PHP Developer - Hammersmith

PHP Developer
Location: Hammersmith
Closing date for application: 31/7/17


Civica Digital requires an experienced PHP Developer to work on one of our existing applications. The JARD application is currently undergoing a modernisation programme with the aim of improving data quality through a better user interface and applying business logic in line with current processes. Working as part of a small team who are based at the Civica Digital Hammersmith office and are a cross-functional team working in accordance of Agile Scrum principles. The team is composed of Developers, Testers, a Business Consultant, a User Experience Consultant (ad hoc) and a Project Manager

Role Responsibilities:

Project lifecycle responsibilities:

  • Adhere to the technical strategy dictated by the lead consultant/architect for any given solution.
  • Design of scalable and maintainable components of technical solutions to meet customer functional and non-functional requirements.
  • Creation of deliverable artefacts, for example; executable code, models, design specifications, unit tests and supporting documentation.

Process/Department Responsibilities:

  • Support peers in continuing to keep a productive culture within the development team.
  • Provide input into proposals, white papers, project plans, and process documentation.
  • Keep abreast of industry trends and use this to contribute to the development of the team and the company capability as a whole.

Required Skills:

  • Excellent knowledge of advanced Object Orientated Programming in PHP
  • Understanding of MVC frameworks (Laravel 4.x preferred)
  • Experience and understanding of MySQL including optimising existing queries.
  • Demonstrable ability to investigate, understand and support legacy code
  • Good knowledge of CSS3/HTML5
  • Good understanding of JavaScript, including AJAX (using jQuery 2.x/1.x)
  • Excellent source control experience (Git 1.7+)
  • Experience designing, developing and consuming RESTful APIs
  • Excellent written and verbal communication skills, including explaining complex system components in a client friendly manner
  • Experience of working in an Agile development team
  • Experience using Javascript frameworks (AngularJS preferred)
  • Test Driven Development understanding (TDD) using PHPUnit
  • Dependency management knowledge (Composer, bower, gulp, grunt, etc.)
  • Virtualisation (Vagrant, Puppet, etc.)
  • Understanding of programming patterns and practice
  • PSR code compliance
  • Knowledge of version control software (Git, Mercurial, etc.).
  • Knowledge of Java-based web application servers.
  • Knowledge of relational databases.
  • Knowledge of NoSQL databases.
  • General networking knowledge.
  • Strong analytical and problem solving skills
  • Experience with the ELK (Elasticsearch, Logstash, Kibana) stack.
  • Experience with ServerSpec or Chef InSpec.
  • Experience with monitoring tools such as Zabbix or Sensu
  • Experience of continuous integration with TeamCity, Jenkins, or other software.
  • Experience of High Availability Design, and associated tools
  • Experience of software development practices (Continuous Integration/Delivery)
  • Good knowledge of Apache HTTPD and NGINX
  • Knowledge of web services (RESTful and SOAP).
  • Degree in Computer Science or Software Engineering