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PHP Developer

Competitive salary

Slough, Berkshire





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We are looking for a professional PHP developer who writes code to be proud of and can hit the ground running. We need you to write elegant, efficient PHP to a high standard, in a timely and scalable way that improves the code-base of our products in meaningful ways.

You will be a part of a small, creative team that is responsible for all aspects of our software development from the initial specification, through to developing, testing and on-going product support and maintenance.


As required and directed you will:

  • Write “clean”, efficient and well commented code
  • Produce detailed product specifications for new products or extensions to our portfolio of cloud applications
  • Produce “mock up” application forms
  • Troubleshoot, test and maintain the core product software and databases responding to client and internal quality reports
  • Contribute in all phases of the development lifecycle

You will find opportunity to:

  • Participate in COINS Foundation events
  • Continue your own professional development
  • Research new tools and techniques to improve our working practices or code base

Essential Requirements

You will have:

  • 2 years of software development experience in object oriented PHP
  • Demonstrable knowledge of development technologies including Subversion source code control, and a professional IDE such as Eclipse or NetBeans
  • Demonstrable knowledge of web technologies including HTML, CSS, Javascript, AJAX etc
  • Understanding of open source projects like JQuery, Bootstrap, etc.
  • Good knowledge of relational databases and SQL
  • Knowledge of developing web services including SOAP clients
  • Bachelor’s degree in Computer Science, Engineering or a related technical subject

Desirable Requirements

You might have:

  • Knowledge of the UK Construction Industry and its business practices
  • Demonstrable knowledge of Linux command line utility programs such as grep
  • Knowledge of common internet protocols, TCP/IP, HTTP including configuring Apache
  • Experience in developing database applications using MySQL, Maria DB or Progress RDMS
  • Demonstrable knowledge of XML and XSLT and their use
  • English as first language with GCSE English grade C or above (or equivalent), or English as an additional language certified to CEFR Level B2
  • Master’s degree in Computer Science, Engineering or a related technical subject.




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