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PHP Software Engineer Vacancy

January 28, 2016 10:33 am by
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Join Team TribePad!

If you are an experienced PHP Software Developer, fit the following spec & would like to work for Sheffield’s most exciting tech start-up, please get in touch!

Software Developer

Purpose of job:

The software engineer is responsible for developing and supporting the TribePad core platform and the value-added  “Apps” that sit around the core software.

Key responsibilities:

  • To contribute to the design and build of web application components.
  • To contribute to reusable libraries.
  • To liaise with the Senior Developers and CTO to ensure that implementations approaches are agreed before starting the build process.
  • To be responsible for work quality, ensuring it meets the technical standards outlined in the development best practices
  • To keep abreast of new developments in appropriate technologies, sharing information, ideas and best practice with the technical team…. and more!


A successful performer in this role:

  • Proven industry experience using PHP.
  • Understanding of Design Patterns.
  • Excellent understanding of web security and developing secure web applications
  • An appreciation and understanding of MVC frameworks, preferably Laravel
  • A good understanding of W3C standards.
  • Experience of supporting, modifying and maintaining systems and code developed by teams other than your own.
  • A good appreciation and experience of Version Control systems, such as GIT or SVN
  • A good understanding of Agile project management approaches, ideally Kanban
  • Is able to learn through videos and training manuals.
  • Is able to learn quickly.
  • Has a positive outlook.
  • Examines problems from multiple perspectives.
  • Excellent problem solving skills.
  • Uses past experiences, insights and own creativity to evaluate alternatives and come up with new ideas for our products.
  • Describes the rationale and thinking behind their chosen decision or course of action
  • Adapts their personal style in response to the logical and emotional wants and needs of others
  • Summarises regularly during conversations to test understanding
  • Facilitates dialogue between other colleagues when working in a team
  • Looks for a range of learning opportunities to develop their skills and knowledge
  • Applies basic models of persuasion; uses features, benefits and evidence to influence others
  • Makes timely decisions based on sufficient analysis of alternatives.
  • Takes rapid corrective action when results fall behind expectations

If you have the experience above plus the drive to work in an established start-up environment, please apply today in confidence – send your CV to

Strictly no agencies, thanks!

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