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PHP Developer

We are seeking a PHP Developer to work within our digital team based in Colchester.

You are a skilled and experienced developer with a passion for all things digital. You are confident and articulate, and able to work collaboratively within a multidisciplinary team serving a diverse range of clients. You are professional, and understand that hard work gets results. You have ambition and drive, and want to produce fantastic work that you are proud of. You have a fanatical eye for detail, and demand the highest quality from yourself and your colleagues, whilst understanding the constraints of time and budget.

From your first day, you will be working on live projects. You will work closely with clients to elicit and develop functional and technical specifications. You will maintain, troubleshoot and fix existing websites and applications, interpreting and working with code built by other web developers. You write maintainable and secure code and are able to rigorously test code that your peers have written.

We are a digital agency with a focus on delivering results for our clients. We are ambitious and have a clear vision for the future. We run an efficient and tested project process which delivers work on time and within scope and budget. This provides our staff with a framework to produce excellent work, whilst allowing space for personal development.

Required Skills:

  • Web application development.
  • Extending and altering existing code.
  • Expertise in PHP, MySQL, XML, CSS, HTML, Javascript, jQuery.
  • Expertise in PHP frameworks (e.g. Laravel).
  • Expertise in WordPress development.
  • Expertise with source control (e.g. Git).

Nice To Have:

  • jShop, CMSMS, CS Cart & Prestashop development experience.

Role Responsibilities:

  • Be a point of technical reference for all of your specialties and skills within our company.
  • Develop functional and technical specifications.
  • Maintain existing websites and web applications, troubleshooting and fixing technical problems.
  • Testing code built by yourself and others, following an internal quality process.
  • Extending and altering existing code.
  • Offer hosting, server management and server build support with assistance if required.

What We Offer

  • Competitive salary based on experience.
  • You’ll have the choice of a 4 day week (10 hour days) or 5 day week (8 hour days).
  • Access to discounts for popular attractions, restaurants, cinemas, and products.
  • Company contributed healthcare (e.g. a yearly contribution of £55 to eye care).
  • You’ll work with a professional team who will push your knowledge further.
  • We offer yearly bonuses based on the performance of the company as well as your own performance (hard work plays a huge part). Usually 5-10% of your yearly salary.


Email your CV, covering letter, website, and some links to examples of your recent work, plus your salary expectations, to iwantajob@websitedesign.co.uk. The closing date for applications is 29/07/2016.

Please note: We will not accept, under any circumstances, applications via agencies for this role.

We are always looking for talented individuals to join our team so if you are interested in working with us please email your CV and a short covering letter to the address above.


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