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Experienced Backend Software Engineer - Teamleader Focus

Ghent/Amsterdam or Remote, Vlaams Gewest, BelgiumEngineering

Job description

  • Role: Backend Software Engineer

  • Scope: Providing the backend functionality for our product Teamleader Focus

  • Location: Ghent, Belgium/ Amsterdam, the Netherlands/ remote in Europe within 2 hour time difference from Belgium

  • Timing: ASAP

Who are we?
Teamleader is a SaaS scale-up founded in 2012 in Ghent, Belgium. With Teamleader Focus we simplify work for small businesses by offering an all-in-one solution for CRM, project management and invoicing. Teamleader Orbit, acquired in 2019, focuses on helping medium-sized agencies thrive. By joining forces, we became the logical choice for any European business, big or small, that aims to automate and simplify work.

As we’re growing fast, we’re looking for Backend Software Engineers for Teamleader Focus to strengthen our team.

Your Role
As a Backend Software Engineer,

  • You are a key member of a cross-functional team and responsible for providing the backend functionality of a feature or initiative. You turn functional challenges and acceptance criteria into skilfully crafted and easy maintainable application code.

  • Not only that, but you use your experience to pinpoint bugs, bad coding patterns, identify risks and come up with potential solutions.

  • Once you get used to the Teamleader way of doing things, you make suggestions to improve the process and code quality.

  • You participate in technical discussions, both within your team and with other teams, to come up with solutions for common problems.

  • You coach more junior developers through pair programming sessions, code reviews... or just by asking them the right questions.

  • You maintain a critical eye towards potential API improvements.

  • You monitor the build and deploy pipeline to make sure your team's work ends up in our customers' hands swiftly and adequately

Who we are and how we roll
Wonder how an average month looks like working with our Engineering team?

  • Our model of operations is to build long-lasting cross-functional feature teams consisting of a product owner, UX designer, and multiple back- and frontend engineers working in tandem on a specific initiative.

  • Our main codebase is PHP (with Slim) for most of our backend development, and React (using our own design library Ahoy!) on the frontend. But that’s a huge oversimplification for a sophisticated, DDD- and Command Pattern-centric application stack with dozens of components.

  • As a part of the Visma Group, we are a software company aiming for lasting growth and success, building and operating a tech stack that is future-proof and providing a productive and pleasant developer experience.

  • Our multinational engineering team consists of 30+ high-performing but most importantly human software engineers with a variety of backgrounds and skills. We are high on culture, but also strongly committed to our customers' success.

  • We have a unique shift-left take on QA using state-of-the-art automated testing tools and QA advisors working with the feature teams during story grooming and acceptance criteria analysis.

  • Pair and mob programming are very common sightings in our day-to-day development work, not only during onboarding or for tutoring new joiners.

  • When we deploy, we create impact for our +12K customers with 50-60K MAUs. So we spend a good portion of our time doing PR reviews and optimizing the surrounding flow.

  • We do Continuous Deploys, multiple times per day, during peak business hours thanks to our clever build and deploy pipeline and a modern runtime architecture using Kubernetes.

Why others choose Teamleader: we're lively, not corporate

We have the energy and boldness of a start-up and the expertise and pragmatism of a scale-up. The result: a team of both young and seasoned professionals led by supportive and approachable managers who give recognition and rewards for hard work. You’ll be working in a fast-paced tech environment with open feedback culture and room for initiatives and ideas. On top of that, you’ll get:

  • A liberal training budget to spend as you choose.

  • A hybrid working model, a pleasant mix of office work and home working. Find out more here.

  • A personal tooling budget, to make working from home as comfortable as it is in our offices.

  • Daily budget-friendly freshly in-house prepared lunch and dinner options, as well as Free Food Fridays and Friyays.

  • Competitive and market-conform salary and compensation and benefits, including company car or other mobility options (electrical step, bike,...)

  • Our long-lasting dedication to employee wellbeing, just take a look at our career page and Instagram to see how we keep the Team(leader)-spirit going.

Remote Working

This position is open for remote applicants within 2 timezones difference from our Belgium-based headquarters. We support and embrace remote working and a healthy work-life balance, but require applicants to participate in daily team meetings via Zoom, and be able to travel to our HQ on a regular (at least quarterly) basis for team meetings. We are an international group with English as our main language, of which professional fluency is required.

We value diversity

Our ambition is to build a product that helps everyone everywhere (starting with Europe) to work smarter, so we want our team to reflect that. We believe that a diverse, inclusive working environment is crucial to realise that ambition, so we’re committed to continue to build and cherish a culture where every colleague feels welcome, appreciated and heard.

Job requirements

Who you are

  • This position is available for medior and experienced contributors. You have at least 4 years of experience as a software developer, and you have been working in multi-team organisations and on larger software systems

  • Strong bonus points: experience in SaaS product development, experience in cloud platforms (we run on AWS), more specifically cloud-native orchestration frameworks (Kubernetes, Nomad…)

  • You have good communication skills and consider yourself to be a team player.

  • You are not afraid to speak your mind strongly and convincingly to get your point across.

  • You aspire technical excellence but are able to balance this with pragmatic reasoning.

  • You are able to express yourself fluently and friendly in English, spoken and written.


Can't wait to discover what your future team looks like?

Go full Sherlock Homes on our Meet our team page. We believe that getting to know your potential colleagues is an essential part of the hiring process, and we're excited to introduce you to the people who could be your future teammates. 

What's next?

Ready to embark on an exciting journey? Let's dive into the application process and discover who you'll be meeting along the way!