Senior Backend Developer

London (Greater)
30 Nov 2017
08 Dec 2017
Contract Type
Full Time
Job Description

You will play a key role in our development team; gaining experience in product development and the evolution of Bud as a company as it moves from one iteration to the next. Being part of a rapidly expanding team and joining Bud at this early stage will mean you have the opportunity to become a senior member of the development team, working directly with the CTO and Head Engineer.

The role will include working with modern technologies specifically PHP on the backend, integrating with multiple third party API’s, so would ideally suit a person who likes variation and enjoys technical challenges.

You will be working with our full team and will be responsible for communicating with our front end developers, mobile developers, data scientist and designers to make sure your brilliant back end work is translated properly.

Skills we’re looking for

Essentials -

  • Extensive knowledge of PHP, ideally PHP 5.6 +
  • Past experience or ability to demonstrate knowledge of integrating with third party API’s
  • Excellent communication skills and a team player, while having the ability to work on their own
  • Strong analytical skills & attention to detail

Very Beneficial -

  • Experience with Plugin development
  • Experience with MySQL Databases, best practices and database scalability
  • Familiarity with templating languages such as Twig
  • Knowledge of multiple backend languages (such as python, ruby etc)
  • Experience with frameworks (such as Slim PHP, Laravel, DJango, Flask, etc)
  • Knowledge of Design Patterns, PHP PSR recommendations and Python PEP 8
  • Knowledge of Dependency management (such as Composer, packagist, etc)

Other bonuses

  • Working with large data
  • Experience in sys administration
  • Experience with working in a tech start up
  • Understanding in the importance of clean, descriptive code


  • Big focus on self improvement and helping each other perform
  • Will look to meet targets while encouraging new ideas ways to improve the product
  • Forward thinking and solution oriented
  • Flexible working environment
Company DescriptionBud is an award-winning technology company that is changing the world of banking. If you want to help create solutions that will be rolled out and used by millions of customers, you came to the right place.
Winner: Innovation of the Year, British Bank Awards '17
Finalist: Most Investable company, CrowdFest '16
Finalist: Innovation of the Year, Banking Horizon '16