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Senior Backend Developer in London, UK

  • Reference - BBBH44288
  • Permanent
  • £50,000 - £80,000 per annum

Backend Developer (PHP with Symfony/Laravel)

Salary: £50,000 - £80,000 DoE

Focus: SaaS products

Location: London

WFH: Flexible (Fully remote or hybrid based on preference)

About Us:

We are a UK market leader, providing SaaS applications to a wide variety of clients, servicing all facets of business development and maintenance. There will always be something new to build whilst working here!

Your Role:

As a backend engineer you will aid in the building of new features and modules. You will be involved in shaping the product and it's underlying framework, participating in code reviews and continuous deployment. You will be given opportunities to take a hands on role in feature planning, and have a real input on the product and the company as a whole.

Technology We Use:

Most of our product is written in PHP (Symfony and Laravel), and most of our data store is MySQL. The frontend is React (with our own component library) and we also make use of TypeScript and GraphQL.

As for cloud services, we like to make use of Node and AWS serverless and Docker. We also enjoy making use of a wide tech stack in this regard, and have been known to employ Elastic, Redis and DynamoDB. We even write services in Go and Kotlin, and are big believers in using the right tool for the job.

Why Should You Be Interested?

We make use of a wide tech stack, and you will be given opportunities to try out new technologies, with a strong emphasis on learning.

You will be given strong progression avenues as our brand grows throughout 2022 and beyond, and you can take a hands-on role in shaping the product moving forward.

We also have a strong benefits package detailed later.

Upcoming Projects:

Here are some of our upcoming projects to give you an idea of what we are currently working on.

  • Voice projects to host incoming and outgoing calls from browser, setting up automated call routing and IVRs
  • An in-house apps platform to allow third parties to utilise our system to create 'apps' within our product
  • New GraphQL API backends
  • Multi-channel messaging
  • Moving all our infrastructure to AWS

Skills Required:

  • Strong experience in building web apps with PHP and Symfony and/or Laravel
  • Strong experience with MySQL
  • Experience with NodeJS is a bonus, we often use Node when not using PHP
  • Experience with AWS is also a bonus
  • You should have a good understanding of software architecture
  • You should love a green screen. We are incredibly test driven, and love to deliver well tested and solid software

Benefits:

  • Competitive salary (£50,000 - £80,000 per annum) + Share Options
  • Your choice of equipment (most of our team like using MacBook's and 4k monitors)
  • Company sponsored server/hosting for your side projects, books, conferences and courses
  • A chance to be invested in the company, with a share options scheme that should let you benefit from your work
  • Private healthcare
  • Pension scheme
  • Season ticket loan
  • Reduced gym membership
  • The option to choose how often you wish to venture in to the office, a completely flexible arrangement

Please note that we are not offering visa sponsorship at this time.

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