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Lead PHP Developer

£35000 - £40000/annum
Peterborough, Cambridgeshire
29/03/2019 - Expiring soon!
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Lead PHP Developer - Peterborough - 35,000 / 40,000

ALH Recruitment are looking to recruit a Lead PHP Developer with immediate effect for our client based in Peterborough.  

You will work on a wide range of projects from microsites, to complex websites with multiple integrations and modules developed on bespoke Laravel-based CMS, to bespoke Software as a Service and online software solutions.


Designing software solutions to hit specifications

Hand coding PHP solutions

Designing, building, and optimising MySQL databases

Continuous progression of company’s server side technology stack

Mentoring junior members of the server-side team

Essential Skills

Ability to think on your feet, in a fast-paced environment, and adapting your plan of attack to hit changing specifications          

Proven object oriented PHP experience

PHP 5.6 – 7.2

MySQL and MariaDb

Commercial MVC Framework Experience (Laravel, Symfony, CodeIgniter or CakePHP)

Working knowledge of Composer

Understanding of software design principles and patterns

Understanding of SOLID principles

Understanding of international best practices and PSR standards

Understanding of database design

Understanding of performance optimisation techniques, including, but not limited to caching

Working understanding of LAMP stack

Proven experience consuming third party APIs

Proven experience producing APIs

RESTful API design

Understanding of Linux servers and configuration

Understanding of GDPR and data protection

Experience working in and around cloud architecture

Understanding of the Software Development Life Cycle, including testing and staging processes

Git – branching, tagging, and utilising Git for deployments

Experience in a lead or senior PHP role

Desirable Skills and Experience

  • Experience in an Agency envronment
  • Amazon Web Services (EC2, EBS, RDS, Elasticache, Cloudfront)
  • Cloudflare
  • Digital Ocean
  • Laravel
  • WordPress
  • Working in an Agile environment
  • Working in/around approved companies in the financial sector
  • Previous experience in mentoring junior members of the team
  • Unit Testing and Test Driven Development
  • Automation (Continuous Integration, Continuous Delivery, Continuous Deployment)
  • Linux server management
  • Docker
  • Jenkins
  • Kubernetes
  • Redis
  • JetBrains software (such as PHPStorm)
  • TeamWork (project management tool)
  • BitBucket

If you feel you have the skills and experience to step into this exciting opportunity, please apply below 

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