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PHP/JavaScript Developer
Flexibility: Remote 2 days a week
Location: Worcester
Company: Namesco Limited

An opportunity has arisen for a PHP/JavaScript Developer to join our established Development Team. The successful applicant must have a passion for writing clean, secure and testable code, and a commitment to ongoing professional development.

Job Title: PHP/JavaScript Developer

Reporting to: Applications Development Manager

Location: Worcester

The role requires significant experience of Object-Oriented Software design principles and best practices, such as working to PHP Standards Recommendations (PSRs), and a good understanding of the current JavaScript and CSS ecosystems. Familiarity with SQL and basic database normalisation is also required.

Web applications form the core of all of Namesco's systems, and include customer-facing sites and internal systems to manage both customers and the email and web hosting infrastructures. Working with sensitive and business critical data also requires a thorough understanding of security and data integrity issues on the Internet.

PHP, JavaScript and MySQL applications form the core of all of Namesco's systems, including the email and web hosting infrastructures. As such, an understanding of the protocols underlying these internet technologies, such as HTTP, SMTP, FTP, SSH, TLS and DNS would be beneficial.

Working with sensitive and business-critical data also requires a thorough understanding of security and data integrity issues on the Internet.

Some knowledge of dependency and package management solutions for both PHP and JavaScript would be helpful, and an understanding of asynchronous JavaScript using promises would be a bonus.

The successful applicant will have an enthusiastic attitude for their work with significant commercial experience in creating secure, high-performance web applications.

Essential Requirements:

  • Extensive knowledge of Object Orientated PHP
  • Core JavaScript concepts, such as Prototypal Inheritance
  • Relational databases and SQL
  • Unit testing with PHPUnit
  • Good understanding of security issues on the internet
  • HTML
  • CSS

Desirable Experience

  • Agile Software Development (Scrum, Kanban)
  • Asynchronous JavaScript using Promises
  • NoSQL databases (Memcache, Redis, ElasticSearch)
  • RESTful Web Services
  • Package Management (Composer, Bower, NPM)
  • Frameworks (Zend, Knockout, Backbone, jQuery)
  • Usability, Accessibility, SEO & W3C Standards
  • MVC Applications
  • HTML5, XHTML, Sass, Git, RabbitMQ

Key Competencies

  • Enthusiasm and a desire to learn
  • Excellent problem solving skills
  • Ability to communicate advanced concepts well
  • Attention to detail
  • Good team player
  • Ability to work in a fast moving environment and to tight deadlines

Normal Working Hours

Your usual hours of work will be from 9:00 a.m. to 5:30 p.m. Monday to Friday inclusive, however these may be subject to alteration in accordance with the dictates of the business. You are entitled to a one hour lunch break, which is normally to be taken between 12:00 noon and 2:00 p.m. Depending on shift and cover patterns this may have to be taken at other convenient times.

We are open to discussion regarding remote working for 1 – 2 days per week as we do offer flexible working arrangements. However during any induction/training period (normally 1-2 months) we would require the successful candidate to work full time from the office in Worcester.

Job posted on 1st August 2019-08-01T19:57:42.475 2019-09-01T19:57:42.475

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