Experienced Backend Developer – working from Almere (not remotely or freelance)

Are you an experienced Backend Developer and would you like to work with the latest and newest technologies in the booming vacation rental industry? NextPax is a leading vacation rental, hotel and specialty lodging channel manager that builds seamless real-time connectivity between property managers and distribution channels worldwide.

We are looking for a strong Backend Developer at medior/senior level who likes to work at a fast-growing company delivering highly automated distribution technology. You will be working from the NextPax head office in the Netherlands, located at the WTC towers in Almere, with fantastic views from the 28th floor.

Are you comfortable with the following technologies?






What will you be working on?

The NextPax platform currently consists of more than 600,000 properties  and 50,000+ hotels and has API connections to all major distribution channels and numerous niche channels. Connectivity includes availability, rates, inventory, bookings and content updates.

Our stack consists of Laravel, Redis and Percona XtraDB amongst other tools. Continuous integration and deployment are standard practice. We use phpStorm as our default editor. Furthermore, we use Ansible for our server management, Grafana as monitoring tool and we use both ‘bare-metal’ and cloud environments (AWS, GCP). Our high quality modern code is written in PHP 7. You can work via the OS of your choice for maximum effectivity.

The offer

You will be part of team of professionals with short communication lines. The team is responsible for maintenance, expansion and testing of current solutions. Working for NextPax means working closely with developers of all major online travel agents like Booking.com, Airbnb, Expedia, HomeAway and so on.

  • Competitive salary

  • A fun and informal workplace

  • Brand new office at the 28th floor of the WTC in Almere, with unrivalled wide views over Amsterdam and its surroundings

  • Office is located adjacent to Almere Central Train Station, with direct train connections towards Lelystad, Amsterdam (20min), Hilversum (25min), Utrecht/Zwolle/Leiden/Amersfoort (40min), The Hague (60 min)

  • NS Business Card (Public Transport) or commute mileage compensation

  • Challenging projects with great responsibility:

    • Work on a platform that handles more than 40k requests per second

    • Work with high availability clusters

  • Working in a fast-paced industry with an international team

  • Freedom to develop yourself on-the-job and through training

  • 32 – 40 hours per week

  • An inspiring working environment in a brand new office

  • Thursday afternoon drinks, team-outings, table-football

Skills & experience

We are looking for a Backend Developer with the following qualities

  • Highly experienced in PHP 7 / OOP

  • Extensive experience with MySQL

  • Experience with Git version control

  • Experience with Laravel framework

  • Proactive attitude in the production process

  • You are fluent in Dutch and/or English spoken and written

  • Minimum 3 years relevant work experience

Experience with (one of) the following is a benefit/advantage:

  • REST Web services, XML-RPC, SOAP and JSON

  • Test frameworks (like PHPUnit)

  • ORM layers (like Doctrine)

  • Large databases (millions of entries)

  • Unix / Linux servers, Ansible

  • NoSQL solutions like Redis, ElasticSearch

  • Golang or Python

  • jQuery and Vue.js knowledge

Apply now

Are you interested in working at NextPax? Qualified candidates living in the Netherlands can apply via careers@nextpax.com. Please include a cover letter outlining your ambitions, your qualifications for this position and your salary history. Applications without or with generic cover letters will not be accepted.

Please note! Agency inquiries for our vacancies are not welcome. SERIOUSLY. 

If you really really feel you have found a match that is too good to be true, you can send this to us via email. We will definitely get back to you if we are interested, so please trust our judgement and do not keep chasing your mail. Thank you for your understanding!