Senior PHP Developer

WayForward Recruitment Ltd
to £45k doe
31 Oct 2017
16 Nov 2017
Contract Type
Full Time

My client is a fast growing disrupter in the L&D field with a platform that allows for training and staff development in accessible bitesize chunks. It is now looking to expand the team with a Senior PHP Developer to enhance and develop the platform.

The team is using technologies such as PHP 7, Symfony 3 and ReactJS and they are looking for a talented Full Stack Senior Developer who is flexible and able to feed into design and architecture decisions as they take the product to the next level.

The main responsibilities are:

  • To develop, build and enhance PHP software products and related developments,
  • Write clean, object-oriented code, to a high standard and in scalable way,
  • Write and maintain frontend and backend code,
  • Troubleshooting, debugging, testing and maintaining the core software product and databases,
  • Write and detail requirements and tickets as necessary for new features and bugs, documenting them as required,
  • Provide accurate estimates and convey task progress to relevant stakeholders,
  • Peer review code from other developers,
  • Write and maintain automated tests to support the application and related services,
  • Assist in the maintenance of hosting and scaling requirements and related tools,
  • Design and architect scalable solutions to best meet requirements,
  • Contribute in all phases of the agile development life-cycle,
  • Follow process and manage deployments for new releases,
  • Keep up to date with tools, languages and technologies,
  • Follow best practices and suggest new processes as required.

Essential Skills

  • PHP,
  • OOP and strong OOD skills with a thorough understanding of what makes code testable,
  • Knowledge of Design Patterns
  • MySQL,
  • One or more major PHP framework (we use Symfony 3),
  • JavaScript,
  • One or more major JS framework (React, Angular, VueJS etc...),
  • Demonstrable knowledge of at least one testing framework,
  • Good understanding of HTML 5/CSS.

Desirable Skills

  • Linux Server Admin
  • Nginx
  • Agile methodologies
  • Microservice architecture
  • Postgres
  • Ruby
  • PHPUnit
  • PHPSpec
  • Behat
  • Jest

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