Project Lead PHP Developer, Cranleigh, Surrey

£Salary DOE plus Benefits

Job number : VR/02521

Project Lead PHP Developer – Cranleigh, Surrey

£Salary DOE plus Benefits

We have a fabulous opportunity for a PHP Developer to join a highly successful and exciting agency made up of a team of mobile app developers and digital specialists who specialise in high-impact mobile apps and digital experiences that genuinely transform businesses.

Their growing team is now on the hunt for a talented senior PHP developer to help the PHP team (internal and external) deliver their projects, as well as working with clients to bring their vision to life from inception through to delivery.  You’ll have at least 4 of years’ experience in PHP development having worked in teams that have created market-leading, successful websites or APIs for great brands.

Your creative and developer skills will be challenged as never before, in a stimulating multi-disciplinary environment. You will quickly become a key member of their engineering team, enhancing our existing portfolio and working on exciting new sites. Your responsibilities will range across the entire spectrum of development from concept through to submission and ongoing maintenance. As well as working on individual websites, you will have the opportunity to work closely with their Head of development and CTO to enhance and develop their technology platform and tools.


Excellent PHP5 OOP skills and development using at least one PHP based open source CMS such as Drupal, WordPress, SilverStripe

Good knowledge of relational databases with emphasis on MySQL

Good understanding of JavaScript including AJAX (using jQuery 2.x/1.x) and experience developing client side JavaScript MVC applications (Backbone.js / AngularJS)

A strong appreciation for design and experience working with UX/UI designers

Experience in implementing responsive websites

Good knowledge of advanced Object-Oriented Programming (PHP 5.2+) using an MVC framework

Experience developing server-side JavaScript applications (Node.js)

Strong CSS3 & HTML5 experience


An ability to work comfortably in a busy and rapidly changing agency environment.

You take pride in your work, and deliver quality work

As part of the recruitment process, being able to demonstrate examples of your previous work and be able to articulate the business reasons and benefits behind major decision points

Experience of a source code control system, ideally Git (they use Bitbucket)

Proficiency in using a project management and bug tracking tool like Jira

Not for you but you know someone suitable? Bluetree offers a referral fee.

Bluetree Recruits Ltd is acting as an Employment Agency in relation to this vacancy. Candidates must be eligible to live and work in the UK.

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