A unique & exciting opportunity to join our team at Boostify – A digital start-up based in Leeds with a focus on boosting conversion of client’s websites with our powerful cloud-based ‘all-in-one’ customer engagement platform. We're looking to hire an experienced and talented PHP developer to help develop Boostify's market-leading software. We ask that you have experience in commercial development and have a real passion and drive to learn. We'll offer the right person a competitive basic salary and other benefits.
As a Lead PHP Developer, you’ll be at the centre of our platform's technical development, playing an important support role in the delivery of new features, security enhancements and speed improvements. This role is ideal for candidates with a passion for coding, particularly in PHP and work well with co-workers who are front-end developers.
Responsibility for project managing development of future-proof platform improvements with a focus on security and expandability.
Write secure and robust back-end code for an online application including but not limited to writing systems for secure authentication of sensitive data.
Maintain server-side logic and maintenance of multiple databases.
Integrating the front-end elements built by your co-workers into your server-side logic. A basic understanding of front-end technologies is therefore necessary as well.
Overseeing our server environment, including deploying new infrastructure if necessary. A good understanding of the LAMP stack and cloud platforms such as AWS & Azure is therefore highly important.
Championing technical innovation within the Boostify software.
Recruiting, coaching and personal development of Web Developers.
Support the business with innovate ideas to improve existing processes.
Other ad-hoc duties as and when required by the business.
Experience in commercial web application development.
Excellent and well-rounded back-end web development skills.
Love to problem solve and think outside the box.
Displays a positive attitude & flexibility in day-to-day work.
Sets high standards of performance for oneself and their code
Establishes harmonious working relationships with team members.
Appreciates each team member's contributions and values each individual member.
Responds well to the needs of the business priorities.
Follows established communication guidelines.
A vision and determination to deliver beyond the minimum requirements.
Good written and telephone communication skills.
Skills & knowledge
Knowledge and understanding of the following are essential:
Proficient PHP Software Development Skills.
Excellent understanding of the LAMP stack
Experience with working with and writing web services & API’s.
Proficient understanding of code versioning tools, such as Git.
Good knowledge of integrating server-side development code with database servers, particularly MySQL.
Good knowledge of creating & maintaining databases for web applications.
Self-starter, with need to contribute to change and development.
Knowledge and understanding of the following are desired:
Experience leading a team of Web Developers.
Experience in working with Software-as-a-Service.
5 GCSEs (A-C) or equivalent.
Reports to: Managing Director
Location: Leeds City Center
Salary: Competitive basic + Uncapped commission
Hours of work: 37.5 Hours per week (Flexible Working Available)