Software Engineering Manager (Remote or Copenhagen)

Salary Competitive

Are you looking for a job where you can combine hands-on development with more overall responsibilities? Then we might just have the job for you!

The job offers interesting code challenges, flexible working hours and location, good salary and benefits, and a lot of responsibility.

We are looking for an experienced PHP and Laravel developer that is willing to take on a new position as Software Engineering Manager to further develop our main product ConsortiaManager, in a team of three PHP-developers, a data engineer and a UX-designer.

The position involves a high level of responsibility and requires a suitable candidate to be able to work and drive creative solutions independently, as well as with the team. The high degree of independence, combined with a complex product, requires good documentation practices, but also offers much freedom to influence the direction of the software and code.

Are you still interested? If so, you could be building software for libraries and universities around the world, including Stanford, Yale, Cal State, the United Nations and more than 10000 others. You will be joining the company at a very exciting time, where the world of research and publishing is changing quickly. With this change, we are expanding on both the functionality and scope of our products and that is why we need you. Together we are on a mission to change how universities spend their resources as paywalls come down and science and research becomes freely available to everyone. We are a profitable, bootstrapped company with a robust business model and a minimal churn, allowing us to invest in the company and its employees, instead of outside stakeholders.


You will become part of the ConsortiaManager product-team of 5 people: A UX-designer , three full-stack developer and a data engineer. Together, the product team will be responsible for driving the development of ConsortiaManager and organize work from ideation, over design to coding of both front- and back-end.

The ConsortiaManager-application is built as a multi-page application in PHP with a MySQL database.

As datasets and the need for data exchange grows, the integration of our own products and external data-sources is becoming increasingly important. The application connects to other data sources through our AWS datawarehouse or our own API. You will be given high level of responsibility for the application, and tying it together with our other products and services. You will, of course, work closely with our other developers/data engineer, who will support you in the understanding of the existing products and the requirements of those. Due to the responsibility of the position, the right candidate needs a high degree of independent drive and initiative, as well as solid proven experience with PHP coding.

We are in the process of improving and expanding our technical properties. As such, you will play a crucial role in the continued refactor of legacy code into modern, well-tested code on the Laravel framework. While there's some complexity involved in this process, you will have great freedom to shape the codebase going forward, and the added opportunity to build some things from scratch.

Technical skills

A candidate that we will consider must have…

  • Minimum 6 years experience working with PHP and MySQL

  • 4 years experience working with the Laravel framework

  • Solid understanding of Javascript, preferably with a modern framework like Vue.js

  • Solid knowledge of Git and how to collaborate using GitHub or a similar service

  • Good knowledge of testing, preferably TDD

  • Relevant infrastructure experience (we use AWS for most of our needs, with some processes in Laravel Forge)

  • A degree in Computer Science or equivalent hands-on experience

A candidate that we will consider might also have…

  • Confidence in working with jQuery and Bootstrap (our legacy front-end still uses these)

  • Experience with GitHub Actions or modern CI/CD pipelines

  • Experience with Docker


Soft skills

A candidate that we will consider must ...

  • Be fluent in English (Spoken and written)

  • Take pride in the work they do

  • Have great communication skills

  • Be self-driven and motivated

  • Be willing to learn and adjust as tasks and requirements change

  • For a remote position, we prefer applicants from a time zone in or close to Europe


  • Competitive salary

  • 25 days of annual paid vacation

  • Great office at Lergravsvej in Copenhagen close to public transportation, free parking and the beach

  • Company paid lunch

  • Possibility to work remotely (you decide and we will also gladly help you relocating to Copenhagen)

  • Team activities and social events

  • Continued education and conferences



Please notice that we are not looking to fill this position with candidates from recruiting or outsourcing firms.

For more information or questions please contact us at

Perks and benefits

This job comes with several perks and benefits

Free lunch
Free lunch

Enjoy a free catered lunch with your colleagues, every day.

Flexible working hours
Flexible working hours

Time is precious. Make it count. Morning person or night owl, this job is for you.

Free coffee / tea
Free coffee / tea

Get your caffeine fix to get you started and keep you going.

Near public transit
Near public transit

Easy access and treehugger friendly workplace.

Social gatherings
Social gatherings

Social gatherings and games; hang out with your colleagues.

Free office snacks
Free office snacks

Peckish after lunch? We got your back with soft drinks, treats and fruit.

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Working at

ConsortiaManager is the only software workflow tool in the world developed to save library consortia time and money in negotiation processes with publishers of academic subscriptions. The CRM and ERM tool was launched in 2014 and is continuously improved and developed in close cooperation with library consortia. We currently work with Libraries in Europe, Australia, North America and South Africa and our clients includes Harvard, Stanford, Columbia University, and the United Nations.    ConsortiaManager is a software workflow tool developed to save library consortia time and money in negotiation processes with publishers of academic subscriptions. The consortia work flow tool is the only one in the world of its kind.ConsortiaManager has amassed the whole process into one flow, systemizing the data and providing system users with a good overview of their subscriptions. It creates a space for storing data in one place and enables its users to estimate the value of each journal subscription.ConsortiaManager helps consortia by • Creating an overview of all subscriptions and related information in one place• Managing the entire work flow process of communication, ordering and invoicing• Providing information and statistics to ensure the optimum subscription terms• Saving time by organizing and streamlining repeated work flows• Minimizing errors from using multiple systems and manually handled data• Providing overall efficiency and quality service in the subscription processThe system was launched in 2014 and is continuously improved and developed in close cooperation with our clients. We currently work with consortia in Europe, North America and South Africa and our clients list includes Harvard, Yale, MIT and the United Nations.

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