Senior Backend Developer

York, UK
24 Aug 2019
28 Aug 2019
Contract Type
Full Time
Senior Backend Developer sought by a leading premium financial services company based near York. A market leader with the majority stake in their field with a growing international presence, this is a unique opportunity to join at an exciting phase of growth for the company.

The Role:

As a Senior Backend Developer you`ll help drive a number of key projects to the next level. Your duties will include:

- Designing and building new features and services
- Developing new REST APIs
- Writing unit tests to ensure high code coverage
- Reviewing team members code to ensure a high-standard
- Mentoring and supporting other team members
- Estimating time and planning for implementation
- Suggesting and investigating alternative technologies to solve business issues
- Monitoring traffic and reviewing server performance
- Ensuring documentation is correct and up-to-date
- Training and knowledge transfer to the team
- Leading the team to ensure standards and processes are met and followed
- Maintaining the database systems
- Developing the Continuous Integration system
- Create and maintain server configurations and provisioning
- Debugging and resolving bugs and performance issues

The Successful Senior Backend Developer should have:

- At least 4 years` commercial development experience
- Strong experience of modern PHP development
- Experience with PHP frameworks, ideally Symfony or Laravel
- Commercial experience with version control in a team environment
- Ability to approach existing code, grasp its purpose and make changes confidently and safely
- Experience with writing unit & integration tests
- Knowledge of coding standards and their application
- Experience with LAMP stack architecture, particularly in a cloud environment
- Experience with Docker & Ansible
- Continuous integration
- Mentoring a team
- Security conscious approach to development
- Understanding of caching and cache strategies

Knowledge of the following technologies is desirable:

- Elasticsearch/Elastic Stack, MongoDB, RabbitMQ, Redis, AWS, Git, Jenkins, SupervisorD

In return for your hard work you`ll be rewarded with:

- £40,000 - £45,000 salary depending on experience
- Up to 33 days` holiday with service (including bank holidays)
- Salary sacrifice holiday scheme
- Excellent flexible working arrangement
- Onsite crèche
- Staff discount
- Government pension
- Free nights out and events
- Free parking
- Free hot drinks
- Free workwear

Senior Backend Developer

York, North Yorkshire - commutable from Harrogate, North Leeds, Wetherby, Ripon, Tadcaster, etc

£40,000 - £45,000 depending on experience + benefits

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