Senior PHP Backend Engineer

RELAYTO/ helps brands with sales & marketing by enabling the creation and distribution of smart, interactive documents. Simple and powerful way to gain attention, deliver information, close deals and monitor your audience engagement along the way.

RELAYTO/ customers include Hyperloop, Mercedes-Benz, GETT, PwC, Newsweek, IBTimes, Startupbootcamp & CKGSB among others. Our team is TechStars London alumni, and is taking part in the PwC & Accenture acceleration programs.

Built by the Silicon Valley/Stanford team behind Microsoft Office, and SuccessFactors (sold to SAP for $3.4 billion) – RELAYTO/ runs a distributed team with people from the UK, US, France, Israel, South Africa & South Korea.

RELAYTO/ is looking for a developer (remote as contractor or at East London / Paris office) to work directly with our founders.


At RELAYTO/, you will be a part of a small international team (UK, Silicon Valley & Paris), operating primarily via Slack & Asana and communicating directly with the CTO & CEO. The position is focused, but not limited to back-end tasks.

On a daily basis, you can expect to be developing REST APIs, integrating open-source libraries, trying to break the existing backend, connecting multiple external services/APIs and growing our server farm. In all your work there would be a constant focus on security and privacy. In addition, you will participate in brainstorming sessions about roadmap, solutions for clients problems, and design exercises. This position requires someone comfortable with working in Agile requirements and participating in planning meetings (with your team/other parts of the business to help explain the technology and define the requirements).

After the deadlines have been met, online & offline team hangouts are encouraged.


  • Experience with PHP 5.6/7, Symfony 2.7+ and Doctrine
  • Experience building REST APIs
  • Experience architecting scalable software systems
  • Experience¬†scaling Apache or Nginx.
  • MongoDB & MySQL/PostgreSQL
  • Passion for new technologies, such as Docker
  • Strict adherence to clean code paradigms
  • Used to test driven development
  • Experience with lean workflows, git flow
  • Permission to work in the UK (East London office or remote)

Additional points:

  • Experience¬†with VanillaJS and AngularJS
  • UI Design skills via Sketch/Photoshop or similar


Alex wasted about 21,492 hours (2.5 years) creating mediocre content at Glocal, SuccessFactors/SAP,, Oliver Wyman, Microsoft, Stanford and Wharton. He created decks, docs, wikis — all of it stitched into ugly emails with links and attachments. Enough is enough. He founded RELAYTO so that we can all communicate brilliantly. No designers or developers needed.

We are, by intent, maintaining a small team. Working with RELAYTO/ will give you the chance to work alongside our founders and world-class advisors. We roll up our sleeves and do everything ourselves.


    • Special Forces for startups: check out our values
    • Customer-funded by both iconic brands and small businesses
    • Distributed team innovates with Silicon Valley DNA, accesses global enterprises via London and designs with French touch
    • Supported by leading innovators, Techstars & Startupbootcamp, and consulting powerhouses (PwC and Accenture)
    • 100% owned by the founding executives and the team – with commitment to instill bootstrapping DNA for decades to come
    • Not actively seeking external investment or tech industry publicity. Keeping low profile until formal launch – while furiously lining us the smartest people in the business as our early customers, partners and team members

World-class Silicon Valley advisors, all of whom led their respective companies from 0 to billion+ dollar valuations:

    • Aaron Au – Co-Founder/CTO of SuccessFactors (now CTO of SAP and head of SAP collaboration business)
    • Renaud Visage – Co-Founder/CTO of Eventbrite
    • Sami Inkinen – Co-Founder/President of Truli


Interactive & measurable document experience

Technology we use


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