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Backend Developer - PHP

Location Leeds, United Kingdom
Posted 19-June-2019
Backend DeveloperPHP
Sherburn in Elmet, Nr Leeds, West Yorkshire
25,000 - 35,000 DOE Plus Benefits

We are Software2, an exciting EdTech company who are making waves in our industry. On a mission to make the student experience even more awesome, we provide award-winning technology solutions to the higher education market.

Were pushing the limits of whats possible in application delivery and have created AppsAnywhere, the first and most comprehensive frontend app store for software delivery. Weve also remodelled the user experience in higher education software access and now, were looking for a Backend Developer to join our team and continue our ground-breaking work.

Youll find us in our converted pub in the village of Sherburn in Elmet just a short distance from Leeds and easily commutable via the M1.

As a Backend Developer, youll be:

- Developing exciting new features and capabilities for our products
- Working on products and software variations for new and existing markets
- Contributing to the wider product
- Participating in planning, design, QA testing and daily stand-ups
- Playing your part in the full development lifecycle of the product
- Getting involved in all aspects of development, from design right through to deployment
- Undertaking unit and integration testing
- Taking responsibility for the full technology stack related to the product

Interested? If so, you will need:

- Experience with PHP
- Experience with HTML5 and/or SCSS, JavaScript, Vue, Zend Framework and Looker
- A track record of moving a tech stack forward and an understanding of programming fundamentals
- Experience of software development, methodologies and principles
- Experience of creating software or components from scratch
- An understanding of the principles behind unit testing, and writing testable code
- A degree in software engineering or computer science with some level of personal or industry experience OR a strong background of industry experience and detailed references or demonstrable past work
- An insatiable thirst for knowledge
- A passion for programming and problem solving with a knack for the finer details

Good knowledge of SQL, with a general understanding of RDBMS, would be beneficial to your application. An understanding of version control concepts and best practices, specifically Git and GitFlow, would also be an advantage.

Other companies may call this role PHP Developer, Full Stack Developer, Full Stack PHP Developer, Software Developer, PHP Programmer, Software Programmer, Back End Developer, Backend PHP Developer, or Backend Programmer.

But whats in it for you?

- Benefits package including contributed pension, private healthcare and life cover (amongst others)
- Unlimited holiday (as long as your work is done, subject to conditions)
- Work from a converted pub which includes a bar and darts
- Join a fun, relaxed atmosphere
- Have the freedom to complete independent work

A few fascinating facts about us:

- We were founded in 2009 and went global in 2018
- Weve got offices in four countries and customers in more than 20
- Currently our user base stands at over 1.5 million (students and staff) at over 150 educational institutions
- Were experiencing phenomenal 20% year-on-year growth

Software2 believes entirely and whole-heatedly in people, and that diversity in people is essential for progress, growth, education and team cohesion. Weve taken great pride and care to build a diverse and versatile team and are committed to continuing to do so.

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Awards & Accolades for MyTechLogy
Winner of
Top 100 Asia
Finalist at SiTF Awards 2014 under the category Best Social & Community Product
Finalist at HR Vendor of the Year 2015 Awards under the category Best Learning Management System
Finalist at HR Vendor of the Year 2015 Awards under the category Best Talent Management Software
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