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Senior Full Stack PHP Engineer

Support and mentor Junior Software Engineers by driving the high-quality design, delivery and implementation of all Helastel projects; ensuring they are in line with the customer vision and all responsibilities are conducted in a professional manner. To engage in a collaborative customer journey, that is focused on achieving the overall project objectives whilst ensuring a positive customer experience.

Key Responsibilities

  • Lead and support Junior/mid-weight Software Engineers
  • Contribute to the PHP strategy for the business
  • Manage the technical delivery of large projects, including but not limited to, their strategy, decision making, risk identification, line management and client support
  • Provide realistic time estimations and identify and resolve any completion risks
  • Assess and approve delivery deadlines in collaboration with the wider business
  • Demonstrate an understanding of customer needs by leading technical discussions regarding realistic and achievable timescales, risks and budgets
  • Adhere to coding best practices and standards
  • Utilise all resources effectively to ensure that no duplication of work or code occurs, and code works efficiently
  • Ensure that the code you work with is scalable and future proof in such a way that it is easy to extend, understand and build on for other engineers
  • Ensure that all work undertaken either extends or improves the current functionality and preserves the customer experience, with no negative impact on the existing system
  • Create specification documents by providing accurate technical information and supported research findings
  • Clearly document complex bodies of work to enable other engineers to diagnose potential problems with ease
  • Use HTML, CSS and Javascript to create a functional interface based on design specification documents
  • Create performant and functional front end interfaces with excellent user experience by using modern front end technologies


  • Proven experience using OOP PHP (5.3-7.4)
  • Experience working with an MVC framework such as Laravel
  • Have basic knowledge of frontend such bootstrap, javascript and HTML5
  • Experience in using a version control, such as Mercurial or Git
  • Ability  to use basic Linux commands
  • Experience with SQL
  • Be able to work in an agile/scrum environment

Salary range

  • £40 – 50,000
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