Full Stack Developer - PHP, MYSQL, Wordpress, HTML5, CSS

Manchester, Greater Manchester
£35,000 - £45,000 per annum
18 Oct 2016
15 Nov 2016
IT, Programming
Contract Type
Full Time
Position: Full Stack Developer - PHP, MYSQL, Wordpress, HTML5, CSS
Location: Kent – TN16
Salary: £25,000 to £37,000 per annum
Job type: Permanent

As a Full Stack Developer, your main responsibility is for the production, modification and maintenance of back end applications. This involves working closely with Website Developers and designers, to ensure the website and applications are built as specified. Reporting to: Systems & Development Manager.
You’ll also work closely with the UAT Coordinator to test your server-side code. Your focus will be on team goals, customer value and looking at the bigger picture.

Duties & responsibilities:
Helping to build functional requirements, technical design and implement application features
Field questions and solve problems for user support and client services
Participate in design and code reviews
Integration of user-facing elements developed by the Website Developers, with server side logic
Building reusable code and libraries for future use
Optimisation of the application / database for maximum speed and scalability
Implementation of efficient, secure and scalable software
Build and maintain functional apps for the business
Building and modification of API’s to enable system integration
Reporting on server load and other valuable statistics
Solve complex scalability, platform and integration problems
Be actively involved in company projects, to ensure the Development function is actively promoted

Personal Profile:
Excellent customer service skills
Excellent communication skills (telephone and written)
Excellent organisation and prioritisation skills
Sound judgment

To perform this job successfully, an individual must be able to perform each essential duty satisfactorily.
Minimum 3 years’ full time experience in PHP development
Must be conversant with both object orient and procedural coding
Minimum 3 years’ full time experience MySQL database design, optimisation and development (not necessarily a full DBA skillset)
Excellent knowledge of Integration and exchange protocols (ex. XML, Soap, Json etc.) essential
Strong knowledge of application security is essential (preferred experience with PCI DSS compliant systems)
Basic Unix command line knowledge essential
Excellent knowledge of html5, CSS and JavaScript (jQuery) essential
Experience working with GIT

Additional information:

The team currently consists of another developer, who is PHP / MySQL qualified, a UAT Co-Ordinator that tests all of our website processes and customer journeys when we release any changes or bug fixes, and a Systems and Development Technician who deals with day to day IT issues and Service Desk etc.
So this role is in addition to that and will work closely with the other developer. The idea is that your role will be varied and you both will complete website work as well as back end changes.
We are ideally looking for someone that is either mid-range, or fairly new to work, as long as they have the required skills and more importantly have the necessary drive and enthusiasm to want to succeed in their career. I am looking for someone that will come in, show us the best way to do things and take control in a way, and feel comfortable in doing that.
Not really bothered about the industry, but if you have worked in the financial services industry then even better.

Key skills: PHP, MYSQL, Wordpress, HTML5, CSS