Lead PHP Software Engineer

Job Description

Lead PHP Software Engineer
Newcastle upon Tyne

Our Client’s Business is the leading provider of SaaS solutions for digital partner marketing. Their customers include some of the largest and most trusted brands on the planet. They're headquartered in Newcastle Upon Tyne with offices in London, San Francisco, New York, Baltimore, Sydney and Tokyo.

Their customers have used their platform to track more than $3 billion in advertiser top line revenues across 300,000 marketing partners in over 180 countries. All of this can be monitored in real-time with their web and mobile apps, or directly through their APIs. No other platform in their industry can offer this kind of scale, and their customers love them for it!

The things you care about as a Lead PHP Software Engineer:
At the heart of their platform they track performance marketing data and build a number of solutions to turn this data into useful information for their customers. They work with a lot of data, generating over a billion events across their infrastructure daily. They aim to make as much of this data available in real-time as possible, which is no mean feat at this scale! Their platform is powered by their REST APIs and everything is developed with an API-first approach.

The primary technologies they use are PHP, JavaScript (React/Redux), with Python and Lua also used. Data is stored in MySQL, PostgreSQL and Redis. They are constantly evolving their platform and tools to take advantage of the ever-changing tech landscape.

As a Lead PHP Software Engineer here's what you will do:
• Lead a team of Engineers working in a cross-functional team using Agile principles in a highly
autonomous and collaborative environment
• Take ownership of all technical and architecture decisions for your team
• Work closely with Product Managers and Scrum Masters to ensure timely delivery
• Share knowledge, code and ideas across other teams - they use tribes to facilitate this.
• Support, coach and mentor the engineers in your team
• Write clean, well-tested and refactored code alongside the other engineers
• Establish a shared team technical vision, aligned with the product roadmap
• Define and execute a development roadmap that minimises technical debt
• Champion software quality
• Champion agile best practices like TDD, Continuous integration and delivery
• Become the go to Engineer for your teams business domain

The Lead PHP Software Engineer they’re looking for:
• Their culture and work environment are very important to them. Above all else they value people with a positive attitude and a good work ethic.
• They love self-motivation and a passion for knowledge, as well as those who put their team above themselves. They encourage a mindset of quality and doing the right thing; ego has no place there.
• Collaboration is the foundation of their culture. While experience of the technologies they use is a plus, strong understanding of fundamental principles that can be transferred to any technology is preferable. They want to help their people develop themselves professionally and personally. The desire to mentor and support those that are working towards obtaining all the above qualities helps them achieve that.

You are a Lead PHP Software Engineer with:
• Extensive software engineering experience using one or more languages including PHP and/or
• Experience with architecture design while leading software development team
• OO skills, strong design and integration patterns knowledge
• Experience with Agile and Lean delivery approaches and modern engineering practices, such as clean code, TDD, refactoring, Domain driven design, Continuous integration and delivery
• Experience in designing, developing and consuming REST APIs and APIs as product
• Experience with communicating technical vision and passion for close collaboration with both technical and non-technical stakeholders
• The ability to communicate in a concise and focused way, listen to others, and practice patience

They hope you have:
• Experience with distributed data processing, real-time data streaming and messaging systems
• Experience with container technologies, such as Docker and Kubernetes
• Demonstrate behaviours that encourage a DevOps culture
What they’re offering
• They strive to create a fun, friendly, and comfortable working environment.
• They believe a good work-life balance is essential.
• They're in this business for the long haul. They give their team time to think and to do things right.
• Their team is a democracy. Everybody has a voice in how things are done.
• They want their team to be the best they can be. Each person works with their manager to create and implement a personal development plan. They also offer some benefits such as a £500 personal development budget and access to Learnably.

If you are interested in the advertised position for a Lead PHP Software Engineer please ‘Register your interest’ through the requested method and we will be in touch shortly with regards to your suitability for the role.

Sharpe Recruitment Ltd is a North East based consultancy, dedicated to placing professionals in rewarding jobs throughout the North of England across a variety of disciplines including Digital Media, Design, Development, Creative Advertising, Sales & Marketing, Tech & IT.

Job Skills

Web Developer, Software Engineer, PHP, JavaScript, React, Redux, Python, Lua, MySQL, PostgreSQL, Redis

Additional Information

  • Salary:Negotiable
  • Industry:IT
  • Location:Newcastle upon Tyne

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We have already filled this vacancy.


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