Experienced Java/PHP Developers

Experienced Java/PHP Developers

Passion for software? We’re looking for experienced software developers

The Bright Side of Life (BSL) offers great opportunities to experienced software developers. Skilled developers who enjoy challenges. Who enjoy working with experienced colleagues. Designing and developing software for premium clients.

We are looking for more than just technical skills. We want enthusiastic, freethinking individuals who take an interest in end-users. Developers who enjoy leading small teams. Brainstorming with colleagues. Designing, building and maintaining efficient, reusable code. Delivering modern, functional, and responsive web applications.

We can give you real project responsibility. Free you from routine. Let you learn new skills. Get involved in every project phase.

If you have experience with software languages like Objective C, C++ or Swift that’s also great. BSL will give you every chance to use these skills – or to teach others. Above all, BSL will let you spread your wings.


Technical College or University level (equivalent to the Dutch HBO-ICT / HIO, or WO-ICT).

Skills: Experienced Software Developers

  • At least 2 years experience of Java or PHP programming
  • Good understanding of object-oriented techniques
  • Familiar with the concepts behind scalable applications
  • Familiar with various design and architectural patterns
  • Knowledge of concurrency patterns
  • A talent for writing clean, readable and maintainable code
  • For Front-end developers
    Experience with HTML/CSS and JavaScript/jQuery
    Familiar with Java GUI frameworks or open source PHP CMS platforms.
  • For Back-end developers
    Experience with JDBC, JSON, XML and RESTful web-services
    Experience with databases (such as MySQL, SQL Server, Oracle and embedded/local databases)
  • Some “Nice to haves
    Familiarity with scripting tools, as well as SVN/Git
    Experience with popular web application frameworks
    Experience of designing/creating database schemas

If you miss some of these skills – don’t worry! We will help you to learn from colleagues, or provide additional training.

More information? Download our Experienced Software Developers profile.

Part-time (min. 32 hours per week) is possible for this position.


With more than 25 years of experience, the Bright Side of Life development teams excel in the development of custom software. Most of the time you will work at our well-equipped, modern and informal offices in Breukelen. Easy to reach by car (near the A2, and free parking), or by public transport (easy connection to Amsterdam, Utrecht, Rotterdam and Den Haag).


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