Job purpose

We’re looking for a highly skilled PHP Developer who will deliver results on time and write quality code. No ninjas, no rockstars – just someone who’s serious about their work, is a team player, and never met an array they couldn’t tame. Your role will be to work as part of a multidisciplinary team responsible for the full lifecycle of software development, from the initial specification to the development, testing, and launch process.

Duties and Responsibilities

  • Troubleshoot, test and maintain the core product software and databases to ensure strong optimization and functionality.
  • Learn the business domain and participate in the requirements gathering process.
  • Contribute in all phases of the development lifecycle.
  • Build innovative, well-designed, and well-architected applications in collaboration with the UX team.
  • Design, develop, document, test, and debug new and existing software systems, applications and/or components.
  • Participate in the agile software development life cycle, including but not limited to solutions review, validations and retrospective meetings.
  • Utilise backend services, and expand our architecture.
  • Refactor, optimise and improve our existing codebase.
  • Use Test-Driven Development and acceptance tests to ensure feature quality.
  • Engage other stakeholders around all tasks, evaluations, suggestions, schedules and technical and process issues.
  • Keep abreast of new trends and best practices in web development, and share knowledge with the rest of the team.

Qualifications and Experience

  • 5+ years experience as a PHP Developer
  • Working knowledge of authentication and authorisation patterns
  • Integrating data from multiple sources and databases
  • Knowing the limitations of PHP and how to work around them
  • Experience with PHP MVC frameworks (e.g. Symfony, Laravel)
  • Good relational database skills (e.g. MySQL, MariaDB, PostgreSQL)
  • Proven expertise in working with API services (REST and SOAP)
  • Experience with Agile development practices (TDD, refactoring, continuous integration)
  • Familiarity with version control systems (e.g. Git)
  • Strong preference for or deep understanding of open-source solutions

Key Competencies

  • Ability to work well in a fast-paced environment.
  • Able to work unsupervised, or with a team as required, and to collaborate effectively with other team members and stakeholders.
  • An almost unhealthy level of enthusiasm for good documentation.
  • Organised, flexible, and a self-starter.