PHP Developer (Mat Leave Cover)
WildBrain SPARK
a month ago
WildBrain is seeking a Senior PHP Developer to join its growing development team and help our company create first-in-class digital multimedia and analytics products.
We are one of the largest providers of children’s video content on YouTube, and make extensive use of YouTube’s APIs to build internal tools that help us manage a network of over 300 channels across dozens of major brands, such as the Teletubbies, Fireman Sam, Caillou, and many more.
The ideal candidate will have experience working with the React and Express frameworks. They will work closely with our wider team including other developers to create state of the art applications.

  • Supporting management in architecting new business solutions
  • Making decisions on the direction of backend development
  • Carrying out code reviews and finalising builds for QA and Deployment
  • Mentoring junior colleagues
  • Responsible for implementing and enforcing good standards and practices at all times
  • Dedication to quality code with commitment to testing and continuous improvement
  • Keeping up to date with emerging web technologies and application development techniques
  • Developing a suite of components that can be used across multiple web applications
  • Taking feedback from the business and translating these into tickets to keep improving the usability of web applications
  • Evolve Web Applications to keep pace with continuously improving backend capabilities and new business/client requirements
  • Using task management applications such as JIRA to aid in managing your workload across numerous projects
  • Breaking down business requirements into actionable tickets to be carried out by the team
  • Coordinating with co-developers and keep the Technical Lead and Project Manager well informed of the status of development effort
  • Developing, recording and maintaining cutting edge web-based PHP applications
  • Demonstrable experience in building innovative, state-of-the-art applications
  • Preparing and maintaining applications utilizing standard development tools
  • Prioritising and coordinating effectively across task progress, evaluations, suggestions, schedules along with identifying and dealing with technical and process issues
  • Documenting the development process, architecture, and standard components
  • Keeping abreast of new trends and best practices in web development
  • Strong proficiency in PHP7
  • Thorough understanding of Laravel and its core principles
  • Has experience using file versioning tools such as GitHub
  • Has experience using authentication processes such as JWT and the oAuth2 protocol
  • In depth knowledge of object-oriented PHP and Laravel 5 PHP Framework
  • Hands on experience with SQL schema design, SOLID principles, REST API design
  • Software testing (PHPUnit, PHPSpec, Behat)
  • MySQL profiling and query optimization
  • Creative and efficient problem solver
  • Understanding of web application development life cycle from concept stage to delivery and post launch support
  • Has an entrepreneurial work ethic and enjoys taking a problem solving approach
  • Ideally has experience of building applications in the digital video and/or online advertising industry