Backend Engineer

Stranger Soccer
Ho Chi Minh City, Vietnam

About the job Backend Engineer

About Stranger Soccer

Stranger Soccer (www.strangersoccer.com) is a Singapore-based sports tech start-up experiencing explosive growth. In a few short years, after launching a revolutionary platform and Mobile App for on-demand football, the company has amassed over 50,000 registered users playing hundreds of games a week. Stranger Soccer makes playing football as easy as going to the gym or for a jog. Browse. Book a slot. Show up and play. It's the #1 way people play football in Singapore, and is now expanding internationally, with locations in Australia, India, USA, and South Africa.

Job Description

We are seeking a skilled Back End Engineer with experience in AWS, PHP, and NodeJS. You will design, develop, and maintain back-end systems, ensuring high performance and responsiveness.

Key Responsibilities

  • Implement server-side logic, maintain APIs and Websites using PHP and NodeJS.
  • Optimize AWS infrastructure, ensuring scalability, backup system, performance, and cost-efficiency.
  • Manage third-party integrations (e.g., domain, ssl, payment gateways, emails, social authentication).
  • Collaborate with front-end developers to integrate user-facing elements.
  • Ensure security and data protection.
  • Conduct performance tuning and backend process automation.
  • Troubleshoot and debug applications to optimize performance.
  • Participate in code reviews and stay updated with industry trends.


  • Bachelor's degree in computer science or a related field.
  • Proven experience as a Back End Engineer or similar role.
  • 3+ years of experience in back-end development.
  • Strong proficiency in PHP and NodeJS.
  • Extensive AWS experience (e.g., EC2, S3, RDS, CloudWatch, Beanstalk, API Gateway).
  • Experience developing websites/APIs from scratch to deployment.
  • Familiarity with database technologies such as MySQL, PostgreSQL, and MongoDB.
  • Experience with version control (e.g., Git) and Linux environments.
  • Understanding of RESTful API design principles.
  • Excellent problem-solving and communication skills.
  • Knowledge of Docker and Kubernetes is a plus.

Preferred Qualifications

  • Experience with CI/CD pipelines.
  • Familiarity with front-end technologies (e.g., React / Next JS).
  • Knowledge of Agile methodologies and practices.


  • 10-20 hours a week, with the possibility of growing into a full time role
  • Flexible working hours
  • Collaborative and inclusive environment.
  • Position will be virtual with occasional travel to Singapore.

To apply

Please send ο»Ώto recruitment@strangersoccer.com your resume and ο»Ώyou must include a cover note specifying:

1. Expected compensation

2. Years of experience in IT related jobs

3. English speaking and willing to work remotely