Senior Backend PHP Developer

York, North Yorkshire, UK

  • Development
  • Full Time
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The Role

A rapidly expanding, award winning digital agency are currently seeking an enthusiastic full-time PHP developer to become part of a growing, young and ambitious team based in the centre of York.
We work with organisations all over the world, from small one-man businesses to international conglomerates. You will be joining their current team of 45 working in a friendly and informal environment, on both client projects and their own products. The ideal candidate will fit seamlessly into what is a very ambitious and growing agency.
You will be working on bespoke websites and web applications both independently and as part of a team, therefore the ability to use your initiative is a must in what is a fast paced and ever changing environment. You should have experience working with MySQL, OOP, MVC and a PHP framework such as Laravel (or be willing and keen to learn with direction).
We use a cutting-edge tech stack including the latest versions of PHP, Laravel and Elastic Search. We have zero-downtime deployment set up on several projects and take advantage of Travis CI to ensure our code is consistently stable. We are a fast moving team and as such, allow our developers to shape our workflow if you can demonstrate improvement.
The company are happy to speak with recent graduates, self-taught developers and experienced professionals. No qualifications are essential to this position, but an ability to demonstrate your work is.
We are accepting UK based candidates only, please only apply if you meet this criteria.
Salary is negotiable depending on experience


The Requirements

  • OO PHP 7 / MVC
  • MySQL 5.7
  • Git
  • Commercial awareness. You understand that you’re spending other people’s money to solve business critical problems, not geeking out for the sake of it
  • Self-sufficiency: initiative, time management, multi-tasking
  • Laravel 5.5
  • Frontend UI development (not to fully build, but have the confidence to do small changes - HTML5, LESS, Gulp, Webpack)
  • Javascript/ES6
  • API development experience
  • Mobile development experience
  • Unix (daily desktop usage & server admin)
  • JIRA


Our Benefits

Flexible Working

With flexible start and end times, we empower employees to skip rush hour and develop a working pattern that suits their needs.

32-35 days holiday

Our generous holiday allowance includes up to 2 full weeks over Christmas.

Meaningful Compensation

All our employees receive competitive salaries and have the opportunity to take part in our share scheme after three years of continuous service. We believe we do best when our entire team is well compensated and shares in our success.

Support to grow your career

Your on-going development is extremely important to us. To help you build new skills and capabilities, we offer regular training events, lunch and learns and support employees in attending conferences and events.

Paid Volunteer Day

All of our employees are eligible for a paid day to volunteer with a charity or for a cause of their choice. We can support in connecting you with opportunities to use your skills to help good causes.

Enhanced Maternity and Paternity Provision

To provide further support to new parents we offer an enhanced maternity and paternity package.

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