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PHP Developer

Posted on Jan 27, 2020 by Skye Solutions Recruitment

Colchester, Essex, United Kingdom
Immediate Start
£25k - £35k Annual

Do you like a challenge? Are you at your best when testing the latest technologies? Do you get a buzz from problem solving? Then read on - this company might be just what you were looking for!

My client have a PHP Developer position in their rapidly expanding head office team. You will be working alongside their digital marketing team to grow their E-commerce offering and help evolve all things technology in their business.

Who are we?

My Client is a specialist builders merchant distributing products to both the building trade and DIY homeowners all across the UK via an existing platform of four E-commerce websites. This platform is supported by a large distribution hub and three additional branch locations. They are a privately-owned, innovative and well-structured business that leads the market in its chosen sectors. Established in 2009, their growing E-commerce offering is now a multi-million pound business in its own right.

This is not your everyday in-house developer role!

As their group is developing at a fast pace, no two days will ever be the same; you will be involved in a wide variety of projects and will continue to spearhead their digital transformation. Some projects will push your existing skills to their limits, some will require you to acquire new skills altogether. But that's great, because you will be joining a team of geeks who love to challenge themselves and don't accept the status quo.

This is not your everyday agency developer role either!

If there are projects that come out of a business requirement, you will be involved in discussions from the offset, so you can help set the strategy and expectations, and you will be in constant communications with key stakeholders, so you can help each other out along the way. And hopefully you will also be coming up with ideas of your own; "we celebrate innovation and if it makes good business sense, we will test it. Failure isn't frowned upon - we all have to make mistakes to progress, so if something does go wrong, we sort it out, learn from it and try again."

What my client want above all is a committed team player who will approach any development with the utmost attention to code quality, documentation, best practices, re-usability, security, performance and upgradeability. An appetite for learning and an eye for detail are also really important to them - they are proud of their business and they always aim to stay at the top of their game.

Sound great? So what's involved in the role?

Key responsibilities

Maintenance of existing Magento websites - ensuring continuous operation, bug fixing and ongoing development to improve the experience of all stakeholders utilising the platform

Development of new Magento websites within the company's existing framework

Development of custom Magento extensions depending on internal requirements

Development of new in-house software to help the efficiency and automation of other departments' activities

Understanding of the company's ERP system and providing assistance to non-technical teams in best utilising the system

Providing assistance to the marketing and sales teams with scripts and methodologies that will help save time and improve accuracy

Collaboration with third party agencies such as the webhosting agency and the company's ERP provider

Mentoring of junior team members and collaboration with/training of non-technical teams

Continuous training and learning of new strategies and technologies

Experience and qualifications

Bachelor's Degree in Computer Science, or another relevant qualification

Experience in object-oriented PHP development (Magento experience is desirable but candidates with good PHP experience and willingness to learn Magento are also considered)

Good MySQL knowledge and schema design

Good knowledge of Git and distributed source control concepts, including branching and merging strategies

Good knowledge of Linux in a DevOps environment, where your preference is to work in the command line

Good working knowledge of system integrations through APIs

Some understanding of Front End development practices, CSS pre-processors and JavaScript libraries such as jQuery and Knockout.js


In turn, they will offer you a great package - they know that a company is nothing without great people who are happy. What you'll get:

Competitive salary, depending on experience

25 days holiday plus bank holidays, and your birthday off too!

Workplace pension scheme

Ongoing learning and development opportunities

Ability to work in our Bournemouth town centre modern office or from our Colchester branch with our friendly team. Remote working is also possible with regular visits to one of the locations

Business travel will occasionally be required, and full expenses will be covered by the company


  • commercial PHP: 2 years (Required)
  • JavaScript: 2 years (Preferred)
  • Git: 2 years (Required)
  • MySQL: 2 years (Required)
  • Linux: 2 years (Preferred)
  • API: 2 years (Preferred)
  • commercial CMS: 2 years (Required)


  • Bachelor's (Preferred)


  • Work from home opportunities
  • Casual dress
  • Flexible working hours
  • Company events & social hours

Working hours: 8:00 - 17:00

Office Location:Colchester, CO2 8LG

Reference: 833865802

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