Senior Backend Developer

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Hello Backend Developer

Are you our new colleague?
Work with us on digital innovations that make a difference for an audience of millions every day.

(Hilversum, 32 - 36 hours)

You will know NOS from the sports and news programmes on TV and radio, but NOS also has millions of users on and several NOS apps every day. We develop these websites and apps in-house at NOS Digital. Our backend is based on PHP (Symfony), and acts as an API for all the platforms, such as the NOS website and apps, but also for Nieuwsuur, NOS Jeugdjournaal, Teletekst and the websites and apps surrounding major sports events.

You will work in a multi-disciplinary Scrum team on digital innovations that make a difference every day. Operational base: Media Park, Hilversum, at walking distance from the station, and with free parking right outside!

Will you come and join our team?

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Why we enjoy working here 

• Every day is a challenge
The level of complexity in combination with the high volume makes our work a challenge every time. And that is what we like!

• Professional yet relaxed atmosphere
We work professionally together with our immediate colleagues and the various editorial staffs. The atmosphere is pleasant and relaxed. We can always find the time for a round of table football.

• We value quality
We strive for an optimum experience for everyone on every type of platform and device. And we are given the room to do that.

• No need to explain where you work
Everyone knows NOS. The entire country can see what you are building on. You can go to any birthday party and you will soon meet people who have suggestions or who are curious as to what kind of innovations you are working on.

Introducing ourselves

NOS Digital is innovative. We build trendsetting sites and apps. Every day. For a wide audience. We do so with an enthusiastic team of some 20 inspired professionals: UX designers, visual designers, backend and frontend developers, iOS and Android developers, Scrum Masters and Product Owners. But we are so much more than that. From soccer coach to Krav Maga master. From bass player to Tomorrowland visitor. And also, from weddingplanner, car mechanic, fashionista to congress organizer...

What binds us is our creativity and our innovative spirit. We have turned our hobby into our work and we want to be the best that we can be. We are proud to work for the largest news organization in the Netherlands, and to contribute to the developments in the media landscape.

In this video our frontend developers tell us what they like about working at the NOS.

This is only a selection from the tools that our team enjoys working with. Of course, we are always open to your suggestions in this field.

   A great deal of room to learn and to develop further

   A MacBook

   Flexible hours and the possibility to work from home every now and then

   Over 5 weeks of holiday a year

   Reimbursement of travel costs. A trainstation at walking distance and free parking

   €2,500 - €3,850 based on 36 hours/wk + 8% holiday- + 6% end-of-year allowance

   Great benefits such as a good pensionscheme and sports membership discount.

Your workday in 15 seconds

Our wish list

  • You are a experienced backend developper that brings experience from a similar job. 
  • You realize a backend that is stable enough for a variety of frontends. During peak hours (think: a World Soccer Championships final), the backend will be able to support millions of simultaneous users.
  • Experience with PHP (Symfony) and Python will be an great advantage to you, since our backend is based on this languague. We have the experience that experienced software engineers learn other languages quite easily. 

  • You oversee the big picture, you ask the right questions and you choose right. For now and for later. 

  • Knowledge and experience of Design Patterns and DevOps is a big plus. 

  • You have completed at least a higher professional education in Informatics or related studies (Computer science, Media technology).
  • You are aware that the news is constantly changing and you are able to anticipate those changes.
  • You live and work in the Netherlands and speak and understand Dutch basics.
  • You are an enthousiastic table football player, or have the potential to become one 😉


Then we would really like to meet you! Use the button below to tell us more about the projects that you have worked on (business or leisure) and why those projects make you proud. We will then invite you to come see us, have a cup of coffee, and get an idea of what it would be like to work for NOS. And perhaps we will ask you to do a fun assignment. If you like what you see, and we feel that you would be a good addition to our team, we will make you a proposal. Swift, efficient and pleasant - just the way we like to work! 

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