Senior Backend Developer

Full-time - Remote friendly, can work from anywhere

At Peppered you work in a small team that has enormous impact on the cultural life of people in the Netherlands, Belgium and Germany. In a team of 6 developers your skills deliver a solid contribution to the Peppered Platform, the most used marketing platform in the cultural sector in these countries. As a developer at Peppered your work is flexible and varied, and focuses on every single phase of the development process of our software.

The job

The programmers of Peppered maintain and improve the platform on a daily basis, which leads to a new release of the platform every three weeks. With this release, new updates, marketing campaigns, improvements, bug fixes, optimisations et cetera are being launched weekly, for every client connected to the platform. We follow a roadmap, which we extend continuously.

Our Experts are the lifeline between you and the venues. They form the support team and answer all questions, take care of implementations and (the client side of) the projects. In an agile working environment, together with the other programmers, the Product Manager and the Experts, you ensure that our platform is always one step ahead.


First and foremost we want you to be an experienced developer. Not a scripter. You will probably have a bachelor’s or master’s degree in something relevant and at least 5 years of relevant full time working experience. We work with PHP/MySQL/Symfony and for connectors C#/Java/whatever necessary. So experience with any of those is a plus. 

We believe being an experienced developer having the right skills is more important than specific experience with the languages we use. That being said, obviously you have to be open to work with the languages we work with.


Peppered is the premier online marketing system designed specifically for the cultural sector. Ideal for theatres, cinemas, orchestras, museums, concert halls, and other cultural institutions. Our holistic, multi-channel environment enables you to connect with audiences intelligently and seamlessly through an integrated website, email, online ticketing, and digital marketing solutions.

SaaS & continuous development

We develop and expand our tool continuously, for which we combine a data driven approach with the input from clients, knowledge institutions and research agencies. This unique combination of technique and insights - delivered via a SaaS-model - delivers a huge contribution to the success of cultural organisations in the Netherlands, Belgium, Germany and the UK.

Check out sites like, and to get a feeling of our system and its clients.

Why choose Peppered?

Peppered is a fast-growing company with an international presence, innovative outlook and a strong market position. Peppered isn’t run by business people. Having very different backgrounds and cultures, we all share the love for IT and its deployment for one of the most precious branches in the world. This makes it an inspiring and positive environment, working alongside talented, friendly and passionate people.

There are a lot of opportunities for you out there, and that’s awesome. And we are convinced you will do everything to find the best place on earth for you to contribute to something important and fulfilling.

Maybe – through your experience – you will agree with us that sometimes especially the ‘softest’ criteria have the highest impact on the fitness of the job:

  • Peppered isn’t run by business people; if you are tired working for ‘ties’, drop us a message.
  • Peppered is focused on developing one system, continuously, it prevents you from skipping from one project to the other.
  • We work for the most beautiful sector in the world, and contribute to people enjoying everything arts and culture have to offer.
  • The founder/strategic director has a technical background himself. An unfinished math study evolved to what now has become the market leader for online solutions for cultural organisations in Western Europe.
  • Most of our team is already connected to Peppered for years. 

Working at Peppered

At Peppered you will work in a small team that has enormous impact on the cultural life of people in the Netherlands, Belgium, Germany and the UK. In a team of 13 people, of which 6 developers, you deliver a solid contribution to the organisation and our highly valued system in this precious sector.

The Peppered culture is about the following:

  • We always challenge the status quo
  • We focus on empowering the venues we work for
  • We are straightforward
  • We are radically and awkwardly transparent
  • We love working for the best sector in the world
  • We believe working as a collective always beats working alone

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