Backend PHP Developer (Remote, Contract-to-Hire) – Simply Be Found

Last Updated on: 2nd November 2023, 11:01 am

About Simply Be Found

Simply Be Found is an industry leader in empowering small businesses to increase their visibility online. Our innovative marketing platform is designed to simplify the way small businesses manage their online presence across various channels. We are a dynamic team that thrives in a fast-paced environment, committed to helping businesses be easily discovered by their customers.

Job Description

We are seeking a highly skilled and experienced Backend PHP Developer with a passion for backend development and building complex systems. This remote, contract-to-hire position is open to candidates worldwide, except for agencies or firms. The ideal candidate will have a strong background in PHP development, particularly within the Laravel framework, and a love for creating robust SaaS solutions.

Key Responsibilities

  • Develop and maintain our SaaS marketing platform using PHP and Laravel.
  • Collaborate with cross-functional teams to integrate various APIs and create seamless backend solutions.
  • Design and implement data storage solutions.
  • Ensure high performance and responsiveness of the platform.
  • Write clean, maintainable, and efficient code.
  • Troubleshoot, test, and maintain the core product software to ensure strong optimization and functionality.
  • Contribute to all phases of the development lifecycle.


  • 8+ years of continuous experience in PHP development.
  • 4+ years of experience developing with the Laravel framework.
  • A strong focus on backend development and a passion for building complex systems.
  • Ability to work independently and manage multiple project priorities within deadlines.
  • Excellent problem-solving skills and attention to detail.

Love to Haves

  • Experience working with the Facebook API.
  • Experience with the Google Business Profile API.
  • Familiarity with the YouTube API.
  • Previous experience working with marketing platforms.

Additional Information

  • This is not a web development role; it is focused on SaaS development within the marketing technology space.
  • The position is fully remote and is open worldwide. Our current team is located in the US and Phillipines.
  • This is a contract-to-hire arrangement, pay will depend on where you are located.
  • Competitive compensation package.

How to Apply

If you are passionate about backend development and have a proven track record of building complex systems, we would love to hear from you. Please submit your resume and a cover letter explaining why you are the perfect fit for Simply Be Found to [email protected]. Highlight any experience you have with marketing platforms and APIs.

Simply Be Found is an equal opportunity employer. We celebrate diversity and are committed to creating an inclusive environment for all employees.

Note to Candidates: Only individual applicants will be considered. Agencies or firms need not apply.

Note to Recruiters and Placement Agencies: Simply Be Found does not accept unsolicited agency resumes. Please do not forward unsolicited agency resumes to our website or to any Simply Be Found employee. We will not be responsible for any fees related to unsolicited resumes.

About the author:

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Rob Downey

Robert Downey: Revolutionizing Local Marketing and Voice Search Optimization Robert Downey is a distinguished figure in the dynamic world of local marketing and digital innovation. As the co-founder of, he has proven to be a master in local marketing strategy and a pioneer in voice search optimization. With a career spanning nearly three decades, Robert has dedicated himself to enhancing the visibility of small businesses and fostering stronger connections between these enterprises and their local communities. Robert's journey in the marketing realm began in 1995, and since then, he has led over 1,000 marketing campaigns, contributing significantly to developing more than 5,000 websites. His expertise spans various industries, equipping him with a nuanced understanding of their unique challenges and opportunities. This extensive experience broadens his skill set and cements his position as a thought leader in local business marketing. One of the keys to Robert's success is his ability to deliver impactful results using local SEO strategies. He excels in this area, demonstrating that businesses can use small advertising budgets to be successful. Instead, they need the right strategies to reach consumers actively seeking their services. His approach needs to include the importance of bridging the gap between local businesses and potential customers, which has often hindered the growth and visibility of many small businesses. As a fourth-generation entrepreneur, the entrepreneurial spirit runs deep in Robert's veins. This heritage has ingrained in him a profound understanding of business growth and evolution, especially crucial in the fast-paced startup environment. At, he applies this strategic vision to simplify the local business discovery process, leading to significant growth of the platform, an expanded user base, and increased revenue streams. Beyond Simply Be Found, Robert's achievements include launching over ten successful online businesses and startups, a testament to his versatility and expertise in the digital business landscape. He brings a unique blend of programming skills, marketing acumen, and business development experience, offering a fresh and invaluable perspective to today's digitally-centered business challenges. In essence, Robert Downey is more than just a local marketing expert. He is a catalyst for growth, a digital marketing innovator, and a mentor to businesses striving for success. His extensive experience, profound industry knowledge, and unwavering dedication to the success of small businesses make him an indispensable ally for any business aiming to enhance its local presence and achieve sustainable growth.

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