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Senior PHP Developer

Location: St Albans
Term: Permanent
Salary: £42-45K
Reference No: ARBSSnrPHP

Senior PHP Developer: Our Client is transforming their platform and requires a talented Senior PHP developer to join the team and help develop cutting edge solutions. You will be working with a range of technologies including Drupal 7 and 8, Laravel and Symfony.

Working under the Head of Technology you will be helping to drive forward their product development, delivering cutting edge technical solutions to keep them at the forefront of their industry and ensuring their platform remains stable and constantly evolving.

They follow agile principles and all opinions matter equally, from their junior developers right up to their Head of Technology. This is a real opportunity for an ambitious developer to help shape the future of a successful and growing product in an established team.

About the candidate:

They are seeking a talented and passionate senior PHP developer to join a growing in house development team and head up development on their platform. They are looking for someone who is enthusiastic, driven and loves to solve problems.

You will have:

•A desire to create best-in-class products and stay on top of the latest web trends and technologies.
•A positive attitude and love working with a team.
•Excellent written and verbal communication skills.
•The ability to work in a fast paced environment and manage multiple projects with strict deadlines.
•High level of self ­management and organisational skills.

Essential / Skills:

•3+ years’ experience in the software or website development industry.
•Experience building robust, scalable web applications.
•Object Orientated PHP5+.
•Knowledge of NoSQL Databases. (we use MongoDB)
•Knowledge of MySQL.
•GIT SCM using a GitFlow style approach.
•PHP MVC Frameworks (we use Laravel).
•Knowledge of front-end frameworks (AngularJS, Backbone.js etc).
•Good working knowledge of Javascript (vanilla and jQuery).
•Understanding of Agile development methodologies.

Desirable Skills:

•Experience with Unit Testing and TDD (PHPUnit).
•Knowledge of Chef or Puppet.
•Knowledge of server cloud providers (Google, Rackspace, Amazon, etc).
•Knowledge of Encoding technologies (Zencoder,
•Knowledge of video player technologies (jwplayer).
•Understanding of Bootstrap.

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