Senior PHP Developer

Written by Momena Ibrahim on July 2, 2018

We’re looking for a passionate, knowledgeable senior PHP developer to join us in our Solihull office, to help us build and release cool things faster, better and smarter.

You’ll be based in the digital delivery team working on exciting websites and web apps for high-profile clients including Asda, Carphone Warehouse and Natwest.

We’re based in Solihull near Birmingham, just off the M42, with good bus, train and cyclelinks. (And good canal links, too, for that matter.)


We especially value people

  • With a positive attitude
  • Who can take a pragmatic approach to a complex brief and turn it into something beautifully simple
  • That are passionate about their work and gain genuine enjoyment from seeing projects through from start to finish
  • Who aren’t intimidated by new technologies
  • That manage their time efficiently
  • Who communicate effectively



  • The delivery of high-quality code
  • Encourage creativity and efficiency throughout complex digital projects
  • Contribute ideas and direction to the development team
  • Staying up-to-date with current development trends and showing a willingness to integrate them into the team’s workflow
  • Peer-reviewing your fellow developers’ work
  • Taking responsibility for the department’s development work and takingownership of it through quality control
  • Communicating clearly and constructively with internal and external clients and stakeholders
  • Helping to assess candidates for developer roles
  • Evolving the department’s best practices, standards and policies related to web development


Must-have technical skills

You’ll be an expert in most if not all of these:

  • HTML5, CSS, and JavaScript, of course
  • PHP 7 (and ideally you’ll be handy with other server-side languages too)
  • MySQL
  • Git, and Github and/or Gitlab
  • Composer / npm
  • OOP design patterns
  • A PHP MVC framework (we use Laravel ourselves)
  • API integration (SOAP, REST etc.)
  • PSR coding standards
  • In-depth understanding of web security
  • At least one of: React / Angular / Backbone / Vue.js
  • Knowledge of software design patterns
  • Attention to detail


Nice-to-have skills

Ideally you’ll be able to say “yes, that’s me” to more than a handful of these:

  • Native mobile app development (iOS or Android)
  • ReactNative
  • Nginx / apache / Linux administration
  • Docker
  • Webpack / Gulp
  • Amazon AWS including EC2, S3, RDS, ElasticBeanstalk
  • Bootstrap / Foundation
  • cURL / guzzle / web scraping / Phantom.js / Xpath
  • ElasticSearch / Mongo / other NoSQL databases
  • Experience of building highly-scalable web applications



If you can bring lots of the above to the table, plus enthusiasm, energy, a can-do attitude along with a proven ability to get things done, a desire to contribute and to help steer and shape the projects you work on, we definitely want to talk to you.

In return for your talents, we can offer you:

  • A positive, informal working environment, casual dress code, with a great team spirit and a “family feel”
  • The chance to work as part of an award-winning dev team with global clients
  • Competitive salary, pension and benefits
  • Generous bonus scheme based on share-of-profit
  • Childcare voucher scheme
  • Flexible working hours
  • Free gym membership
  • Free smoothies, coffee and tea from our in-office tiki bar
  • Pool table and darts board
  • Shower, lockers and changing space for cyclists


Applicants must have the right to work in the UK. Face-to-face teamwork is a key part of what the company does, and for this reason remote workers will not be considered. Other than that, we welcome applications from everybody, whatever your background, nationality, philosophy, ethnicity, or mobility; male, female, gay, straight, not sure, or none of the above, so long as you can help to make our software rock

Is this you?

Get in touch at: [email protected], or for an informal chat, call us on 0121 704 5600. Applicant must have the right to work in the UK, and for this role we would not consider working remotely.