Backend Developer

  • Category
    IT and Telecoms - Software Developer
  • Location
    Leeds, West Yorkshire
  • Salary
  • External Reference
    IGDPHP
  • OrganizationType
    IT

A successful eCommerce retailer with a portfolio of 9 brands. Is looking for a backend (PHP) web developer to join their 20 strong Web & Marketing team. The office is based not far from Leeds, between Huddersfield and Wakefield, however the role will begin remote before moving into the office once the pandemic has passed.

Backend Web Developer - Job Description

The company produces a vast range of home furnishings which are sold direct to customer through their websites. They are looking for a talented, Junior-midweight backend PHP developer to join the team. Your primary focus will be development and maintenance of new and existing systems built in Laravel and CakePHP.

Backend Web Developer - Responsibilities

●Working with the existing team to develop and maintain systems in Laravel and CakePHP
●Working systematically with other members of the team to improve the performance of the eCommerce websites in terms of aesthetics, functionality and conversion rates.
●Investigating, finding and resolving bugs in the code base and applying these fixes across our sites

Backend Web Developer Essential Skills

●Object orientated development
●Fluent with PHP & relational databases (MySQL)
●Experience of using (at least one) MVC frameworks such as Laravel or CakePHP
●Strong attention to detail
●Team player - Must be able to work effectively, both individually and as part of a team

Desirable Skills

●Experience of using code versioning software e.g Git, SVN
●Unit Testing, Integration Testing, Acceptance Testing
●Experience of using Composer
●Familiar with PSR-2 coding standard
●RHEL server management
●Database design

Benefits
*28 days holiday, increasing with service
*Personal development budget for each employee
*Modern office
*Free on-site parking
*Personal equipment/tools budget - prefer Linux over Windows? No problem
*Staff discount for you & family
*Flexi-time (with core hours of Monday to Friday;10am - 2pm)
*Casual dress
*Free tea, coffee, fruit
*Monthly team lunch
*Company fun days
*Health and Well-being - Employee Assistance Programme


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