Employment type     Full-time, permanent

Start Date                  Immediate

Reports to                 CTO

Collaborate with       Engineers, Designers, Business

Location                    Ortigas Center, Pasig City, The Philippines


  • Only candidates who have work entitlements in The Philippines can apply.

  • No recruiters or offshore/outsource partners please.

The Role

Hey You is looking a Senior Software Engineer who will work with other Engineers, Designers and Business users to develop, manage and maintain our APIs and front-end applications.

You will be responsible for architecting, writing and testing clean, maintainable, and scalable code. You will be responsible for the development and maintenance of RESTful APIs, Administration Dashboards, reporting and front-end integration using PHP and node.js frameworks. You will also be responsible for the technical support of Hey You’s customers

Your responsibilities

  • Application development, testing and support

    • Develop, test and maintain PHP applications.

    • Following coding standards, build appropriate unit tests and integration tests

    • Performing peer code review

    • Writing and maintaining technical documentation.

    • Supporting back-office by writing database queries or troubleshooting problems

  • Improving existing systems

    • Learn and apply best practices for application architecture or new technologies

    • Work with DevOps vendor to streamline development and deployment

  • Team collaboration and product solutioning

    • Collaborating with other engineers to explore existing systems, determine areas of complexity, potential risks to implementation, and understand application requirements

    • Mentor junior developers  where required

Your skills


  • Minimum 3 years experience working in Symfony, Laravel or similar frameworks

  • Minimum 1 year experience working in node.js

  • Demonstrable business knowledge in at least 2 business domains, preferably in e-commerce/shopping & hospitality

  • Great communication skills and the ability to write supporting documentation and workflows.

  • Strong Git and Git workflow knowledge


  • Technical domain knowledge in a few of the following modern software paradigms such as:

    • Event queue architecture

    • Non-blocking I/O architectures

    • Scaling architectures

    • Service oriented architectures, microservices

    • Serverless computing

    • CQRS & event sourcing

    • Functional programming

    • Container deployment

    • CI/CD

    • NOSQL, map-reduce

    • Test driven development

    • Software security, JWTs, CORS

  • Some working knowledge of web - jQuery, HTML5, and CSS3

  • Some working knowledge of Single page applications

  • Some working knowledge of AWS

Ideally you will also

  • Love to code!

  • Be full of energy and be proud of creating software that people use everyday

  • Have a public git repository, or contributed to projects


  • Bachelor of Computer Science/Engineering or equivalent

  • Minimum 3 years commercial experience in PHP. Preferably 7 years+ commercial development experience

  • Experience working in remote teams


  • Highly self-motivated and organised

  • Take immense pride in your work

  • Want to be part of something bigger

  • Make technical decisions and stick by them

  • Passionate about tech

About the Hey You Engineering Team

The Hey You Engineering team builds tools that help cafe owners process thousands of orders a day. Our caffeine deprived customers want their coffees faster and more reliably than ever, and we provide the tools that cafe owners need to process orders more quickly and as seamlessly as possible. Our team of cross-functional engineers are currently building the first version of a suite of new products; from conception to product launches and managing core workflows, we’re working towards to optimising every aspect of the online ordering experience.