Mid/Senior-Level Back-End Developer: PHP - Bristol - Central

£40,000 - £55,000 - Information Technology
Ref: 2972 Date Posted: Tuesday 24 May 2022
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My client is one of the UK’s leading app and digital platform within their sector. Their product helps their customers search nationwide for certain products, plan ahead, share updates and overall give their customers a peace of mind and the confidence to go about their day with this digital platform. They have market leading technology brand and are a high growth company in scale-up phase. They have major financial banking from some big names and as a company they are looking for serious growth and that is starting within the tech team.


Role Overview:

My client is currently looking for a Mid/Senior-level Back-End Developer to join a growing team supporting their roadmap with their digital platform. The role requires back-end skills within a LAMP stack, experience of using PHP frameworks and knowledge of DevOps. You will be actively involved in all aspects of web development and provide key creative input to the company.


The role provides a chance to play a leading role in a new and disruptive sector, creating well-written software driving high-quality user interfaces in their space. While the current tech-team includes mid- and senior-level developers, plans are in place to increase team size over the coming year to focus on website and app development as well as maintaining existing desktop tools and mobile apps.


Key Competencies:

  • BSc in Computer Science (or equivalent)
  • 4+ years’ experience with PHP, MySQL (or other relational databases)
  • Experience of PHP Frameworks (Laravel, Zend, Symphony 2, etc)
  • Experience of working with REST APIs
  • Understanding of OOP and software design patterns
  • Use Git version control system, and of working in agile environment


Preferential Competencies:

  • Experience of DevOps (Kubernetes, AWS, Jenkins, Nagios, etc)
  • Implementation of authentication platforms (OAuth, AWS Cognito, etc)
  • Working with modern JavaScript frameworks (React, Angular, etc)
  • Experience of unit testing / PHPUnit


Type of Developer they are looking for:

  • Ability to thrive in a dynamic, fast-growing scale-up
  • Willingness to work independently and as part of a team
  • Experience of leading and managing team members
  • Good written and verbal communication skills
  • Commitment to accuracy, a logical approach and attention to detail
  • A keen interest in writing clean, maintainable code
  • Interest in keeping up to date with current and emerging web technologies



  • Performance-related annual bonus scheme
  • Pension & Benefits scheme
  • Professional training and mentoring to extend your skills
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