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PHP Developer

About the role

Our Engineering team is spread across all 3 of our offices, working cohesively and cross functionally with other teams. We are looking for a PHP Developer to contribute towards the development of the companies core systems and processes, as well as auxiliary services where needed. The role will specialise in PHP application and web development, as well as development of scripts and processes to support systems where needed.

Core responsibilities

  • Working closely with the Engineering Lead to help solutionise feature requests
  • Creating appropriate documentation for new feature developments, including diagrams where appropriate
  • Writing appropriate tests around new features and ensure appropriate test coverage
  • Producing well written code using standard design patterns and methods
  • Participating in code reviews and pair programming with colleagues
  • Participating in tech-talks and team based learning to ensure knowledge is spread

About you

  • Extensive experience of Object Oriented languages and software development
  • Understanding of software engineering principles, such as SOLID, DRY etc
  • Understanding of relational database technologies
  • A positive and proactive attitude to problem solving
  • A team player, willing to muck in and help others when needed, driven personality who asks questions and actively participates in discussions
  • Good written and spoken English so you can present your ideas – our HQ is based in London
  • Minimum 2 years experience in software development

Bonus skills

  • Past experience with enterprise solutions
  • Familiarity with Scrum methodology or other agile development processes
  • Experience with cloud computing
  • Experience with Docker and containerisation
  • Familiarity with software best practices such as Refactoring, Clean Code, Domain-Driven Design, Test-Driven Development, etc.

What we offer

The chance to work alongside a team of hard-working, passionate people in a role where you’ll see the impact of your work everyday. We also offer:

  • We believe in supporting you to grow professionally and giving you the freedom to choose how. If you tell us where you want to go, we have a dedicated training budget to help you get there!
  • One of our core values is to make an impact, so we give everyone 1 day off each year to volunteer with a charity of your choice.
  • We promote positive well being and as part of this you’ll have access to a choice of comprehensive 24/7 well being support services as well as internal Mental Health Champions.
  • We support autonomy and flexibility, and depending on your role can offer flexible working.
  • Spending quality time together is really important, so to encourage this, our social committees organise regular team nights out (we’ve had pizza making, escape rooms, and even white water rafting!)
  • We offer 30 days holiday (plus Bank Holidays), part of which is made up of half day Fridays during the school summer holidays, a day off during Easter and a day off over Christmas.
  • Our office is based in the heart of Leeds. It’s lively and vibrant, and you’ll have breakfast supplied every day along with other healthy snacks you can choose from.

Refer a friend: Know someone else who would be good for this role? You can refer a friend, family member or colleague, if they are offered a role with Arbor, we will say thank you with a voucher valued up to £200! Simple email: careers@arbor-education.com

Please note: We are unable to provide visa sponsorship at this time.

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Type: Full Time

Reference Number: 80966