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Software Developer (PHP)

£45000 - £50000 per annum
02-12-2020 02:21 PM
All London
Software Developer (PHP) 12 month FTC, with the possiblity of an extension based on the delivery of the key responsibilities outlined below.
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The Client

My Client is a charity that is expriencing expontial growth. This new post has been created to fulfil their commitment to enhancing their functionality, robustness and accessibility.

Job purpose
The PHP Developer will shape the future direction of digital services at an exciting time in the charity’s development, working with service owners to define and deliver sustainable enhancements across our platforms.

Key responsibilities

  • Develop and customise in-house Moodle e-learning platform
  • Upgrade software of in-house PHP-based journal (Open Journal Systems), and build and implement new functionality
  • Deploy applications to production environments, including WordPress
  • Assess legacy infrastructure, make recommendations for upgrading/migrating legacy in-house applications and carry out upgrade/migration projects, as prioritised by Head of Digital and Communications
  • Act as first line of support for any issues

  • Work closely and collaboratively with both teams and wider colleagues
  • Maintain an awareness of software development best practice and trends, undertaking professional development as required
  • Undertake any other duties relevant to the objectives of the post
  • Contribute to the wider activities, as appropriate
  • Proven ability to work tactfully, collaboratively and productively with colleagues at all levels of technical proficiency
  • Initiative, energy and enthusiasm, and ability to work efficiently on several projects at once
  • Ability to work independently within a multi-skilled team


Essential criteria

 Skills, knowledge & experience
  • Excellent working knowledge of PHP, Moodle and WordPress in particular
  • Experience administering Linux servers with MySQL and Apache
  • Experience deploying applications to production environments
  • Experience using GitHub or equivalent VCS
  • Experience of writing documentation

 Desired skills, knowledge & experience
  • Experience of handling system upgrades
  • CI/CD
  • Front-end development experience
  • Working knowledge of Bash and/or Python scripting
  • AWS or Azure certification

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