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Back-end / PHP & Laravel Developer - Hybrid working

Salary: £35,000 - £40,000,£40,000 - £45,000,£45,000 - £50,000
Contract Length: Permanent

Job Description:

Are you an ambitious Developer, experienced with back-end, PHP and Laravel? Looking to work with a talented team to expand your knowledge and work on creative and exciting, yet challenging projects? Here’s an opportunity to join a multi-agency group working on projects with some of the world's best-known brands.


The package

  • £35,000-50,000 negotiable based on experience
  • A monetary bonus paid quarterly (approx. 10-15% of your salary)
  • Hybrid working - 2 days in the office, 3 from home
  • A commitment to training and development - you'll receive a £500 per year training budget which can be spent on courses, exhibitions, talks, etc.
  • Access to training platforms including plurasight and laracast
  • Access to Pirkx - mental, physical and financial wellbeing benefits
  • Progression is bespoke based on company growth and your interests (creative, analytics, data, etc.)
  • Summer and Christmas events each year
  • Company get together every last Thursday of the month
  • A large team event every quarter
  • Mentorship program to support your professional development 


The role

You'll be responsible for creating and maintaining technology at the back end of websites (database and application).

You'll work together with front-end developers by providing the outward-facing web application elements and server-side logic. In other words, you'll create the logic to make the web app function properly, and accomplish this using server-side scripting languages.

You'll play a critical role within the web development teams and be responsible for handling data storage and ensuring content gets delivered to the front-end.

What does the day to day look like? 

  • Building and maintaining web applications
  • Building reusable code for future use
  • Optimising applications for maximum speed and scalability
  • Building and maintaining unit tests
  • Troubleshooting and debugging
  • Testing the applications and websites you build​ 


The company

Our client is a group of six smart agencies providing clients with marketing strategy, creative and digital solutions, live, virtual and hybrid events, data analytics and PR across many market sectors.

They’re well-established and have developed a reputation for delivering and over-exceeding expectations to some of the world’s best-known brands, including:

  • Apple
  • Coca-Cola
  • Microsoft
  • Fujitsu
  • Camelot
  • HP
  • Many more!


Sustainable development, environment, and mission

The company is committed to sustainable development as a guiding principle within its work and office environment. Concern for the environment is an integral and fundamental part of this commitment. Their aim is to reduce the impact on the environment from their operations and implement best practices across the business. They are committed to reduce, reuse, and recycle.

The company’s mission is ‘Making it better’, which they do through care, cause and community, and sustainability to combat climate change. They aim to have all programs carbon positive before 2030.


To be successful, you will…

  • Have an understanding of server-side patterns and languages like PHP (Laravel)
  • Have an understanding of front-end web technologies like HTML, CSS and JavaScript (to communicate with team members on the front-end)
  • Have the ability to manage a hosting environment, including database administration as well as scaling applications to handle load changes
  • Adhere to ‘security by design' principles
  • Have knowledge of accessibility and security compliance
  • Have a solid understanding of GDPR and its role in application development and data storage
  • Have good problem solving
  • Be experienced with version control, such as Git
  • Have excellent verbal communication skills
  • Have good interpersonal skills
  • Have good documentation



If you’re looking for an opportunity to undertake some exciting new projects and grow your skill set, apply now!

Location: Deddington, Oxfordshire