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PHP Backend Engineer

Creata il 17-03-2023
Location Ghent


Location Qualifications 

Ghent (Hybrid) 


Position Overview

As a Backend Engineer, your primary responsibility will be to expand and enhance our existing codebase, while also driving innovation for new features. You will have complete ownership of your work, ensuring that every aspect is executed to a high standard. This includes ensuring code functionality, implementing comprehensive test automation, optimizing scalability within our cloud infrastructure, and establishing proper monitoring practices.


Your role will involve working with the latest cloud native services and solutions, actively contributing to the ongoing evolution of our platform. You will strive to maximize its value for our customers by working on one of the core functionalities of our platform, using different technologies to achieve our goals. Embracing the dynamic nature of the role, you will always be presented with new challenges, making your work both engaging and intellectually stimulating.

About the team

Our revenue enablement platform's Appy and Experiences team is dedicated to delivering sales content and at the same time building an app platform for extending the capabilities of Showpad. The codebase is implemented in PHP and Kotlin, and we are currently in the process of transitioning to the AWS cloud serverless environment, using Typescript. Our updated technology stack heavily relies on AWS services such as API Gateway, Aurora, CDK, Lambda, S3, Dynamo, Step Functions, and more. We make use of the appropriate service for each specific task to ensure optimal functionality. 


In our workplace, we foster an environment that embraces failure as an opportunity for growth. We continuously seek opportunities to learn and improve, encouraging one another to reach our fullest potential. Above all, we believe in having fun while pursuing our goals.

Required Skills for a Backend Engineer at Showpad

  • 3+ years of experience as backend engineer develop scalable, production-ready using PHP (Symfony) or JVM-based languages (Kotlin)
  • Experience designing and implementing APIs for, and collaborating with, internal and/or public data consumers
  • Experience with Docker or Kubernetes
  • Understands the importance of strong software testing at every stage and can advocate for test-driven development
  • Continuous integration and delivery mindset


Bonus Points

  • Experience working in a tenant database environment is a plus
  • Experience with event driven architecture design and implementation
  • AWS Certified Developer or Solution Architect Associate/Professional


Company Highlights

Founded in 2011, Showpad is the world’s leading Enablement Operating System (eOS™). We align Sales and Marketing teams around impactful content and measurable engagement, enabling sellers to build unique buying experiences and continuously improve conversion rates. Sellers close more deals – faster – with Showpad.


With dual-headquarters in Ghent and Chicago, regional offices in London, Munich and Wroclaw, and remote hubs across the US and EMEA, Showpad is powered by a diverse global workforce of more than 550 people. Our employee value proposition centers around impact, purpose and belonging. Our culture is based on flexibility, trust and setting people up for success. At Showpad, we foster inclusion, innovate for impact and never stop to raise the bar. We take serious care of our people but never take ourselves too seriously.


What you can expect from Showpad

We welcome every voice and are committed to building a truly inclusive environment where your differences are not just welcomed, they are celebrated. We’re building a best-in-class experience for our employees and are always identifying opportunities to encourage our team to be their authentic selves. Whether it’s additional company-wide days off, paid time off to volunteer at non-profit organisations, personal development opportunities or professional stretch assignments, you can expect Showpad to support you. 

We are committed to creating a diverse and inclusive organisation and are proud to be an equal opportunity employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, gender, gender identity or expression, sexual orientation, national origin, genetics, pregnancy, disability, age, veteran status, or other dimensions of identity.