Job title: Software Developer PHP
Job type: Permanent
Emp type: Full-time
Salary type: Annual
Salary: Negotiable
Location: Belfast, UK
Job published: 15-11-2021
Job ID: 32198

Job Description

Software Developer PHP

Belfast or remote South Coast

Salary £30-45k

A fantastic digital product studio born in Belfast. Our client has worked with startups to billion dollar e-commerce companies,  specialising in driving commercial value through digital products and services. A tight knit team, regularly laughing at each other, occasionally fighting fires together and building products they are really proud of.

You should be passionate about building a career in digital product and developing your skills to perform alongside the best in the industry.

As a PHP Software Engineer, you’ll be responsible for developing high quality solutions. You’ll work as part of a team and report to the CTO. It’s a fast-paced environment, so it is important for you to make sound, reasoned decisions. As a key role within the team, you will also work closely with clients on a regular basis to agree technical designs (functional and non-functional), advising clients and managers on estimated effort, technical implications of user stories and user journeys.

What are we looking for?

Essential Requirements:

  • Good knowledge of PHP and the general toolset of backend development.

  • Proficient in designing, building, testing and maintaining modern applications.

  • Experience in applying best practices and patterns in relation to coding, security, testing, scalability and performance.

  • Ability to clearly communicate technical designs in conversations, presentations and documentation.

  • Experience explaining non-functional concerns to clients and building this into technical designs.

  • Ability to take a customer’s specification and define a well-scoped solution by asking the right questions, both with the customer and your team.

  • Experience with technical estimation, planning and user story creation.


Desirable Requirements:

  • Deep understanding of Craft CMS (Yii Framework) and its plugin ecosystem.

  • Experience with Tailwind CSS.

  • Experience with Algolia.

  • Working knowledge of public cloud platforms, especially AWS.

  • Working knowledge of Wordpress.


Who you are:

You have a ruthless attitude to figure it out and you’re not afraid of taking onus.

Humility where appropriate, confidence when the shot is on.

You should always have an eye on the client’s ROI with an ability to focus on what will deliver them results over distractions.

You should be passionate about building a career in digital products and developing your skills to perform alongside the best in the industry.


As an engineer you will:

  • Work in a multi-functional agile team to design and deliver software products.

  • Participate in discussions on features, technical design sessions, planning and retrospectives.

  • Own the development of features from definition to deployment, prioritising your own sub-tasks and pulling in others as appropriate.

  • Help to ensure adequate test coverage, load testing and performance monitoring of your products.