Role: Senior PHP developer
Focus: PHP / Dev-ops
Remuneration: 40-50k

Company Profile:

TotalSend is a rapidly growing company in the high volume Email and SMS space. We are based in Cape Town (Green Point) and our core focus is the provision of digital messaging platforms to mobile banks and other FinTech companies. We offer our systems via both a SaaS web app, as well as messaging APIs.

We are a progressive and tight knit technical team offering significant levels of freedom, including flexi hours, a work from home policy, minimal time in meetings, and no HR department to get in the way (We spend the budget on drinks). This means we are looking for self managing developers that are interested in building and taking accountability for high performance, high throughput systems.


  • PHP 5.3+ (Object orientation is a firm requirement) (4+ years as a guideline - although time can be deceptive)
  • Experience in a modern MVC framework
  • MySQL 5+ (A knowledge of basic optimization is also required)
  • Knowledge of queuing systems (preferably RabbitMQ)
  • Solid Linux CLI experience (specifically CentOS 6 & 7)
  • Good communication
  • Ability to work in a small team


  • Laravel 5+ experience
  • Solid understanding of email deliverability & best practices
  • Python (for debugging / maintenance of current scripts)
  • Perl (for debugging / maintenance of current scripts)
  • Puppet (or some other configuration management tool)
  • Basic understanding of & experience with virtualization tools
  • Understanding of testing tools & best practices