Senior PHP Developer

Leeds, West Yorkshire, England
£35000 - £45000 per annum
12 Oct 2016
09 Nov 2016
Recruitment Genius Ltd
Contract Type
Full Time
Do you want to work for a rapidly growing small technology company that will give you responsibility and freedom to use and grow your skills?

We are looking for 4 experienced PHP developers to join our team as we move into the next growth phase in our business. We can offer flexible working arrangements and a great working environment in central Leeds.

We have some exciting green-field projects coming up as well as work on our existing established applications and are looking for people who have:

- At least 5 years of solid PHP experience
- Experience with a modern MVC framework is essential, e.g. Zend, Symfony, Laravel.
- An understanding and experience of the issues of scalability and high performance services.
- A thorough understanding of MySQL with the ability to write and optimise high performance queries, and work with large data sets.
- Experience with an ORM is highly desirable, particularly Doctrine.
- Experience with XML, SOAP, JSON and RESTful services.
- A good understanding of application security.
- Knowledge and understanding of the core design patterns.
- Some understanding of JQuery, SASS and responsive web frameworks such as Bootstrap, Zurb Foundation would be useful.
- It would be beneficial to have experience working with legacy code, and be able to contemplate optimal methods of refactoring a large application that can not suffer down time.
- Experience and understanding of general testing, fault finding and unit testing (especially using PHPUnit and Selenium).
- Ability to write and maintain effective system documentation.
- Ability to conform to coding standards
- Ability to effectively manage time and deal with other teams, and potentially customers from time to time
- A good understanding of Linux, basic bash skills, experience of maintaining a Linux based system and installing a LAMP stack.
- The ability to research, design and write new software solutions.
- Mentor more junior developers.

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