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Published on 22/10/2018

PHP Senior Architect Developer

We’re looking for someone who leads from the front to help us build the foundation that our company will be based upon going forward. We have core systems that are critical to our business that are open-source PHP platforms that have been extensively customised to implement a lot of our business logic. We’re bringing their development in-house and we’re going to wrap them in a Services Oriented Architecture.

That SOA boundary will be the way the rest of our proprietary systems can interact with these underlying systems and so the API architecture of the interface is critical.

We’re looking for an opinionated hands-on architect developer with strong views on API and interface design, who can bring best practice insights in PHP development and add their own unique perspectives into our team.

You’ll be joining a small team making core architectural decisions around how these enterprise systems (CRM, CMS, community forum) will be contained behind a secure API interface and how—behind that facade—the systems can be evolved independently and transparently to the rest of the components of our distributed back-end architecture.

We’re looking for:

  • Outstanding technical skills in PHP
  • Ability to quickly deliver new functionality to the business
  • A rounded full-stack developer who brings insights from other languages
  • Understanding of complex re-architecting projects
  • A proponent of open-source, maybe with their own contributions
  • Strong views on how PHP systems should reflect best practice
  • Someone comfortable with robust discussions around design

This is a challenging role and we’re looking for someone who likes to take control of hard problems. It’s an opportunity for the PHP team, as part of a larger innovation programme, to define and control key aspects of our future architecture and for this person to have a pathway to becoming our Head of Enterprise Systems if they can prove themselves in this role.

We’re currently using PHP 7 and Symfony but we’re open to someone who brings along a back-pack of other toolings, should they want to argue the case for better tools that support modern architectures.

We are an incubator committed to doing things right the first time, using modern and productive tools and creating exceptional products. We are the innovation laboratory for one of Europe’s market-leading and successful multibillion euro companies. We’re well-funded and we’re embarking on a green fields reinvention of our platform around the next generation of ML/AI and data science-powered technologies. We are disruptors and if you think you can lead the enterprise part of this transformation, show us what you’ve got!

We’re looking for an opinionated hands-on architect developer with strong views on API and interface design, who can bring best practice insights in PHP development and add their own unique perspectives into our team.