Lead Backend Developer

Lead Backend Developer

As a Lead Back-end Developer you are a key-player within our team making sure challenging projects are fully functional, innovative, and perform well on every level with the ability to scale up and down if necessary. You inspire the team to to use state-of-the-art techniques and make sure we never drop our standards. Due to our fast-paced industry there’s great freedom to choose new cutting-edge technology on every project and projects range from CMS driven platforms to serverside video rendering to AI/Machine Learning. 

We find it important to help you grow as a person and in your career. As a growing company we offer several opportunities to learn and advance yourself within Superhero Cheesecake. We care about continuously training our team members into becoming top-notch developers. Our regular back and front-end code review meetings make sure everybody can learn from mistakes and get up to speed with best practices.


  • Daily healthy lunch and a moment to catch-up with your new work friends
  • Fruit, snacks and a fully stocked fridge
  • 24 days of paid leave plus an average of 6 public holidays
  • Pension plan
  • Work with cutting-edge technologies
  • Monthly company events
  • Loads of opportunities grow in your career
  • Phenomenal work environment, comfy ergonomic chairs & on-site massages
  • Diverse culture, not your average tech environment
  • Walking distance to the best that the Amsterdam city center has to offer
  • More: travel reimbursement, access to conferences, and fun colleagues!

Our Tech Stack

php, nodejs, laravel, unit-testing,  integration-testing, git, linux, apache, elasticsearch, tensorflow, beanstalkd, composer-php, mysql, rest, apiary.io, ssh, git-flow, continuous-deployment

You have:

  • 5 years of proven experience.
  • The ability to learn quickly.
  • Good knowledge of PHP and MySQL.
  • Experience with PHP frameworks (such as Laravel)
  • Knowledge of setting up scalable high performance PHP applications
  • Proficiency in the English language

You might also have:

  • Experience with Machine Learning and AI (TensorFlow)
  • Experience with NodeJS applications
  • The ability to swear in both Dutch & English

About Superhero Cheesecake

At Superhero Cheesecake we’re damn proud of every line of code and every pixel we deliver. Our process is rock solid and enables us to deliver cutting-edge digital products with great satisfaction. We work closely together with agencies and brands to create some of the best and biggest digital projects in the world. Our work for Heineken, Philips, adidas and McDonald’s is seen by millions of people around the globe.

Mediocrity is not an option and our constant drive for perfection leads to heaps of awards ranging from: Site & Mobile of the Day from FWA and Awwwards, four years in a row nomination for Agency of the Year from Awwwards and being awarded the best digital agency in the Netherlands by the Dutch SpinAwards.

Or, know someone who would be a perfect fit? Let them know!

Already working at Superhero Cheesecake?

Let’s recruit together and find your next colleague.

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  • Bas Schutte
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  • Niels van Esch
  • Peter Coolen
  • Rian Verhagen

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