PHP Web Developer - Creative Design Agency

Escape Hatch
10 Feb 2018
15 Feb 2018
Contract Type
Full Time


We are looking to recruit a full time, on-site PHP Web Developer to expand our client’s capacity and skillset. They are a highly creative, expanding design agency producing brilliant work for a range of clients.

You will need to be talented and hardworking with experience in PHP/MYSQL, JavaScript, CSS and HTML in order to join their experienced development team. You will need a strong background and be up to date with the latest web technologies and have great verbal communications skills.

You will be working closely with the creative team to develop bespoke, responsive websites & web apps for their clients ensuring cross-browser and device compatibility. High standards are essential and top-quality work is a must.

  • Flexible working
  • Company Macbook
  • Easy Parking

Job Description

The successful applicant will need to create bespoke, often complex solutions using PHP frameworks within a small in-house development team. In addition they will need to aid sales staff, account managers, and others in requirements gathering, web project planning, and general technical questions.

You will have direct input in finding/developing new technologies and methods to advance the company’s existing and planned web offerings as well as aiding other developers with system design and implementation.

Additional responsibilities would include performing server and site maintenance and monitoring and supporting current client websites by providing technical support.

You will have knowledge of PHP/MYSQL, JavaScript, CSS and HTML and be experienced in developing bespoke solutions within a PHP framework. A bachelor degree in related field or comparable experience in the web development required. Substantial experience working with similar technologies and environment.

You will have the ability to break down client problems and develop a software solution from system design to implementation with the ability to communicate well verbally and in writing with good time management skills.

Specific Skill Requirements:
Demonstrable experience (at least 2+ years of commercial experience) with:

  • Strong understanding of PHP/MYSQL back-end development.
  • Knowledge of PHP frameworks (CodeIgniter, Laravel) a plus.
  • Responsive design (familiar with frameworks and writing custom media queries)
  • Knowledge of version control systems, specifically Git.
  • Understanding of UX/UI interaction
  • Good understanding of front-end technologies, including HTML5, CSS3, JavaScript, jQuery, JSON.
  • Excellent problem-solving skills and attention to detail
  • An excellent communicator and collaborator
  • Able to organize and run meetings, leaving with clear objectives and tasks
  • Comfortable talking with clients (via phone, email and in person)
  • Detail-oriented in context of a fast-paced environment
  • Capable of hitting daily deadlines

Additional Skills (Not necessary but nice):

  • Knowledge of developing for WordPress
  • Knowledge of developing for eCommerce (Magento/Shopify)
  • Experience in using task runners (Grunt/Gulp)
  • Server maintenance knowledge
  • Amazon Web Services experience
  • Digital agency experience
  • Experience with Angular JS
  • Adobe Creative Suite
  • Analytical skills
  • Articulate
  • Sense of humour


  • Contributing to "scope of build" conversations with development team, project managers, designers and other developers
  • Developing custom web applications that drive business processes
  • Setting up e-commerce applications
  • Monitoring health and uptime of servers (general server admin in a managed services environment; no in-depth configuration required)
  • Collaborating with design, strategy and sales teams to find solutions for client website projects
  • Contributing to support of current client websites
  • Participating in regular company-wide and team meetings
  • Participating in on-site and off-site client meetings
  • Contributing to best practices; recommending, exploring and implementing better ways to deliver
  • Growing personal and team member expertise through training, exploring and prospecting

Examples of Projects undertaken:

  • Integrating with third-party APIs
  • Integrating shopping carts
  • Integrating feeds from social networks
  • Building out responsive layouts
  • Developing wireframe mockups to illustrate possible solutions
  • Developing new plugins for WordPress
  • Working with freelance and/or offshore developers on specific project deliverables to assure scope, quality and timely delivery
  • Developing documentation for complex systems
  • Content Migration

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