PHP Developer

England, London
£50000.00 - £70000.00 per annum + pension and employee benefits
23 May 2018
20 Jun 2018
Wallace Williams
Contract Types
Full Time
Design Disciplines
Digital / Web
Job Functions

Senior PHP Developer

Location: Central London

Salary: £50k-£70k

My client is a peer-to-peer lender offering borrowers interest rate loans, and market leading protection with amazing interest rates to lenders. My clients company was founded with the mantra that financial services should be fair again - lending and borrowing directly from each other benefits real people, not the banking institutions.

My client launched three years ago and are on a very exciting journey. Currently they are a team of over 30 highly motivated, nurturing and caring entrepreneurs spread across underwriting, software development, finance and marketing. They are all about having a great working environment and they always put the customer first.

So, if you're up for challenging than the high street banks, they'd love to hear from you!


Their ideal candidate will be a backend web developer responsible for managing part of the financial calculations, maintenance of my client's core system and constructing an automated testing process and software.

Your core focus will be development of all server-side logic, definition and maintenance of the central database, and ensuring high performance and responsiveness to requests from the front-end.

You will be well versed in the agile work methodology and be a keen advocate of their team's continuous move towards agile. You will also have a responsibility for researching,

designing and implementing a testing framework and test cases. You will be required to mentor your co-workers and drive the testing process; therefore, a basic understanding of front-end technologies is also highly desirable.


Implementation of security and data protection

Design and implementation of data storage solutions

Implementation of automated testing frameworks and test cases

Skills & Requirements

Strong skill working with Drupal 7 (FAPI, node API, views, rules, multi-site, themes) and Laravel 5 framework - must have

Excellent experience working with testing frameworks such as Behat, and/or Codeception

Proficient knowledge of PHP 5 & 7 (procedural and object orientated)

Proficient knowledge of SQL and integration of multiple data sources/databases into one system (Mysql and Postgres)

Experience working in an Agile development environment

Integration of user-facing elements developed by a front-end developers with server side logic

Building reusable code and libraries for future use

Optimisation of the application for maximum speed and scalability

Implementing automated testing platforms and unit tests

User authentication and authorisation between multiple systems, servers, and environments

Outputting data in different formats, XML or JSON

Understanding of Design Patterns

Understanding differences between multiple delivery platforms such as mobile vs desktop, and optimizing output to match the specific


Proficient understanding of code versioning tools, such as Git

Basic understanding of front-end technologies and platforms, such as JavaScript, HTML5, and CSS3

Proficient knowledge of AWS (Amazon Web services) - Nice to have

The following skills will be desirable

Atlassian (JIRA, Confluence, Bamboo, etc) or similar tools knowledge


Extensive Webform knowledge

Android / iOS

What can they offer?

A vibrant working atmosphere with a friendly culture and people who are keen to help each other

A place for you to develop and grow

A 'forgiveness not permission' attitude

Great pension and employee benefits

An attractive opportunity to work with one of the rising stars in the FinTech world

Start day: ASAP

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