Oliver Sarfas

PHP and Software Developer


Current Role: Senior PHP Developer for Speed Agency

Experience: 5+ years commercial

Dream Car: Jaguar XF Saloon

Stack: LAMP

Favourite package: kint-php/kint

Blog: Ramblings of a Developer

Oliver Sarfas corporate headshot

Previous Roles

  • Provisional Marmalade Ltd.
  • PHP Developer
  • March 2016 - Aug' 2017

Built RESTful back end API

Integrated with various 3rd party services (REST & SOAP)

Reduced 3rd party spending by over 30% per annum

  • Coverbox Insurance Ltd.
  •  IT Developer
  •  Sept' 2012 - March 2016

Telematic Algorithms using SQL, PHP and Python

Managed all IT services, both internal and external

Responsible for a team of 4 IT staff

Outside of development

Avid gamer

Active member of /r/PHP community

Proud father to an amazing daughter

All things gadget

Looking to the future

  • Personal Goals
  • Little things to make time worthwhile
  •  By 2025, I will...

Own a Jaguar XF Saloon

This is currently my perfect car. Sleek, elegant, and powerful

I have a weird attachment to Jaguars

Second Income

I've got a couple of side projects, I'm hoping to monetise those soon™

Travel to at least 3 different continents

There's a big world out there, and I want to see it

So far, I've only done Europe

  • Previous Work
  • External Links to my work
  •  (these may have changed since I was there)

Marmalade Family Driver Product

We Are Marmalade Homepage

Marmalade 3rd Party Service Cache

3rd party API calls are cached (within Ts&Cs)

Saving over £100,000 a year

Coverbox Customer Dashboard

Two-Factor Authentication based telematics portal


Full-Time Work: Unavailable

 I am not on the job market at the moment

Freelance / Odd Jobs: Available

 I do take on occasional freelance work so get in contact - I'm always down for a chat

Personal / Side Projects