Catalyst Recruitment - People + Progress

PHP Developer

£28,000 to £30,000 / Gateshead / Apr 1, 2019

Our client is a successful web technology development company based in Gateshead. They pride themselves on delivering the highest quality solutions to their clients, building strong long-term relationships due to the high level of expertise of their staff.  They are currently looking for enthusiastic, driven and talented LAMP developers to add to their team.
As a PHP Developer, you will join an existing team in a growing company which is expanding globally.  You will be responsible for building and maintaining functionality for systems used by millions of users worldwide as well as being in charge of your own smaller projects for local and national clients.  Your role will entail:
  • Problem solving
  • OO PHP application development
  • Reporting to the lead developer on a regular basis
  • Full ownership of key tasks and project
  • Maintaining existing code
  • Responsible for scoping, planning and delivering new system functionality
  • Manage your time effectively
As a PHP Developer, you should have solid commercial experience and a proven track record of success. 
You will need to have the following Technical skills:
  • OOPHP V5.6 and 7.x - you should be able to write well structured, DRY code which adheres to the latest PSR standards
  • MySQL (including MyISAM and InnoDB storage engines) - you should be able to write well structured, normalised and efficient database schemas and understand database efficiency and optimisation
  • MVC Framework knowledge - good working knowledge of a well-structured MVC framework (ideally Zend Framework 2 and 3 but others will still be beneficial)
  • JavaScript - Native and jQuery
  • Linux OS server environment - good understanding of Linux based server environment (Debian/Ubuntu preferable)
  • Version Control - good knowledge of GIT
  • ORM - knowledge and previous experience using an ORM (Doctrine preferable)
Other Skills:
  • Problem solving - you should be able to work through a problem, using your team as well as other resources around you to push it through to completion
  • Communication - you should be a good communicator. You will be expected to articulate yourself to internal staff (developers and managers) as well as clients
In return you will benefit from:
  • The opportunity to grow your skills and move up the developer ladder
  • The opportunity to work with and learn from a team of talented, like-minded developers
  • The opportunity to take full ownership of problems and solve them in your own way
  • Company pension scheme
  • Private healthcare
  • Regular team activities
  • A fun and exciting place to come to work each day!
This is a really friendly company who pride themselves on their great working environment.  They are small enough for you to make a real impact, but have a global reach meaning lots of varying clients and projects.
Please note: High levels of interest mean we will only contact you if your application is shortlisted and this will happen within five working days. You must also be eligible to work in the UK.

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