Backend Engineer (Amsterdam / remote)

Job description

Are you an experienced Backend Engineer looking to make your mark on a platform that touches the hearts of millions of people? Then you’re at the right place!

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


Being part of our backend development team, you ensure that our apps run smoothly at all times and that we have the right architecture in place to keep growing our user base.


  • From building cloud architecture and managing the load; 
  • To ensure Inner Circle products are developed using industry best practices (and tech!) to optimize the speed of development, performance, and exceptional user experience;
  • With interesting scaling up challenges in the area of search, database, and infrastructure.

Job requirements

    • 7+ years of in PHP backend development
    • DevOps experience
    • Framework experience in Laravel, Symfony, or Zend
    • AWS and high-load systems
    • design relational databases (we use MySQL)

What about you?
    • Driven by high-quality work (maintainable code), product ownership (taking responsibility), and making an impact
    • Team player; welcoming, authentic, and genuine
    • Passion for continuous learning and adapting to new technologies

What we offer
    • A competitive salary matched with your experience and ambition
    • The fun and hustle of a tech scale-up
    • A MacBook or other hardware of your choice to be able to do your job
    • Training and development budget
    • Fifty euro ‘stay healthy’ allowance per month on top of your salary (for gym, healthy food, etc)
    • Twenty-five euros per month bring your own device allowance on top of your salary
    • An annual trip with the whole company
    • Frequent team get-togethers
    • Monthly Inner Circle events to meet all the cool members IRL
    • Free Inner Circle VIP membership for you and your single friends


Every 6 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 4.5 million singles in 29 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 to 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!