PHP Backend Developer - Amsterdam

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.

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 ensuring 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


  • 5+ years of in PHP backend development
  • Framework experience in Laravel, Symfony, or Zend
  • AWS
  • High-load systems
  • Relational databases (we use MySQL)


  • 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 fulltime job 
  • The fun and hustle of a tech scale-up, inside a small but profitable company (privately held)
  • Improving and innovating is our continuous state
  • A team of welcoming, authentic, humble, and fun people in a vibrant office space
  • Personal budget for staying healthy, bring your own device, training & personal development
  • Stand up desks and Mac or other hardware of your choice
  • Regular team outings (we love good food!) and an annual away trip
  • Free Inner Circle VIP membership for you and your single friends

Every 8,6 seconds a member gets together in real life. You’re welcome to join our one-second mission. Apply now!

About us

Inner Circle designed a social dating experience that brings people together and changes the course of their life. We are a small but mighty team of 26 (organically grown) who are passionate about dating, tech, and getting people together. We are successful and take good care of each other. Our offices are in Amsterdam (HQ), London, Dnipro, and São Paulo.

Since our inception in 2012, we rapidly expanded and are currently active in more than 40 cities across the world. With our mobile apps and live events around the globe, we match and engage our 3 million members. We have thousands of beautiful love stories to tell with our baby photo wall as a reminder.

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!