Software Engineer (PHP)

Your reason for being here…

You’re here to deliver software solutions of the highest possible standard, helping our projects run without a hitch. Oh, and you’ll blow our clients away with the applications and systems you develop and maintain.

The way you roll…

You are a PHP magician eager to become a core part of our dynamic cross-functional teams. You’re all about crafting, enhancing and maintain our PHP-based applications, with a special focus on Laravel.

You’re not just a problem solver, you’re a solution seeker who thrives on challenges. Your strong communication and collaboration skills make technical concepts a breeze for both techies and non-techies alike. A positive spirit, even under pressure, defines you, along with an impeccable eye for detail.

You’re not just a team player; you genuinely care about your teammates. Whether working solo or in a group, your organisational skills shine, and you never shy away from seeking help when you need it. With a ‘can do’ attitude, you’re committed to turning our mission of ‘anything’s possible’ into reality.

How you make it all possible…

  • Developing and maintaining robust, scalable, and secure PHP-based applications, modules, and systems
  • Collaborating with product owners, designers, and other stakeholders to define project requirements and specifications
  • Designing and implementing efficient and reusable code while sticking to best practices and coding standards
  • Conducting code reviews and providing constructive feedback to ensure code quality and maintainability
  • Mentoring and providing technical guidance to less-experienced developers, promoting knowledge sharing and professional growth within the team
  • Getting involved in the planning, estimation, and prioritisation of development tasks
  • Identifying and addressing performance bottlenecks, security vulnerabilities, and other potential issues within the application
  • Staying up to date with emerging trends and technologies in the PHP and web development communities, and evaluating their potential impact on our projects
  • Collaborating with the DevOps team to ensure seamless deployment and continuous integration processes What’s in your toolbox…
  • Deep understanding of PHP 7 & 8
  • Plenty of experience with Laravel, though experience with other PHP frameworks will do
  • Knowledge of object-oriented design, design patterns and best practices
  • Experience with MySql, RDBMB and NoSql persistence stores
  • Git/version control & CI
  • Knowledge of secure design and standards
  • Automated testing and TDD
  • Next-level debugging and troubleshooting skills
  • HTTP & Web Services

Get to know us…

We’re one of the most unexpectedly all-round capable communications agencies that’s been on the go for years – ever since our head honcho set up shop in a shed back in 1980, in fact.

Since then, we’ve made it our mission to make anything possible for our many and varied clients, putting our creative flair into delivering strategic communication campaigns, digital solutions, film and videos, events, exhibitions, and a whole lot more in between. We’ve grown a lot, but we’ve kept everything that made us great, back from the very day we first started out. Our global HQ and largest studios are smack bang in the middle of the UK and well worth a visit to see for yourself!

Hang on, there’s more…

The role will be based primarily in Hartlebury, Manchester or London but there will be times when you’ll need to work from our other places and undertake other related commercial duties both in the UK and overseas. Flexibility is key!

We’re a friendly team. We really, really welcome anyone who wants to become part of a brilliant company. If you’re passionate with a cracking drive to deliver on our ‘anything’s possible’ mindset, we’d love to hear from you!

DRPG is an equal opportunities employer. We're committed to building a diverse, inclusive, and authentic workplace where everyone can be their best, so if you're excited about this role, we would love to hear from you and look forward to receiving your application.

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