Software Engineer (PHP) – Milton Keynes – Salary to £50,000 (DOE) plus Bonus and Benefits


We are helping one of the UK’s most exciting entertainment technology business redefine how to stay connected to their friends and family globally. To keep them at the cutting edge they now need a software engineer with strong PHP (or Ruby) to join their new team in Milton Keynes.

As PHP software engineer you will be at the driving seat of all technical development. You will be responsible for turning their MVP into a shiny product that people will love using. As PHP software engineer, you will be fully hands on and love using your coding skills to solve real world problems. You will be strong with MVC (or looking to develop your skills) and ideally be open to learning other languages (ideally Ruby). 

They have multiple openings from junior to lead level and just want to attract the best people to their business

To be a successful PHP software engineer, the ideal candidate will have:

  • Excellent hands on development experience in PHP (symfony or laravel preferred but open to others)
  • MVC experience (for more junior roles they are willing to coach/teach)
  • Strong knowledge of MySQL
  • Superb knowledge of elastic search (or other elastic type searching tools)
  • Solid REST / AJAX API
  • Good javascript (jquery, knockout, angular)
  • Knowledge of responsive and adaptive designs (very much a nice to have)

If you have any additional languages under your belt (ruby) then great. They are also keen to teach new joiners ruby on rails.

Who are you and where will this role take you?

  • Ideally you will have experience of being hands on coding in backend PHP
  • You will be passionate about the latest development trends, tools and techniques and probably play around with these in your spare time.
  • You are deeply passionate about PHP development and see your role as a hobby you get paid for rather than “just a job”.
  • These guys want someone who is going to build the foundations of their future growth. This is a unique opportunity to get on board at the ground floor with entrepreneurs who have a proven track record of success and are well funded.


What is in it for you?

  • Great salary (up to £50k basic DOE)
  • Excellent benefits – healthcare, dental, life insurance, child care vouchers, money off scheme
  • Bonus and equity package.
  • Unique opportunity to build something of value from the ground up.


Please apply with your CV and we will be in touch for a confidential chat.