Backend Engineer (PHP / Go) at MadeComfy

Full-Time, Technology, Sydney, AU sydney engineering full-time
Posted 9 days ago

About MadeComfy

We are a passionate and diverse team with a mission to be Australia’s most loved short-term rental and hospitality company. With a professional service and a customer-centred approach, we generate higher returns for our property owner clients in the short and mid-term rental market. MadeComfy guests enjoy the best parts of hotel stays such as professional cleaning standards and easy online booking, paired with the comforts of home like a full kitchen, separate living areas and the convenience of contactless self-check-in.

Company Culture

We know that culture cannot exist solely within a single person, it lives within shared values, beliefs & behaviours. Our core values bind us together and amplify our abilities, we see them as timeless guiding principles - Trust, Agility, Empowerment & Wow.

We believe that passion always wins & diversity is something to be harnessed, allowing us to combine our skills & experiences to form a higher intelligence. We promote behaviours that allow the team to feel empowered & have created an environment that nurtures growth, inspiration & most importantly fun.

About the role

We are looking for a backend engineer to contribute to the design, development, and ongoing improvement of both internal and customer-facing MadeComfy applications. You will be working on both public and private APIs, data processing services, third-party integrations, and infrastructure.

We build products that empower both our customers and the MadeComfy team. This role will focus on our entire business. You will get the chance to work on every part of our platforms.

Key areas of responsibility

  • Write clean, modern code and deliver it promptly
  • Write tests to ensure that the code you deliver will not negatively impact the user experience and can scale
  • Documentation of code, systems, and processes
  • Contribute new ideas to the tech stack and product vision
  • Work in a collaborative, agile team as a critical contributor

Key skills and experience

  • You have a minimum of 2 years of experience working as a backend engineer
  • You are an open and transparent communicator
  • You have experience implementing and consuming APIs
  • You value testing, observability, and stability
  • You are both willing and have the drive to learn new things


  • You have experience with PHP and/or Go: these are the languages we use
  • You have experience with working with a relational database and/or a NoSQL database
  • You have experience with AWS
  • You have experience with infrastructure as code: we use Cloudformation
  • You have experience with Docker and Kubernetes
  • You have experience with serverless technologies and event-driven architecture
  • You have experience with Linux systems (crons, daemons, bash, logs)
  • You have experience with CI/CD platforms

Why MadeComfy?

  • Join a fast-growing, multi-awarded scale-up and be part of the success
  • We give you the flexibility, capability, and environment to build your future
  • Work-life balance is important to us. You will be forbidden to work more than what you sign up for and we'll give you some options to re-arrange your hours so that it fits your personal agenda if you choose to do so
  • We’d be happy to see you every day in our Sydney offices where our Engineering team is headquartered but also offer flexibility for you to work from anywhere in Australia
  • We celebrate our diversity, are proud of our over 25 nationalities and 50/50 split between male and female
  • We offer discounts to our staff for their next holidays in any of our properties across the country
  • We take your mental health very seriously and have partnered with Your Premium subscription is on us!
  • When you join the MadeComfy family, so do your dogs and cats. Feel free to bring them to the office.

This role requires you to be eligible to work in Australia.