Junior – Mid Level PHP/MySQL Developer

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A little bit about you

You’re passionate about design and technology, you love to engineer functional logic and databases for beautiful looking websites, creating elegant code that helps improve the application experience for the people that use them.

You love the freedom of experimenting with new technologies and promoting them to the rest of the team to keep them at the leading edge of website and application development.


You enjoy collaborating in a team, a place where you can truly make a difference and help shape the work and processes for the benefit of yourself and everyone else.

Say hello to Carbon...
We’ve been looking for you!

We’re an award-winning branding and web design agency based in MediaCityUK.

We are expanding our digital team and looking for a permanent creative thinker and problem solver. We consider ourselves to be at the intersection of art / design, technology and sustainability. We’re looking for a passionate PHP/MySQL developer to help further our vision in this field.

Our expectations of you…

  • You’ll have a great portfolio with working examples, we’ll want you to talk through some projects you’ve worked on, the challenges, solutions and technical goals
  • You love all things web, with a desire to help shape the back end development processes and introduce new technologies and standards
  • You are able to clearly communicate your ideas to the
  • creative and digital teams at Carbon, you will help pioneer new technologies and methodologies with them
  • You are creative and forward thinking in your approach to solving functional problems
  • You can integrate well with a team of developers, creatives and account managers
  • You enjoy involvement in projects from initial concept through to delivery
  • You are willing and confident in communicating with clients independently
  • You love the variety of different client projects, iterating them forward and improving them over time
  • You love tooling internal web applications for the benefit of Carbon and working alongside other team members sharing your knowledge and learning from theirs

Essential skills…

Some things we’d find attractive about you:

  • PHP / MySQL
  • GIT fundamentals and knowledge (using command line or a GUI)
  • Some commercial experience developing with PHP (ideally a minimum of 1 year)
  • WordPress custom development (including hooks to add functionality)
  • Experience developing custom built plugins and template for WordPress
  • Experience with Advanced Custom Fields (ACF) and Gravity Forms for WordPress
  • Knowledge (or willingness to learn)  WooCommerce for WordPress
  • Knowledge (or willingness to learn) PHP Frameworks such as Symfony and Laravel
  • Have a good knowledge/understanding of OOP and Design Patterns
  • You are able to setup a production environment in a LAMP/LEMP
  • You are comfortable with source version control and the Linux terminal
  • Dependency Manager for PHP (Composer)

Bonus skills and knowledge…

If you know some of this stuff, you’ll be our perfect match:

  • AWS Management (EC2 / RDS) – Server setup / maintenance
  • Configuration management (e.g. Ansible, Chef, Puppet)
  • Experience managing infrastructure with Ansible
  • Proficiency in Javascript/ES2015 and VueJS
  • Knowledge of task runners such as gulp/webpack

Our offer…

We’ve got some amazing things to offer you. For a start you’ll get to work alongside our super friendly team of 14 other award winning creatives, developers and account managers working in a truly supportive environment, not to mention…

  • Competitive salary based on experience
  • Super cool studio environment in the heart of MediaCityUK
  • Great opportunities for career progression
  • A personal development budget to spend on courses, events etc
  • Company support to help train and develop your skills
  • Team fun days out (when possible again) and volunteering opportunities
  • Flexible working
  • Company pension scheme
  • Employee benefit scheme – with savings and access to wellbeing and health services
  • Great holiday entitlement which increases with service + your birthday off
  • Ride2Work scheme

How to apply…

We’re looking forward to hearing from you! Please send your CV, approx salary expectation and why you would love to join us to jobs@carboncreative.net

You could also include links to your GitHub, CodePen etc, if you have them (then our devs can get excited by your code).

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