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Location: Manchester Tyne and Wear Newcastle upon Tyne NE12 8BX
Salary: £30,000 - £40,000
Sector: PHP  
Type: Permanent
Posted: 11/08/2019
Senior PHP Developer Ronald James Group 2019-02-08

Who is our client?

This company was born in 2017 after branching off from well-known and established Student Tour Operator. They still work closely with them (operationally and literally, we share an office with them!). So, although they’ve entered new territory, their longest serving members of staff come with years of experience in travel and events planning and the technology they’re using (and building!). They love tech, they love music, they love festivals, they love to travel and they love perfecting their product and their service so that their clients have a one-stop-shop for their event.

What are they?

They’re the fasted growing ticket agent in the UK. They’re not just a ticket agent though! They built their own booking platform in-house, they build packages for their clients’ bespoke events and they provide expert customer service. They try and do whatever they can to help their clients pull off a shows topping festival, or a seamless journey, or an easy online experience. They’re still exploring our potential with a great deal of excitement and loads of ambition, and now you get to join the ride!

Why come and work for them?

This is an opportunity to join one of Manchester’s most exciting, cutting-edge tech start-ups. They're working with some of the highest profile festivals and events in the UK and Europe include Snowbombing, Festivalnumber6, Truck, YNOT and Biggreencoach.


We are currently looking for an experienced senior PHP developer to help drive their aggressive product roadmap, improve the performance and stability of their systems and develop software engineering best practices across the organisation.

The Role:

Based in their Manchester office you will be:

  • Delivering innovative web functionality using OOP PHP.
  • Build new features with consideration for testability and extensibility.
  • Working on their in house booking and reservation system, building new features whilst helping to improve the overall architecture for our diverse client base.
  • Be involved in technical discussion and become a subject matter expert.
  • Encourage innovation and help support an environment to help build an award-winning software solution.


  • A background in commercial development, travel or ticketing beneficial
  • A track record of constant learning and understanding of software patterns
  • Solid understanding of OO PHP and MySQL
  • jQuery , CSS, XML


  • Experience with Kohana or a similar PHP framework
  • Production experience with Linux / Unix environments
  • Travel Industry experience

What we want from you:

  • A passion for wanting to develop the best and most ground-breaking software you can.
  • A love of the tech, music and travel.
  • Good attention to detail and testing.
  • Comfortable working as part of a team.

In return they offer an engaging and stimulating workplace and a culture that nurtures creativity and passion. You will be joining a team who all share the same ethos and support each other. They like to socialise and we attend geeky lectures like PHPNW.


  • Generous holiday allowance
  • Pension scheme
  • Great starting salary
  • Opportunity for progression

Could this be the role for you?

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