PHP Backend Engineer – Full Time Role

An established Australian RegTech client is seeking an experienced PHP Back-End Engineer to join their team. This rapidly expanding company is enhancing its customer offerings and requires dedicated expertise in back-end development. 

  • Fully remote, reporting to the technology lead in Melbourne, Australia.
  • Responsible for end-to-end delivery of new back-end features.
  • Part of an Agile team, contributing to various stages of the project lifecycle.


Technology Stack:

  • PHP 7.3 & PHP 8.2
  • nginx & php-fpm
  • Laravel 5.8 & Laravel 10.10
  • Mariadb 10.x
  • Angular SPA front end
  • PHP API back end
  • AWS Virtual machine compute
  • Git version control
  • Figma UI/UX.


  • 8+years of experience developing backend applications using PHP 7.3 and 8.2
  • Expertise in the Laravel framework
  • Experience working with REST APIs
  • Ability to work independently
  • Good query writing skills (essential)
  • Expertise in PHP for secure API development
  • Knowledge of token-based authentication and SPA integration
  • Experience with Git (pull requests, merging, branching)
  • Agile methodology proficiency (Scrum/Kanban)
  • Strong relationship-building skills in remote settings
  • Adaptability in unstructured work environments
  • Availability for overlap with Melbourne business hours for collaboration.


Desirable Skills:

  • Knowledge of the inner workings of the Laravel framework (e.g. how it handles sessions, encryption/decryption, etc)
  • Development experience on AWS (EC2)
  • Knowledge of RegTech or governance, risk, and compliance domains.


  • Private Health insurance
  • Work remotely/hybrid
  • Scope to be extended to permanent employment.