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Back End Developer

  • Location: Manchester
  • Salary: £35,000 - £45,000 + Benefits per year
  • Job Type:Permanent

Posted about 2 months ago

  • Sector: Tech & Software Development
  • Contact: Jonathan Moran
  • Contact Email:
  • Contact Phone: 0161 238 6700
  • Expiry Date: 06 March 2021
  • Referral: Yes - £200 for s successful referral.
  • Job Ref: JM/PHP2

PHP Developer

Tired of bug fixing legacy code? Looking to work in an innovative, fast paced environment where the emphasis is on getting things done rather than keeping things going?

The Role

I'm working with a client based in Manchester that is about to embark on a large digital transformation project which will include a new software development squad (front and back end developers. As a back end PHP developer you’ll understand data structures and be able to manipulate large data sets.

The Person

You'll be passionate PHP developer who'll thrive working in an autonomous grown up environment. You'll enjoy working with a wide range of technologies and keep up to date with latest industry developments and trends. Some of the new projects are due to be built in Node, so if you'd like more exposure to nodeJS this would be a great way to do so.


You will bring a high level of competency in back end technologies and how to manipulate large data sets. The legacy system is built in PHP. If you’re a PHP developer interested in transferring over to NodeJS this could be an ideal role for you as elements of the new system will be built in NodeJS and will give you a steady mixture of work in both.


  •  PHP  (Ideally laravel) - Minimum of 2 years 

  • Experience with cloud providers – AWS or GCP

  • Experience working with RDBMS such as MySQL/Postgres

  • Experience using modern FE Technologies, inclusive of JavaScript, HTML and CSS

  • Experience working with git

  • Any exposure to NodeJS – professional or personal projects.


If you have had any exposure to the skills listed below whether in a professional setting or on personal projects, it would be an advantagebut not essential.

  • Experience with TDD

  • Experience with CI/CD

  • Experience with Docker/Kubernetes

  • Experience with React

  • Experience with modern JS tooling and frameworks, e.g. npm/yarn + React/Vue

The role is currently remote, but they do have plans to return to the office at some stage in 2021 where the likelihood is that they'll offer a remote / WFH split.

If you'd like a confidential discussion about the role or the business, please apply with a copy of your latest CV including the best way to contact you.