Resume of Ben Corlett
110 Dandaraga Road
Brightwaters NSW 2264
+61 438 732 218
As an innovative software engineer with over 10 years experience
I work on creative solutions in design and development for
various organisations. I wish to pursue a challenging and
rewarding career in this position as either as an employee or as
a contractor to build my experience.
Successfully kickstarted a group of enthusiastic developers
committing to building quality open source components for
the web, with over 100 million installations of our code
over 5 years - The PHP League of Extraordinary Packages.
Largest worldwide community contributor to the Laravel PHP
framework in 2014-2015, shaping the current form of the
framework, presently in the top 20 contributors worldwide.
Worked directly with various universities, media
organisations and government funded bodies to implement
solutions both in the Ecommerce and web app realms.
Built official integrations for AddressFinder for the
Magento 1 and 2 Ecommerce platforms.
Cartalyst, Kapture, Hidef Lifestyle, remote work in lead
Sentry and Sentinel authentication software which became the
go-to authentication packages in PHP web development.
Presented at Laracon EU in 2013, 2014, 2015 as a main stage
speaker on a range of topics.
MC of PHP Australia 2015 and 2016, coordinating speakers and
audience, on and off stage.
Architect and coordinate rollout of SAAS Ecommerce model for
Australia’s fastest growing cloud-based Point of Sale
2011 - Current
Director and Software Developer
Specialised in Ecommerce website development, from
conceptualisation to completion, implementing solutions in a
wide range of clients, from small business through
enterprise, using appropriate tooling for each project.
Custom web apps to convert business dreams into real,
Development and testing of RESTful APIs facilitating third
party integrations and extensibility to both existing and
Engineering of integrations to streamline business practices
such as order management, suppliers, logistics, shipping and
Full stack development of content-driven websites turning
beautiful designs into functional, device-ready websites.
Systems administration, advanced cloud computing
architecture and design.
Managing a team of subcontractors across multiple projects
at any given time.
2014 - 2017
Lead Developer, Ecommerce Team
Designed a SAAS-model to host client websites, based on the
popular Magento 1 framework, leading to a rollout of over
1,000 Ecommerce websites.
Engineered a solid integration between Retail Express and
Magento 2 that had one uniquely challenging requirement -
realtime sync without a performance impact on the website.
Remotely coordinated a small team of 3 in-house developers
plus several remote contractors.
2012 - 2015
Engineered an entire Ecommerce ecosystem built with small,
framework-agnostic PHP packages with solid integrations back
Managed a small team of 3-4 developers on the implementation
and support of the software produced.
Travelled to conferences in a developer evangelism capacity
to educate on Cartalyst's offerings.
2009 - 2011
Developer & Network Engineer
Implement networking solutions for clients including
installation and customisation of physical hardware and IT
Full implementation of a number of simple and Ecommerce
websites liaising with clients from design to launch and
- Laravel Mix
- SASS / LESS / CSS
- Adobe Photoshop
- Adobe Illustrator
- Adobe XD
- Git VCS
- GitLab CI / CircleCI
- Vagrant / Docker / Ansible
- Amazon AWS / Vultr / Digital Ocean
- Elastic Beanstalk
- Algolia / ElasticSearch
Confidentiality and professionalism are of uppermost importance.
The majority of my work is not publicly attributable. A few
Roof Racks Galore
Magento 2 Ecommerce website for multi-store retailer with
custom theme and realtime integration to point of sale.
WordPress CMS with custom theme from conceptualisation
to completion. Liaising with several departments over
multiple physical locations to reach meaningful messaging
Custom build Laravel app integrating subscriptions,
advanced reporting, impersonation, Algolia search and
API integrations with a UI built upon Vue.js.
Long-term Magento 1 Ecommerce store taken from a small
side business of a well known Newcastle retailer to one
of the largest independent online Music stores. Recent
improvements include stock syncing from multiple
suppliers, ordering and data automation and complex
shipping structures involving third party providers.
PHP League of Extraordinary Packages - founding member.
PHP Laravel Framework Sydney Meetup - leadership team,
occasional organiser and presenter.
SydPHP Meetup - member and presenter.
NewcastleJS - member
References available by request.