PHP Web Developer

Leigh-On-Sea, United Kingdom
£30,000-40,000 GBP per year

About Licklist

Licklist is an exciting new social media network site integrated with a national nightclub and bar directory.

Job summary

Licklist is an exciting new social media network site integrated with a national nightclub and bar directory… We are looking for a dynamic PHP web developer to join our digital media team.

The successful candidate will be involved in continually developing and refining our unique product – with a view to revolutionising the way people use social media. This is an integral role within the company dealing with new site development and mobile web applications.

We are looking for a candidate who is enthusiastic, proactive and committed. You need to be eager to learn new skills, have a good grasp of the latest technology and the vision to stay one step ahead of the ever-changing market. This should be complemented by your unrivalled knowledge of all the required programming languages.

Even though much of the role is ‘behind the scenes’, you also will be required to interact with other members of the team, the public and our partners in a friendly, and professional manner.

This is a fantastic opportunity to embark on an essential role in the development of a unique social media network site.

Skills & Requirements

We require someone who is highly skilled in the following areas: * MVC/Object-Oriented PHP (v.5+) * MySQL Database creation/architecture/management * Capable of developing complex data driven systems, without the aid of a framework (We don't shy away from using frameworks, but we understand the benefits of when and where to use them, and believe you should too) * Capable of developing secure (SSL) e-commerce systems that plug into different payment systems * Adaptive thinker/problem solver (if you have not encountered a particular request before then you need to be able to research and find a solution quickly) * Unit-Test your code (we know this is a pain, but the benefits far outweigh the negatives) * Version Control (we use the Git Version Control system) * Solid JavaScript knowledge is essential. As modern web applications are now starting to blur the boundaries of what can be achieved and making applications feel more 'desktop like' it's critical to have good JavaScript skills. E.g. Ajax, DOM manipulation, cross browser implementations etc, all without a framework.

In addition, the following technical skills are not required but would be to the successful candidate’s advantage: * Knowledge of Design Patterns and when best to use them * Understanding of (or better yet direct experience) how to architect a system to be scalable for high load usage * Understanding of (or skills to implement existing/develop own) push notification system * Server performance considerations (e.g. in case we need you to investigate performance issues potentially related to your code before hassling server engineers) * Regular Expressions * HTML5 technologies (such as Web Sockets, CORS, Canvas and when appropriate to use them with consideration for older browsers) * iOS app development (native Android app development would be interesting too) * Active GitHub account (someone who likes to hack and share what they do).

How to apply

Send your CV to [email protected]

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