PHP Developer/ Software Engineer (m/f/d)

Job description

At Kapten & Son, we create products for every situation in life. With our backpacks, watches, sunglasses, glasses & accessories, we encourage people to be bold, dynamic, enthusiastic, passionate and open-minded - traits that define everyone here at Kapten & Son. #BeKapten.

Our work is characterized by passion and dynamism and an ever-present desire to be better than yesterday. We are brave to change things, to venture into new territories and to take responsibility. We work together towards the goal of becoming one of the most successful lifestyle brands in Europe.

How do we achieve this? With over 150 intelligent employees, motivation right down to our core and an above-average, hands-on dedication of each and every one of them. Our products are represented worldwide, we have 6 stores and over 1 million fans on social media.

Do you want to join us and be inspired by the Kapten spirit? Then apply for the job as a PHP Developer/ Software Engineer (m/f/d)!

  • Together with our tech team, you will drive the further development of our shopping platform based on Spryker and digital solutions for our D2C strategy
  • You will take care of the entire feature lifecycle - from technical consulting to design and specification to development
  • You will take full start-to-finish responsibility for all features (develop, test, deploy & maintain)
  • With your technical aptitude you will drive the continuous optimization and quality assurance in the build and continuous integration processes
  • You are responsible for ensuring the operation according to the DevOps approach

Job Requirements

  • Have you already had several years of professional experience in object-oriented software development with PHP and ideally with another programming language?
  • Do you have a degree in computer science or business informatics or an equivalent program?
  • Do you have experience with agile working methods and Scrum?
  • Do you feel at home in backend and do you relate to practices such as clean code and testing?
  • Do you have experience with the Symfony framework, ideally Spryker and databases like Postgres/ Redis/ Elasticsearch?

Not all of these points apply to you? We are still looking forward to your application and offer you suitable internal and external trainings to complete your knowledge.

In addition, important for us is:

  • Very good knowledge of German and English, both written and spoken
  • You are driven by challenges and have a high demand for yourself
  • Experience in the e-commerce environment is desirable
  • Enjoy teamwork and a sense of humor


As a company with flat hierarchies, it is important to us that you feel comfortable as an employee, enjoy your work and constantly develop yourself. We offer you sustainable prospects for personal and professional development. This is the only way we can achieve a high level of motivation and enjoyment for you and for us in the team. We create the right environment for this - such as:

  • Flexible working hours
  • A modern and technically excellently equipped workplace with the work equipment of your choice in the heart of Cologne, directly on the Rhine River.
  • A productive and cooperative working atmosphere with flat hierarchies
  • Discounted breakfast and lunch in our own catering facilities
  • Support for internal and external training (conferences, user groups, seminars)
  • Free drinks (in the evenings you can also enjoy a Kölsch beer directly on the Rhine)

→ For more information about our office life and culture visit us on Instagram: !

Apply now with your earliest possible starting date and your salary expectations and become a captain in our head office in Cologne! Vanessa is looking forward to receive your application!

If you would like to get to know us in a relaxed atmosphere over a coffee beforehand, please contact our CTO Stephan Backenköhler.