Junior Full Stack (PHP/JS) Developer

12 Oct 2018
17 Oct 2018
Contract Type
Full Time

SportPursuit is a leading private shopping community for over 4 million active men and women across UK and Europe. We were rated as the 5th fastest growing business in the UK (The Times Sage Startup Track 15 2015) and offer a culture where self-starters have an opportunity to have a huge impact.
Our mission is to offer amazing offers on the best sports products and services from the world’s leading sports brands to our members in week long ‘flash’ sales. Our deals are only available to our members behind our sign in wall; this gives our brands the confidence to deliver exclusive offers to our members whilst protecting their brands and their full price retailers from continuous discounting.

Our offices are located at Workspace’s flagship hub in Kennington Park next to the Oval Cricket ground and recently SportPursuit has become a member of the Future Fifty, the UK's leading programme for late-stage digital businesses.
If you’re ambitious, talented, and want to shape the future of the business but don’t mind getting your hands dirty this could be just the place for you.


We are looking for a Junior Full Stack PHP and JavaScript Developer to assist with development on some key areas of our internal technology platform, namely our E-commerce platform and other stand alone web applications.


* Work in a scrum / agile environment to help develop key functionality to improve business functionality

* Improve the overall user experience that customers have on our website on mobile app

* Assist with backend PHP development on the e-commerce platform and service-based architecture.

* Assist with client side JavaScript development using VueJS for the e-commerce platform and other single page applications

* Assist with contributing to the overall automated testing coverage of various applications

* Being available to help determine the technical feasibility of UI/UX designs

* Optimize the client side of the commerce platform for maximum speed and scalability

* Creating responsive layouts using HTML, SASS and VueJS in accordance with best practices

* Troubleshoot problems with different browsers and email clients

* Being an active participant in the development process, which includes taking part in Scrum ceremonies, providing estimations, doing demos and assisting with code reviews.

*Skills and Experience:*

* Graduate in computer science or related discipline

* Ideally 1 to 2 years of professional web development experience

* Experience working on a web application framework built with PHP or Python

* Experience using of client-side scripting and JavaScript frameworks, specifically VueJs, ReactJS and jQuery

* Good understanding of asynchronous request handling, partial page updates, and AJAX.

* Proficient understanding of web markup, including HTML5, CSS3

* Understanding of server-side CSS pre-processing platforms, such as SASS and LESS

* Knowledge of automated testing principles and experience using testing frameworks like PHPUnit, Jasmine and Behat

* Basic understanding of cross-browser compatibility issues and how to solve them.

* Familiarity with Git for version control and agile practices.

* Strong written and verbal communication skills

* Have a demonstrated passion for technology and are a communicative team player

*Desirable skills:*

* Exposure to multilingual websites in languages other than English

* Magento or Zend framework experience

* Experience in building native mobile applications in React Native

* Experience using a Amazon Web Services (AWS)

* Linux systems administration experience


* Workplace pension - we're set up with The People's Pension to make sure we're contributing to help you save for retirement.

* Company bonus scheme – We believe that every member of staff should benefit from company success, so we like to reward everyone accordingly.

* Holiday – 22 days of holiday a year, and we encourage you take it. We’ll also throw in an extra day off for your birthday.

* Food & Drink – Hobnobs, tea and coffee, plus all the toast and peanut butter you can eat.

* Socials – A social budget which grows every time we hit budget, with a social team that just loves using it!

* The Workspace complex – kitted out with showers, a cafe, and a Pure Gym.

* Culture – if you love being active you’ll love our office, with yoga once a week, running clubs and our annual sports day.

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