YourSurprise zoekt een PHP Developer

YourSurprise - Zierikzee
  • YourSurprise
  • Zierikzee
  • Fulltime
  • 20 oktober 2022

As a software developer at YourSurprise, you’ll join a fun, passionate and multidisciplinary team of around 30 software developers. Knowledge sharing is of great importance to us, we have a weekly meeting with all developers to facilitate this, together with a bi-weekly meeting where we showcase our current projects and the latest (technological) developments.


The team is divided into smaller, autonomous teams, which we call space ships. Every space ship is responsible for a specific domain within our company. Space ships consist of developers and a mix of colleagues from other teams.


We build our own software: whether it’s building online gift personalisation software, automatically processing our purchase orders (based on an in-house developed machine learning model), working on our own webshop (online in 29 countries) or automating machines and printers on our production floor – we’ve got a great job for you.

What you’ll be doing

Because we develop most of our software ourselves, we have a wide variety of work. Your work will be tailored to what you can do and what you like.


Among other things, in the near future we will be working on implementing personalized content throughout the website, developing a completely new CRM system, ensuring that every employee is able to configure the website content perfectly, further integrating with Google Cloud and streamlining our ‘internal logistics’ system.


We use a wide variety of techniques and programming languages, including PHP (Symfony), TypeScript (React, Vue), NodeJS and Python. For each project we look at which programming language and frameworks are most suitable to use.

What we expect from you

We expect you to be eager to learn and to be motivated, with at least 3 years of work experience with a relevant programming language. We are looking for someone with experience of the following:

  • Frameworks such as Symfony, Laravel, etc.
  • Static analysis
  • (Unit) testing
  • Design patterns
  • SOLID principle
  • Knowledge of JS/Typescript and front-end frameworks will be an advantage

In addition, we are looking for people with a degree of independence who can work well within an agile team.

What we offer

  • Choose your own new laptop: Macbook Pro or Dell with Linux;
  • No hassle with ‘billable hours’, ‘hourly billing’ or customers who don’t want to pay for a much needed upgrade from PHP 5.3 to a slightly newer version;
  • A unique team spirit: we organize our own hackathons, LAN parties, Meet-ups (, visit conferences and occasionally invite a software guru for a private workshop. In addition, we like to have a drink as a team and you have a free afternoon every other week in which you can work on your own skills: for example by following an online course or by working together with a colleague on your own project.

and of course also

  • a nice paycheck;
  • travel allowance for both car and public transportation;
  • a collective pension plan;
  • 25 vacation days (based on 40 hours) and 8% of your gross annual salary as holiday pay;
  • delicious lunch (for a small fee) and fresh fruit every day;
  • a YourSurprise sports club, cool parties, cozy Friday afternoon drinks and the annual legendary weekend away with the whole company. All on a voluntary basis of course.

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