Senior PHP Developer Building the world's best online learning platform

16 Apr 2017
16 May 2017
Contract Type
Full Time

Benefits & What to Expect

  • Salary range between £40k and £55k, we are hiring more than one developer at different levels
  • 2 minute walk from the tube station
  • Pension, Life Assurance, Cycle to Work Scheme, Gym Discount, Childcare Benefits and Flexi-Working
  • Technology fluid environment, we're constantly learning and adding to our tech

Code the world’s best online learning platform

We're looking for an enthusiastic and experienced PHP Developer Lead to join the development team which builds our core learning platform. This team develops desktop and mobile websites using PHP, HTML5, CSS3 and Javascript. You will join a small team of developers as part of a larger Technology team. You will be working with other developers, product owners and learning technologists to extend and enhance our Moodle-based platform to support hundreds of thousands of online learners.
You should love writing high-quality code in an environment that embraces the DevOps mindset, shipping features and enhancements regularly to our learners. You will be working across the stack, coding in PHP and Javascript, whilst ensuring that your tests pass every time.
Above all, your team’s work will help hundreds of thousands of online learners to develop their professional and digital skills each year.

What you’ll do

  • Build our learning platform (based on Moodle) which powers all AVADO courses, we don't require you to know Moodle.
  • Deliver high quality code, working in an environment that embraces DevOps methods
  • Collaborate with other developers, product owners and learning technologists
  • Pitch in where needed as a valued member of an autonomous, cross-functional team
  • Work from our office in vibrant Hammersmith, just minutes from 3 tube lines.

Who you are

  • You know how to create high quality, scalable and secure PHP/JavaScript/HTML/CSS applications
  • You are experienced with modern coding, testing, debugging and automation techniques
  • You care about front and back end web technologies, from the UI to the database
  • You can tell us about the projects and teams that you’ve worked with, and the problems that you’ve solved together
  • Familiarity with some or all of: PHP5, PHP7, Behat/Gherkin, PHPUnit; HTML5, CSS3, Bootstrap 3, Git/Bitbucket/JIRA, Symfony, Linux, Nginx, Apache
  • Familiarity with CI/CD/DevOps tools like Puppet, Chef, Salt, Ansible, Terraform

What you’ll get from us

  • To work in the best PHP development team in London
  • Strong executive support for your team
  • The opportunity to use the latest development tools and methods

Who are AVADO?
AVADO is a ground-breaking EdTech company. We take engaged students, offer them meaningful outcomes and provide learning that works - our courses offer with some of the highest success and satisfaction rates in the industry. We partner with Google, the International Olympic Committee, Barclays, The Financial Times, the Chartered Institute of Professional Development (CIPD), the Association of Chartered Certified Accountants (ACCA) and many others. Our HQ is in London, with global offices in Singapore, Hamburg, New York and Mumbai.