PHP Backend Developer (Experienced)

Experienced. Talented. Savvy – sound like you?


Are you looking to join a thriving creative agency situated in the heart of Sheffield’s Kelham Island area? Somewhere you can grow your skills, and inspire others with your ideas, whilst also being involved with forward thinking brands? 

We’re looking for that special someone who can join the studio team at Vivid. 

The Team

We’re interested in people who are:  

  • Team player with excellent communication skills
  • Honest, trustworthy and reliable
  • Hard working, passionate, driven and absolutely love what they do
  • Hungry to develop their skills and grow with the business
  • Comfortable working with continuous change in a dynamic, fast paced environment
  • Have an enthusiasm to work with clients rather than avoid them

Job Description 

As an experienced backend developer who is familiar with agency life, you will be working closely with everyone in the studio, across multiple projects at any one time. 

You’ll have proven experience across commercial projects and working as a core team member, be well versed with backend languages including PHP and be comfortable moving from Object Orientated MVC’s to plain vanilla code or extending CMS’s such as WordPress.  

The role at its heart is that of a keen problem solver, being considerate of technologies and standards but not afraid to break boundaries. 

Must have a portfolio of more than 5 examples. Functional examples are a bonus.  

The Skills

  • Extremely proficient in PHP development 
  • Considerable knowledge of MySQL databases 
  • Ability or desire to look ahead to newer technologies (REACT, NODE etc) 
  • Vast experience of different MVC’s and CMS’s (from Laravel and WordPress to Drupal etc) 
  • Knowledge of Git and Bitbucket beyond the basics –  pipelines, integrations and more 
  • Experience with API development, integration and testing 
  • Working knowledge of responsive front-end code (HTML, CSS, JS) 
  • Ability to quickly switch context and manage concurrent projects 
  • Server management experience 

Other Aspects of the Role

  • Ability to explain technical information in a non-technical way 
  • Strong desire to solve problems or have foresight to flag them up before they are real
  • Display an attention to detail in all aspects of work, from scoping to QA and testing 
  • Willingness to become the champion of the client’s business and goals 
  • Display confidentiality at all times with regards to Vivid and client business 
  • Take part in daily stand-up meetings to report activity, progress and issues 
  • Ability to hit deadlines and work within agreed budgets 
  • Build and drive your relationship with key contacts in the business 
  • Develop and maintain strong relationships with clients and external partners 

Vacancy Info

Salary: DOE + Benefits
Closing Date: Monday, 20th May, 2019

We have a new home! From 1st May Vivid's new address is Vivid Creative, Wharncliffe Works, Green Lane, Sheffield, S3 8SE.