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Senior PHP developer

Zoek Pin Tower of London, Greater London, England


Permanent (Full time)

Posted 7 days ago

The roleWe're on the hunt for an experienced developer to join our engineering team.

Increase your chances of an interview by reading the following overview of this role before making an application.

You’ll be writing PHP code to transition Mumsnet to a new microservices architecture based on Laravel / ’s a really interesting time for engineering at Mumsnet as we’re rebuilding our platforms from the ground up.

We’re moving from Java & Rails monoliths to microservices in PHP/Laravel and we’re pushing lots of functionality into the front end using Alpine and Livewire.

Behind the scenes we’re moving to AWS, running code either serverless or in Docker containers.

Our mobile apps are native iOS / Android builds which we will be replatforming with ReactNative.

We’re developing machine learning models using Python and love agile, TDD and experiment with hackdays and PoC’s.

We also believe it’s great to be continuously learning and improving our skills, that’s why we dedicate Friday afternoons to personal You’ll Be Doing Developing and supporting our platform.

You’ll be designing systems, writing code and getting features into production.

Working with product managers to assess requirements / feature designs and come up with technical solutions that fit within our overall technical stack.

Delivering top quality software.

You’ll ensure all code is secure, stable, thoroughly tested and fit for release.

Peer reviewing and quality checking the work of other developers.

We believe in creating top quality software, that’s why all of our developers are involved in the review process.

Helping junior members of the team solve problems through pair programming.

Writing technical specs and developer documentation.

Planning development work.

We’re agile and use a light Kanban process to keep admin to a minimum.

You’ll write the tickets and set the delivery dates for the software you are creating.

Continuing to develop your coding abilities and learn new skills.

We’re committed to learning and development through pair programming and dedicated learning time.

RequirementsWhat we’re looking for You should have good experience of developing web based platforms.

You will have built entire systems from the ground up and worked at senior developer level previously.

You’ll have extensive experience working with our stack PHP / Laravel / Javascript, running on AWS using Docker containers or serverless.

A good understanding of object oriented programming and related design patterns.

We believe in the SOLID design principles and are committed to Test Driven Development.

A meticulous and careful developer who’s committed to delivering high quality software, well engineered, well documented and bug free.

A critical thinker with great analytical and diagnostic skills able to jump into problems, find the root cause and provide sustainable solutions.

A passion for technology, our team love working with tech and we want someone equally passionate.

Experience of AWS Devops, Circle CI, Docker, Microservices and high traffic websites would be a bonus.

BenefitsHow we’ll support you Weekly 1-1 with line manager to review progress, agree roles, provide support; Formal 6-month appraisal system; LinkedIn online learning

  • bi-weekly DEAL sessions, training to be agreed with your line manager; Initial cross training across the Community team; Initial briefing sessions with relevant business partners; Friday afternoons are dedicated personal learning time to progress your technical skills.

This role reports into the CTO.

We’re currently all home working but once we return to the office we’ll embrace flexibility and remote working to the max.

You’ll only be required to be in the office two to three days a week (although you’ll be able to come in more often if you wish).

We’ll also have monthly all-hands sessions with socials.

This role is envisaged as full-time but we are happy to consider flexible options for the right Benefits Pension Mumsnet has a workplace pension scheme with Royal London.

On completion of 3 months’ continuous service, you’ll be automatically added to the Mumsnet Workplace Pension Scheme.

Perkbox Employees will have access to our benefits platform Perkbox which includes discounts in store and online to a range of supermarkets, retail, gyms, travel etc.

More information will be sent to employees on joining.

If all of this sounds good to you, please apply with your CV and a covering letter that demonstrates some of the qualities we’re looking We AreMumsnet is the UK’s biggest website for parents, and our purpose is to make their lives easier.

We’ve got some of the busiest forums in Europe, with users offering each other advice and support 24/7, plus editorial content, reviews, campaigns and tools.

We aim to be the UK’s go-to brand for parents, and

  • for our staff
  • a great place to work for us?We focus on steady, sustainable growth while putting purpose before profit.

We expect great performance, agility and collaboration in every role; cross-team working with talented, clever people is the best part of life at Mumsnet.

We embraced flexible and home working a long time before COVID, and we care much more about outputs than hours on the clock.

We know that everyone makes mistakes, and we value people who discuss them openly and share how they’ve learned from don't only want to hire the best people we want to retain them.

If you need some flexibility, let us know and we’ll do our best.

We’re committed to diversity and equality and we think we’re second to none in the all-round support we offer to parents at work (as you’d expect).

Working for Mumsnet means never having to pretend you don’t have a family (or other commitments) and we promise never to keep you away from the a school appointment, unless you really don’t want to go.

We offer flexible training and development via Linkedin Learning.

We are proud to be a London Living Wage employer and we have never used unpaid -COVID, we had a healthy line-up of sandwich lunches, knowledge sessions, choirs, book clubs, yoga sessions and sports teams, as well as an unhealthy line-up of staff parties at Kentish Town’s excellent pubs and restaurants, and McDonald’s deliveries for the mornings after.

At the moment we’re necessarily working remotely in most cases, but we’re keeping up with the online after-work pub quizzes, and at least we all know how to use the mute button to know more?Introducing Mumsnet Our Culture

  • our new guide to what it's like to work at Mumsnet.

Read about our mission, our vision, our values and the behaviours we expect of the people who work at Mumsnet Our Culturehttps //###### all of this sounds good to you, please get it touch by emailing @

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