Junior PHP Developer


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Job Description

Are you a recently graduated PHP web developer? A rare and truly exciting opportunity has arisen for a junior PHP developer to join our small, dynamic, fast-moving digital marketing/software development team based within the beautiful rural village of Bollington, Cheshire. Working primarily within the financial services sector, we are an international lead generation firm who drive significant traffic to our brands via Google, Facebook and other popular platforms.

We use clever, sophisticated tech to manage every aspect of our business, all of which is collaboratively designed and crafted in house by our awesome team of software developers.

We are looking for a sharp, talented, highly motivated individual to join us. The ideal candidate must be capable of turning projects around skilfully and efficiently, but perhaps more importantly, able to contribute ideas at every level, throughout the development process.


Essential Requirements

  • Competent PHP programmer
  • Educated to Degree level
  • Strong knowledge of PHP, HTML, CSS & JavaScript (in particular jQuery)
  • Strong analytical and problem-solving skills
  • Ability to time keep, work independently and as part of a team
  • Genuine passion and enthusiasm for web technologies
  • Experience with MySQL / MariaDB

Desirable Requirements

  • Experience of source code control (e.g. Git / SVN)
  • Experience of design patterns (e.g. MVC)
  • Experience of frameworks (both PHP and HTML5 based)
  • An interest in mobile development
  • Educated to Masters level or hold other professional technical accreditations


The position will provide exposure to all aspects of the business, where your opinion and input will have a significant impact.

Successful candidates will be responsible for developing and maintaining our websites, in-house backend systems and other bespoke applications, in addition to implementing APIs, working with other team members to build new innovative products and services for both desktop and mobile.

2019 is an exciting year for us, we have a number of major new products we are looking to launch which will require brand new, bespoke front and backend systems to be built in order to achieve this. The successful candidate will hit the ground running, have the opportunity to get deeply involved and ultimately take ownership of various projects.

You will be regularly working with PHP and MySQL, along with HTML, CSS and JavaScript on a combination of projects across a number of products, using where possible new and upcoming technologies, devices and platforms to develop cutting edge web and mobile applications.

Self-motivation, a keen interest to learn and timekeeping will all play a vital role in the work you do, and through your innovative approach to problem-solving, you will influence the technologies and direction the business takes throughout.

Please ensure that you include descriptions of your previous experience in your application. Links to work viewable online would be advantageous but is not required.

What We Offer

  • Fun, super interesting work environment.
  • Housed within a super cool custom-built tech-centric new office.
  • Career progression (our last graduate recruit is now a director!).
  • Continual support and training.
  • Office target-based bonuses.
  • Frequent team days/nights out (at least 1 per quarter).
  • Free tea/coffee/soft drinks and snacks.
  • The occasional pizza and beers on a Friday!

Interested in joining our team? We work hard to make a real difference in the spaces that we work within and we're always looking for other like-minded souls to join us. We offer competitive salaries and a great working environment.

If you have a passion for everything digital or have an idea that you'd like to talk to us about, then please get in touch.