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Location: Remote Tyne and Wear Newcastle upon Tyne NE12 8BX
Salary: £30000 - £50000
Sector: PHP  
Type: Permanent
Posted: 04/11/2022
PHP Developer Ronald James Group 2022-07-11

We are looking for a Software Engineer to join a digital agency, who are continuing to grow and are looking to expand their team.

You will be working closely with Product Managers, UX Designers, Front-End Engineers and Quality Assurance Engineers to define requirements, iterate on designs, solve technical problems and ultimately produce high-quality code as part of great-looking and user-friendly applications that deliver value.

What you'll be doing:
- Collaborate as part of a fluid Agile team structure where cross-functional squads are formed based on product roadmaps
- Developing new microservices, functionality and systems that will complement our main ecommerce platforms.
- Use the latest technologies in order to deliver great new solutions and practical improvements, both long term and short term.
- Supporting existing functionality, with an eye to identifying improvements and truly taking things to the next level
- Define functional product requirements alongside Product Managers
- Work with Quality Automation Engineers and Manual Testers in order to ensure your code is as robust as possible
- Exhibit and celebrate the team’s achievements to fellow Engineers and other stakeholders during sprint demos
- Mentor junior team members and review their code
- Provide written, and where applicable, other forms of documentation to support your work, to aid users as well as colleagues
- Involvement with help and support via our Service Desk function to keep our clients on track
- Ensuring the timely delivery of the team’s roadmap

What we'd love to see:
- Thorough knowledge of modern PHP frameworks (Laravel, Symfony etc.)
- Excellent object-oriented approach to writing code and awareness of SOLID principles
- Strong MySQL database knowledge and an ability to write efficient SQL queries
- Understanding of modern software design patterns
- JavaScript
- Experience consuming web services & APIs - Code versioning (e.g. GitHub)
- Familiarity with general engineering working practices such as pull requests, code reviews
- Demonstrable problem-solving skills
- Excellent verbal communication skills
- Good interpersonal skills and a desire to be a team player
- Flexible approach to work

- Ability to explain complex projects, requirements and issues in clear, non-technical terms
- Take initiative with tasks, addressing requirements in order to bring them to completion.
- Proven commitment to improving efficiency, performance and outcomes
- A self-driven and conscientious mentality and a commitment to innovate with high-quality work
- An understanding of the values and how they apply to your role

Benefits:
- Competitive basic salary with great progression options
- Unlimited paid holidays - yes that's not a typo!
- Fully flexible working to give you a great work-life balance
- Great dog-friendly working environments in central Newcastle, Manchester and Stockton on Tees
- Your choice of top-spec tech - Mac or PC
- Health Assured Assistance Programme
- Free eye tests and flu jabs
- VS Perks, have a monthly treat on us; from Amazon vouchers, Playstation credits, Birchbox to Just Eat there's something for everyone!
- Free breakfast, fruit, hot and cold drinks and protein shakes
- Friday afternoon drinks to wind down for the weekend
- Pension scheme to help you save for the future
- Cycle to work scheme and discounted gym membership
- Discounts across our brands
- Regular team social events
- Training & development

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