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Backend Engineer - PHP/Laravel



Software Engineering
Amsterdam, Netherlands
Posted on Thursday, May 30, 2024
About Timberhub

Timberhub is an online B2B marketplace built on the belief that the future of the timber trade is digital. The demand for timber is expected to triple over the next 30 years, and climate-conscious countries are turning to wood to meet their climate targets. Leading Startup Investors such as Speedinvest, Creandum & HV Capital, invested >€7M into our Vision. Timberhub aims to redefine the market by connecting sawmills with manufacturers and construction contractors while managing procurement, payments, and transportation of timber materials through its digital B2B marketplace. We’re looking for smart, resourceful, and passionate people to join us as we power the digital trade. If you are a driven, hands-on individual with a passion for delivering high-quality services to customers, we would love to welcome you to our team and revolutionise the timber industry.

Job Description

We are seeking a hands-on Backend Engineer to join Timberhub’s product team. You will be working with a cross-functional team consisting of a product manager, designers & engineers, in building high-impact solutions to solve complex user needs. You will have full ownership of tech projects and drive change through architecture, product implementation, and application of technology in an old-fashioned industry.

What will you do?

  • Collaborate with cross-functional teams to design and ship features as well as improve the existing product
  • Implement and consume APIs and web services
  • Manage database systems (Relational databases & NoSQL)
  • Understand user needs and contribute to the development process
  • Write clean, maintainable, efficient code, and do code reviews, mentored by a senior engineer

Our stack

  • Backend - PHP/Laravel, Postgres, Supabase
  • Frontend - React/NextJs
  • Infrastructure - GitHub, GitHub Actions, AWS, Forge, Vercel

What We Offer

  • Rapid Growth: 25+ team members in 2 years
  • People-first Mentality: Flat organization, empowered individuals, celebration of initiatives
  • Well-Being Focus: Monthly wellness stipend for physical activities
  • Dynamic Workplace: Amsterdam office and flexible work options

Timberhub Values

We believe in creating not only a top-notch customer experience but also an empowering team culture, rooted in genuine care, hands-on collaboration, a delightful journey, real ownership and a new level of innovation in the timber industry.

  • We care Care is at the heart of everything we do. We work every day as a team to provide the best experience to our customers, make our suppliers more efficient and protect the environment.
  • We are hands on As the industry is hands-on, we don't waste time pondering, we roll up our sleeves and get to work. We tackle tasks, no matter how daunting they may seem, and embrace a 'do' culture rather than one of indecision.
  • We are owners We want to be known as the team that owns everything to do with timber. As we own the transaction from purchase to delivery, we own projects & goals.
  • We innovate We celebrate thinking outside the box, not only in our products, but also in the way we work. We value contemporary ideas and approaches over traditional methods because stagnation is not our style.
  • We enjoy the journey Exceptional quality is a natural consequence of enjoying what we do. This journey will happen only once and we should enjoy it!
  • Bachelor's degree in Computer Science or similar experience
  • 3+ years of experience in software development
  • Good understanding of software design patterns and principles
  • Experience with agile development methodologies
  • Good problem-solving and analytical skills
  • Ability to work collaboratively in a team environment
  • Good communication and interpersonal skills