PHP Developer

Reading Room Ltd
Covent Garden
11 Oct 2016
27 Oct 2016
Contract Type
About the role Reading Rooms are currently looking for enthusiastic, experienced PHP Developers to join our ever growing, busy London office. The successful candidate will be working with multi-disciplinary teams on client projects. In addition to PHP experience and a passion for technology, a keen interest in adopting new development tools, methodologies, languages and frameworks will be beneficial for this role. Commitment to the role, a strong belief in the importance of quality, and a willingness to learn new skills are essential, as is an ability to work under pressure to tight client deadlines. Developers often operate as the main technical contact within the delivery team so good communication and interpersonal skills are required to contribute to discussion with internal and client teams. This is an ideal opportunity for a software developer wishing to broaden their development horizons and gain new experience. You would be responsible for; · Working on a range of small to enterprise level builds · Providing clear technical advice to designers, front-end developers, strategists, and project managers · Capture functional and non-functional requirements · Contribute in the delivery of clear and concise requirements specifications · Proactively identifying, communicating and addressing technical skills throughout the delivery process · Ensuring your code is thoroughly tested and well documented · Ensuring builds are robust, thoroughly tested, well documented and peer reviewed · Identifying improvements to the development and delivery processes · Identifying appropriate introduction of new technologies. Personal Specification What would make someone successful in this role; · Previous delivery of a range of small to large scale websites using PHP · Should possess a basic understanding of Accessibility, Semantic HTML, Progressive enhancement and Front-end task runners · Database design and management using MySQL based systems · Application of OOP design principles · The integration of third party systems, such as CRMs, payment gateways, document management tools, web services and authentication systems · An understanding of web security concerns; experience of testing and resolving security issues. Additional desirable qualities; · Experience with Content Management Systems and Frameworks, such as Drupal, Wordpress, Zend and Symfony or other PHP based CMS’s is preferable · Configuration of continuous integration systems · The use of automated testing tools or behavioural driven development · The application of multi-tiered software architecture methodologies · An understanding of hosting infrastructure; experience working with load balanced, and cloud multi-server environments · Content Delivery Networks · The use of JavaScript to enhance UX and to provide asynchronous interface functionality, and validation. About Reading Room Reading Room is an award-winning digital consultancy. We work as architects of digital change, helping our clients create new and effective systems suitable for the emerging challenges of modern business. We help our clients develop business strategy; we build communication platforms; create content, and provide design and build services for clients in the UK and across the globe. Fundamental to everything we do is a comprehensive understanding of the clients we work with. This client-centric approach has become central to the way we work. Our approach to work We work in multi-disciplinary teams to avoid the conveyor-belt approach that is incapable of delivering the complexities of digital projects. We know that digital problem solving requires many different skills and mind-sets. All our work is based on flexible, agile approaches. This allows us to build, release and test at rapid speeds, updating strategy and research with real-world learning ensures constant improvement to platforms as we build them. As independent thinker’s, we’re free to recommend the right solutions to clients whatever they may be. We are a technology agnostic agency with experience of working with a variety of open source and proprietary technologies including Drupal, WordPress, Kentico and Sitecore. We have extensive experience of integration with third party systems such as Dynamics, Salesfore, SAP, and Sugar CRM. The Benefits This post commands a competitive salary depending upon experience, along with an excellent benefits package. This job was originally posted as