Sooqr is hiring: We’re looking for an awesome full stack lead developer

PHP, Solr, Elastic Search, Java, CSS, HTML, XSLT, Apache Hadoop (Hive, HBase, HDFS), Apache Flume, Gearman, Git… still with us? Doesn't sound like gibberish? Keep reading! 

Sooqr Search is looking for an awesome full stack lead developer. Someone who’s passionate about getting the best out of site search, SAAS and building the greatest experience. We are an open-minded no-nonsense company consisting of a small, yet hard working team. Don’t expect an extravagant office, but a frank environment, located in the heart of Hilversum. With loads of room for coolness, cut-edge methods, in-depth discussions, challenging problems & ever better solutions.

About Sooqr Search

Sooqr makes site search awesome. We offer an onsite search and navigation solution to a fast-growing number of clients, both within the Netherlands and abroad, mainly in e-commerce. Sooqr makes it easy for clients to add relevant & great working site search to their own website, therefore letting their customers find exactly what they’re looking for, and more.

Sooqr is easy to implement and available worldwide. Our goal is to make site search even more awesome and even more easy for our clients to implement themselves. How? By developing extensions for common e-commerce platforms (like Magento), a back-end with a growing number of functionalities and a platform that will always work, fully automated. 

In brief:

  • onsite search, mainly for ecommerce
  • 80% Netherlands, 20% abroad (and swiftly growing)
  • SAAS
  • fastest and most relevant results
  • awesome experience and support

What are we looking for?

You are a clever (and obviously awesome) developer with experience in PHP and Javascript. You know your way with Solr, Hadoop, Java. Ideally, you have a degree in information technology.

You're not afraid of working as the master tech-guy in a small team. You are looking for a position with some level of responsibility and importance. You can work independently in designing, developing, and deploying solutions. Don't worry, however, there's always someone to bounce ideas back and forth with. You’re creative. Maybe not in terms of making code, but in coming up with solutions to problems that arise, as well as finding new and better ways to get stuff done. Part of your creativity is your eagerness to learn. Like us, you’re not afraid to improve yourself and our product. You like to keep up, or even stay ahead of the game.

In brief:

  • Technical lead
  • Designing, developing and deploying
  • Smart thinker, in code and new cool possibilities
  • Good communicator
  • PHP, Solr, Git, Hadoop, Flume, Java, Linux, Flume and more

What do we offer?

Responsibility and a voice we will definitely listen to: you're not just-another-employee, but a core member of the Sooqr-team. Your ideas and input are an important aspect of our business. At Sooqr you're not alone. We foster a team of smart people and love to discuss challenges, both technical and conceptional. And when the office becomes too boring we’ll just move somewhere more inspiring. We’re quite flexible like that.

Work that has an impact. Our clients are mainly large ecommerce companies that have loads of interesting data & who get truckloads of visitors on their sites every minute. Imagine millions of people using your solutions! Daily!

We're all in favor of flexibility. If you want to do 9-to-5, that's fine, but 10-to-6 is okay too; we can even discuss 10pm to 6am. We're open to part-time employment, working remotely and from home. Corny but true: we know that a happy team member, means a happy team & company. At Sooqr you will also find room for initiative. We love to work on new things, even though they might not directly relate to our product. We hope you share the same mindset. So, don't worry when you start coding a new fun side-project, we're okay with it, just don’t leave us out of the fun!

And as for getting paid: yes, of course! And we’ll even throw in an awesome lunch, every day. 

In brief:

  • Competitive salary
  • Pension scheme
  • All the flexibility you need
  • Able to work at a great product in a fast-growing company and market
  • Daily lunch with the team

Sounds great? Interested? Questions? 
Simply contact Erik Keegstra on, or give us a ring. Office: +31 88 7667700, or mobile: +31 622402202  

For recruiters: no, thank you.