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Yume was founded in 2014 by food rescue veteran, Katy Barfield, after witnessing the amount of food that’s wasted in the commercial food sector.
  • Work in the heart of Windsor, metres from Windsor Station
  • A great culture and team, working in a flat structure, who love to laugh and are incredibly passionate and dedicated to the Yume mission
  • Dog-friendly office
  • Know that every day when you wake up you are having a positive impact on the environment and a real tangible impact on reducing food waste
We're always on the lookout for highly engaged, ethical and mission-driven people to join our team. Come and join us in creating a World Without Waste - contact us or email your CV and a cover letter to
PHP Senior Engineer
Yume is an award-winning social enterprise and one of Australia’s leading start-ups. With a mission to end food waste, the Yume team works together collaboratively and creatively to create a more sustainable food system through innovative technology. With a shared passion for driving sustainable outcomes, the Yume team thrive by seeing the measurable impact of their actions through their work everyday.
Role Purpose
The PHP Senior Engineer reports to the CTO and Head of Marketing & Product and will play an important role in developing our solution to food waste - the Yume product. The PHP Senior Engineer will also be instrumental in transitioning from the current software vendors back in-house to the Yume team.
Key responsibilities
Collaborating with a broad team which includes non-technical stakeholders, the PHP Senior Engineer is someone who is ready to dive into an exciting career path. Able to wear different hats, you are ready to grow and evolve as our organisation does alongside you. The voice of technology within Yume, you will guide our technical decisions with your wealth of experience.
You will:
  • Work onsite with current software vendors to familiarise yourself with the code base, under their current development team and workflows.
  • Work to shift the responsibility of code and technical infrastructure from the current vendors, to the Yume in-house engineering team.
  • Be a conduit between the business and the current vendors, clearly reporting technical progress and plans.
  • Work with the CTO and Head of Product to build out our product roadmap and manage release timeframes.
  • Develop Yume's capability to become an agile organisation.
  • Build out our automated testing processes and drive continuous integration and delivery.
  • Manage version releases and software documentation, following industry standards.
  • Collaborate and attend meetings with key platform users when needed.
  • Work with the in-house team on design and strategy and provide thought leadership on how to best approach ideas and innovation.
  • Review software design plans with CTO and manage build timeframes.
  • Work within agile frameworks.
  • Automate testing and drive continuous development and integration.
  • Configuration in Git repositories.
  • Action software build and release package processes.
  • Preparation of Software Design Description documents.
Skills & Experience
With 5+ years of experience, the key requirements for the role include:
  • PHP Development experience working within Laravel frameworks
  • Agile Development Methodologies experience
  • Experience providing unit testing, continuous development and integration
  • Experience in HTML5, CSS3, JavaScript, VueJS, TailwindCSS
  • Experience in MVC and RESTful APIs
  • Experience in SQL Programming
  • Experience with Git & Pull Requests
  • Experience with Amazon AWS
  • Experience with Business Intelligence and Big Data reporting
  • Must have strong verbal communications skills
  • Demonstrated analytical skills
  • Thorough documentation skills
  • Demonstrated well-structured approach to work
  • A passion for design and quality
  • A natural ability to whiteboard ideas and solutions
This role is based at Yume HQ in Windsor, Melbourne.