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Senior Backend Developer

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Recruiter: Spring Group Plc
Listed on: 20th December 2019
Location: York
Salary/Rate: £40000 - £50000
Type: Contract
Start Date: ASAP

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A well-established financial service provider is looking for an experienced Backend Developer to join them at their offices just outside York. As a Backend Developer, and along with the wider development team, you will help drive several key projects to the next level. You'll be expected to have solid commercial development experience and a drive to use the latest technologies to create exciting and innovative products.

It's an exciting time to join the company, which has got many IT transformation and development projects in the pipeline and an excellent opportunity to help further shape the company's features and services.


The Backend Developer role will include the following duties and responsibilities:

*Designing and building new features and services
*Developing new REST APIs
*Writing unit tests to ensure high code coverage
*Reviewing team members code to ensure a high-standard
*Suggesting and investigating alternative technologies to solve business issues
*Monitoring traffic and reviewing server performance
*Training and sharing knowledge with the team
*Leading the team to ensure standards and processes are met and followed
*Maintaining the database systems
*Developing the Continuous Integration system
*Create and maintain server configurations and provisioning
*Debugging and resolving bugs and performance issues


We are looking for someone with a strong background in backend development, with a minimum of 3-4 years' experience with the following skills:

*Solid development experience in a commercial environment.
*Solid understanding of modern PHP development.
*Experience with PHP frameworks; preferably Symfony or Laravel
*Commercial experience with version control in a team environment
*Ability to approach existing code, grasp its purpose and make changes confidently and safely
*Experience with writing unit & integration tests
*Knowledge of coding standards and their application
*Experience with LAMP stack architecture, particularly in a cloud environment
*Experience with Docker & Ansible
*Continuous integration
*Mentoring a team
*Security conscious approach to development
*Understanding of caching and cache strategies

Desirable but not essential:

*Elasticsearch/Elastic Stack

This is a great opportunity to make a real impact at a leading financial service provider on some genuinely exciting development projects. For more information or to apply please respond to this ad, or call Will on 0113 218 6830 (although only in the office occasionally until the new year). Interviews commencing in 2020.


*Up to 33 days' holiday including bank holidays plus long-service increase.
*Great flexi-time arrangement available
*Government work place pension
*On Site Gym
*Free parking and hot drinks
*Free work wear
*On site crèche
*Staff Discount
*Newly renovated offices

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