Backend Engineer (m/f/x)

We are looking for ambitious, forward thinking self-starters to join our aspiring and international company, who can keep up with our pace and want to make a difference as a:

Backend Engineer (m/f/x)  

from now on

Your responsibilities:

Travelcircus is seeking a Backend Engineer (PHP) to join the development team. We\’re looking for someone who\’s passionate about building robust & scalable technology platforms, systems and APIs. You\’ll be an integral part of the engineering team and will work closely with others throughout our company to deliver the best possible product to our customers. Ideal candidates will have profound experience with PHP, API development and Service-Oriented Architectures. This position is full-time and based in our great office in Berlin.

Things You Will Work On:

  • Building and extending our Platform Services and Booking Systems
  • Designing, developing, and maintaining a robust transactional API platform, that will be used internally and directly by 3rd parties
  • Participating in code reviews and pair programming
  • Improving our existing platform codebase which is used by tens of thousands of users on a daily basis
  • Addressing bugs and performance issues

What we offer:

    Flexitime (core working hours 10:00 a.m. to 4:00 p.m.)
    Stylish loft office with start-up flair, daily cooking together, fun & team spirit at and besides the workplace with many team events, the opportunity to contribute to the development of our platform and products
    Direct feedback, weekly company meetings
    Comprehensive onboarding program and individual support during the induction phase, continuous on-the-job training, flat hierarchies, rapidly growing company with optimal opportunities for advancement and further development
    Coffee, tea, water, mate, soft drinks, beer, juices & fruit basket
    for the BVG company ticket (local public transport), staff discounts on our entire product portfolio as well as competitive, skill-dependent, negotiable salary – don’t hesitate to approach us

Your profile:

  • Experience building web applications and distributed web services
  • Knowledge of PHP / OOP, relational databases and data modelling
  • Good understanding of SQL and the ability to write and debug queries
  • Experience with Linux/macOS command line
  • Experience using message queues and Elasticsearch is a plus
  • Strong visual, verbal and written communication skills
  • Experience working in Agile environments

About us:

Travelcircus (  is a fast ­growing online booking platform giving people the ability to book premium, quality checked and unique hotels packaged with hotel services and exciting local activities at an exclusive price. Founded in 2014, in the heart of Berlin, Travelcircus already accommodated more than 700.000 travelers from 20 different countries and we continue to grow substantially.

Do you still have questions or do you want to apply immediately?

Can you recognize yourself? If yes, send your application including motivation letter, CV, desired salary and next possible entry date addressed to Cindy Nordhorn via our online application form: Don´t miss the chance to be part of the Travelcircus team very soon.


Cindy Nordhorn (Recruiter)


phone: +49 (0) 30 220 560 877

We explicitly declare that we welcome any person regardless of nationality or ethnic origin, religion or belief, disability, age or sexual identity.