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Full Stack PHP Developer

Paragon Europe Full-Time  Anywhere 23 Oct 2020

Job Description

One of our clients is looking to recruit a Full Stack PHP Developer to join their team on a full-time basis.


Work collaboratively with a small, cross-functional agile team, actively participating and contributing to agile events as appropriate

Support product discovery through implementation of prototypes and similar techniques for fast, inexpensive learning

Support product delivery by building, testing, and releasing production quality websites utilizing best engineering practices

Implement and maintain front-end designs in HTML, CSS, JavaScript and related frameworks and technologies as necessary, and which are faithful to designs provided in Zeplin or similar tools

Write simple, clean and secure object-oriented PHP code, with or without frameworks as appropriate for the task at hand, as well as efficient SQL queries, with a focus on minimizing technical debt and complexity

Implement unit tests and other automated tests as appropriate

Refactor, optimize and improve existing code for better maintainability and scalability, and to reduce technical debt in general

Develop and maintain clear and complete documentation

Test own work with a view to minimal work items being returned for defects to be fixed, while working closely with QA to ensure that any defects are promptly resolved

Provide operational support to applications and websites when so required

Troubleshoot, identify root causes of, and remediate complex technical issues


Excellent written and verbal English communication skills

Motivated with a collaborative and growth mindset

Committed to a culture of trust, transparency and accountability

Well organized with superb attention to detail

Thorough understanding of the software development lifecycle

Has a passion for quality, and knowledge of what it takes to ship high quality code

Dedicated to speed of delivery without compromising quality

Knowledge of Git or Git-based code repository systems

3+ years previous experience in software development with PHP, SQL, HTML, CSS and JavaScript are a must

Equally comfortable developing both Backend and Frontend

Comfortable writing PHP code with and without the use of frameworks, though knowledge and experience with Laravel would be a definite asset

Knowledge and experience in SASS; Bootstrap; jQuery, React, Vue.js, or similar JavaScript frameworks would be a plus

Experience using PHP template engines such as Blade, Mustache or Twig (preferred)

Prior experience working with Node.js, Composer, Amazon S3, Redis or Varnish would be an added asset

Able to write complex and performant SQL queries; experience on MySQL preferred

Comfortable both consuming and implementing RESTful APIs in PHP

Able to optimize websites for high scores on Google PageSpeed Insights and Google Lighthouse

Demonstrates a mindset of “quality is everyone’s responsibility”, with experience writing unit tests in PHPUnit; experience writing automated tests using Selenium and/or JavaScript test frameworks such as Mocha, Chai, Jest, Jasmine or similar would be awesome

Experience troubleshooting complex production issues

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