Mid-Level PHP Developer

Westbury-on-Trym, Bristol
£20,000-£35,000 per annum pro-rata, 18 month contract
14 Oct 2016
21 Oct 2016
Contract Type
Full Time

<p>Are you a passionate, enthusiastic PHP web developer with a strong understanding of Object-Oriented PHP? We have a motivated team who will be very grateful to you if you can solve their problems and implement their new ideas into our systems. You will find the work varied, challenging and rewarding - and always appreciated by the rest of the team! Tasks include the occasional large project, multiple mini-projects, adding new features to existing systems, and fixing bugs that have come to light. A notable amount of existing code is in ASP and legacy PHP and needs to be recoded in OOP PHP.</p> <p>ZigZag Education is an independent educational publisher of photocopiable worksheets, workbooks, topic tests, practice exam papers and also digital resources for teachers of KS3, GCSE, A Level, BTEC, etc. There are approximately 50 of us across the team, developing products we believe in which support teachers and students. You will be our sole coder working under the direction of the Commissioning Editor and Head of Business Support.</p> <p>Further Details</p> <p>We have a large amount of legacy code, but new projects will be written in PHP OOP e.g. using the NetBeans PHP IDE, the CodeIgniter MVC framework and the bootstrap framework for external websites.</p> <p>We are looking for a dependable PHP developer to write logical, well-commented code and to build on and improve existing systems. Create robust bespoke systems to increase efficiency in the business. Create intuitive and fast user interfaces – for both internal staff and external customers. Balance the feedback of users with the requirements of your manager, and manage your workload to ensure an appropriate balance between time, quality and budget. You must also be willing to muck in with technical support although this isn't the main focus of the role. Work within a culture of good organisation and clear, timely reporting.</p>