Senior PHP Software Engineer

Job Introduction

Tribepad helps organisations to transform their recruitment processes so they can attract, engage and retain the best talent for their organisation.  

We want to continually develop our people, products and services.  We want to ensure we remain sustainable and show that we stand out from all of the other recruitment software.

To support our exciting journey and continued growth, we are looking to recruit 3 Senior PHP Software Engineers.

To be considered for this role you will need to be able to demonstrate the following skills:

  • Proficient in software engineering processes and practices (TDD, BDD, Agile, security) to build high-quality products.

  • Experience in implementing Continuous Integration and/or Continuous Delivery.

  • Proven industry experience using PHP in scalable enterprise software systems.

  • Proven experience with MVC frameworks, preferably Laravel.

  • Excellent understanding of Design Patterns. 

  • An outstanding understanding of web security and developing secure web applications, including SQL and command injection, as well as cross-site scripting.

  • An excellent understanding of W3C standards.

  • Experience in supporting, modifying and maintaining systems and code developed by teams other than your own.

  • Proven experience in Version Control systems, such as GIT or SVN.

  • An appreciation for test-driven development and practices.

  • An excellent understanding of Agile project management approaches, ideally Kanban.


Role Responsibility

The main responsibilities will be to:

  • Participate in the architectural design of features early in the development cycle, influencing it to drive quality and adherence to the specification.

  • Write, review and take responsibility for clear, concise and comprehensive technical documentation.

  • To create and manage reusable libraries.

  • To liaise with other Senior Developers and Architects to ensure that implementation approaches are agreed upon before starting the build process.

  • To participate in planning and estimation exercises and to help others with their estimations.

  • To review others’ code for its fit-for-purpose as well as its conformance to company standards and security policies.

  • To work with all relevant parties on the management and deployment of code.

  • To be responsible for work quality, ensuring it meets the technical standards outlined in the development best practices

  • To provide progress updates and report any issues or technical difficulties to the Delivery Manager on a regular basis.

  • To keep abreast of new developments in technologies, sharing information, ideas and best practice with the technical team.

  • To adhere to and follow Tribepad’s Security Policy.


The Ideal Candidate

  • Is able to learn through videos and training manuals.

  • Has a positive outlook.

  • Excellent problem-solving skills and examines them from multiple perspectives.

  • Uses past experiences, insights and own creativity to evaluate alternatives and come up with new ideas for our products.

  • Describes the rationale and thinking behind their chosen decision or course of action.

  • Adapts their personal style in response to the logical and emotional wants and needs of others.

  • Summarises regularly during conversations to test understanding.

  • Looks for a range of learning opportunities to develop their skills and knowledge.

  • Makes timely decisions based on sufficient analysis of alternatives.

  • Takes rapid corrective action when results fall behind expectations.

Package Description

In return for your talent, here's a small bit about what you can expect:

  • Tribepad is a small team - your work will be visible and your contribution recognised.

  • Innovation - yes we really do want to hear your ideas, that’s how we stay current.

  • Flexible working - more comfortable working at home?  That’s fine with us.

  • Further development - we think it’s great if you want to keep on learning and we’ll help you succeed.

  • Reward - up to 7.5% matched employer pension, private healthcare, generous parental leave policy.

Take a look at the role in a bit more detail and we’ll look forward to receiving your application!

We are an inclusive organisation and we welcome and encourage job applications from people of all backgrounds.

About the Company

We’ve built the easiest-to-use enterprise talent acquisition platform that means if you want to work for Tesco, Subway, Pizza Hut or the BBC then you need to use our software to apply for the job, be interviewed and ultimately hired.

Recently we’ve worked with the NHS, G4S and Sodexo to hire vaccinators, stewards and security officers for Covid vaccine stations and Nightingale hospitals. Our software is literally helping to save lives.

Our company ethos is people first, product second and profit third. That means we hire smart people, give them an exciting and rewarding job with loads of autonomy, then they’ll build cool stuff and deliver great service. That inevitably leads to happy clients who want to stay with us, buy more and recommend us to others.

So, we’ve grown largely by referral over twelve years. There’s nearly 50 of us now, mostly in Sheffield, but increasingly spread across the UK. We’re privately held by the directors and team - that means no outside influence from private equity companies, so we’re in charge of our own destiny.

We’re proudly carbon negative and climate positive, working with Ecologi to offset all the carbon we’ve ever produced. Along with our goal of planting 1 million trees, we work with Kiva to loan out $1,000 a month to small businesses in developing countries.

You can find out more about our Ethical Manifesto on our website.



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