Sr. Backend Software Engineer (PHP)

Freelancer, Full-time · Remote, Belgium

Your mission
At Cuez by TinkerList, we're on a mission to revolutionize automated broadcasting for global clients in television, news, sports & esports, and entertainment. Our cutting-edge SaaS products streamline editorial and creative workflow organization and technical automation, positioning us as the masterminds behind the scenes of major events like The Emmys, your beloved talk shows, and all those big (e)sports events you love watching. Yep, that's us!

We are a dynamic and innovative team dedicated to creating cutting-edge solutions for our clients. As a Backend Software Engineer, you will play a pivotal role in driving the development and enhancement of our back-end systems. You'll collaborate closely with our talented team to architect, develop, and optimize robust and scalable solutions.

Your Mission, Should You Choose to Accept It:

  • Lead the design, development, and optimization of back-end solutions to ensure reliability, scalability, and performance.
  • Mentor and guide team members, providing technical expertise and fostering a culture of continuous learning.
  • Architect and implement highly available and resilient infrastructure solutions.
  • Conduct research on emerging technologies and propose innovative solutions to address complex technical challenges.
  • Collaborate with cross-functional teams to define and refine system architecture and design.
  • Write clean, efficient, and maintainable code following best practices and industry standards.
  • Drive the adoption of testing frameworks and methodologies to ensure the quality and stability of our software products.
  • Document technical designs, processes, and decisions to facilitate knowledge sharing and maintainability.
Your profile
  • 5+ years of experience in back-end software development, with a strong focus on performance optimization and scalability.
  • Proficiency in PHP, with expertise in frameworks such as Laravel.
  • You take great pride in your work and prefer to have ownership over your projects ensuring all aspects of them are moving forward
  • Experience with cloud platforms like AWS or Google Cloud, selecting the correct services and navigating the infrastructure for support and debugging purposes.
  • Strong understanding of caching strategies and techniques to improve API performance.
  • Experience building and maintaining open RESTful APIs and integrating third-party services.
  • Knowledge of payment processing integrations and offline-first support is desirable.
  • Passion for cybersecurity and a proactive approach to implementing security best practices.
  • Excellent communication skills (English) and the ability to collaborate effectively in a remote and international team environment.
Bonus Points

  • Familiarity with Node.js or Python is a plus.
  • Experience in DevOps is valuable for this position
  • You're an active contributor to open-source projects.
  • Affinity with media or broadcast productions.
Important: Time Zone Requirement

Applicants must be based in Belgium or elsewhere in Europe (from UTC−1 to UTC +3) to ensure necessary time zone overlap for effective collaboration and participation in hybrid work options and team meetups (up to 4 times per year).
Why us?
What We Offer

  • A full-time contract with competitive compensation tailored to your experience and expertise.
  • Comprehensive benefits package, including a minimum of 30 paid holidays and a flexible time-off policy.
  • Flexible hours and hybrid work options promote our culture of in-person collaboration, fostering deeper connections and enhancing teamwork
  • Opportunities for personal development and growth, with a dedicated budget for learning.
  • A supportive and inclusive working environment where your ideas are valued, and ownership is encouraged.
  • Health insurance budget
  • Annual team retreats and Engineering Bootcamps for bonding and collaboration in exciting locations worldwide.
Feeling the Spark?

If this role sounds like your next adventure, hit that apply button to learn more. We value potential as much as experience, so don't worry if you don't check every box. After all, we're looking for people, not robots (unless you're a really cool robot).

Join us at Cuez - by TinkerList, and let's create broadcast magic together! ​
About us
Cuez - by TinkerList is leading the digital revolution in TV and Event production with our cloud-based and on-prem applications. 

From Talk Shows to Esports, we support the entire workflow, integrating seamlessly with studio environments to automate media cueing and streamline production processes. Join our dynamic team of software engineers as we strive to become the world leader in SaaS applications for TV and Event production. Ready to make history with us?
We're on a thrilling journey of growth and innovation, and we invite you to be part of it. At TinkerList, we're an international team united by a shared passion for technology and creativity, working together to redefine the future of broadcasting.

Our positions are either Belgium-based or remote (Europe/time zone UTC-01:00 and UTC+03:00). If you work from Belgium, you'll have the opportunity to join us at our office in De Hoorn, a vibrant co-working space in Leuven.
We are looking forward to hearing from you!
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