How disappointing would it be if we didn't practise what we preached - joined-up candidate engagement and recruitment. So here's our own job section where you can apply for one of our current vacancies or leave a speculative application.

PHP Web Developer

Copford, Colchester or Cardiff, Wales
Full description

Ten years ago we were a start-up company with just two of us working all hours in our respective spare rooms to build a software product. It's been a long slog to get to where we are today, we've faced many challenges and are still pumping in the hours, but we've grown to almost 40 people across two offices, have over 80 clients (with some big big brand names too), are increasingly stepping up our global reach, have a healthy pipeline of new business and, of course, a busy support flow.

Thirteen of us are developers, and we're all working on this product (HARBOUR) together, doing front-end builds, back-end stats reports, working with the client team to design improved user features, and much more. The variety of work ranges from handrolling html sites to managing servers, with a sprinkling of javascript.

We have ideas on how to build a cool structure in our team, working to each other's strengths whilst also stretching our knowledge and skills, but we're always on the look out for smart, innovative developers who are looking for a challenge. People who want to be part of something and can bring the right smarts to help us build cooler stuff and deliver ever more scalable solutions.


About You

  • You are a full stack web developer.
  • You can build a prototype for an idea in a matter of hours.
  • You have good interpersonal skills, and can explain complicated things to anyone.
  • Experience with devops is a bonus.

In terms of skills, you'll be well-versed in PHP, have strong analytical skills, the ability to grok complex data structures and not be afraid to talk through ideas and work in a team environment to make sure we continue to delight our customers with our speed of response and highly usable agile solutions. Our setup is linux servers, running Apache, MySQL and PHP - so the more you understand these fields, the better.


Job Description

With our main office in Copford, and a satellite office in Cardiff, this is a pretty fast-paced, dynamic environment and we're looking for right people - not job titles. So whether you consider yourself to be a junior developer with some insane levels of enthusiasm and home built portfolio, or a mid to senior-level developer who wants to find something that doesn't involve a commute and / or simply gets you back to doing what you like to do best i.e. building stuff, then show us what you have and we'll happily show you what we're about.

We'll be straight with you (very much our style) as over the years we've kissed a lot of "developer frogs", many of whom fell very short at the first hurdle of a PHP test. But don't be put off - if you know that you're not just a PHP cut and paste merchant, if you have the passion for coding that will have seen you building stuff for yourself rather than putting up with some half-arsed code lesser developers make do with, then you owe it to yourself to get in touch.

So ... this sound like your kinda place?

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