Web Developer

Green Shoots Recruitment
08 Mar 2018
15 Apr 2018
Contract Type
Full Time
Web Developer - PHP Developer


£30 – 35k DOE

Ref: WD130

Calling all… PHP Developers

Green Shoots Recruitment Ltd is looking for a Web Developer who would be responsible for working on back-end (and to a lesser extent, front-end) programming. Your primary focus will be development of server-side logic, definition and maintenance of any associated databases, and ensuring high performance and responsiveness to requests from the front-end. You will also be responsible for integrating the front-end elements built by your co-workers into the application. An understanding of front-end technologies is therefore necessary as well.

We work with the PHP language, and primarily with the WordPress content management platform as well as our own “legacy” bespoke applications. You will therefore need to be comfortable with developing quality code for WordPress systems, as well as handling issues and maintenance for WordPress and our own systems.


- Integration of user-facing elements developed by front-end developers with server side logic

- Building of WordPress plugins and theme elements, and integrating with existing plugins

- Building reusable code and libraries for future use

- Optimization of the application for maximum speed and scalability

- Implementation of security and data protection

- Assisting with implementation of technical SEO practices

- Design and implementation of data storage solutions

- Basic server maintenance and management

Skills And Qualifications

- Proficient knowledge of PHP, WordPress and (ideally) other platforms, e.g. Magento

- Proficient at understanding and maintaining other developers’ code

- Proficient understanding of git version control

- Proficient with MySQL and database design principles

- Proficient understanding of web accessibility guidelines

- Proficient understanding of OWASP security principles

- Proficient knowledge of integrating with REST and SOAP APIs, and general API concepts

- Good understanding of front-end technologies and platforms, such as JavaScript, HTML5, and CSS3

- Knowledge of best practice for user authentication and authorisation between multiple systems

- Knowledge of technical SEO best practices and how to implement them would be beneficial

- Management of WHM/cPanel hosting environment, including database administration and scaling an application to support load changes

- Data migration, transformation, and scripting

The right person will be professional, confident, a team player and personable - knowing when to listen and when to offer advice. You will be extremely well organised with excellent attention to detail, a natural multi-tasker that works equally well on your own, as well as within a team - whilst enjoying a happy team environment.

The company are looking to appoint someone as soon as possible, where you will work alongside the IT Director managing and developing knowledge of their clients and work process.

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