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Software Engineer (Backend)

  • Full Time
  • EMEA
  • TBD USD / Year
  • Castor profile

  • Job applications may no longer being accepted for this opportunity.



We believe that faster, more diverse clinical trials help extend the human health span and provide a greater return on investment.

We strive to improve the clinical trial experience for patients, sites and sponsors, using technology to accelerate every step of the clinical trial journey.

Our modular clinical trial platform enables the capture and re-use of research data from anywhere, anytime and helps optimize each activity in the clinical trial journey by reducing human effort with technology. From recruitment to monitoring, we help make it easier to design and deploy trials, enroll and engage patients, collect data and analyze results.

Next to being very purpose-driven, we are proud of our caring company culture. We follow our values diligently and take the well-being of each Castorian seriously. Sounds like something for you? Read on !


As a Software Engineer (Backend), you’ll be joining our new identity team. Here you’ll work on features and (internal) APIs to support authentication, user management, digital signatures and access control checks. We aim to provide our customers with one central account to access all Castor applications, as well as one centralized access control system.

Concurrently, you will support other product teams to replace their (legacy) identity and access control functionality with the applications, APIs and libraries we develop.

You will be responsible for:

  • Designing, debugging and coding for a growing network of medical researchers
  • Analyzing performance data and optimizing bottlenecks
  • Deconstructing user requirements to model optimal, scalable, solutions
  • Working on automated toolchains to construct and integrate our applications


You’ll definitely have:

  • Practical experience with PHP, design patterns, OOP, and automated tests
  • Some exposure to modern Java development
  • Experience in building web-based applications (SaaS)
  • Knowledge of web security, common vulnerabilities and their mitigations
  • A creative mindset with the ability to help solve challenging domain problems

It would be good if you had:

  • Experience within life sciences, healthtech or e-clinical products.
  • Experience with authentication standards like OAuth 2, OIDC and/or SAML and authentication systems like Keycloak, Auth0 and/or Okta
  • Experience with Kubernetes
  • Experience with decentralized access control systems

Please note that we are open to hire from different European countries and also authorized to provide visa sponsorship for the Netherlands. However, we are unable to accept applications from France, Spain, Bulgaria, Sweden, and Switzerland.


At Castor we truly live and breathe one of our core values, believing we can achieve anything with a healthy and happy team. Our benefits reflect this:

  • Guaranteed ‘happy holidays’ bonus
  • Employee Stock Option Plan
  • Learning & Development Budget to support your growth
  • Unlimited annual leave (with a minimum of 25 days, plus additional national holidays)
  • A fully remote role*, with support for your home office set-up
  • A flexible working schedule: nobody is tracking your time except you, we focus on output and delivery
  • A great work-life balance
  • A MacBook or Dell laptop, and all other needed gear to work comfortably from home
  • Quarterly downtime weeks, well-being workshops, sleeping courses, virtual company events and celebrations
  • Annual company retreats in person ?

We are a remote-first company. At Castor, we value flexibility and believe that the best talents can work anywhere in the world. From flexibility improvements to productivity growth, we want to make sure you are happy, healthy, and productive while working from home.

Don’t have an updated CV just yet? Feel free to apply with your LinkedIn profile.

Every Castorian counts. We celebrate you for who you are. We build products to make clinical research accessible to the world and a company where everyone, anywhere, is welcome. It does not matter where you are from, where you are based, or what your gender, age, or sexual orientation is.

Our remote-first setup is for your family, your work-life balance, your mental health, and your right to be your most authentic self. You are celebrated for who you are, for all the differences and quirks that define you. We want your unique voice to be heard and succeed together as a happy and healthy team!

Castor continues to grow as an Equal Opportunities Employer. We strongly encourage applications from women, people of color, and people from the LGBTQ(+) community. Please feel free to share the pronouns you use (for example she/her/hers, he/her/his, they/them/theirs, etc.).

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