Software Engineer (PHP/Magento)

04 Oct 2017
02 Nov 2017
Contract Type
Full Time

Software Engineer PHP/Magento


Missguided is not only one of the fastest growing online ladies fashion retailers, but one of the fastest growing companies in the UK.

We have just moved into new, state of the art premises as we look to increase our turnover to £1bn in the next 5 years and we are looking for people who have the drive and ambition to help us achieve this goal to join our team at this exciting time.

We are looking for an exceptional Software Engineer PHP/Magento to work with our current team to help Missguided develop and expand further. Our ideal Software Engineer PHP/Magento is someone who can add new ideas, experience, energy and enthusiasm into the mix. The successful Software Engineer PHP/Magento will need to enjoy and thrive from working in a fast paced environment and work well under pressure.

Key Responsibilities and Accountabilities:

Within an Agile team, you will be working collaboratively with the Development & QA team and be responsible for the Missguided site and infrastructure.

You will be involved various projects, which range from small day-to-day BAU changes to long-term projects such as systems integration. You will also collaborate closely with all IT disciplines and other business functions, having a view of projects from their inception through to deployment.

Reporting to the Development Team Lead, Development Manager and Head of Development, your key responsibilities will be the maintenance and development of Missguided’s e-commerce technology platforms and associated infrastructure, and ensure that projects are delivered on-time and on-budget.

Specific Responsibilities and Accountabilities:

·PHP/Magento development within an Agile team

·Collaborate with Business Analysts, Scrum Masters and Project Managers to facilitate project delivery

·Evaluate existing development processes, identifying inefficiencies, bottlenecks and proposing solutions

·Coordination, assessment and planning of releases into Production environments

·Peer review of code from both internal and third party Software Engineers, promoting best practices and quality of code

·Any other activities as outlined by the Development Manager or Head of Development

Skills, Experience and QualificationsEssential:

·Strong knowledge and experience of Object Oriented PHP, ideally with experience in Magento

·Knowledge of MySQL and relational databases

·Minimum of 2 years of commercial experience

·Experience of using project management tools such as JIRA

·Familiarity with the LAMP stack

  • Comfortable working with Git or another version control system in a team environment
  • Happy using the command line interface as part of your workflow

·Knowledge of Agile software development methodologies

·Working knowledge of current testing processes and methodologies

·Be able to self-manage their own workload

·Ability to multi-task and juggle both individual tasks as well as oversee team tasks

  • Attention to detail and pride in your work
  • Clear verbal and written communication
  • Be a self-starter and able to work on your own initiative
  • Be able to influence and lead by example


·Magento and/or Zend Certification

·Knowledge and the willingness to cross-train in other languages such as, Ruby, Java, C# etc

  • Automation, particularly automated testing and continuous deployment
  • Scaling web systems, particularly Magento or other e-commerce platforms
  • Knowledge of DevOps and provisioning tools, such as Chef
  • Familiarity with TDD and/or BDD
  • Experience working in an agile environment.



·Analytical thinking

·Business awareness




What We Will Give You:·A competitive salary

·Pension (that we contribute to as well!)

·25 days holiday (plus bank holidays)

·Staff discount

·Salary Sacrifice schemes such as cycle to work and childcare vouchers

·Death in service benefits

·Brand new, state of the art, fun working environment. Spacious desk areas, café, kitchen areas and quiet spaces where you can plug in and work in peace

·Macbook Pro for development

·Regular team and company wide social events and parties

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