Backend Developer (Amsterdam or Remote)

Job description

Are you an experienced backend developer looking to make your mark on a platform that touches (and brings together) the hearts of millions of people? Then you’re at the right place.

Being part of our backend development team, the main goal of your role is to drive general feature development, while ensuring best practices (and tech) to help Inner Circle bring more singles together and change the course of their lives.

Tech stack: Amazon infrastructure including RDS Aurora, EC2, ElastiCache, and SES. PHP backend, Node.js.

Result Areas:

  • Build new features and develop on existing features to help Inner Circle create the best user experience, bringing more singles together every second.

  • Optimise MySQL queries to improve system performance.

  • Contribute to code refactoring to create a future proof, scalable development environment.

  • Be a driver for code quality, to ensure long term velocity, security and automated testing and reliability.

Job requirements


  • 3+ years of PHP development

  • Framework experience in Laravel, Symfony, or Zend

  • AWS

  • Relational databases (we use MySQL)


  • Driven by high-quality work

  • Passion for continuous learning and adapting to new technologies

  • Pro-active and independent

  • Authentic team player

What we offer

  • A fulltime job that makes a positive impact on people's lives

  • A competitive salary matched with your experience and ambition

  • The fun and hustle of a tech scale-up

  • An amazing work environment in our own 400 m2 office at Prins Hendrikkade, at the heart of Amsterdam or our remote team in Dnipro

  • A Macbook or other hardware of your choice to be able to do your job

  • Training and development budget

  • 50 Euro ‘stay healthy’ allowance per month on top of your salary (for gym, healthy food etc)

  • 25 Euro per month bring your own device allowance on top of your salary

  • An annual trip with the whole company (Covid permitting)

  • Frequent team get-togethers (when COVID-19 restrictions are lifted again)

  • Monthly Inner Circle events to meet all the cool members IRL (when COVID-19 restrictions are lifted again)

  • Free Inner Circle VIP membership for you and your single friends

Every 7 seconds a member gets together in real life. You’re welcome to join our one-second mission. Apply now!

About us

Inner Circle is a high-quality dating app that focuses on getting you offline. To make sure your time is well spent, the team behind the app screens each member on safety, effort and mindset so you only see rich profiles from people you'd actually want to go on a date with. With a community of 3.5 million singles in 27 countries around the world, we help you match based on values and interests, making it easier to meet.

The independent bootstrapped tech company ranked in the FT1000 2020 list as one of the fastest-growing companies in Europe. The company was also the winner of Deloitte’s Technology Fast 50 in The Netherlands in 2018.

At Inner Circle, we embrace our diverse community and team. We celebrate differences and know that they are key for helping us grow. Whatever your race, religion, colour, gender, national origin, political affiliation, sexual orientation, marital status, disability or age, we make sure everyone has the space to be themselves.

Sounds like your perfect match? Apply today!