Senior Software Engineer (PHP)

We at Xessable are big believers in mutual work and collaboration across engineering by combining individual expertise for problem-solving and creative thinking processes. We understand the latest technologies and build the best solutions for our clients. Seeking team members who care about results, who are not afraid of taking ownership, and who are eager to learn continuously. 

We are currently looking for a Senior Software Engineer (PHP) to join us. 

The client 

Our client has been developing a SaaS product since 2014, consisting of a web application and a hybrid app, which focuses on facility management and cleaning. We are now a major player in the Dutch market and many great customers such as AMC, Center Parcs, Landal, Van der Valk and Vebego use our product and we are expanding in other European countries (Belgium, France, Germany). 

This involves various challenges such as improving, expanding, and standardizing their product, which makes scaling up faster and easier in the future.  

Giving value to customers and partners supporting them in their mission and achieving their vision while getting ahead of the trends and recognizing significant efficiencies and cost savings. 

Experience & tech skills 

Extensive experience with: 

  • Backend frameworks like Symfony and/or Laravel 
  • Designing code according to SOLID principles 
  • Working with Layered Architectures 
  • Working with Service Oriented Architectures 
  • Writing Unit tests and Integration tests 
  • Guiding less experienced software engineers on the above topics 

Bonus points for experience with/and:  

  • Writing Acceptance tests and System tests 
  • Docker and Docker-compose 
  • Domain Driven Design 
  • Frontend frameworks like React/Vue.js 
  • Being responsible for projects or leading a team 

About the role and you:  

You are an experienced and driven software engineer with extensive experience in PHP (5+ years) and with that, you are also able to come up with qualitative and maintainable solutions together with the team, in part by using design patterns and SOLID principles. These solutions comply with generally accepted best practices and are verified by automated tests. Mostly you will be:  

  • Modernizing the legacy code to produce qualitative and maintainable solutions (increase automation, improve testsuite, refactor, difficult to maintain code increase performance, etc)  
  • Actively developing new features and modules focusing on complex tasks 
  • Able to transfer knowledge and proactively take action to raise the level of the team   
  • Able to extract/refine a domain problem to its core and to detect and mitigate project risks and dependencies up-front  
  • Proactively looking for ways to improve the software in multiple aspects like architecture, security, performance, code design, etc.  


A Bachelor’s Degree (B.Sc.) in Informatics and computer engineering or similar is considered a plus 

Foreign languages 

You will also work directly with our client, so fluent English is required 

What do we offer? 

  • Hybrid approach: possibility to work from a vibrant office or/from the home 
  • Competitive salary  
  • Total transparency with the client 
  • Ambitious, highly motivating, and supportive environment for career growth 
  • Working with highly skilled colleagues with knowledge ranging from development, and project management to cloud architecture 
  • 21 vacation days (plus bank holidays) 
  • Work cover insurance 
  • Private health insurance 
  • Gym membership + Fit kit package 
  • Ping-pong table and many people willing to beat you 
  • Fresh fruit in the office + snacks and drinks 
  • A chance for continuous improvement and learning 
  • Additional employee benefits (birthday gifts and vouchers for life events, recognition programs, parenting benefits, certifications, various team-building events, and so much more) 



If you are a friendly, independent, and professional person you will fit right into our amazing team! 

Please contact us at and we will speak soon.