role

At Talpa eCommerce we're tackling the fast & exciting world of high-volume real-time auctions. We have ambitions to continue our international expansion and punch above our weight on the eCommerce scene. And for this, we need a pragmatic & experienced engineer to join our Deals team and help us drive these plans. How to do this, you ask? The Deals team owns our main ActievandeDag platform. This is a from scratch built deals platform (2021), based on Sylius headless e-commerce solution and Symfony PHP framework. 

Deals Team tech stack: PHP 7.4, Sylius, Symfony, Redis, Kafka, MySQL, Docker, Kubernetes, AWS.

What are you bringing?

  • Fullstack experience - building and running PHP back-ends.
  • Experience or curiosity to interact with modern SPA frontends based on React & NextJS.
  • Desire to improve the status quo, to achieve results, and to make an impact for your customers. You own the code and the technical solution, and this is normal for you.
  • Familiarity with best practices & common design patterns (DDD, OOD, SOLID, YAGNI, KISS, DRY, etc).
  • Understanding of RDBMs (PostgreSQL or MySQL/MariaDB) as well as NoSQL databases (eg Redis, DynamoDB).
  • Experience or eagerness to learn and work with Kafka event bus.
  • The conviction that tested code is better code - and that tests are not just an afterthought or an impediment.

What are we bringing?

  • Solid compensation, pension contribution & 24 days of vacation

  • A great company culture where people are encouraged to speak their mind, strict no blame policy, "you build it, you own it" mentality. In general we strive to create a very safe, fair and warm environment.

  • International environment with 20 nationalities in the Product & Tech department. We speak English when we don’t use GIFs to make a point

  • A place to grow your career to the next level: we support and encourage everybody to take the lead, go outside the comfort zone and try new things

  • Your choice of MacBook Pro or a PC. Freedom to run any OS you prefer

  • Hybrid way of working (3 days in the office, 2 days from home)

  • Hackathons / Workshops/ Tech Demos / periodic feedback sessions / periodic employee surveys - all in the pursuit of better collaboration and continuous improvement

  • Weekly Bootcamps, Yoga classes. Friday afternoon drinks

  • Regular celebrations and parties

Our Tech Stack

  • Our Tech Radar - where we are and where we're going -

  • Programming languages: PHP, Python, Typescript

  • DB & Data: MySQL, PostgreSQL, DynamoDB, Redis, Kafka, RabbitMQ, SQS, Airflow

  • DevOps toolset: GitHub, Jenkins, Docker, Kubernetes, LXD

  • Infrastructure: AWS & OnPrem

  • Automation: Robot Framework, Selenium, SonarQube, Browserstack

  • Monitoring: NewRelic, Grafana, ELK, Sentry

  • Communication/ Collaboration: Atlassian, Slack, Office 365.

About Talpa eCommerce

“Talpa eCommerce?” - we are the driving force behind the high traffic and real time auction platforms VakantieVeilingen and Vavabid. With a rating of 4.4 stars on Trustpilot out of > 29.000 reviews, you can be sure that we're really doing something well for our customers. The deal platform Actievandedag is another popular choice with the Dutch and Belgian market. Since 2018 we're also part of Talpa Network, one of the biggest and most diverse media-tech groups of the Netherlands. As such, Talpa eCommerce belongs to a select group of companies that reach the Dutch crowd with innovative and entertaining content every day. We activate in the highly competitive e-commerce scene with two platforms - our Deals platform (Actievandedag) and our Auctions platform (VakantieVeilingen, Vavabid, Gowinit and SlajeSlag).

The deals platform was fully rebuilt and launched at the beginning of 2022. It’s a fully modern application, critical in our ambition to become one of the biggest names in the Dutch & Belgian deals market. But as the MVP was successfully launched, now the next set of ambitions are lined up. And to just name a few:

  • ReactNative based mobile app
  • Business maturity - integration with many of our internal services required for our target scale (personalised recommendations, gamification, ERP integration, ticketing and reservation systems, fulfilment integration, customer service platform, marketing automation platform, etc)
  • Technical maturity - SLI/SLO definition and tracking, error budgets, quality gates, full ownership of our testing automation, etc.

With APIs totalling billions of calls/month, websites handling tenths of millions of page views, mobile applications installed on millions of devices and technical challenges brought by the international scale e-commerce and big ambitions, we need your help to thrive.

Are you interested?

Would you like to join our team? Please apply online via the button below. For more information check the Talpa eCommerce company website and, and

Our communities

Developing yourself in our Academy.

Working out with your colleagues.

Having breakfast with our CEO.

Listening to inspiring e-commerce stories.

Contributing to innovative e-commerce initiatives.

Awesome parties and drinks.

Impression of our Emesa Labs Hackatons