Ovatu Pty PHP Developer

  • Software Development
  • Full-time

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This PHP Developer role is a fantastic opportunity to work alongside our awesome Managing Director, developing a product which is incredibly exciting, rewarding and with enormous growth potential! 

We love problem solvers who think out of the box. So if that’s you, read on…

The Role:

Development of new and updated Ovatu Manager features

Create and update REST API endpoints to support new and updated features to our web and mobile apps

Deploying code via CI/CD into Kuberneteson AWS EKS

Decommissioning of redundant code from codebase

Eventual migration of codebase from Yii 1.1 to Yii 2.0

Designing of database (MySQL) schema to support new and updated features

Continuous code optimisation and improvements

Investigation and implementation of bug fixes

Technical support to our Customer Success Team

Developing a testing methodology to ensure all products meet our high-quality standard

Other ad hoc work and assisting the rest of the team

Skills and Experience:

3 years PHP 7+ experience

Strong understanding of code management tools (ie. Git, Github)

Solid experience with Linux and docker (Kubernetes a bonus)

Experience in the Yii framework (version 1.1 and 2.0)

Experience creating and working with REST web services

Experience with MySQL

Experience and ability to write clean, tested, reusable code

Excellent communication and time management skills

Superior attention to detail

An easy going, cheerful personality

A passion for new and emerging technologies

Desire to learn new things and get your hands dirty

Autonomous, with plenty of initiative, but also able to work in a team, take direction and appreciate feedback

Driven to produce a very high standard of work


Career progression, grow with our company as we grow! Come on the journey with us!

Relaxed company culture that truly understands that you need to have balance in life.

Flexible working arrangements. Work mostly from home, with occasional travel to Berry, NSW.

‘Work from home’ monthly stipend (in addition to salary)

Flexible hours, we’re happy to negotiate working hours, 9-5 is not a requirement! Night owl? No problems!

To apply for this role, please email a bespoke cover letter to Ula at [email protected], answering the questions below. Applicants must be willing to perform a short code test.

Describe your most relevant work experience?

Why do you want to work at Ovatu?

How would you contribute to improving the Ovatu platform?

Where are you located?

Please provide examples of your work in a public repository (ie GitHub)

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