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PHP Developer

Job Title: PHP Developer
Contract Type: Permanent
Location: Preston
Start Date: ASAP
Reference: RL1689
Job Published: June 03, 2019 14:30

Job Description

Contract Type:
Full time
Job Type:
Preston (Head Office)

Who we are :

We’re a triple Queen’s Award-winning commercial recycler with over forty years’ experience in the recycling and waste management industry. Our commercial services support our social welfare charity, which helps vulnerable people to work their way back to independent living.

As an industry leader, we pride ourselves on the quality service, efficiency and innovation at the heart of all our departments. We aim to deliver innovative solutions and big savings to our customers while maintaining our community focus and family business feel.

We operate an in-house IT development team that we believe offers us competitive advantage. Software and web development are key components of our growth strategy and therefore you would be directly responsible for assisting in company expansion and diversification.

The role:

Recycling lives are looking to expand the in-house development team with an experienced PHP Developer to assist in both new project development combined with improvement to the existing product portfolio.

We write bespoke software to enable competitive advantage within our rapidly expanding business, predominantly using OO PHP with multiple frameworks including Symfony and Laravrel, MySQL, MSSQL, Containers, all based upon Linux environments.

You will be a talented PHP developer with an established toolbox of great skills built up over the last few years. This is a forward-thinking role ideal for a self-starting personality eager to learn new skills and technologies. This role will be part of an Agile team, with you working in both and individual and team capacity on multiple projects.


Object Oriented PHP 5.6 to current
PHP frameworks ideally Laravel or Symfony
Unit Testing and Automation
MySQL (SQL, DDL, and query optimisation)
Third Party API calls, REST, and Authentication
Basic HTML5/CSS3
Linux (Ubuntu)
Clear communicator
Positive attitude with ideas that add value
Design patterns and best practise


Person Specification

Bachelor’s Degree in information technology, Computer Science, Software Engineering or equivalent work experience
Self-starting and able to manage own projects and priorities
Strong Development skills and highly technically aware
Solid documentation skills
Excellent verbal communication skills
Strong analytical and problem-solving ability


Subsidised café
Health Care Cash Plan Scheme (after qualifying period)
FairQuid Credit Union Savings and Loan Scheme (after qualifying period)
Employee Wellbeing initiatives
Employee reward scheme
Discounted tickets to tourist attractions
Staff family events
Excellent progression opportunities
Cycle to work
Salary Sacrifice Lease Car Scheme

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We are an equal opportunities employer and welcome applications from all suitably qualified persons regardless of their race, sex, disability, religion/belief, sexual orientation or age

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