As a Backend Developer, you and the rest of our international team aim to make the lives of suppliers to the event industry across the globe as easy as it can be. Therefore, you’ll join our young and interdisciplinary team of developers to work agile on various bigger and smaller challenging and rewarding features.
We are committed to developing excellent software and foster an environment of collaboration and trust. Founded and managed by developers, Rentman puts technology first. We believe in long-term solutions instead of temporary workarounds. Our workflow is developer-first, aiming to get things built as effectively as possible.
What are you going to do?
Design and implement new features together with frontend and backend developers in your team
Guide feature development within your team from design to release as a tech owner together with the product owner
Work together with the architecture team to extend and improve the application stack
Having fun doing all of the above
Rentman is a modern cloud-based web-application our users rely on on a daily basis. Their employees and freelancers use our app to administer movement of equipment to event locations and back, or to access their data on the go.
From a back-end perspective, Rentman consists of our internal API, a public API and a set of microservices. The internal API is quite intense on complex database calculations.
Modern version of PHP and MySQL, used in our internal API
Modern versions of Laravel, used by some of the microservices
Our backend is deployed on AWS
We work based on "Continuous integration" so our systems can be separately run on different versions
Our front-end consists of:
Current version of Angular as our main frontend framework, using Typescript
Compilation and bundling done by Webpack
Websockets (NodeJS and SocketIO) to sync data between clients
We work based on "Continuous integration" so our systems can separately run on different versions
We use the scrum methodology, run two week sprints and have a weekly release cycle.
Our four self-organising development teams consist of a product owner and 4 to 6 frontend and backend developers, one of them has the role of scrum master. Each team is responsible for their own product stream.
A separate QA team assists the development teams with their testing activities and takes care of manual and automated regression testing and the release process.
During a weekly 'Tech Alignment' meeting, developers together with the CTO discuss technology, address technical debt and decide on our technical roadmap. 20% sprint capacity can be used for initiatives on the technical roadmap.
Hiring strategy and internal growth
For attracting junior talent, we yearly facilitate an internship development team for two to three computer science students in their final year, with the intent to offer them a job when they graduate. This 'Team Green' is coached by our medior and senior developers.
We strive for a healthy mix of seniority/experience levels in our teams and we want our developers to grow. For that we provide a training budget to be spent on books, conventions and courses. With regular checkins and half-yearly personal evaluations you and your manager work together to shape your path forward, making sure you continue to have an interesting and challenging mix of tasks and responsibilities.
About Rentman and the team
At Rentman we have developed a smart and powerful resource management and planning platform for the event and production industry.
From small companies to high-end event service providers, businesses in over 70 countries use our software to realise festivals, concerts, corporate events, and more. For event service providers that encounter daily challenges with keeping track of inventory, scheduling staff or creating professional estimates in a highly dynamic industry, Rentman is a solution. Check out our public roadmap to get an idea of features planned for development.
Rentman has its HQ in Utrecht (The Netherlands) and other locations in Toronto (Canada) and Colombo (Sri Lanka). Over the last 10 years, we have successfully grown into a business that employs 80 professionals with 30 different nationalities. The average age of our colleagues is 30. Our internal communication is in English.
Rentman has an open and inclusive culture with a flat hierarchy. We are curious, goal oriented, and take ownership. We love to challenge ideas for the better and help each other to be successful.
What you get at Rentman
A year contract with the intention to extend it.
Competitive salary. The bandwidth for this position is € 3.800 - € 4.200 (+8% holiday benefit), depending on knowledge and experience.
If you live further than 10km from the office we can offer you an OV Business card.
A choice for a 40, 36 or 32 hour work week
Visa sponsorship, if you need it
Work from home policy: 50% work from home with two fixed office days and yearly 4 consecutive weeks remote when travelling
A “13th month” annual performance bonus based on company results
25 days of paid vacation
A personal budget for training purposes
Voluntary pension plan
Choice for a Windows, Linux or Mac developer spec’d laptop
Different sports activities and OneFit subscription
A flexible and open work environment, including free lunches, office fun (Xbox, PS5 and Ping Pong), legendary (karaoke) parties, fun team activities, and an informal atmosphere
If you have been employed for 5 years, you get a sabbatical of 4 weeks
An amazing office at the heart of Utrecht in a historical building at Drift 17
Who are we looking for?
We are looking for an inspiring team member, a self-starter, someone who is eager to learn and share in a multidisciplinary team. You make sure you're always up to date with the latest technologies. Next to this, you:
have an academic background in computer science or similar (bachelor/master)
have 3+ years of experience working as a developer
have excellent command of the English language in word and writing
are comfortable with developing complex business logic and integrations with external services
enjoy writing clean, well-readable code, equipped with corresponding unit/integration tests
are passionate about solving complex problems
thrive in a changing, collaborative and initiative-taking environment
Don't worry if you don't tick all the boxes, but let us know why you are the best for this role anyway.
Process and how to apply
Want to apply? The more we get to know you and why you applied for this job, the better your chances. The first interview is an introductory chat to see if there’s a potential match. If we both agree this is the case, you can show us your technical skills in a take home assessment. After the assessment, a second interview will follow with your potential Manager and a colleague.
Apply now by using the apply button. For questions or additional information, contact us at [email protected]