PHP Developer


Full Time

Closing Date: 31 Jan 2019

Location: St Albans, Hertfordshire – 18 minutes by train from London, St Pancras

Salary: TBD

Benefits: Contributory pension scheme, 32 days annual leave incl. statutory days. Additional Christmas closure days. Health and Staff Reward schemes. Flexible working hours.

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About CAMRA:

With over 190,000 members around the world, the Campaign for Real Ale is considered one of the most successful consumer campaigns ever. Our aim is to have good quality real ale, ciders and perries and to have thriving pubs and clubs in every community.


Job Details:

We are looking for an enthusiastic PHP developer to join our growing team in St Albans to deliver projects that support our campaign. This is an exciting opportunity to work and lead on interesting projects as well as develop skills on enterprise systems and API's.

We have a lot of varied and interesting projects to get involved with ranging from our main CAMRA website to cross platform mobile apps like the Good Beer Guide app.

Key Responsibilities:
  • Design, develop and deploy applications, delivering creative solutions to problems, working to design briefs, and with guidance and support, provided by the Development Manager
  • Debug both internally and externally-reported issues, and endeavour to maintain optimal performance of applications at all times
  • Take both individual and collective responsibility for the successful operation of the Company's applications
  • Share knowledge within the team and the wider department
  • Liaise with other developers, both internally and externally on projects

Person Specification:

CORE Skills

  • At least 2 years' experience developing software in PHP
  • Experience in PHP frameworks , Ideally Laravel, but Zend and Symfony or other similar
  • Knowledge of both procedural and object-oriented programming methodologies
  • Knowledge of  SQL database technologies like MySQL
  • Experience working with package managers like Composer
  • Fundamental knowledge/experience in HTML/CSS/JavaScript
  • Understanding of git version control
  • Basic knowledge of Linux, Nginx/Apache and the command line
  • Proficiency in spoken and written English


Experience in the following are "nice to-haves":

  • Wordpress CMS, Woocommerce, Automated testing, Ionic framework or HTML5 based mobile frameworks, Oauth, AWS, JSON, REST API's


How to apply:
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Please note that if you have not heard from us within 2 weeks of your application, you may assume that your application has unfortunately been unsuccessful.