Junior PHP Developer

Salary: £28,000 + great benefits

Contact: Jonathan Moran at 0161 826 1120 or apply directly using the form
quoting Job Reference No. 669

Our client are a global business with a reputation for quality and treating their staff exceptionally well. They offer flexible working, on-site leisure facilities an exceptional pension and holiday allowance.

They recently opened a small satellite office in central Manchester to support their global operations, specifically around reporting and analytics. As part of this growth, they are now looking for a junior PHP Developer. Ideally, you’ll have some commercial experience although they would consider an exceptional graduate. If you have a portfolio of personal projects of code repo’s like GitHub or BitBucket that would be looked at favourably.

The office in Manchester mainly deals with Analytics and conversion from their international campaigns and your role as a PHP developer is to support this function. If you are a PHP developer with a minimum of 6 months experience then this is a great opportunity for you to step up your career for a world-renowned business with unlimited potential for personal and professional growth.

 Junior PHP Developer :

Working within the Analytics team the junior/graduate PHP developer will be the owner of developing their reporting solutions working with various API’s from a number of data sources to automate and improve their reporting output to clients. You’ll be the owner of their internal toolkit which already hosts a number of tools and solutions for clients. You’ll be tasked with adding and improving to the toolkit, to provide solutions for their clients and improve internal efficiency’s.

Main duties :

  • Primarily working within the Analytics team supporting on reducing the time spent on non-value adding tasks
  • Ensure timely delivery of specified tasks in accordance with agreed functional specifications
  • Keep Analytics Manager and Account Teams informed of scope of work, workload and highlighting where more time is required before it is spent
  • Day to day responsibility of management internal toolkit of reporting solutions
  • Be aware of the latest digital (SEO/PPC) updates and the impact these may have on our solutions for clients
  • If appropriate, assist or present technical concepts to client.


Skills & Experience :  (This is a wish list – you will not be expected to have all the skills below!) 

  • Back-end Object-Oriented PHP development ideally within a modern MVC framework (preferably Laravel)
  • Any Front-end development using modern JavaScript framework (preferably Vue)
  • Exposure to SQL (preferably MySQL) and Eloquent/ORMs and Migrations
  • Good experienced of unit testing with PHPUnit
  • Able to support SEO team with advice regarding developer aspects; tags, snippets, metadata etc.
  • Experience of CSS pre-processors, LESS or SASS, desirable
  • Experience of API interactions (especially Google API) desirable
  • Experience of WordPress desirable
  • Able to create graphics and layouts for site designs desirable
  • Experience of CRO tools such as VWO or Optimizely

Character & Personal Qualities :

  • Capability to work within a young and vibrant team
  • Constantly look to push the boundaries of what can be achieved

If you are a graduate or junior PHP developer that is looking to take your career to the next level at a worldwide brand that looks after their staff exceptionally well please send your CV to be considered!

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