Senior PHP Developer – FinTech Scale-Up

Gold Coast

Affix has made a new friend on the Gold Coast. This time we’ve partnered with an exciting FinTech who very recently closed out a Series A capital raise nearing $4M! This will likely be their most important hire of the year as they enter scale-up mode.
Who are they?
Founded a little over 5 years ago, this genuine scaleup have created a first of its kind marketplace which is bringing the traditionally slow and painful process of property finance to the digital age – It is 2020 after all!!
Their platform has already helped lend close to $50M to everyday Aussies, and the fun is only just beginning!
It’s bloody rare that opportunities like this come up so close to the beach. This is one of Australia’s fastest growing FinTech’s, and they are building something shiny and new. If you’re a fan of greenfield development with a blue oceany coloured backdrop, then please read on friend…
The gig
Right, this is the best part! Allow me to explain the current state of play.
Firstly, the Founders are non-techies. So how did they build a platform that has already moved so much moola? A Melbourne based agency has been responsible for platform development. Being a tech business however, now that they have secured a decent chunk of funds it’s time to bring everything in-house!
While the platform is functional, it’s estimated that less than 20% of what’s in their pipeline is currently in production. What that means is you’ll spend the majority of your time writing new code and building out new features! They are looking for a Senior Full Stack Developer, ideally who knows how to use a fire extinguisher i.e. has worked in a startup previously, is a natural problem solver, and likes the idea of growing a team around them.  
The selection criteria

  • Experience with their ideal tech stack – Native JavaScript with frameworks React or Vue, PHP with Laravel and MySQL or PostgreSQL.
  • Experience building robust and scalable applications with PHP
  • Demonstrated ability of implementing ‘build vs buy’ principles when decision making. Sometimes the best solution doesn’t need to be built from scratch. The Founders would prefer to avoid reinventing the wheel when possible.
  • The ability to work closely with non-technical business stakeholders. You’ll know your audience, and how to communicate accordingly.
  • Previous experience leading developers and building tech teams

Who you are

  • 5+ years professional software development experience
  • Ideally worked for a startup/scaleup/rapid growth business and understand what it takes to succeed
  • You’ll be at a stage in your career where you’re ready to take on Architect level responsibilities
  • Language agnostic and understand that the very latest tech isn’t always the best choice
  • Understanding that cutting corners isn’t cutting edge
  • Passionate about the latest tech & frameworks by always learning and teaching
  • An appreciation of the role design plays in successful products.

Next steps
Hey- we’re affix. We have the amazing job of partnering with inspiring companies to help them scale up their teams with the addition of great humans. We’d love to know more about you, what you’re passionate about, interests and hobbies that go beyond just reviewing your CV. So, let’s have a chat and see if this is your happy (work) place.
You can contact either of us: 
Adam Grabish
[email protected]
0422 366 018
Daniel Belic
[email protected]
0407 903 686

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Gold Coast
[email protected]
Permanent / Full Time