Backend System Developer - PHP - Kent

Posted 22 November by FT Recruit
Position: Back-end System Developer - PHP
Location: Westham, Kent
Salary: £35,000 - £45,000 Per Annum + Benefits
Job type: Full Time – Permanent

As a Systems Developer, your main responsibility is for the production, modification and maintenance of back end applications. This involves working closely with Front end and Lead Developers, to ensure the website and applications are built as specified.

You’ll also work closely with the UAT team to test your server-side code. Your focus will be on team goals, customer value and looking at the bigger picture.

Duties & responsibilities
Helping to build functional requirements, technical design and implement application features
Field questions and solve problems for user support and client services
Participate in design and code reviews
Integration of user-facing elements developed by the Website Developers, with server side logic
Building reusable code and libraries for future use
Optimisation of the application / database for maximum speed and scalability
Implementation of efficient, secure and scalable software
Build and maintain functional apps for the business
Building and modification of API’s to enable system integration
Reporting on server load and other valuable statistics
Solve complex scalability, platform and integration problems
Be actively involved in company projects, to ensure the Development function is actively promoted
Regularly updating the website with new requirements

Personal Profile
Excellent customer service skills
Excellent communication skills (telephone and written)
Excellent organisation and prioritisation skills
Sound judgment

Minimum 3 years’ full time experience in PHP development
Must be conversant with both object orient and procedural coding
Minimum 3 years’ full time experience MySQL database design, optimisation and development (not necessarily a full DBA skillset)
Excellent knowledge of Integration and exchange protocols (ex. XML, Soap, Json etc.) essential
Strong knowledge of application security is essential (preferred experience with PCI DSS compliant systems)
Basic Unix command line knowledge essential
Excellent knowledge of html5, CSS and JavaScript (jQuery) essential
Experience working with GIT

Non-negotiable Skills:
Experience in the PHP environment - 3 years
MySQL database design and optimisation experience - 3 years

PHP, MySQL, object-oriented and procedural coding

If you have further inquiries about this role, please don’t hesitate to contact our office at:

Reference: 33867148

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