Backend PHP developer

Backend PHP developer

Do you want to feel the rush of a scale-up instead of a vast corporate? Do you want to deep dive in fintech? Do you want to make a difference and have real impact on the development of a complex IT platform? If so, then Blanco is the right fit for you. We’re a scale-up that develops innovative solutions for Wealth & Asset Managers and we’re looking for a PHP developer to join our team. 

At Blanco, we have various product suites for our clients. One of our products is our so-called Portfolio Management System (PMS). Our PMS supports wealth managers in their core processes, such as portfolio administration, performance calculations, automatic ordering, CRM, client portal and invoicing. Our PMS is highly regarded by wealth managers, because of its wealth in functionality, connections to over 25 custodian banks for transaction data and the flexibility it offers to wealth managers in handling their client and investment data. As a result, we have grown to be the #1 on PMS in the Netherlands with a market share of more than 50%. 

The PMS is build using a LAMP stack in native PHP (tech stack of our other products is AWS/node.js/Angular). It is not that we are against frameworks or libraries, but we like to keep the code of our PMS clean and easy-to-understand and avoid dependency on 3rd parties. We are currently investing a lot in the PMS. We are providing new business functionality to our new and existing clients. We are migrating the application from a DC/on-premise setup to AWS. Also, we are building a completely new front-end in Angular that will provide the same functionality, but with an easy-to-use and modern UI/UX. We are also expanding abroad and therefore we are connecting even more banks. Lastly, we will be working towards an upgrade of our PHP version,

As our back-end PHP developer, you will work closely with the Product Owner and a small and experienced PHP team that has been developing the PMS since 2003. Also, you will work closely with other Blanco colleagues, such as our data expert, requirements expert, QA and AWS solution architect.

Do you like to work on a highly complex and mature application that is used everyday by many wealth managers? Do you appreciate native code written in a clean style? Do you like to have much freedom? And do you like to work in a very experienced team with deep asset management knowledge? Then this is the right position for you!

What you’ll be doing

You will work closely with the Product Owner and the team to develop a wide range of functionalities for our clients. For example, connecting the application to international banks, enabling new authentication methods (e.g., SSO), improving our client portal, upgrading PHP and databases to the latest versions and supporting the migration to AWS. 

You will think of the best technological solution that balances short-term pragmatism and the long-term target architecture. You will of course also support the team in deploying and testing code.

Who you are

  • Proven experience as a senior backend (or full-stack) PHP developer
  • Fully comfortable with LAMP stack
  • Expert in writing native PHP code in 5.X
  • Skilled in developing RESTful API’s and JSON’s
  • Deep knowledge of relational databases and hands-on experience with MySQL
  • Experience with version control methodologies (e.g. CVS, GitFlow) and software deployment pipelines
  • Good communication skills
  • Proficient in English
  • The following would be bonus points:
    • Ability to work as a full-stack developer
    • Knowledge of AWS 
    • Knowledge of complex (financial) transaction systems
    • Working proficiency in Dutch

Working @ Blanco

At Blanco you will work in a motivating scale-up environment with an open and transparent culture. Your future to-be colleagues are passionate and experienced professionals who want to exceed expectations every single time. 

We offer you the opportunity to co-build an innovative FinTech company. You are enabled to work autonomously in a flexible environment in whatever way makes you most effective. Results matter, we’re not just about face time, producing lines of code or executing tasks. Blanco offers you opportunities for personal development and growth; a steep learning curve, a fair share of responsibility and a lot of freedom for you to shine. Our core values are Determined, Nimble and Inclusive.

You will get:

  • Your own Blanco MacBook (or another OS if you prefer)
  • A lease bike (if you want one)
  • A contribution for your sports’ subscription
  • Travel costs relating work fully reimbursed (also travel from and to home)
  • A pension contribution
  • Freedom and flexibility
  • A great team to work in, with nice team events every now and then
  • Opportunity to grow

The PHP development team is based in Tricht, a nice village in the Betuwe. We also have a development location at Rotterdam Hofplein and an office in Amsterdam Zuidas. It is definitely possible to combine working from home, Rotterdam or Amsterdam and meeting with the whole PMS dev team in Tricht.

At Blanco, we celebrate diversity and promote an inclusive environment in which our team members from all different backgrounds, ages, genders, and sexual orientations feel equally and highly appreciated. In order to achieve this, we are committed to shaping a hiring process that provides everyone with an equal opportunity.

Do you want to be part of a team of experienced self-starters with a high intrinsic motivation and drive? Please apply through https://​app​.equal​ture​.com/​e​n​/​v​a​c​a​n​c​i​e​s​/​n​e​w​-​j​o​b​-​b​l​a​n​c​o​-​f​58382​/​apply or ask any questions you have to bastiaan.​de.​ruiter@​useblanco.​com