PHP Developer

Salary: £50000 - £55000

Term: Permanent

Location: Remote/Hybrid

Close date: 31/08/2021

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Would you like to work somewhere that is right at the start of a significant technological transformation? Somewhere that pushes boundaries and will massively improve your skills as a Developer, TDD, Mob Programming, Continuous Delivery… read on!

You will be joining a new team of Headforwards developers working with a health technology client in Worthing. Our client is investing in significant improvement to their development processes and Headforwards are helping them achieve this. We are building a team of full-stack web developers to augment the existing client team. This team will be responsible for delivering a fundamental shift in application architecture and working practices.

We are looking at a complete overhaul of the current code base, splitting the system into discrete vertical domains, automating testing throughout the stack, and moving everything to a scripted continuous delivery model. We aiming for at least weekly release cycles with a new docker based continuous delivery process. While the initial focus is all about getting the fundamentals in place to build, once that is in place we will be looking at leveraging the existing data to provide clear analytics to the business – can ML help us here? We think there is an opportunity to streamline the customer experience and the experience for the health screeners by leveraging mobile devices more. So there is loads of possibility for you to scratch your technology itch here.

The current applications are PHP based using Laravel with mainly Angular front-ends. The database in MySQL and the whole system is hosted in AWS. We think this stack will stay pretty consistent as the core for the future but we are right at the start of the journey so you will be involved in the decisions.

Why work for Headforwards?

We are a software development company with just over 100 people from 18 different countries and we like to have fun at work. We are agile with a very laid back feel, a relatively flat structure and small self-organising teams of 2-7 people. There’s no pressure to work extra hours to churn out more and more code. At Headforwards, our culture and environment is dedicated to making people happy at work. We have lots of social activities and monthly learning sessions, talks and cross company communities of practice for various languages, tools and frameworks. This is a place where you can make a difference, work in a small team start-up feel but benefit from the support of a larger community of developers and like-minded people. We work in teams dedicated to various clients and we work on global projects with cutting edge technologies, tools and techniques. Most of us live in beautiful Cornwall and our offices are less than 5 miles from the beach. While we love Cornwall and can’t imagine not living here, we know a lot of people are happy elsewhere. We expect everyone to come to our office occasionally, maybe once or twice a quarter, and there are some client visits necessary but apart from that we are happy for our team to be based anywhere in the UK. If you are lucky enough to be based in Cornwall, our new offices are set-up for you to work here if you would prefer though. 

Essential experience and skill requirements

  • Knowledge of PHP and Laravel
  • Experience building web applications using Angular
  • Knowledge of Agile development methods and practices
  • Understanding of Refactoring and SOLID principles
  • Keen desire to continually learn new things

Desirable experience

  • Experience writing unit and integration tests, TDD experience is a bonus
  • Knowledge of AWS
  • Experience using Docker
  • Source control using Git
  • Pair Programming experience
  • Experience with building or working with automated continuous delivery pipelines would be an advantage

Due to our timescales you must be eligible to work in the UK, or in the UK with a visa which we can takeover if necessary.

We recruit on a rolling basis and fill our vacancies as soon as we find people who fit our culture and meet the skills requirements. This means that whilst we have a closing date on all of our roles, we may offer the role to someone before the end date, so we recommend that you apply as soon as possible.

No recruitment agencies please.

If you want to know more about Headforwards we would be happy to start a conversation so please get in touch