PHP Developer - Chester - Cutting Edge Tech and Amazing Benefits

Tanta Recruitment
13 Feb 2018
16 Feb 2018
Contract Type
Full Time
Our client, one of the UK’s leading independent holiday cottage rental providers, is looking for a software engineer to implement technical solutions that fulfil the commercial ambitions of this fast-paced, exciting business.

You will be working with a bespoke property management platform one of the UK’s leading independent holiday cottage rental provider, in a team of up to 6 developers. You will also be collaborating with a wider technology team of more than thirty talented colleagues including Business Analysts, Test Engineers, Business Intelligence developers, as well as stakeholders outside of the department, to deliver robust, commercially substantial projects.

You will have the choice of a Developer-spec Mac, Windows or Linux desktop or laptop, while second screens come as standard.

What you’ll be doing as a PHP Developer:

Creating well crafted, scalable and resilient solutions used both by colleagues and the public.Owning the delivery of software into the business.Participating in sprint planning to deliver regular iterations, and retrospectives to improve our processes.Promoting software development best practices.Performing exploratory work to investigate new technologies that can be leveraged to solve business problems, as well as well as sizing changes to our existing platform. Reviewing colleagues’ code submissions, coaching enhancements, encouraging standards and identifying bugs.Collaborating with business stakeholders to clarify ambiguous requirements and taking corrective action for issues in production. Skills and experience you’ll need:

At least 3 years development experience in a commercial setting Experience of PHP MVC frameworks such as Laravel. Experience of Test Driven Development Object Oriented Code and using SOLID principles A strong grasp of basic MySQL (Joins, Groups) Experience of foundational front end technology e.g Javascript, HTML, CSS Experience of Agile development methodologies e.g. Scrum.Skills and experience it’s good to have:

Exposure to Continuous Delivery & Integration Experience of a Javascript frameworks such as AngularJS, ReactJS or React Native Front end styling frameworks such as SASS & Bootstrap Understanding of advanced MySQL (Stored Procedures) UNIX Command line Experience with Amazon Web Services An understanding of microservice architectures and experience with REST APIs Docker containers.Benefits you’ll get:

33 days holiday (including bank holidays)Discretionary staff bonus schemeStaff pension (matched contributions up to 2.5%)Private Medical Subsidised park and ride passesEnhanced maternity and paternity payLong service awards – cash payments every five yearsStaff discount on cottage holidaysFree worldwide travel insurance for you and your family membersWellness extras – an annual flu jab, reflexology sessions, and free fruit.
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