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Mid-Level Full Stack Laravel Developer

Join our development team to work on our Laravel-based website platform, on which all of our future, consumer-facing website deployments will be based

The role

The main focus of the role will be on our Laravel-based website platform, on which all of our future, consumer-facing website deployments will be based. You may also be required to develop backend APIs using Laravel, plus enhancing our browser-based Content Management System (CMS) frontend. As such, the ideal candidate will be a full-stack web application developer who has a knack for problem solving, critical thinking, and have a proven track record of delivering technically complex projects in an Agile environment.

You will work on a variety of features and write clean, test driven,easily maintainable, modular code. This is a crucial role in influencing ourfuture success as we scale.

Key responsibilities

  • Frontend website development, utilising internal and external API services.
  • Support, maintain and develop existing and new APIs.
  • Support the migration of our CMS frontend from Zend to Laravel.
  • Build solutions that leverage object-oriented and programming best practices, including PSR-12 standards.
  • Be part of a team where sharing knowledge, continuous learning and the pursuit of excellence are vital.
  • Contribute to all aspects of our video platform lifecycle, from concept to deployment and ongoing updates.
  • Refactoring code to reduce complexity and increase maintainability.
  • Implement a robust set of services and APIs that power our video platform, whitelabel and third-party interfaces.
  • Test, troubleshoot, debug and optimize application components for maximum speed, security and scalability.
  • Proactively follow application security and data protection best practices.
  • Proactively identify bottlenecks and fix system errors.
  • Provide operational and technical support for existing applications.
  • Proactively run tests before handing over work to testers/commercial members.
  • Collaborate with the delivery teams within the business to improve system understanding and develop new features that will support business requirements.
  • Code reviews and mentoring of other developers.
  • Provide guidance to others on coding approaches and principles.

Essential capabilities and experience

  • A minimum 3 years’ experience as a PHP developer.
  • A minimum 1 years’ commercial experience using Laravel.
  • Experience using Bootstrap.
  • Solid understanding of major principles of Object-Oriented Programming.
  • Understand database design fundamentals, data query, manipulating large datasets and experience with MySQL.
  • Experience with integration of external Services/RESTful APIs.
  • Proficient at working with, adapting and creating web services REST APIs and versioning.
  • Experience with AWS and comfortable with large scale distributed application architecture.
  • Ability to demonstrate that you are solutions orientated, proactive and take pride in what you do.
  • Commercially minded and able to work in a fast-paced environment.
  • Ability to think on your feet and willing to quickly learn new skills and technologies.
  • Ability to handle a busy workload, prioritise and be flexible.
  • Awareness of code management using Git and Git Flow.
  • Experience with Agile development methodologies, e.g. Scrum.
  • Self-motivated and able to work autonomously to achieve agreed objectives.
  • Excellent collaboration skills and flexibility to work in a small team.
  • Well-organised with a methodical approach to tasks and effective time management.
  • Good verbal and written communication in English.

Desired capabilities and experience

  • Familiarity withOTT video streaming and the media sector.
  • Good understanding of server-side caching and performance optimisation.
  • Experience and using tools such as Jira and Confluence.
  • Test DrivenDevelopment (TDD) with PHPUnit.
  • Familiarity withDocker.
  • Familiarity with high performance databases.
  • Familiarity with CI/CD tools e.g.GitHub actions.

What we offer

At Simplestream, we believe in providing a creative working environment where people can grow, both professionally and personally. This is exhibited in our bright, open plan office is in the heart of Piccadilly. We offer a competitive salary and a generous range of benefits:

  • 25 days’ holiday
  • Flexible working options
  • Cycle-to-work scheme
  • Tax-Free Childcare scheme
  • Direct pension contributions
  • Free lunch once a week (when in the office)
  • Friday treats (when in the office)
  • Fresh fruit, tea and coffee and snacks (including beer!) in the office
  • When feasible, regular free employee social events (food, drinks and often some kind of activity, such as bowling, table tennis, etc.)

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