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PHP DEVELOPER - SOFTWARE DEVELOPMENT - 40K-60K - High Wicombe/Maidenhead

My Client offers a distinctive new web-based platform run by an experienced team of professionals. They are excited to offer selected luxury brand, event and experience Partners the opportunity to engage personally with their marketing team clients, influential relationship managers and high-net-worth members. This is a start up organisation giving the right person a great opportunity to join and contribute in a unique way, with exciting career progression opportunities, as they have ambitious plans and intend to have plenty of fun while creating a sustainable, innovative and friendly company run by the very brightest people in their fields.
My client is looking to employ a full time PHP developer for the core development of the product with the current technical team. You will be one of the core team, with the expectation that you will get involved across functions as a team-player as needed, committed and excited about building the business.

The developers key responsibilities will include:
-Development of the companies SaaS platform using existing technology to position the client at the very front of their field, respond to commercial demands and seize market opportunities
-Contribute to strategic discussions and decisions about product architecture and evolution
-Particular emphasis on a sophisticated approach to elegant and intuitive User Experience, mobile optimisation, smart intersection with social networks, and future-proofing
-Provide 1st, 2nd and 3rd line help and support for our Users
-Testing and QA of internal and external development
-General trouble shooting and bug fixes
-Managing version control and system releases on Rackspace
-Report to Senior Developer and Technical Manager on Daily Progress

Technical Essential skills required:
-Overall 1 to 3 years working in an agile development environment
-Overall 1 to 3 years proven commercial experience in development for the web and digital
-Knowledge and experience of MongoDB
-Knowledge and experience of HTML 5, CSS and responsive development
-JavaScript to modern commercial standards
-Knowledge of XML interchange standards such as RSS,SOAP, XML-RPC
-Knowledge of external libraries such as JQuery, JS Prototype
-Knowledge of AJAX
-Sound knowledge of Relational Databases, especially strong knowledge of MySQL to report-writing level
-Ability to work with Frameworks such as Yii, Bootstrap and Code Igniter
-Understanding of SOA and MVC architectures
-High level of distributed systems, hosted systems, virtual versus dedicated servers on the LAMP platform
-Ability to write technical documents
-Ability to write user stories
-Version control using GIT/SVN repositories
-Understanding of using project management tools such as Jira and Confluence
-Understanding of the data protection act
-Experience with Ecommerce/stripe

Desirable qualities should include:
-Experience of developing within the Financial Services or other highly regulated, time-critical, data-sensitive industry
-Knowledge of open source CMS such as Wordpress and Joomla with knowledge of templating and adapting existing templates; ideally 1 years plus commercial experience
-Knowledge of OO methodologies
-Working knowledge of Apache hosted systems utilising Cpanel and Apache WHM
-Knowledge of Flash / ActionScript
-Knowledge of iOS and/or Android development

This is an ideal role for someone who would like to work at the intersection of technology, financial services and luxury goods industries - and who is motivated by an entrepreneurial, creative and potentially highly profitable start-up environment which offers share options for those that are willing to dig deep and contribute to the company. This is absolutely a start-up environment and motivated, skilled and enthusiastic team players will be a great fit.
Please contact me on 02035868418 or via email at