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We have an opportunity for a Senior PHP Backend Developer with expert Laravel knowledge, and great problem-solving skills to join our talented in-house development team.

Our ideal candidate would have at least 5 years of experience building & maintaining Laravel or similar PHP web applications, with a passion and attitude that fits well with our team.

We are looking for a talented Senior Laravel Developer who will get the opportunity to work on an array of exciting web projects, including websites, web applications and integrations. Your main tasks will be to build highly proficient web applications to improve and simplify the workings of our partner’s operations. This includes new projects and maintaining existing applications, built on Laravel PHP. You will also have the responsibility of mentoring junior developers to ensure they are upskilling under the guidance of an experienced developer.

Our technology

Our web development is built on PHP platforms and frameworks with web applications utilising the power of Laravel for back-end processes. We also utilise front-end technologies like React / Next.js, so knowledge of these will enhance any portfolio we review. Both REST and GraphQL APIs are utilised to integrate and extend the services we provide to our array of clients. We also partner with multiple server / hosting providers such as ANS Group & KDAWS.com to offer the best experience and value to our partners.

What to expect

Your role will kick off with mastering our stack and getting stuck in on a handful of great projects, shadowing other developers and getting up to speed. You’ll drop into our sprint kick-offs and stand-ups so you have exposure to our processes and learn how we work and who we are.

A key part of what we provide for our partners is helping them find solutions to their problems through web development. A component of this role is to help provide solutions and ideas to solve these problems and to be involved in projects as early as the initial conversations to help shape how it will be developed and brought to life for our partners.

You’ll help to develop, debug and improve products working alongside other developers and creatives. How do we QC and test work? We have a code review, UAT protocol & GIT deployment process in place.

About you

You are more than a <DEV>, we are building a team with talent, but the individual behind the code is who we want to meet.

When meeting you, we’ll also take a look at your technical interests and track record. Things we’re looking for in a technical capacity include readable, secure, accessible, testable, standards-compliant code.

Our web development team generally works on web applications, so you’ll need to be very familiar with HTML, CSS, MySQL, Javascript and PHP. Experience in Laravel is going to be essential for this role. You will also need to be familiar with APIs, including REST and GraphQL. An understanding of SOAP APIs would be beneficial too.

A graduate degree is not a necessity. We welcome applications from self-taught developers and graduates alike.

Culture

We have embraced a flexible, hybrid working culture, so pick and choose where you work, with our only preference being that you’re in the office often enough for us to get to know you.

If you are coming into the office, we work from the iconic Hillsborough Barracks, so driving or public transport are taken care of, we have an ample offering of free parking too.

We will also give you the time, space and budget to learn new technologies and further your own knowledge as a developer.

We equip our development team with a Macbook or an Apple machine, of some description.

Job Type: Full-time

Benefits

  • Casual dress
  • Company events
  • Pension scheme
  • Cycle to work scheme
  • EV car scheme
  • Ample free parking
  • Fully funded Perkbox membership (access to a monthly allowance + 000’s of discounts)
  • Fully funded Medicash membership (health and wellbeing cash back scheme)
  • Profit share scheme
  • Modern workplace amenities:
    • On-site shower
    • Kitchen
    • Gaming setup for downtime
  • Flexible working hours
  • Annual leave – we offer 20 days annual leave plus all UK public holidays as standard, as well as a business shut down over Christmas and New Year
  • Personal development – We’re committed to helping you grow not just as a person, but helping your career development too with relevant courses and investing into new technologies to further your development as part of an ever growing business.
  • We’re a friendly, social bunch – We have our fair share of social events which involve all of our team. From the Summer and Christmas party to Friday Beers, we’ve something for everyone.

Schedule: Monday to Friday

Work Location: Hybrid

Ability to commute/relocate: Sheffield, South Yorkshire. Reliably commuting or planning to relocate before starting work is required.

Experience: 5 years minimum