Lead Laravel Engineer



Sydney, NSW, Australia
Posted on Monday, November 20, 2023

About Superhero:

Superhero is an award-winning Australian superannuation platform and online broker built for the new generation of investors. Our mission is to make investing affordable, accessible and understandable for everyone. Recognised as one of LinkedIn Australia’s Top Startups in 2022, Money Magazine’s Best of the Best Online Share Broker Award in 2022 and 2023, and Canstar’s Online Share Trading - Most Satisfied Customer Award in 2023, we’ve secured over $50m in funding and have more than $2 billion in assets under management. Today, we’re proudly helping over 275,000 investors and superannuation members reimagine their financial future and feel confident about their wealth-building journey. We’re looking for sharp, collaborative minds to support our mission of democratising investing.

Key responsibilities for the role:

  • Project Leadership: Lead and manage a team of Laravel developers.
  • Technical Architecture: Work with the Head of Engineering to design and implement robust, scalable, and maintainable Laravel applications. Define and enforce coding standards and development best practices.
  • Code Review: Conduct regular code reviews to ensure code quality and adherence to coding standards. Provide constructive feedback to team members for continuous improvement.
  • Team Collaboration: Collaborate with cross-functional teams, including frontend developers, SRE and QA engineers. Foster a collaborative and positive team environment.
  • Mentorship: Mentor junior developers, providing guidance on technical issues and professional development. Facilitate knowledge sharing and skill development within the team.
  • Feature Development: Take a hands-on approach in developing critical features and modules. Ensure timely delivery of high-quality software solutions.
  • Performance Optimisation: Identify and address performance bottlenecks in the Laravel applications. Optimise database queries and application code for efficiency.
  • Troubleshooting: Troubleshoot and debug issues, providing timely resolution to production problems. Implement monitoring and logging solutions to proactively identify issues.
  • Code Documentation: Ensure comprehensive and up-to-date documentation of the codebase. Encourage the team to maintain proper documentation throughout the development process.
  • Stay Current: Keep abreast of industry trends, best practices, and emerging technologies related to Laravel. Evaluate and recommend new tools and technologies to enhance development efficiency.
  • Quality Assurance: Implement and enforce testing processes, including unit testing and integration testing.
  • Security Compliance: Implement security best practices and ensure compliance with industry standards. Conduct regular security audits and take corrective actions as necessary.
  • Continuous Improvement: Drive continuous improvement initiatives within the development process. Seek opportunities to optimise workflows and enhance team productivity.
  • Release Management: Coordinate and manage the release process, ensuring smooth and error-free deployments.

Key experience, qualifications and attributes:

  • 5+ years of hands-on Laravel development experience.
  • Proven ability to design and implement scalable and maintainable Laravel applications.
  • Extensive experience in conducting code reviews and ensuring high code quality.
  • Experience working with large data sets and databases
  • Experience with React, Redux is a bonus
  • Familiarity with Git version control, Agile project management and build tools – Yarn, NPM, WebPack is highly regarded.
  • Strong analytical and problem-solving abilities, coupled with an innovative mindset.
  • Attention to detail in both code and project management, coupled with a customer-centric approach.
  • Ability to excel in a dynamic environment, adapting to changing priorities and business needs.
  • Exceptional communication and collaboration skills across departments and functions.

What we offer you:

  • Market-leading salary package.
  • Work alongside equally talented peers at a leading fintech.
  • Work-life balance with flexible working arrangements.
  • CBD office stocked with fresh fruit, snacks and a welcoming, winning culture

At Superhero we are focused on creating a diverse and dynamic environment that embraces and values differences. We value the variety of unique experiences, qualities and characteristics that our people possess, and we are committed to providing a working environment where everyone is included and treated with respect.

Interested? Please hit the 'Apply Now' button and send us your CV. We look forward to hearing from you!

You will need to have the rights to legally work in Australia, sponsorship options are not available for this role.