PHP Developer - Jackson Hogg


PHP Developer

Job ID: 11111

  • Permanent
  • North East
  • Permanent
  • North East

Job Title: Software Engineer

Location: Middlesbrough

Salary: Competitive

Hours of Work: 08:30 – 17:00 (flexible)

This role is a HYBRID role based in Middlesbrough (north east) – Please only apply if you are currently located in this area and are able to commute.


Jackson Hogg are delighted to be working with a client of ours based in Middlesbrough on their search for a PHP Developer to join their team!


About the Role:


This person would be reporting to the Head of Software Engineering, and will be responsible for developing and maintaining our PHP-based backends and APIs, as well as their VueJS-based single page application frontend.


You’ll work as part of a small team developing the applications which run our business, where the team’s mission is to improve the organisation’s ways of working through an innovation and software development approach.


This is a relatively new team with exciting greenfield projects on the roadmap, so you’ll be a critical team member contributing to how our architecture and approach evolves.


This is a fantastic opportunity for engineers who like to work as part of a team while being given the time and freedom to learn and develop their skills.


The role is predominantly office based in Middlesbrough, however hybrid working is also available.



  • Designing and implement clean, maintainable, and efficient code for web applications
  • Researching and documenting the technical approach for given requirements
  • Debugging, troubleshooting and resolving bugs and performance issues
  • Writing automated tests to ensure code quality and reliability
  • Supporting team members and working collaboratively towards a joint team goal
  • Performing peer code reviews and providing constructive feedback
  • Working from and tracking progress in our agile project management software
  • Contribute to the continuous improvement of the team’s processes and approaches


About you:


Required Skills

  • Strong knowledge with PHP and its modern ecosystem, including PHP 8.0+, composer, frameworks such as Symfony/Zend/Laminas/Laravel, commonplace libraries such as PHPUnit, and standard approaches such as PSR standards
  • Experienced writing object-oriented code following the SOLID principles, with an understanding of common design patterns and how to implement them
  • Confident with automated testing in PHP including unit tests and integrating tests
  • Experience developing systems with a SQL-based database (MySQL, Postgres, etc), including knowledge of query optimisation
  • Experience with component-based UI frameworks such as React or Vue
  • Good understanding of web security (e.g. OWASP Top 10) and how to prevent common vulnerabilities when developing PHP applications
  • Comfortable with Linux and working from the command line
  • Confident using HTML and CSS


Desirable Skills

  • Familiarity with agile (scrum) methodologies
  • Familiarity with caching strategies across web applications
  • Experience of with Doctrine or other data mapper based ORMs
  • Understanding of modern web software architectures including microservices and serverless
  • Knowledge including web accessibility best practices
  • Solid grasp of API design paradigms, including the difference between REST and RPC APis
  • Experience with cloud IaaS providers such as AWS, GCP or Azure



  • 25 days holiday + 1 Xmas shopping day + bank holidays
  • Private pension
  • Private health care
  • Profit share scheme
  • Choice of equipment i.e. Linux or Mac

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