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Senior PHP Developer

  • £40000.00 - £50000.00
  • Manchester, Permanent
  • Date posted: 16th October 2020

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We are looking for a senior backend PHP developer for a software solutions provider in Manchester. They are based in a city centre location that is easily commutable by car, train and tram. It’s a relaxed atmosphere, casual dress & more importantly, owned and run by a developer.

Technology is at the heart of everything this business does. They are one of the fastest growing companies in the market and their award-winning software has revolutionised the sector.

You will be using PHP and more importantly the Laravel framework to create simple and elegant solutions to complex problems. Their flagship product is a highly scalable platform built in Laravel with a VueJs frontend. Their platform and continuous delivery pipeline is fully automated using CloudFormation & Ansible and they’re in the process of moving their microservices architecture to containers. They have also adopted a fully hosted AWS cloud environment.

You will be joining a passionate, determined and cohesive engineering team dedicated to delivering high quality software and the best possible experience for their customers. Software and technology is at the heart of the business, central to their strategy and pivotal to future growth of the business. We are looking for people to come and help make this possible, playing a pivotal role in both commercial and development decisions.

We’re looking for people that:

  • Love to code
  • Love to talk about technology
  • Spend time learning new technologies, experimenting with new frameworks, languages and design patterns
  • Enjoy developing software in a fast-paced mature start-up environment

What you’ll be doing day-to-day

  • Work with our Product Managers, Head of Engineering and CTO to deliver high quality software solutions
  • Develop new systems and features and maintain the existing code base
  • Be responsible for code quality and implementing best practices
  • Make suggestions and implement new technologies to improve our platforms


  • Deep knowledge and experience of building PHP applications
  • Experience in TDD and testing suites for PHP (PHPUnit, Codeception)
  • Experience with git, github
  • Experience with REST API development

Bonus points if you have:

  • Experience of working with AWS
  • Experience of designing and developing microservices

This is a company that has experienced massive growth in the last two years and have the ambition and drive to continue that long into the future. It is a role that can provide great stability and progression while also allowing you to be hands on and have a big say in the digital future of the company.

If you are interested in hearing more about this fantastic opportunity, please get in touch with Sam Allen at Digital Gurus.

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