Mid/Senior Back-end Developer at UNILAD in London, United Kingdom

Backend Developer - Tech

London, United Kingdom


The role:


We are looking for a PHP / Laravel Developer with strong understanding of the PHP programming language. Ability to work on projects starting from scratch & custom web applications. Is self-motivated, has the capability to learn and advance, attend conferences & meetups, grow personally within a team.


What you will be doing:


  • Developing, recording and maintaining cutting edge web-based PHP applications on portal plus premium service platforms.
  • Building innovative, state-of-the-art applications.
  • Ensuring HTML, CSS, and shared JavaScript is valid and consistent across applications.
  • Preparing and maintain all applications utilizing standard development tools.
  • Contributing in all phases of the development lifecycle
  • Effectively conveying with all task progress, evaluations, suggestions, schedules along with technical and process issues.

What we need for this role:


  • Writing and understanding object-oriented PHP
  • Experience with Laravel 5+ PHP Framework
  • Experience with SQL schema design
  • Ability to learn quickly and operate in a fast-pace environment.
  • Open minded to new solutions, forward thinking, strong ability to adapt
  • Git version control workflows, Deployment processes
  • Proficiency in design patterns
  • SOLID principles
  • Basic or better knowledge of Symfony components
  • REST API design
  • Experience with other PHP frameworks
  • TDD (PHPUnit)
  • MySQL profiling and query optimization
  • Grunt/Gulp/Webpack
  • Wordpress Experience
  • AWS Experience: EC2, S3, RDS, Lambda, DynamoDB, CloudFormation, Elastic Beanstalk.
  • Redis
  • Facebook Graph API experience
  • Some Vue/Angular/React exposure


About Us:


Established in 2014, by millennials for millennials, as a single Facebook channel and website, UNILAD has expanded into the world’s leading social first channel, successfully building an unrivalled brand affinity across the globe. Originally licensing viral content, we evolved into an original content producer, blending the best viral videos with premium original content built for social. With just under a billion engagements, and over 25 billion video views in 2016 alone, UNILAD have matured into the most engaged and viewed channel on the planet. Launching a suite of channels in the last 18 months, we are now the fastest growing media property in the world.

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