Full-stack Developer - PHP

  • Permanent
  • Bristol, South West
  • Posted 11th January 2019
  • £35000.00 - £40000.00 per Annum
  • Ref: 1201372
Full-stack Developer required by an award-winning travel company in Bristol. As a Developer you duties will include creating new services and components within a microservices architecture as well as enhancing and maintaining existing services, systems and integrations. You'll be part of a small but dynamic new development team, set up to enable the company to gain competitive advantage through the appropriate implementation of technology.

Skills and experience:

● Passion, drive, enthusiasm and willingness to learn, roll sleeves up and get stuck in!

● Commercial experience developing within the LAMP stack (NGINX, PHP/MySQL)

● Commercial experience within the MEAN stack.

● Solid experience with CMS systems. (WordPress, eZ Publish, Headless CMS an advantage)

● MVC frameworks (e.g. Symfony), Twig / Smarty-style templating

● Extremely strong commercial experience working with JavaScript & JSON

● Strong knowledge of MVVM frameworks (React, Angular)

● Lucene-based search using Apache Solr, Elasticsearch

● Up-to-date HTML, CSS, JavaScript, including AJAX, current libraries, tooling and frameworks

● Comprehensive familiarity with Node.js (some experience of Python or Java could be a plus)

● Working with microservice architectures and REST APIs, including 3rd party integrations

● Solid AWS understanding (containers, load balancers, Lambda functions - a broad range)

● CDN (e.g. CloudFront) and some media/asset management

● Use of Docker and a good understanding of DevOps using AWS

● TDD, BDD, automated testing, Git and CI/CD

● Principled development with privacy and security-by-design

● Experience of working in an agile team (e.g. Scrum, Jira, Slack)

● Collaborative, used to pair-programming, peer review and Scrum-like teamwork

● Any experience in the travel industry would be advantageous

● Some previous experience of Salesforce development would be a benefit

● Good sense of humour and should have meticulous attention to detial.



Main tasks and responsibilities:

● Technical involvement in the full development life-cycle of systems and services

● Clean, efficient, best-practice, self-documenting development of different microservices, web sites/applications and APIs.

● Liaising with Solutions Architect and contributing to best-practice solutions for new features.

● Assisting the Scrum team by constant and clear collaboration, participating in all Scrum ceremonies, working with tester to ensure high-value product delivery.

● Contribute to the backlog user stories and acceptance criteria.

● Pair-programming and peer review.

● Optimising existing applications (incl. data layer) to deliver improved performance, scalability, resilience and to optimise operating cost.

● Monitoring, logging, triaging and attending to errors, bugs and general issues within the technology stack.



Knowledge and qualifications:

● At least 5 years of commercial experience in programming of customer-facing technologies and systems

● Ideally Bachelor's degree in software engineering / computer science field.

● Ideally Scrum certified.

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