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Senior Web Application Developer - Birmingham - PHP - £60,000
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Recruiter: Nigel Frank International
Listed on: 18th November
Location: Birmingham
Salary/Rate: £40,000 - £60,000
Type: Permanent
Start Date: ASAP
Reference: 18/11/2019_1574097479
Contact Name: Sam Taylor

Senior Web Application Developer - Birmingham - £60,000

My client is an award winning and leading global solutions provider based in the heart of Birmingham city centre. They are looking for a Senior Web Application Developer to work within an existing team on maintaining and further developing the back-end/ Server-Side code of the large and complex MVC application used by many major global media companies from satellite / cable broadcasters to sports rights owners and movie studios in order to manage the security of their premium video content.

The ideal candidate will come from a strong web application development background and will have on the job experience working on multi-tiered complex web applications.

What the day to day will look like

  • Writing well designed, testable, efficient code by using best of breed software development practices.
  • Guiding and mentoring junior team members
  • Developing functions for data validation and pushing into / pulling from databases / unstructured data stores.
  • Implementing worker / task runner components, working through a central task orchestration system, to interface with other internal solution components (video fingerprint identification, watermark extraction etc.) and external services (email sending etc.).
  • Integrating data from various back-end services and databases.
  • Gathering and refining specifications and requirements based on technical needs.
  • Creating and maintaining software documentation.

What you need

  • BEng / MEng / BSc / MSc in relevant subject or equivalent experience.
  • At least 3 years commercial experience with dynamic language coding, especially PHP and JavaScript.
  • Knowledge of MVC pattern based development, and familiarity with Laravel in particular.
  • Knowledge of Linux / Unix environments.
  • Experience with relational databases, particularly MySQL.
  • Familiarity with software configuration management (SCM) concepts and version control systems, especially Git.

Desirable experience, skills and tools

  • Knowledge of application cloud architectures and AWS services.
  • Experience with Continuous Integration / Deployment (Jenkins, GitLab etc.), application deployment (Puppet, Chef) and Docker.

What you will get in return?

  • Benefits include flexible working options, pension scheme, 25 days holiday which increases with length of service, plus extra day off for your birthday, Group Health Insurance and more!
  • You will work at the cutting edge of a high growth industry with an opportunity to shape the technical vision of a large cloud-based platform.
  • You will have the opportunity to work on solutions for some of the biggest and most well-known sports and entertainment brands in the world.
  • Our hardware products are installed in broadcast head-ends worldwide, and our software components are deployed into millions of set-top boxes and streaming video players worldwide.

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