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Senior PHP Developer

We’re looking for an enthusiastic, driven and talented senior PHP developer to join our team. You should have at least 5 years commercial experience and a proven track record of success. You will join an existing team of talented developers in a growing company which is expanding globally.

About Recite Me

Starting from an early conceptual idea aimed at making the web more inclusive we have managed to forge that idea into a multi-million-pound global brand which is continuing to grow. Last year we more than doubled our user base, supporting larger, more high-profile brands along the way such as British Gas and the Very Group.

Operating from our offices in Gateshead in the UK and Reston, Virginia in the US, we serve millions of customers around the world on a monthly basis.

About the Role

We’re looking for an enthusiastic, driven and talented senior PHP developer to join our team. You should have at least 5 years commercial experience and a proven track record of success. You will join an existing team of talented developers in a growing company which is expanding globally. You will be responsible for building and maintaining functionality for systems used by millions of users worldwide as well as leading on new projects.

Essential Skills:

OOPHP V5.6 and 7.x
You should be able to write well structured, DRY code which adheres to the latest PSR standards.

MySQL
You should be able to write well structured, normalised and efficient database schemas and understand database efficiency and optimisation

MVC Framework knowledge
Good working knowledge of a well structured MVC framework (ideally Zend Framework 2 and 3 but others will still be beneficial such as Laravel or Symphony)

Solid understanding of security and OWASP
You should have a solid understanding of what it takes to secure a php application and be aware of the threats which exist today. You should be able to explain and demonstrate this knowledge.

Well organised
It’s essential that you can organise yourself well and prioritise your tasks

Communication
You will report to the head of development on a regular basis. It’s essential that you can report on progress efficiently as well as work with your other team members.

Desirable Skills:

  • Javascript - Native and jQuery

  • Good understanding of Linux based server environment (Debian/Ubuntu preferable)

  • Good knowledge of GIT

  • ORM Knowledge and previous experience using an ORM (Doctrine preferable)

About You

  • Passionate with a desire to deliver world-class products

  • Organised and self-motivated

  • An excellent communicator (verbally and written), capable of inspiring colleagues and clients

  • Personable, sociable and easy-going

  • Open to criticism from your team to benefit project development

  • Always eager to learn and to share knowledge

  • Comfortable with pressure and deadlines and can work in a fast-paced environment

Schedule

  • Monday to Friday

Benefits

  • 22 Annual days holiday plus bank holidays

  • Competitive salary

  • Pension

  • Social events

  • Social drinks on a Friday

  • Opportunity to work with a close-knit, motivational team in an established global company

  • Top-end tech

  • On-site parking

  • Flexible working hours

Hours

Typical 09:00–17:30 working day

Please apply with resume and cover letter to alison@reciteme.com