Web Developer - Back End

£30000 - £35000 per annum
12 Jan 2017
09 Feb 2017
Recruitment Genius Ltd
Contract Type
Full Time
Full time, Permanent

Salary to £35,000 dependent on experience

Back End Developer

This company creates eLearning environments that knock socks off, blows minds and affects change. It's safe to say that they are completely unlike anybody else in their field. Their focus is on making online learning fun and engaging. If you want to help and are ready to work on the world's greatest learning technology solutions (they are the Learning Provider of the Year), then get in touch!

You'll be working closely with a team of developers to build out their multi-award-winning Learning Management System (it's basically an online learning portal, with a huge amount of functionality). You'll also be developing Genie, their eLearning Authoring Tool. Both systems are based on the Laravel PHP framework, with a MySQL DB. There's lot to do and plenty of scope for you to get stuck in and join the fight against dull online learning!

Key Duties and Responsibilities
- Work with designers and other developers to build new features and provide enhancements
- Troubleshooting and maintenance of existing functionality
- Maintain coding standards and coding best practices
- Contribute to technical problem solving discussions with the team
- Assist with testing
- Provide accurate timing estimates on work
- Contribute to documentation

You are passionate about coding and keep up to date with advances in technology. You get involved with StackOverflow, Github and other programming communities. Please share a link to any profiles on StackOverflow etc…

- At least 3 years' experience in web development.

- Educated to degree level in a related subject Experience

Essential Requirements
- Excellent verbal and written communication skills
- Solid understanding of OOP PHP and SQL (preferably MySQL)
- Strong time management skills
- Good knowledge of coding best practices and scalability (we're growing fast!)
- Good knowledge of HTML/CSS/Javascript (jQuery) and browser compatibility

Desirable requirements
- An understanding of server configuration, or a desire to learn
- Experience with Caching systems such as Redis or Memcache
- Experience working on large projects as part of a team
- Knowledge of an MVC framework such as Laravel
- Knowledge of building highly scalable systems
- Experience with NodeJS
- Knowledge of SCORM and xAPI
- Experience with PHPUnit
- Experience with AWS
- Experience of working with a version control system such as Git

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