PHP Developer

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    Accountancy & Finance

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    £45000.00 - £55000.00 per annum + pension + benefits

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    Prince Aidoo

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    4 months ago

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PHP Developer (Backend)

We are currently working with one of our key clients with a global brand presence in the health industry in search for an experienced Backend PHP Developer. The client has a strong reputation in the health sector and fast growing. They are multiple award winners with high staff retention, looking to expand across multiple teams to match their growth plans.

The ideal candidate will:

*Have strong experience of web development with PHP and a good understanding of Laravel or another main PHP framework, such as Symfony
*Have knowledge of how to interact with RESTful APIs and formats (JSON, XML)
*Be able to work with code versioning tools such as Git, SVN, and Mercurial.
*Are good at problem-solving, and can use your initiative to find creative solutions to coding problems
*Be able to thrive in a fast-paced agency environment and adapt to different priorities and deadlines
*Can work independently and as part of a team to overcome challenges
*Are passionate about learning and improving your technical skills across a range of web technologies

Duties and Responsibilities:

*Deliver PHP development for a variety of web projects across the group
*Contribute quality code for projects, including via peer review of others
*Ensure the correct technology is used for each project, and that new alternatives are considered
*Document and estimate proposed solutions
*Help scope and define functionality, including identifying areas where projects could benefit from additional features
*Follow development processes and help shape these as the team grows
*Identify code or concepts that can be re-used or re-purposed for other projects
*Ensure that your projects are delivered to the requirements and on the agreed timeline
*Mentor and provide direction and support to junior developers and contractors
*Offer technical advice and guidance to colleagues from other departments, and provide consultancy backup to Head of Digital

What you will bring:

*Development of new web applications, features and functionality using the Laravel Framework
*Establishing and guiding the solution's architecture
*Comfortable working in a fast-paced environment, hold strong project management skills and prioritise with a MoSCoW approach
*Enthusiasm and a passion for building great web applications
*The ability to quickly learn and adapt to new technologies and tools
*It would also be beneficial to have a good understanding of CMSs, such as WordPress, Drupal, Craft CMS

You will love this role if you:

*Are passionate about architecting, building and maintaining web applications
*Value collaboration and enjoy working closely with developers, project managers, QA professionals and digital designers
*Want to work on a variety of different projects and get the chance to try out new technologies
*Have an interest in modern PHP frameworks and how you could use their features in a project


*A total of 29 days holidays - 25 plus an additional 3 at our Christmas shutdown plus your birthday off
*Flexible start and finish times around core office hours
*4pm Friday finish
*A training platform that provides access to self-paced and face-to-face learning & development
*Group Income Protection
*Private Medical Insurance
*Employee Assistance Programme
*Life Assurance
*Enhanced parental leave
*Casual dress code
*Active CSR community supporting a range of worthwhile causes
*Flexible working/ remote

If this sounds like the sort of role in which you would thrive, then we would love to hear from you.