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Antaris Solutions B.V., a wholly-owned subsidiary of Berlinger & Co. AG, is looking for a professional and productive full–time PHP Software Engineer with good experience in PHP, MySQL, the LAMP stack in general and agile software development principles to develop, test, and extend our core product berlinger smartview®. berlinger smartview® is a web-based online application for

  • (real–time) monitoring, reporting, and analysis of cold–room storage facilities as well as
  • (real–time) tracking, monitoring, reporting, and analysis of temperature controlled shipments.

You will join a small, but motivated software development team; you will work closely with the Head of Software Development to deliver high–quality software using a customer–oriented, pragmatic approach. We provide a global service to our customers using the latest hardware technologies for real-time monitoring, such as 3rd generation active RFID and real–time GPS/GPRS loggers from various companies. In addition, berlinger smartview® is used in the pharmaceutical market; one of the most strictly regulated environments you will find. As a result, the software will need to meet the requirements of the pharmaceutical market and you will be developing software according to GAMP5 principles.


The Position


As PHP Software Engineer, we expect you to quickly learn and understand our berlinger smartview® application and its architecture. You will share your knowledge and use your proficiency to further develop berlinger smartview®. In addition, you will also perform functional acceptance tests and write unit tests for the code you develop. We expect you to have a working knowledge of continuous integration, preferably of Jenkins. Working experience with an agile software development methodology is mandatory.  


What We Require From You


You are a communicative, motivated, skilled person, with a proficient eye for detail and with a strong drive to deliver on customer requirements. You take honor in product quality and usability. You care about powerful and scalable design patterns as much as you do about elegant and efficient code. The code has to meet our coding style, has to be documented, and needs to pass automatic unit tests as well as functional tests. These tests are crucial for the success of our company, as we provide our solution in the pharmaceutical and health care markets that have strict requirements, such as 21 CFR Part 11, with which we need to comply. But most importantly, you care about code that delivers value to our customers. You will need to take a pragmatic approach in order to get new functionality into deployment fast.

Furthermore, you have good interpersonal skills and have good language skills in English, both written and spoken. You are familiar with agile development methodologies, such as Scrum, to develop berlinger smartview® in small, but regular, increments. Because agile development relies on team communication above all else, you are expected to work at our office in Amersfoort daily. Upon mutual agreement, you may work from home occasionally, though.


What Antaris Solutions Offers You


We offer the freedom and spirit of a startup company with the security of being a wholly-owned subsidiary of Berlinger & Co. AG, a medium–sized Swiss company that has just celebrated its 150 year anniversary this year! We want to see you become a true part of the team and our company. So this is what we offer:

  • Small, committed team
  • Dynamic, captivating and challenging work environment, with plenty of room to contribute and influence the future development of the group and the product
  • 1-year contract, 3 month trial period
  • Competitive salary in line with your experience level
  • Personal development and training time
  • Compensation package (e.g. travel expenses for public transport, 2nd class fare; free lunch)

In addition, Antaris Solutions will provide an Apple MacBook – our hardware of choice – with all the necessary software applications for development purposes. Our offices are in the center of Amersfoort, conveniently located within a 10‑minute walk from the railway station. 


Requirements Summary


  • A minimum of 2 years work experience developing web apps in PHP
  • Good language skills in English, both verbal and written; any other languages are an advantage
  • Very good interpersonal skills
  • Good skills in PHP (at least 5.4), Zend Framework 1.12, MySQL, PHPUnit, Smarty, jQuery, JavaScript, HTML, CSS, as well as XML and SOAP
  • Good skills with development tools (e.g. PHPStorm, PHPCS, PHPDOC, and others)
  • Knowledge of and work experience with Linux and Apache are a prerequisite
  • Knowledge of and work experience with agile development methodologies are a prerequisite
  • Knowledge of and work experience with build automation are an advantage
  • Knowledge of and work experience with Selenium are an advantage
  • Knowledge of and work experience with other programming languages, such as Java, are an advantage
  • Knowledge of and work experience with Mac OS X are an advantage
  • Valid work permit to work in the Netherlands


If You Are Interested


If you think you are a fit for Antaris Solutions, then please write a motivational letter in English. Download the questionnaire and electronically fill it in using Adobe Acrobat. Send both documents to This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. ; we will then evaluate your application. If you meet our profile, we will then ask you to complete a PHP Development Assignment to assess your proficiency. If you meet the requirements, you will be invited to one, possibly two, job interviews.