PHP Backend Developer

Market related
13 Jun 2018
11 Jul 2018
Acapella Recruitment
Contract Type
Full Time

PHP Backend Developer

Our client designs and builds bespoke websites, web systems, digital applications and brand identities for local, national and global brands, typically in the food, drink, hospitality and healthcare sectors.

They are currently seeking a Laravel/PHP Developer to join their team. You could be based from either their Sawbridgeworth studio on the river, or their shared creative hub in Cambridge (with a twice monthly Hertfordshire studio visit).

You’ll be working on diverse digital platforms for local, national and global brands such as Pernod Ricard, Plymouth Gin and Eureka! The National Children’s Museum. You’ll also be helping our client to develop their own digital products as they gradually build up this side of the business.

Day to day tasks:

  • Develop bespoke websites and often complex systems from scratch
  • Build additional functions to existing systems
  • Development & integration with WordPress
  • Troubleshoot, maintenance and support for existing client websites
  • Cross browser and user centred testing
  • Collaborate and be an active member of the team
  • Help solve challenging problems

Good knowledge of:

  • PHP
  • Laravel
  • WordPress
  • HTML(5) & CSS(3)
  • JavaScript
  • jQuery

You’ll have:

  • Excellent Objected Orientated PHP skills
  • Experienced using PHP MVC frameworks, essentially Laravel
  • Routinely use Git version control
  • Excellent knowledge of MySQL and good database design
  • Experience building bespoke web applications
  • Familiar with Linux shell
  • Ability to work independently and manage your workload and deadlines
  • Acute attention to detail, perfection is your middle name
  • Superb written and verbal communication skills
  • A strong team mentality but can also work well independently
  • An endless drive for efficiency, performance and speed throughout your work
  • A desire to learn new technologies, and keep up to date with the industry
  • 2 references that testify to the above

Advantage if experienced with:

  • Experience with WordPress
  • Experience developing and managing cloud infrastructure with AWS
  • Experience working with front-end JavaScript frameworks
  • Responsive development
  • Project management experience
  • Knowledge of SEO
  • WooCommerce
  • CakePHP (or equivalent PHP MVC framework)
  • Sass (SCSS)

What our client can offer you:

  • Salary £38k to £42k
  • Monthly takeaway day, on the house
  • Team socials. From pub lunches to cycling around London, we love getting out of the studio to refresh
  • Birthday celebrations, both for your real birthday and your company birthday. Yes, there’s cake
  • Never-ending tea and biscuits
  • Inspiration days. Two extra paid days of annual leave, spent doing something that inspires you, on us
  • No more working on Christmas Eve ever again, plus the legendary Christmas party
  • Training opportunities
  • A library of design, business and self-development books for you to borrow
  • No commute in to London! Well maybe sometimes when we’re visiting a client, but no daily tube ride.
  • Team pension scheme

To apply please send your CV, a covering letter explaining why you’re the perfect candidate, along with work examples from your portfolio you’re most proud of and your GitHub.

If you can’t send the above through the job boards, please send to: contact @ acapella-recruitment co uk

We look forward to hearing from you. Acapella Recruitment is working on a full recruitment basis for our client and we look forward to discussing your application and our client in more detail.

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