PHP Developer

Remote
Description

Venntro is seeking a PHP Developer to work with the whole business on the White Label Dating platform. This role is a full-time, permanent position that will be located remotely, but will include travel to company events and meetings as required. 

The role sits within our Product Development and Operations team and will report into the Head of Technology.  The PHP Developer works in Agile teams to build improvements and maintain components on the company’s White Label Dating platform.

The role works closely with other developers, designers, testers and project management to ensure effective product solutions that meet the company’s commercial goals are deployed successfully.

The role supports the business in delivering its key objectives by ensuring code, software and applications are issue free when releasing to production, as well as improving process and enhancing efficiencies.

We offer lots of other great perks for employees; ranging from private health cover, support for studying, GymFlex, a great pension scheme and much more. For more information about the benefits offered by Venntro check out our careers page.

Responsibilities
  • Assist development of PHP applications in one or more Agile teams.
  • Help maintain, expand and modernise a small selection of existing PHP applications.
  • Maintain and improve Business Rules and other documentation.
  • Work with other developers in Scrum teams to create new features and functionality.
  • Collaborate across the business to understand commercial requirements.
  • Participate fully in sprint planning, retrospectives and other Scrum ceremonies.
  • Follow best practices to ensure stability and security of company systems.
  • Learn and improve skills using new web techniques and technologies.
Requirements
  • Commercial PHP skills (7.x.), including the use of PHPUnit
  • Building applications using the Laravel framework (6.x.)
  • Comfortable using Composer
  • Practical experience with HTML5, CSS3 & JavaScript
  • Write understandable, testable code with an eye towards maintainability
  • Experience using data stores (MySQL / Redis)
  • Commercial experience working with large, consumer-facing web platforms and APIs
  • Agile software development experience, including Scrum and Kanban
  • Source control and collaboration through pull requests with git and GitHub
  • Deep understanding of web browsers & mobile device differences and considerations for these
  • Academic background in computer science or software engineering
  • Excellent team-working, communication and attention-to-detail skills
  • A passion for technology and the desire to keep knowledge updated
  • Basic knowledge of working with Linux (CentOS/RHEL)
  • Able to use a Mac
  • Eligibility to live and work in the UK
  • Experience using Cloudflare, or similar CDNs (Akamai/Fastly)
  • Experience of AWS services (particularly S3, EC2, RDS, SQS, SNS, AMQ, ElastiCache)
  • Experience working with or developing APIs
How to Apply
How to apply

If you feel that you are suited to this role, please apply with a CV and a cover note (approx. 200 words) by email to careers@venntro.com describing why this is the right role and company for you and why we should interview you for this position. You will not be considered without this cover note.

If successful, you will be invited to arrange a short 15-minute phone or web hangout (Google) conversation to review your CV and experience and discuss your motivations for a new role. You will then (if successful) be invited to an interview (Google Hangout) with our Head of Technology.

Finally, if successful in the interview process, you will meet one of the founders (Hangout) and explain to them what you will bring to the business, how you share our values and how your skills will support the business goals. You will also have the opportunity to meet the team in a less formal environment.