Senior Backend Engineer



Software Engineering
Rotterdam, Netherlands
Posted on Saturday, February 11, 2023
Engineering · Rotterdam · Hybrid Remote

Senior Backend Engineer

About the role

The insurance industry is ripe for disruption. Instead of using the few major software houses in the industry, we’ve opted to build our system from scratch using a modern tech stack with a best-in-class continuous delivery pipeline.

As a Senior Backend Engineer at Superscript you’ll help build a next-generation policy management system that can support the rich domain of insurance across countries, regulations, taxes and currencies.

This is a fantastic opportunity to bring your talents to a small but ambitious team as we build an industry leading product. To succeed, you’ll need solid experience in PHP and running scalable solutions in production.

What you'll get up to

On a day to day basis, you could be:

  • Pairing and doing Google style PR reviews
  • Getting involved in problem solving on whiteboards with your team
  • Integrating with CRMs, payment gateways, billing systems, analytical tools etc.
  • Creating or contributing to open source projects to give back
  • Going to developer meetups regularly
  • Improving our processes to remove any pain points in engineering

About you

We don’t like to put people into boxes, but it’s safe to say that you will have:

  • A keen interesting in learning and growing
  • Deep knowledge of Laravel and how it can be used to efficiently deliver features
  • PHP experience, or not afraid to learn it
  • An interest in Domain-Driven Design
  • Feature, integration and unit testing using PHPUnit (Behat experience is a plus)
  • Experience with CI / CD / Hosting with Heroku and Netlify
  • The ability to create simple solutions to complex problems
  • An appreciation for Event Sourcing and how it can be used an effective tool
  • Love for what Laravel does for PHP

In return, we offer you:

  • A competitive salary and the ability to grow your career at the UK’s leading Insurtech 🚀
  • An amazing team and founders, supportive board and investors 🤗
  • 25 days holiday - so there’s plenty of time for work, rest and play 🏖
  • Hybrid way of working for the perfect work / life balance 🏡
  • Great pension 💰
  • Full access to Spill, our mental health platform 🗣
  • Cycle to work scheme 🚲
  • Access to ThanksBen our personalised benefits & reward reward.🫶
  • Latest Apple tech gear & everything you need to be set up for success 🍏
  • Fun, modern and informal office environment with regular team social events 👯‍♀️
  • Awesome Rotterdam location at the shared work space CIC 🏢
Remote status
Hybrid Remote



Stationsplein 45

3013 AK Rotterdam


About Superscript

Established in 2015, we called ourselves Digital Risks. We set out with a simple ambition: to make insurance better for digital businesses. We sparked something special: great products, and a seamless experience to match.

The flexibility offered by our monthly subscription was popular with other businesses too. So, we now provide cover for over 1,000 business types.

In 2020, we became Superscript. A name that, by definition, encapsulates what we’re all about: elevating our customers by providing better cover.

Engineering · Rotterdam · Hybrid Remote

Senior Backend Engineer

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