PHP Web Developer

Robert Walters Plc
16 May 2018
15 Jun 2018
Contract Type
Full Time

Within an Agile team, you will be working collaboratively with the Development & QA team and be responsible for the site and infrastructure.

You will be involved various projects, which range from small day-to-day BAU changes to long-term projects such as systems integration. You will also collaborate closely with all IT disciplines and other business functions, having a view of projects from their inception through to deployment.

Reporting to the Development Manager and Head of Development, your key responsibilities will be the maintenance and development of the e-commerce technology platforms and associated infrastructure, and ensure that projects are delivered on-time and on-budget.

Specific Responsibilities and Accountabilities:

  • PHP development within an Agile team
  • Collaborate with Business Analysts, Scrum Masters and Project Managers to facilitate project delivery
  • Evaluate existing development processes, identifying inefficiencies, bottlenecks and proposing solutions
  • Coordination, assessment and planning of releases into Production environments
  • Peer review of code from both internal and third party Software Engineers, promoting best practices and quality of code
  • Any other activities as outlined by the Development Manager or Head of Development Skills,


  • Strong knowledge and experience of Object Oriented PHP
  • Knowledge of MySQL and relational databases
  • Knowledge of JavaScript and frameworks(such as JQuery and Prototype)
  • Frontend development using XHTML and CSS,
  • Experience in working on responsive websites and workflow tools like SASS and Grunt
  • Knowledge in Magento theme modification, best practices and layout updates using XML
  • Minimum of 2 years of commercial experience
  • Experience of using project management tools such as JIRA
  • Familiarity with the LAMP stack
  • Comfortable working with Git or another version control system in a team environment
  • Happy using the command line interface as part of your workflow
  • Knowledge of Agile software development methodologies
  • Working knowledge of current testing processes and methodologies
  • Be able to self-manage their own workload
  • Ability to multi-task and juggle both individual tasks as well as oversee team tasks
  • Attention to detail and pride in your work
  • Clear verbal and written communication
  • Be a self-starter and able to work on your own initiative


  • Knowledge and the willingness to cross-train in other languages such as, Ruby, Java, C# etc
  • Automation, particularly automated testing and continuous deployment
  • Scaling web systems, particularly Magento or other e-commerce platforms
  • Knowledge of DevOps and provisioning tools, such as Puppet and Chef
  • Familiarity with TDD and/or BDD
  • Experience od working with AWS and associated technologies

Experience working in an agile environment.

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