Senior PHP Web / Software Developer

at Alberon (view profile)
Location Oxford
Date Posted 31st March 2017
Category Technical
Job Type Full-time
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PHP, MySQL, HTML, CSS, JavaScript, Laravel, Vue.js

Alberon is a thriving software and web development company. We build web-based software applications and websites, and we work with a range of companies and other organisations in and around Oxfordshire.

We’re looking for an experienced all-round developer to join our team. This is a great opportunity for the right person to join us and work on an exciting and varied range of projects.

Job requirements

First and foremost, you must be passionate about building high quality, easy to use web-based software & websites.

We’re looking for a developer who is fluent in developing web applications using PHPMySQL and the Laravel framework. You should also have a good knowledge of HTML, CSSJavaScript and Git, and be happy using the Linux command-line.

Experience building websites with content management systems such as WordPress and Drupal, and any server management knowledge would also be beneficial.

Role & responsibilities

  • Work on a broad range of projects across multiple industries
  • Take projects from the quote through to the deliverable
  • Use development processes (e.g. agile, waterfall) appropriate to each project
  • Work collaboratively with designers, testers, project managers and other developers
  • Help & support other developers with their projects
  • Stay up to date with current web trends and advancements

Technical skills

  • Extensive experience developing and testing web applications
  • Advanced knowledge of Laravel or other PHP frameworks
  • Good knowledge of Vue.js or other JavaScript libraries
  • Good debugging skills
  • Experience of SQL database design and optimisation
  • Experience with integrations via REST APIs

Systems we work with

As a development agency, we get to work with a variety of different software. Any experience of / interest in any of the following would be helpful, but it is more important that you can learn new systems quickly and develop to a high standard.

  • Our preferred MVC framework for application development is Laravel. We have also worked with Symfony, CakePHP and Zend Framework.
  • Our preferred CMS is WordPress. We sometimes work with others including Drupal, Joomla, CMS Made Simple and some bespoke systems.
  • We use Git for version control and deployment.
  • Our development servers run Ubuntu. We manage these using the command line (SSH) and Ansible.
  • Our live servers run CentOS with cPanel/WHM. These have a web-based control panel, but we sometimes need to use the command line for more advanced configuration.
  • We use Campaign Monitor for email marketing.

We sometimes work with other technologies too, such as Perl, Python, Ruby, Node.js, ASP.NET, Classic ASP, Microsoft Access, FileMaker Pro, or whatever our clients need help with – so there could be an opportunity for you to expand into other areas if you are interested.

More about the job

This is a great opportunity to work in a varied development role, working on exciting projects alongside our relaxed, friendly and professional team. Because we work across many different industries, we get to use a variety of different technologies so there’s always something new to learn! As a company, we’re committed to keeping at the cutting edge and we’re looking for someone who’d like to help us do this and develop their own skills at the same time.

The office is in central Oxford within walking distance of public transport. Car parking is available too.

Hours: 37 per week. We’re flexible about working hours, within reason.

Salary: £25,000 to £35,000 depending on experience.

Holiday entitlement: 20 days plus 8 bank holidays.

Other benefits:
Pension scheme
Flexible working hours
Free parking close to Oxford city centre
Regular developer team meetings and training sessions
Training and personal development
Free tea & coffee and snacks
Staff socials

How to apply

To apply, please click the button below, or send your CV and a covering letter explaining why you would be right for the role by email to Please include examples of code you have written, or include a link to your GitHub account/website/etc.

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