Senior PHP Web Developer – Back End

We believe in securing the future of independent retail in the UK. We are doing this by building software that delivers; scaling, fast, secure, powerful, and beautiful Retail customer experiences.

We don’t just use PHP to build E-Commerce websites, we use many technologies to help our clients redefine E-Commerce and traditional Retail commerce with; powerful, highly intuitive, and sophisticated business software.

You will build distributed services, such as; tools & features for high performance eCommerce websites, retail business process tools, EPoS systems, mobile application services, warehouse & inventory systems, payments & security systems, marketing solutions, analytics tools, and lots more.

As a senior developer you will be trusted and expected to; pragmatically self navigate, learn & share, write logical-clean-code and ensure performance targets are exceeded. We are passionate about software development and what we produce, we aim to blow the minds of our clients and end-users, and blow away the competition.

This is an amazing time to join Venditan. E-Commerce is embarking on a golden age, literally responsible for half of the world’s GDP. And we have ambitious plans, to be an important part of the technology landscape. Join us and together we will change the face of Retail and E-Commerce.

Responsibilities and duties

  • Venditan Commerce development; build new features, extending or maintaining existing ones
  • Working with MVC OOP PHP, MySQL, basic JS/HTML/CSS
  • Help solve client problems, by investigating them using our centralised logging system (Datadog)
  • Integrating with third party systems, e.g. couriers
  • Writing specification based on client requirements and estimating time to complete the work
  • Reviewing other people’s work e.g. pull requests
  • Making sure the current and new features work reliably and performantly
  • Back-end deployments when necessary

Qualifications, Skills, and Experience

(Essential)
  • 3yrs+ Commercial software development; e-commerce or other complex application
  • OOP PHP (7.*)
  • Software design patterns
  • Working with MySQL databases
  • Basics of Javascript, HTML, CSS
  • Familiarity with Apache or Nginx
  • Basics of Linux
(Desirable)
  • Familiarity PSR coding standards
  • Familiarity with any of the open source frameworks (e.g. Zend, Symfony, Laravel)
  • Developing API’s or SDK’s
  • Elasticsearch (NoSQL search)
  • Used Jenkins for CI/CD
  • GCP or AWS
  • Experience using Kubernetes
  • Understanding basic of Docker/Containers
(General)
  • Curiosity to seek out innovative solutions and practices
  • Be one with the team, access the collective; learn, share, achieve
  • Offer consultative value to clients and colleagues, not just code
  • Be autonomous in management and direction, be pragmatic and effective with workloads
  • Support less experienced developers, give them the tools to be successful
Benefits and Rewards
  • Excellent salary
  • 28/33 paid holidays
  • Flexible 37.5 hour week
  • Career progress and development
  • Well buy your IDE for you
  • Childcare vouchers
  • Cycle to work scheme
  • No dress code
  • Relaxed environment
  • Exposure to new technologies
  • Mastery of problem domain
  • Easy access to public transport
  • Snacks, beer, soft drinks, company lunches, company socials, champagne launches and lots more

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