Senior PHP Engineer

Job description

What you’ll do

At Castor our stack, well...it’s stacked! With PHP at it’s heart, our world comprises of (not limited to) PHP7, ZF 2/3, Github, Doctrine 2, Jenkins, Docker, MySQL, Ansible, ReactJS, Tideways and NewRelic to realise our vision, ensuring our products and tools embrace the frontier of innovation:

  • Designing, ‘debugging’ and writing code for a growing network of medical researchers

  • Analysing performance data and optimising bottlenecks to ensure we maintain our growth

  • Deconstructing user requirements to model optimal, scalable, solutions

  • Working on automated toolchains to construct and integrate our applications

  • Collaborating with and mentoring engineers, championing their technical growth


What you’ll bring

A repertoire of coding comprehension! Being a savvy and seasoned software engineer, you’ll know how to decrypt and improve legacy code whilst keeping yourself abreast of current trends:

  • Extensive practical experience with PHP, design patterns, OOP, and automated tests

  • Experience in scaling up cloud-based applications

  • A coding consortium of knowledge, being able to build new, globally scaling features

  • A positive approach to mentoring and supporting others in their development


What you’ll learn

It’s a crucial time for Castor. We’re on ‘full power mode’ and scaling-up at an exponential rate. For you, the opportunities are endless:

  • How to build robust ‘bulletproof’ security which protects patients medical data

  • Working with a diverse group of PHP practitioners (we have 50+ years behind our belts!)

  • To share your ideas openly and influence the growth of a true scale-up company

  • Be involved in maximising the impact of medical research and improving healthcare

What you'll get

At Castor we truly live and breath our core value, believing we can 'achieve anything with a healthy and happy team.' With this in mind, we offer the following benefits:


  • 30 days annual leave plus 6 bank holidays as standard
  • An annual company bonus scheme
  • An individual training budget for personal and professional development
  • Free lunch and healthy snacks
  • Flexible working with the option to work from home one day per week
  • A new MacBook or Dell laptop
  • Social offices with breakout spaces, table football and ping-pong


Requirements

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