Flint Studios

13 November 2018

PHP Developer

PHP 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 Belfast-based digital agency. Be part of the development of differentiated web solutions for a diversity of clients, providing you with a constant variety of interesting projects across the UK.
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. The 30-strong team of skilled technical, creative and digital specialists has led to the expansion in various markets with year on year double digit growth. In response, the company requires a PHP Developer to support 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 and budgets adhered to.

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 Zend Framework, Laravel, CodeIgniter and content management systems such as Wordpress and ecommerce platforms such as Magento
  • Understand the process of database schema design, maintenance and implementation 
  • Understand and follow company processes for project management
  • 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 more junior staff
  • Ensure testing of all code is carried out before deployment, testing plans are adhered to and browser testing is completed as needed
  • Deal directly with clients on the phone, by email or face-to-face in meetings
  • Attend training courses as needed
Qualifications and Skills
  • IT related degree or equivalent qualification
  • At least 4 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 Zend frameworks or a framework which is similar.
  • The candidate will be able to demonstrate an aptitude for working in a fast paced environment, working on multiple projects of varying complexity simultaneously and have experience of working to deadlines.
  • Experience using the LAMP stack would be highly desirable
  • Experience with PHP 7, Magento, Vagrant 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
  • Laravel
  • Zend
  • Flexible working hours  
  • Flexible holidays
  • Pension scheme 
  • Staff events and nights out
  • Training and development
  • Award-winning opportunities