Lead PHP Developer - Leading Cloud Security Platform - Up to £80K - Canary Wharf, London

Honor Search Ltd
Canary Wharf, London
23 Jul 2017
22 Aug 2017
Contract Type
Full Time

My client is a Cloud Security Platform who is looking for a Lead PHP Developer to join their growing team. They provide a cloud-based cyber security awareness platform that helps businesses to improve cyber security behaviour, visualise human factor vulnerability and reduce cyber risk.

Your responsibilities:

  • Lead the team of in-house and outsourced developers
  • Overall responsibility for the company website and mobile apps
  • Collaborate with the wider team & customers to understand the customer journey and measure their success.
  • Build prototypes to express what’s needed.
  • Write clean, tested and documented code.
  • Manage all stages of the development cycle, from conception to production
  • Measure and analyse the performance of the code - make it faster, smarter, more efficient. Blend this analysis with customer success metrics.
  • Collaborate in all team meetings; be ready to challenge assumptions and offer alternatives to break through obstacles

Your experience and skills:

  • You’ll spend most of your time working on the core company application, which is built using CakePHP.
  • Structured, disciplined and rigorous approach to development - including architecture planning and testing (both manual and automated)
  • Object oriented development using PHP - experience working with MVC frameworks to build secure online systems
  • Strong understanding of MySQL
  • Strong experience with key front-end web development languages: HTML, CSS and Javascript
  • Version control using Git
  • An eye for design - someone who can take designs and implement them perfectly
  • Leadership - capability to work with and lead a team of developers, taking ownership of the company software products and for delivering the required outcomes

Desireable skills:

  • Building and integrating into third party REST APIs.
  • Understanding of Amazon Web Services - in particular services such as Elastic Beanstalk, EC2, RDS, S3, CloudFront, CodeCommit, CodePipeline and IAM.
  • Experience using CakePHP framework
  • Understanding of Python and experience using Django framework would be a bonus.
  • Understanding of third party machine learning and AI tools such as IBM’s Watson.
  • Understanding / experience of appropriate project management tools and methodologies