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PHP Developer

Advance IT | Full-time | Birmingham, UK

PHP CSS HTML Linux MySQL Developer OOP Symfony PHP Devloper Source Control (git/svn) MVC/Symfony Experience in web design Ability to work as part of a team or on own initiative Healthy work ethic and approach

Fantastic opportunities have arisen for PHP / MySQL / Javascript Developers to join an established, friendly and growing company based near Halesowen close to motorway and rail links. This is an opportunity to utilise new technologies along with your existing skills with an excellent package including a competitive salary depending on experience, potential to join a bonus after 12 week review, 25 days holidays plus bank holidays, BHSF Health and benefits scheme, company sick pay, options for flexible working plus the potential for career growth.

About the Role:

We are a privately owned UK business of 20 years that has grown to provide technology all over the world in a wide variety of sectors - from start-up’s to multi-nationals. In house we specify, design, develop, test and support the software we create. We have a mix of new products and existing which we constantly enhance and modernise. There’s a culture in the business to nurture any new ideas.

We currently have permanent roles available for PHP / MySQL / Javascript Developers that have PHP experience of producing high quality code and enjoy keeping abreast with latest technologies.

Reporting to technical management, successful candidates will be expanding the company's own product lines and working on key client development. We welcome fresh ideas and input to our software - our aim being to create more products and grow the team giving career opportunities to dynamic employees. We can select the work that best suits your skills whilst allowing you to grow and build experience thanks to the diversity of both our own and our customer’s software systems, products, websites and Apps.


To be considered for the PHP / MySQL / Javascript Developer roles, applicants must have the following skills and experience:

  • Previous experience of PHP in a real world environment
  • OOP
  • MySQL
  • Javascript
  • Source Control (git/svn)
  • Familiarity in a Linux environment
  • Ability to work as part of a team or on own initiative
  • Healthy work ethic and approach

And optionally:

  • MVC framework, preferably Symfony
  • Experience in web design, HTML, CSS
  • Web application security
  • Working experience outside of the standard LAMP stack is also beneficial e.g. Redis or Mobile technologies

Our Benefits

  • Work with an established software company who have great staff in every department
  • Spacious, modern working environment in our own offices
  • Great location - plenty of amenities but not rammed with traffic
  • Our own parking and plenty of additional right by the office
  • Local railway station down the road (London Midland Worcester-Stourbridge-Birmingham line)
  • Nights out on us

Our Office

  • Our spacious offices are located 2 minutes from Old Hill station, which is less than 25 minutes by rail from New Street Station. There are excellent parking facilities and the office is just 10 minutes from Junction 2 & 3 of the M5.
  • Getting to the office is easy enough, and once here, you have a pleasant working environment within good reach of local amenities with pubs, various diverse food outlets, shopping locations and three town centres within five minutes.
  • We also have big plans for our offices to grow, creating further space, facilities and relaxation/ flexible working opportunities.

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