About the role
Job Title: Software Engineer
Location: Middlesbrough / Hybrid
Salary: Up to £55,000 DOE
Hours of Work: 08:30 - 17:00 (flexible)
This client are a footwear and accessories retailer, operating across 28 retail locations, 17 concessions, 3 online domains as well as several channels and marketplaces.
The business was founded in the 1920’s in Middlesbrough, England and returned to its roots in the 2010’s when it built a multi-million-pound, purpose-built head office and warehousing facility.
More recently, the business has made a significant investment in technology, creating a standalone Technology Department, which operates three divisions: IT Operations, Data Science and Software Engineering and the business has made a strategic decision to develop its key operating systems in-house and is therefore looking to grow its Software Engineering division to support these plans.
About the Role:
Reporting to the Head of Software Engineering, you’ll be responsible for developing and maintaining their 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 the business, where the team's mission is improving 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 their 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.
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
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
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 health care
Profit share scheme
Choice of equipment i.e. Linux or Mac
If this sounds of interest, click apply now and a member of our team will be in touch!