Senior PHP Developer

Senior PHP Developer

Brighton, UK
Salary: Competitive

The Role

Day to day you’ll be working as part of a growing PHP team with a dedicated Project Management team.  You’ll be responsible for building different applications and sites for our external clients and several Jellyfish-owned products and services. We add to these all the time so there’ll always be new challenges to work with.


Like the sound of us? And are you someone who can bring fresh ideas, fizzing energy and a hands-on can-do attitude to where we work (and how we work?)


If so, we should be talking.


Before we do, take a look at the key skills we’re looking for. If it still sounds like the role is made for you, then get in touch today.


  • Maintain a good standard of coding and adhere to the same conventions as the rest of the team.
  • Testing code, both client and server side
  • Take ownership of projects and present proposed solutions to the wider team and non-technical staff.
  • Work in a DevOps capacity and reach a degree of competency in maintaining development server and migrating work in progress to UAT/testing servers.
  • Be willing to work in a research capacity – to find and test and critically review open-source frameworks and technologies.

Experience Required

  • Strong knowledge of PHP with substantial professional experience
  • Good understanding and effective application of Linux command-line.
  • Knowledge of off the shelf CMS packages (ideally Concrete 5)
  • Ability to code and debug in:
    • HTML
    • CSS (responsive design framework)
    • JavaScript / jQuery.
  • Experience of implementing Google Analytics code and debugging
  • Experience of using version control:
    • Github
    • Subversion
  • Robust knowledge and understanding of Databases (MySql/ MariaDB)
  • Working knowledge of XML/JSON and using 3rd party API’s.
  • Experience of MVC frameworks/architecture:
    • Symfony 2 (or similar)
    • Codeigniter

Skill Requirements

  • Excellent interpersonal and communication skills.
  • Ability to adapt and pick up new techniques and technology.

Key Attributes

    • Ability to demonstrate good time management skills and perform effectively to tight deadlines
    • A proactive attitude to problem solving and an understanding of the role of development in a creative environment.
    • Strong verbal and communication skills
    • Self-motivated with a sense of ownership.
    • Flexible, versatile and copes well under pressure
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