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12th Feb

PHP Developer

— Project variety, MVC, DevOps

  • PHP, MVC/Laravel, chance to learn DevOps.
  • Training budget, access to courses, learn new tech.
  • Challenging, complex web builds, massive variety.

One of Gloucestershire’s most successful digital leaders are looking for a PHP Developer to join their fantastic team in Cheltenham building solutions for some of the worlds biggest brands across retail, financial, utilities, health, sports and charity sectors.  This isn’t standard web development; this is a real opportunity to join a business with drive and personality who can help you become an even better developer.

What skills you’ll be needing

  • PHP 5.x and 7.x in MVC programming.
  • Linux environment, preferably Ubuntu/Debian.
  • Database knowledge: (MySQL, SQL/Oracle).
  • NginX/Apache configuration, set up, use.
  • Working with GIT repositories.

And ideally familiar with:

  • Shell scripting (BASH).
  • Networking basics: TCP/IP, ports, security.
  • Servers: AWS/Google cloud.
  • PHP frameworks (Laravel or Symfony).
  • AJAX / Websockets.
  • Continuous Integration (like Jenkins, Bamboo).
  • Front-end: Javascript, jQuery, HTML, Gulp/Grunt, Node.js, CSS/SASS/LESS.

What you’ll be doing

Joining a team of 4 developers you’ll be working in a collaborative team delivering back-end API for web applications in partnership with front-end developers.  They need someone who can design, build and maintain efficient, reusable and reliable code.  The role will also cover implementing security and data protection measures for web applications, unit testing, code reviews and assessing/improving site and software performance.  Your views on best practices and process improvements will be highly regarded and there’s a great chance to help evaluate and select technologies for each project and the business going forward.  Within the role you will be able to pick up some incredible brands, you’ll end up with some really impressive projects under your belt.

What you’ll get in return for your talents

There’s a competitive salary (£35-45K), generous hols, pension, birthday off, training budget, private medical, free fruit, gym membership, parking scheme and more on offer.  The role comes with plenty of career progression and the opportunity to diversify or move into other future career tracks.  They have a lovely open plan, sociable office with drinks on Friday and regular company breakfasts and external trips.  The best part of the role is never feeling bored, always challenged and engaged with mentoring and support from experienced leaders. 

What’s next

Sound up your street?  Send in your CV now to Paige (, 01179269530)

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Who's managing this role?

Paige Withy

Paige Withy

— Recruiter Developers, Tech & Cyber Security


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