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“An opportunity to join a fun, successful and growing team and to be part of its continued success in winning and delivering varied software projects with interesting and engaged clients”

PHP Developer
Based: Bristol
Salary: £33 – 40k

The Role:

Support and mentor other Software Engineers by driving the high-quality design, delivery and implementation of all projects; ensuring they are in line with the customer vision and all responsibilities are conducted in a professional manner. To engage in a collaborative customer journey, that is focused on achieving the overall project objectives whilst ensuring a positive customer experience.

Key responsibilities:

·       Contribute to the PHP strategy for the business.
·       Assist in the delivery of large projects, including but not limited to, their strategy, decision making, risk identification, line management and client support.
·       Provide realistic time estimations and identify and resolve any completion risks.
·       Assess and approve delivery deadlines in collaboration with the wider business.
·       Demonstrate an understanding of customer needs by leading technical discussions regarding realistic and achievable timescales, risks and budgets.
·       Adhere to coding best practices and standards:

○ Utilise all resources effectively to ensure that no duplication of work or code occurs, and code works efficiently.
○ Ensure that the code you work with is scalable and future proof in such a way that it is easy to extend, understand and build on for other engineers.
○ Ensure that all work undertaken either extends or improves the current functionality and preserves the customer experience, with no negative impact on the existing system.
·       Create specification documents by providing accurate technical information and supported research findings.
·       Clearly document complex bodies of work to enable other engineers to diagnose potential problems with ease.
·       Use HTML, CSS and JavaScript to create a functional interface based on design specification documents.
·       Create performant and functional front-end interfaces with excellent user experience by using modern front-end technologies.
·       Proactively develop technical skills and keep awareness of developments in the industry to support delivering products to a high standard.
·       Work with the Team Leaders and Senior Software Engineers to develop and define processes and procedures to improve working practices.
·       Partner with the Infrastructure Team to develop and improve infrastructure delivery.

Experience Required:

·       Proven experience using OOP PHP (5.3-7.4).
·       Experience working with a MVC framework such as CodeIgniter/Laravel.
·       Have basic knowledge of frontend such bootstrap, j avascript and HTML5.
·       Experience in using a version control, such as Mercurial or Git.
·       Ability to use basic Linux commands.
·       Experience with SQL.
·       Be able to work in an agile/scrum environment.

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