Backend PHP Developer

Backend PHP Developer



Brave is an award-winning, integrated agency specialising in Design, Digital and Marketing expertise. Since 2000, Brave has always believed in delivering work which Begins with data and Ends with results, we call it our ‘Beginning to End’ journey. As a collective, we’re able to give our clients an agile, nimble and dynamic experience. BE.AMBITIOUS!

Summary of Role:

A backend developer with demonstrable commercial experience of working on high-quality websites using PHP, frameworks such as Laravel, Cake PHP. API’s and databases such as MySQL is required to join our leading digital agency with a fantastic culture/ethos in Peterborough, Cambridgeshire.

The successful candidate can look forward to joining a uniquely employee focused organisation that not only offers access to an impressive portfolio of clients but also a fantastic relaxed studio work environment, opportunities for training & career development.  Perhaps of key importance to creative individuals though is the way in which innovation & out-of-the-box thinking is actively encouraged with R&D time. Project-wise, these will cover everything from CMS implementations to bespoke solutions and beyond.

The role will draw on your ability to write quality code as well as your excellent communication & problem-solving skills as you work collaboratively both with your colleagues & with customers as and when needed. Although you are protected and encouraged to focus on your craft with a Technical Project Manager to assist your task management. From a technical perspective, in addition to demonstrable PHP/MySQL/API experience, any additional experience of MVC frameworks (such as Laravel or CakePHP) would add value to your application, but is not essential as you will receive support from an exceptional team of developers. Of key importance is a fantastic attitude, an appetite to learn as well as the talent for these guys to help you further build on.

Who are Brave?

We’re dedicated and passionate about creating awesome projects. We are a team of specialists who are proud to deliver bespoke work for our clients. We cover all things from branding through to digital technology and we’re able to fuse them together with real synergy.

As an Integrated Agency, we don’t outsource, we keep designers and developers in-house to ensure we create high quality, well rounded and fit-for-purpose solutions for every one of our client’s requirements. We take time to discuss our clients’ needs and plan out every step before we start each design, marketing or digital project. We never stop thinking about the user journey and always push ourselves to deliver results. If you’re looking to join the team and think you may have the required experience to strengthen our team, we’d love to hear from you.


You’ll be passionate, fit into a team environment, want to bring new ideas to the table, and most importantly, you’ll understand the whole lifecycle of building a new website application or supporting it. You’re a great all-round developer with experience in managing multiple projects, working in a fast-paced environment and will be looking for a new challenge where you can make a real difference

Required Skills

  • Excellent and proven ability working on multiple projects simultaneously and on time.
  • Excellent PHP OOP knowledge. PHP 5 and PHP 7.
  • Good use of DRY principles.
  • Good use of composition and / or inheritance where appropriate.
  • Have experience with frameworks such as Laravel, Symfony,  CakePHP.
  • Experience working with API’s
  • Have experience with databases especially MySQL.
  • Have experience with basic dev-ops and setting up and maintaining Linux servers.
  • Able to use GIT.
  • Comfortable using the command line.
  • Good understanding of the MVC pattern.
  • Database Experience
    • Being able to write complex queries
    • Able to write queries for optimisation

Required Qualifications / Experience


  • Provide a covering letter as to why you feel your skills fit with this job description
  • Live within commutable distance of Peterborough, Cambridgeshire and have an impressive portfolio of experience that you can send alongside your CV and your expected salary expectation.
  • Provide an indication of role level – and your salary expectation as a guide.
  • If you don’t meet all the above, highlight any areas you feel might need to be grown along the way for our consideration

Other Details

Industry: Digital Agency 15-1254.00 Web Developers
Hours: Full-time, 37.5 Per Week
Accepting Applications Until: 30th June 2021


Stone House, 30 Thorpe Wood, Peterborough, Cambridgeshire, PE3 6SR
2020-06-16T09:15:02+01:00 Brave.Agency


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