Senior Software Engineer (PHP)

Job description

Our true purpose at Castor

Castor is one of the leading platforms for data collection in medical research. We believe standardizing and reusing datasets is key to overcoming the healthcare challenges of the future.


What you’ll do

At Castor our stack, well...it’s stacked! With PHP at it’s heart, our world comprises of (not limited to) PHP7, ZF 2/3, Github, Doctrine 2, Jenkins, Docker, MySQL, Ansible, ReactJS, Tideways and NewRelic to realise our vision, ensuring our products and tools embrace the frontier of innovation:


  • Designing, ‘debugging’ and writing code for a growing network of medical researchers

  • Analysing performance data and optimising bottlenecks to ensure we maintain our growth

  • Deconstructing user requirements to model optimal, scalable, solutions

  • Working on automated toolchains to construct and integrate our applications

  • Collaborating with and mentoring engineers, championing their technical growth


What you’ll bring

A repertoire of coding comprehension! Being a savvy and seasoned software engineer, you’ll know how to decrypt and improve legacy code whilst keeping yourself abreast of current trends:


  • Extensive practical experience with PHP, design patterns, OOP, and automated tests

  • Experience in scaling up cloud-based applications

  • A coding consortium of knowledge, being able to build new, globally scaling features

  • A positive approach to mentoring and supporting others in their development


What you’ll learn

It’s a crucial time for Castor. We’re on ‘full power mode’ and scaling-up at an exponential rate. For you, the opportunities are endless:


  • How to build robust ‘bulletproof’ security which protects patients medical data

  • Working with a diverse group of PHP practitioners (we have 50+ years behind our belts!)

  • To share your ideas openly and influence the growth of a true scale-up company

  • Be involved in maximizing the impact of medical research and improving healthcare


What you'll get

At Castor we truly live and breath our core value, believing we can 'achieve anything with a healthy and happy team.' With this in mind, we offer the following benefits:


  • Awesome new office near Amsterdam Amstel station - the Castor Burrow!
  • A competitive salary plus an 8% annual holiday bonus
  • An annual company bonus plan, rewarding your efforts to help Castor grow
  • An advantageous allocation in our Employee Stock Option Plan
  • 36 days annual leave (including 6 national holiday days)
  • Interested in ‘lifelong learning’? You’ll love using our development and training budget
  • We love good food! So, we provide lunch and healthy snacks in the office every day
  • Want to keep your PJs on? Then work from home one day each week!
  • Flexible approach to working - nobody is tracking your time except you.
  • A new MacBook or Dell laptop, we’re a tech start-up after all ;)
  • Like to feel zen? You’ll love our daily meditation, in our very own office ‘relax room’
  • How do we care about your wellbeing outside of work? A company subscription to Calm
  • Grow together as a team during our annual company retreat

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