Backend Developer

Is server-side logic your superpower? Do you believe that the engine of a car should be photographed as much as the body? Then we'd love to hear from you. Desygner is looking for a scalable-minded backend developer.

Location: Gold Coast, Australia

Organisation Cultural Fit

We are looking for professionals who seek constant improvement and are willing to take responsibility and celebrate the wins.

  • Passion for true bootstrapped startups and big-picture development
  • Takes ownership, self-starter, and finds solutions with our founders
  • Able to think outside of the box and solve problems

The Role

As a Backend Developer at Desygner, you will be working closely with Desygner’s Directors and particularly the Chief Technology Officer & Front-End Lead to organize, manage and deliver technical solutions. You will play an active role in the development of our product and assist Desygner to reach its full potential.

Key Responsibilities

Assist with the development, maintenance and enhancement of Desygner’s graphic design editor to support various media types and formats, such as video and animation.

  • Work with our design team in order to implement a beautiful UX for our video and animation features
  • Set the algorithmic bases for building transitions, blend and text effects

Required Skills

We are looking for a candidate with a high attention to detail, extremely passionate about coding and with deep knowledge of high-traffic PHP backend projects. The perfect candidate would have experience on server MVC frameworks (especially Symfony), SQL (Doctrine), AWS (Dynamo, SQL, S3, CloudFront, etc), cache systems (PHP & Redis), TWIG template engine, high availability REST APIs, microservices and distributed servers.

  • More than 3 years of software development experience
  • Strong PHP (MVC, ORMs, Cache, services), SQL and networks knowledge
  • Strong API server to client understanding
  • Independent (level B2 or equivalent) in English

Desired Skills

  • Template engines, SEO, SysOps, CI, Linux
  • AWS knowledge

About Us

We nurture a creative, focused, and fun environment where people look forward to coming to the office. Our team is diverse in both culture and talent which makes for a superbly unique work environment without politics and hierarchy.

  • Work on the Gold Coast with views over the beaches and canals from your desk
  • Multicultural small, yet dynamic team with direction and leadership
  • Work on solutions used by millions of people every day
  • Location in Surfers Paradise near the best restaurants, beaches, and public transport
  • Competitive compensation + equity option plans by seniority
  • Flexible hours, so you will not be controlled by the clock! 
  • Exciting career opportunities as an early team member
  • Be respected and heard in a startup that is smashing numbers
  • Continuous learning, development, and support from founders and external training
  • Great coffee, snacks, and kombucha –  all provided to keep you fuelled up
  • Massage chair and relaxation room

Interested? Apply today!

Our recruitment process is fast! Simply fill your details and send us your resume. We will send back a development qualifier test. Successful applications will be interviewed within a week.