Flint Studios

PHP (WordPress) Developer

PHP (WordPress) Developer

Job Type: Full-time
Salary: Negotiable
Required Experience: 2+ years commercial experience
Location: Head Office - Flint Studios Ltd, Unit 6a, Ravenhill Business Park, Ravenhill Road, Belfast, BT6 8AW

Job Summary
We’re offering an opportunity to join an open, challenging and learning-based environment at a leading Northern Ireland based digital agency. Be part of the development of web solutions for a diversity of clients, providing you with a constant variety of interesting projects across different sectors.

Flint Studios is an established, multi-award winning web agency. The agency has carved a distinctive niche for itself in delivering results-driven web solutions in what is a highly competitive, crowded sector. With a strong team of over 30 skilled technical, creative and digital specialists we continue to have a need for expansion in various markets. In response, the company requires a PHP Developer to support growing demand. The successful candidate will be working within a strong, close-knit team, and will be able to drive projects to their successful conclusion so that customers are happy, requirements have been met on budget.

Responsibilities and Duties
  • Writing programming code, either from scratch or adapting existing software, to meet business requirements
  • The main programming language you will code in is PHP; you will be expected to understand the limitations of its legacy versions, keep up-to-date with the latest releases, and understand backwards-compatibility issues
  • Learning PHP frameworks such as the Laravel and CodeIgniter
  • Content management systems such as WordPress and associated ecommerce platforms
  • Understand the process of database schema design, maintenance and implementation
  • Understand and follow company processes for managing projects
  • You should understand any specific service level agreements (SLAs) that projects are working to and help ensure these are being met
  • Help other members of staff with issues within your level of expertise to help support and mentor other staff
  • Ensure testing of all code is carried out before deployment, testing plans are adhered to and browser testing is completed effectively
  • Deal directly with clients virtually, on the phone, by email or in face-to-face meetings
  • Attend training courses as needed to support projects and expanding capabilities
Qualifications and Skills
  • IT related degree or equivalent qualification
  • At least 3 years of commercial experience in object-oriented PHP, HTML5, MySQL and JavaScript including jQuery and a sound knowledge of web standards
  • Working knowledge of the Laravel or CodeIgniter frameworks or a framework which is similar
  • Experience with WordPress in terms of core CMS and bespoke integrations
  • The candidate will be able to demonstrate an aptitude for working in a dynamic and fast paced environment, working on multiple projects of varying complexity simultaneously and have experience of working to meet deadlines
  • Experience using the LAMP stack would be highly desirable
  • Experience with PHP 7 & 8, Docker and CPanel and a good working knowledge of Git source control, PHP debugging (X-Debug or similar) and basic Linux shell commands would all be beneficial
  • PHP
  • HTML5
  • MySQL
  • JavaScript
  • WordPress and associated ecommerce
  • Laravel
  • CodeIgniter
  • Flexible working hours 
  • Flexible holidays
  • Pension scheme
  • Healthcare
  • Staff events and nights out
  • Training and development
  • Award-winning opportunities

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