Tech Lead - PHP

  • Full-time
  • Role type: People Leader
  • Department: Engineering SaaS
  • Division: Global Technology

Company Description

At Xplor, we believe that helping people make the most of each day is the most rewarding way to spend ours. We give small and medium-sized businesses cloud-based, intuitive technology solutions that enable them to manage all the hassles of running and growing a business, so business owners can get back to doing what they love. We are unified by our purpose of helping people to succeed. So, when you become part of our team, you also become part of the personal connection that strengthens the relationship people have with Xplor products.

Job Description

What would make me a good candidate? We are looking for curious and empathetic people. We also love to hear from people who are motivated by meaningful work, resonate with our four core values, have a positive outlook, are comfortable with ambiguity and thrive working in an ever evolving and complex environment. We are inspired by meeting big picture thinkers and doers, people who can be both tactical and strategic, aim high and put people first in everything they do. 

The role as a Engineering Manager/Tech Lead will see you responsible for delivering leadership and solutions within a team of developers, ensuring the smooth delivery of business goals. You will be participating in the development and maintenance of a complex SaaS product with a significant sized system, with multiple integrations with external systems (using REST APIs). You will gain experience with a scaling product which is running around the globe for millions of users every second. We are using SOLID, automated, tested and simple solutions. 

Below are the key responsibilities for the role:

  • Instill best practice within a delivery team
  • Guiding the team in making decisions that are aligned with the company's strategic objectives
  • Being an escalation point for other developers
  • Lead/ contribute to discovery work where new technology or features are to be deployed
  • Planning of resources, workloads, priorities and outcomes
  • Out of the box thinking
  • Taking on more complex development tasks
  • Mentoring other developers and leading by example



We are looking for an experienced (12 years and above) back-end developer with the following qualifications:


  • PHP 7+ using clean code approach
  • Symfony
  • JavaScript/TypeScript
  • Single Page Applications (React for future development. Vue.js and Angular.js is beneficial for legacy systems)
  • MySQL (Redis, MongoDB and DynamoDB beneficial) 
  • Git
  • Jira and Confluence
  • Experience of managing an Agile / Scrum team
  • Confidently run and take part in Agile ceremonies
  • Ability to perform high level design and detailed design analysis and create relevant documentation
  • Desire to instil development best practice in the Software Delivery Lifecycle 
  • Ability to challenge - from estimates to code reviews
  • Excellent communications on both technical and non-technical subjects
  • Nice to have:
  • Cloud platforms and serverless architectures - we use AWS (Lambda, API Gateway, DynamoDB, IAM, EventBridge, SNS, SQS, S3, CDK)
  • Docker
  • Python
  • OWASP experience

Additional Information

Ready to apply?

To start your application, please submit your resume and we will be in touch as soon as we can. 

We kindly ask you to apply through our careers portal or external job boards (LinkedIn, Naukri, Indeed, etc) only. Please don't send your application via email. They will not be forwarded. 

More about us 

We're the first global platform combining SaaS with embedded payments, and tools to help businesses grow and succeed. We offer software solutions in fast-growing ‘everyday life’ verticals: Education, Fitness & Wellbeing, Field Services and Personal Services – and a global, cloud-based payments processing platform. Xplor Technologies serves over 106,000 customers that processed over $37 billion in payments, operating across 20 markets in 2023.

Good to know

To be considered for employment, you must be legally authorised to work in the location (country) you're applying for. Xplor does not sponsor visas, either at the time of hire or at any later time. 

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