PHP Developer

Job Description

Role: PHP Developer

Reporting to: Chief Technical Officer

Location: Stevenage

We are looking for a PHP Developer to join our team.


Responsibilities and duties

  • Develop and maintain cutting edge web-based PHP applications, writing clean, fast PHP to a high standard, in a timely and scalable way.
  • Involvement in the entire web application development life cycle from concept to delivery and post launch support, interface with internal teams to gather requirements and develop software solutions.
  • User authentication and authorization between multiple systems, servers, and environments.
  • Integration of multiple data sources and databases into one system/Experience creating and integrating third party XML/JSON/SOAP/data services and APIs.
  • Refactor, optimize and improve the existing codebase for maintenance and scale.
  • Use test driven development and acceptance tests to ensure feature quality.
  • Coordinate with co-developers, project managers and other members of staff.


Skills required

  • Strong ability to develop in PHP using procedural and object oriented programming.
  • Proficient in HTML5, CSS, JavaScript, JQuery. Understanding of responsive web design.
  • Ability to produce AJAX functionality within web pages.
  • Excellent relational database skills with MariaDB/MySQL.
  • Experience of key-value or NOSQL datastores such as Cassandra/Memcached/Redis.
  • Familiarity with limitations of PHP as a platform and its workarounds.
  • Use of code revision systems such as SVN.
  • Follow industry best practices, including secure coding standards.
  • Excellent written and verbal communication skills.
  • Motivated and energetic attitude, proud and passionate about writing code.
  • Keep abreast of new trends and best practices in web development.
  • Experience in common third-party APIs (Google, Facebook, etc).
  • Experience with Search Engine Optimization (SEO).
  • Basic linux and server management experience preferable.


Interested in joining our team?

To apply, please send your CV and a covering letter, clearly stating how your skills and experience meet the requirements of the role, to

We encourage you to submit your application at your earliest convenience as we will be reviewing applications as they are received.

Vibe Systems is proud to be an equal opportunity employer and our commitment to this extends to all aspects of the working relationship right from recruitment and selection through to termination of employment. All qualified applicants will be considered for employment without regard to race, colour or nationality, ethnic or national origins, sex, gender reassignment sexual orientation, marital or civil partner status, pregnancy or maternity, disability, religion or belief, age or any other ground on which it is or becomes unlawful to discriminate under the laws of England and Wales.

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