Senior PHP Developer with Symfony Experience

Care Planner Ltd
Bristol (City Centre)
16 May 2018
15 Jun 2018
Contract Type
Full Time
CarePlanner is a rapidly growing SAAS provider in the home care sector. We have built a powerful, easy-to-use system that allows agencies to manage their staff, look after their service users and keep on top of their finances for a fixed monthly cost. We have hundreds of customers using our software to help support some of the most vulnerable people in our society.

We are looking for an experienced PHP developer to join us at this exciting time, reporting to the Head of Technology. You will form a core part of our redevelopment team, building a modern headless Symfony-based system to gradually replace a legacy Drupal PHP codebase.

If you love getting you head around somebody else’s code and then making it better, this is the job for you.


4+ years of PHP experience (any experience with Symfony or Drupal would be a distinct advantage)

Excellent understanding of both OO and procedural PHP

Very good understanding of MySQL or another relational database

Good working knowledge of Javascript and jQuery

Good understanding of vanilla CSS

Familiarity with a Linux command line and relevant tools

Experience of working with – and refactoring – legacy code

Experience of working with enterprise-level or mission-critical applications

Experience of working with GIT

Experience of working with a ticketing/bug-tracking system

Experience of working with, or – even better – developing, APIs

Experience of a testing framework, with the ability to talk intelligently about it

We are looking for someone with:

A track record of working with complex web applications

A product rather than project focus

The ability to prioritise multiple, competing demands

An understanding of design patterns and when to implement them

Excellent attention to detail, with a rigorous approach to coding

The ability to translate specs into software, and software problems into ordinary English

The desire to join a small company with big ambitions

In return, we can offer:

A competitive salary

The opportunity to develop your skills

The opportunity to work on all parts of the system

A sympathetic approach to holidays, childcare etc.

A hi-spec machine with dual monitors and your choice of OS and IDE

Beautiful, city-centre Bristol offices.

Annual conference allowance

Great coffee

Salary: £38,000+ DOE

Holiday: 22 days per annum + bank holidays

This role is available immediately.

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