PHP Developer

Alex James Digital
Chester, UK
31 Aug 2019
09 Sep 2019
Contract Type
Full Time
Our client are a fast growing digital business.

Purpose of the job

Due to recent growth, they are looking for a middleweight PHP developer to join their team on a permanent basis. You will work closely with existing developers as part of the wider digital marketing team to enhance websites and mar-tech stack.

Within the role of PHP developer, you will have the opportunity to use technologies you are passionate about to build, maintain, and optimise the group's marketing websites, and mar-tech services.

They are currently in the process of migrating their website infrastructure away from WordPress, towards a Laravel-based CMS (Statamic). As such, you will be joining at an ideal time to shape and influence the direction in which the business goes.

You will also be given the opportunity to enhance the integration of the mar-tech stack - including Salesforce, Pardot, and Marketo amongst others - with internal tools and marketing websites.

Responsibilities and duties
  • Work with the development team to develop, build, and maintain the business's marketing websites.
  • Work with the Web Development Manager, marketing development team, as part of the group digital marketing team to build and maintain integrations that give the company a clearer view of how their customers use their websites.
  • Build new functionality, and integrate services and tools, that help sales and marketing teams work more effectively.
  • Take responsibility for refactoring code, increasing test coverage, and enhancing the security of our marketing platforms.
  • Make suggestions for improvements that may help with user experience.

This role will suit a junior back-end developer looking to make the move up to middleweight, or for an existing middleweight back-end developer who is looking for an opportunity to work in an in-house global marketing team. If you're passionate about self- learning, this role is perfect for you.

You do not need an IT/Comp-Sci degree to apply for this job.

Must haves...
  • At least one year of experience working with PHP and MySQL in a LAMP/LEMP
  • A strong understanding of modern PHP development, including object orientated programming, and the MVC pattern.
  • Experience working with the Laravel framework.
  • Experience integrating RESTful APIs with websites.
  • Exposure to TDD, including feature and unit testing.
  • Experience working in with Git, and Bitbucket, Github, or GitLab.

Nice to haves...

Don't worry if you don't have these. You'll be trained up on these over the next 12 months
  • Experience with issue tracking via Jira and Asana.
  • Experience building add-ons for Statamic.
  • Experience building RESTful APIs.
  • Experience writing documentation for other developers.
  • Experience of working with HTML and CSS (in particular, functional CSS frameworks such as TailwindCSS).
  • Exposure to modern JS, and frameworks such as Vue.
  • Experience working with Salesforce, Marketo, and/or Pardot's APIs.
  • Experience of working on MacOS/Linux.

Excellent package on offer

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