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Senior PHP Developer

Liverpool, England, United Kingdom£29,500 - £38,000 per yearDevelopment

Job description

We’re looking to bring onboard a talented PHP Developer to work closely with our Head of Engineering. We are looking for at least two years’ experience; either working in-house or within an agency with the enthusiasm to always reach the next level.

Tokyo is a digital development agency with a particular focus on large-scale projects with various integrations to client systems. Having to keep abreast of the latest technological developments makes this an exciting opportunity for the right candidate.

Diligent and dedicated, you enjoy the challenge of picking up new tools and technology platforms, and sharing your knowledge with others. You’re comfortable finding solutions and reporting on the status of project tasks quickly and constructively. You’re pragmatic, and have a great ability to communicate technical decisions and recommendations to internal and external stakeholders.

Job requirements


As a Senior PHP developer, you will be required to:

  1. Uphold good development planning

  2. Write “clean” and well-designed code

  3. Be proficient in full-stack development

  4. Be comfortable with product ownership

  5. Troubleshoot, test and maintain the core product software and databases to ensure strong optimisation and functionality

  6. Contribute towards all phases of the development lifecycle

  7. Follow industry best practices

  8. Suggest usability improvements and drive efficiencies within the team

Required Skills

  1. Strong fundamental PHP skills

  2. Experience working with various PHP Frameworks (e.g Codeignitor, Laravel, Symfony, Yii etc.)

  3. Experience of building add-ons (either plugins or API calls) to be used by CMS Software (E.g. WordPress, CraftCMS, ExpressionEngine)

  4. Demonstrable knowledge of common web technologies including HTML, CSS and Javascript

  5. Experience with version control (Git)

  6. Experience with Front-End frameworks (Foundation, Bootstrap etc.)

  7. A good understanding of web security risks and common vulnerabilities

  8. Ability to scope and estimate technical builds with accuracy

  9. Strong verbal and communication skills

  10. Excellent time management skills