Snr PHP Developer

Job description

Take a seat on the Xplor rocket ship and join us on our mission to change education around the world. We’re a rapidly growing, well-backed scale-up and are looking for great people to help us build technology that makes a difference in the lives of children and families.

About Xplor

We’re a scaling SaaS company with over 60 employees in Melbourne (HQ) and London. Our product suite is changing education by helping child care services and educators easily manage and automate all aspects of their operations, as well as by connecting parents with their children’s well-being and growth.

About Xplor’s Engineering Culture

At Xplor, we care deeply about adding value to our customers and users. We think deeply and move quickly. We constantly evaluate the balance between speed and quality, to ensure we have the most desirable outcomes given the constraints.

Every person at Xplor is encouraged to take ownership of their work, and really be part of the ongoing effort of making education great.

We are not looking for programmers, we are looking for problem solvers.

Our expectations for Senior engineers are;

Able to explain complex programming concepts such as multi-threading, background execution, common architectural and design patterns, services, BlueTooth, graphics rendering and custom animations. They will have had exposure to more complex UI creation and will be very comfortable working on detailed, non-ui features such as background queues. They will be able to come up with edge cases and handle the outliers easily.

We care more about the values you could add, rather than simply ticking checkboxes. However, some of the criteria we are looking for are;

Capabilities & Experiences

  • Excellent knowledge in at least one programming language.
  • Experience working on large and complex software projects
  • Excellent independent problem-solving intuitions
  • Able to balance the tests vs delivery pressure
  • Excellent communication skills
  • Is eager to learn and to improve
  • An ability to think beyond just programming, e.g. product, customer and business
  • Experience in CI/CD
  • Is capable of leading engineering efforts

Experience in Tech Stack

  • Good grasp of OOP fundamentals
  • Obviously some solid experience with modern PHP (PHP 7+)
  • Experience with modern MVC frameworks
  • Experience with relational databases
  • Experience with unit testing
  • Some experience with DevOps(optional)
  • Some experience with JavaScript and front-end development (Optional)

On Board the Xplor Rocket Ship 

How many companies can truly claim they are making the world a better place? We are one of a handful who is relentlessly working towards this noble goal. We are here to make education great.

Some of the benefits and perks we offer include:

A competitive salary and flexible working hours within a collaborative, flat structured team environment. A nice and vibrant office in the heart of the Melbourne CBD. A fast-paced and dynamic environment with opportunities for accelerated career growth. 10 weeks of paid parental leave, discounts to stores such as Apple and JB HI-FI. Learning & development resources such as ebooks and subscriptions, regular social events, check out our Instagram page (

Sheryl Sandberg once said, “If you’re offered a seat on a rocket ship, don’t ask what seat! Just get on.” We couldn’t agree more. So, are you ready to get on board?

Individuals seeking employment at Xplor are considered without regards to race, religion, national origin, age, sex, marital status, ancestry, physical or mental disability, veteran status, or sexual orientation.

Please also note that successful candidates will be required to obtain a Working With Children Check as part of their employment.

How to apply
  • Company: Xplor

  • Job type: Full time

  • Location: Melbourne CBND

  • Remote: Remote is possible