Backend PHP Developer

400.00 - 450.00 GBP Daily
07 Aug 2017
14 Aug 2017
Contract Type

We are not your average start-up. We have grown fast and we will grow even faster. We are full of passion and ambition - if you want to have a massive impact, this is the right place for you. 60% of our management team are former interns. You can change the world here and you will get challenged with lots of responsibility and be rewarded accordingly, cheer-led along your career.

We were voted retail business of the year by Start-up's UK, best recipe kit company by the Independent, Guardian, Metro and Time Out, and our CEO won entrepreneur of the year at the Great British Entrepreneur Awards. Our customer care team and our suppliers have been recognised by the industry as premier.

With your help, we want to build an incredible business.

The Job

We are a passionate, determined and cohesive engineering team dedicated to delivering high quality software and the best possible experience for our customers. Software and technology is at the heart of our business, central to our strategy and pivotal to future growth of the business. We are looking for people to come and help make this possible.

What are we looking for?

We are looking for talented and passionate engineers to join our growing and highly bold team.

We're looking for people who:

Love to code
Spend time learning new technologies, experimenting with new frameworks, languages and design patterns
Enjoy developing software in a fast-paced start-up environment
Like to work collaboratively across product, design, test and business teams
What you'll be doing day-to-day
As a Backend Software Engineer you will:
Work with our Product Managers, CIO and CTO to deliver high quality, enterprise-grade software solutions
Develop new systems and features and maintain the existing code base
Be responsible for code quality and implementing best practices
Make suggestions and implement new technologies to improve our platforms


Deep knowledge and experience of building PHP applications
Experience in TDD and testing suites for PHP (PHPUnit, Codeception)
Experience with Git, GitHub
Experience with REST API development
Knowledge of Continuous Integration tools (we use Codeship)

Bonus points if you have:

Experience of Laravel
Experience of working with AWS
Experience of designing and developing microservices
Experience of developing with Lumen
Knowledge of performance optimisation techniques and Instruments tools

Equal opportunity

We are hugely committed to equality of opportunity in all areas. We employ over 20 nationalities and think it's extremely important to have both genders represented in all functions and levels. All individuals will be treated in a fair and equal manner and in accordance with the law regardless of age, disability, gender, pregnancy and maternity, marital status, race, religion or sexual orientation.