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Victor Moraes


Lead PHP Engineer

London, UK

£70,000 - £80,000 per annum






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Victor Moraes


0203 206 1976

Lead PHP Engineer - Central London

Become the Lead PHP Engineer in a market leading start-up making an impact in the technology market and experiencing year on year growth since 2011. They are built in a PHP7/Laravel architecture and have now reached a scale in which they generate a considerable amount of data, requiring Lead PHP Engineer to deliver a higher level of availability and scalability.

The Lead PHP Engineer will form a new Platform team (projection of around 7 Engineers), responsible for refactoring the system, working closely with the CTO, Product and DevOps teams to take their platform to the next level.

A key hire, the Lead PHP Engineer will be a technical leader, rapidly growing into a people manager position. You will have a central role in refactoring the system, reworking the architecture and design and upgrading the platform to a superior service level. You will join an Agile team passionate about building the best product, simply and quickly.

You will be able to:

  • Liaise with multiple parts of the business and gather insights on how to upgrade the platform;
  • Develop APIs to for both web and mobile;
  • Evolve backend tools and frameworks to improve development performance
  • Identify flaws in a complex system, correct them and write tests to make sure they don't reappear
  • Collaborate with the DevOps team to build new CI pipelines supporting test and code quality
  • Use data to identify opportunities to develop products and shape new ideas

Desired experience:

  • Complex backend systems experience - You worked on a core external API or a key business logic
  • Experience with data structures, data modelling or data migration
  • Experience with API design, including OAuth
  • You write code that is clean, testable, extensible, adaptable and future-proof
  • You keep up to date with latest technologies

This is an opportunity for a Lead PHP Engineer to solve complex problems and have a real impact on a start-up that is making a difference in their field.

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Burns Sheehan Ltd will consider applications based only on skills and ability and will not discriminate on any grounds.