PHP Developer


We have a 4-day (36hr) working week

Posted 2 months ago

⚠️ UK only. Your application will be automatically rejected otherwise

PHP Developer

Job description

Work for a company that cares about the humans behind the tech.

At Riverr we are confident advocates for using digital to reshape the human experience for good.

As a key component to the LAB Group, we believe Riverr people should do what they love and love what they do. So we invest in the vigorous innovators, technical intellectuals, and architects of change - those passionate about creating beautiful digital experiences using hardcore technology.

Our award-winning team of creative, technology and strategy specialists enjoy a number of benefits, including flexible working options including a 4-day work week, remote working for that ultimate work-life-balance, Private Healthcare through Vitality, a day off for your birthday and an annual training budget to invest in your personal development.

You’ll form part of the Riverr development team, working on a diverse set of unique and challenging projects that allow users to seamlessly interact with technology.

The Role

You will work alongside an enthusiastic, creative, technical team who have worked at the pinnacle of their craft.

Interested in being part of our journey? We need your curious and creative mindset and we’re currently looking for a expereinced PHP Developer to join our team.


Our PHP Developer MUST have:

  • At least 3-5 years experience as PHP developer

  • Experience working with PHP 8, Javascript, HTML & CSS

  • Used to working in a team on projects for different types of businesses and markets

  • Strong Knowledge of Drupal and Wordpress

  • Be proficient in a wide range of technical systems; proficient knowledge of information security, modern standards approach, system integration, user focus, system designs, Technical Availability and capacity, development process optimization.

  • Senior leadership/mentorship, problem-solving skills

  • Ability to delegate work tasks and document their status

  • Experience with Agile or Scrum software development methodologies

  • Experience with version Control (GIT / SVN)

  • Ability to learn, understand and apply new technologies and cascade to team

A day in the life of a PHP Developer at Riverr:

  • Be involved in the whole project lifecycle from project conception to release to production.

  • Assisting in the planning and architecture of new web applications.

  • Adding features or enhancements to existing applications.

  • Use Jira to create tickets for the development work required on the solution (not functional story tickets), and keep tickets up to date with the latest status.

  • Ensure deployed code is managed in GIT and thoroughly tested.

  • Solution setups in Azure, Netlify and AWS including appropriate automated release pipelines for the solution.

  • Provide realistic and achievable timescales against jobs and projects; and ensure they are met.

  • Time logs accurately entered into the time tracking tool.

  • Contribute ideas and observations for new products or services, efficiency and/or quality improvements and cost savings.

  • Work with Developers and Engineers to put together prototypes and proofs of concept. Partner with your colleagues to turn your concepts into practical demonstrations.

  • Coach, mentor and oversee work done by junior and intermediate developers.

What does success look like for a PHP Developer:

  • An ability to write proposals and communicate ideas through strong visual means, high quality diagrams and supporting text.

  • Designing and developing web applications including; CMS systems and developing code libraries that can be used for multiple projects.

  • Develop secure, robust and scalable code using standard practices and programming techniques that meets the required specifications.

  • Working in a fast paced environment.

  • Staying up to date with new technology and teaching other developers how to incorporate new trends.

Do you have a curious, growth mindset and are you interested in being part of our team at the top of their game? Apply now!

To Apply

You can apply direct via our website or send your CV and a covering letter to [email protected] , stating how you think you could help us on our journey to creating A Better Experience™.

Research has shown that some under-represented groups in the digital industry tend to apply only if they meet every single requirement. Here at LAB Group, we are dedicated to building a diverse, inclusive and authentic workplace, and this is at the heart of what we value as an organisation. We encourage you to apply even if you do not think you tick all the boxes of the job description. You may be just the right candidate for this or other roles! Our People team are happy to support with any reasonable adjustments that are needed within the recruitment process, so please do flag if you need any additional support. Your information will be kept confidential according to the General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR).

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Our Working Week

We have a 4-day (36hr) working week

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Our Remote Working Policy

We offer remote working (but require some time in the office) and are a team of 51 and mostly based in UK.

Our Employee Benefits

  • Health insurance
  • Flexible working hours

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