Senior Backend Developer (PHP/Laravel)

Job description

At Huel we are customer-obsessed and as we grow it is vital that we continue to deliver a world-class experience to our passionate community of Hueligans all over the world. Our engineering team is crucial to our online success and we are now looking for a Backend Developer to join our engineering team in Digbeth, Birmingham to help build and maintain a suite of web applications.


The ideal candidate will be comfortable building applications in modern PHP and will have at least 1 years experience with Laravel.


Responsibilities

  • Delivering exceptional, best of breed user experiences through Huel’s website and apps

  • Hands-on, improving the internal and external back-end systems

  • Evolving our web platform to support the business to shape our web strategy as the business grows and launches into new geographies

  • Working with our ecommerce and marketing teams to shape our web strategy as the business grows

  • Identify and resolve performance and scalability issues

Requirements

  • Experience building scalable and reliable server-side web applications in modern PHP (5.6/7)

  • At least 1 years commercial experience with Laravel framework (preferably 5.5+)

  • Experience working with SQL databases (preferably MySQL)

  • Previous experience building and using REST APIs

  • Understanding of web security considerations and best practices

  • Experience using version control software (Git) in a team environment

  • Pride in shipping well tested, quality code

  • Exposure to Agile delivery and development methodologies

  • Results-driven - achieving revenue, customer value and engagement targets

  • The ability to drive technical projects and provide leadership in an innovative and fast-paced environment


Desirables

  • Experience with Lambda

  • Knowledge and experience working with Typescript

  • UNIX based system experience

  • Working knowledge of the Shopify Plus platform

  • Experience building and using GraphQL APIs

  • Knowledge of payment gateway services (Braintree/Stripe)

  • An understanding of basic server administration (Nginx)

  • Knowledge of continuous integration and delivery processes

  • Test-Driven Development approach

  • Background in computer science, mathematics and related disciplines


What we can offer you!

  • Competitive salary

  • Share options

  • Flexible working

  • Free on-site gym

  • Pension scheme

  • Optional private healthcare

  • Free Huel (of course!)


(NO AGENCIES PLEASE)