Mid to Senior Level PHP Developer

October 2018

We are seeking an experienced mid to senior level PHP Developer to join our growing team, working on a number of exciting and diverse projects; from open-source CMS, to fully bespoke web applications. With both UK and international clients and projects on our portfolio, the role is both interesting and diverse.

Job Role

As a PHP Developer at Zero Above you’ll be responsible for writing server-side web application logic, the development of back-end components and connecting the application with other web services.

You will also be involved with the technical aspects of digital marketing and deal directly with clients where necessary. You’ll be responsible for the full project lifecycle, from initial full scoping on back-end development projects through to deployment.

This is a full time (9am-5pm) permanent role offering a competitive salary based on experience. Minimum of 3 years PHP development required.

About You

You are from a fast-paced environment and have solid PHP experience having worked on a diverse range of projects in the past. You are happy to demonstrate your knowledge in written or verbal form and have a library of code that you’d like to showcase.

You are personable and feel at ease talking about technical concepts to non-technical people in a language they can easily understand. You are well versed in troubleshooting critical issues and work well under pressure. You have strong communication skills, communicating well with both our team and our clients. You are comfortable working to tight deadlines and have the ability to prioritise and manage your workload efficiently.

Skills Required

  • At least 3 years professional experience in web application development
  • Experience with MVC frameworks (CakePHP preferred) as well as strong SQL and JS skills
  • Good working knowledge of WordPress (beyond the basics!)
  • Source control, specifically GIT
  • An excellent understanding of how the web works
  • Some DevOps experience (Linux essential, AWS knowledge preferable)
  • An interest in the industry, as well as an online profile to demonstrate this
  • Experience with 3rd party web APIs

Additional Skills (nice to have – but not essential!)

  • Knowledge of SEO best practice and search engine algorithms
  • NoSQL
  • Working knowledge of Photoshop and some design skills
  • User experience design knowledge
  • Experience using Salesforce, MailChimp and IFTTT for marketing automation

About Zero Above

Zero Above is a high energy environment with a commitment to personal and professional growth.

Our success is shaped by one simple thing: the people that work here. Our mix of outstanding strengths, vast range of abilities and our own agreed set of working values means we are continuously evolving and expanding our services and clients.

Benefits include subsidised health club membership (a few steps from the studio with gym, pool, golf course and tennis courts) and a shared bicycle purchase scheme. A kitchen loaded with fresh fruit and breakfast goodies, as well as a Nespresso coffee machine – all free of charge! A pension scheme and generous (and flexible!) holidays.


Competitive, based on experience.

If you’d like to work in a custom designed studio with a friendly and family feel, a competitive salary, a personalised training program and regular social and team building activities then we’d love to hear from you. Please send a copy of your CV and covering letter to michelle.stott@zeroabove.co.uk.