PHP Developer - Chichester, West Sussex
Our business is built on people. People with passion. People who want to build great solutions to tricky problems.
- Full time
What makes this role different from other PHP jobs is that we care about how our sites look inside as well as out. You won't find anyone pressuring you to "just make it work" because we know that this is not how you write good code. We believe that the quality of our work is the most important ingredient and that sales, good account management and good marketing strategies naturally follow.
What we've done
Some of our work you can see but there's lots that you can't.
Here are some examples of the bits you can:
http://www.sipsmith.com - Independent
Batch database, History of Gin timeline, full blog. We love this brand!
http://loaf.com - Fab furniture from the
masters of Comfy, Shabby Chic
What doesn't this site do? There is a lot here. Keeping it feeling simple is the challenge.
http://www.lovehomeswap.com - Online home
Recurring payments, user generated content, messaging system and Facebook friend matching.
http://www.thewolseley.com - Iconic
Industry first booking integration, full shop, voucher system and fulfilment integration.
And some of the stuff you can't:
- A desktop application for OS X/Linux/Windows for uploading, resizing, tagging and assigning images to a website's product database.
- A niche social network built completely on Amazon's EC2, SimpleDB, and ELB platforms, scalable to two million concurrent users.
- Server management tools that allow us to deploy, update, and migrate websites, even to our development machines, through highly automated processes which control DNS, uptime monitoring, payment gateway integrations and SSL certificates.
- iOS/web-based app with integrated barcode scanning to manage receiving stock, dispatching orders, processing returns and more for our end-to-end inventory system.
How we do it
Just some of the key technologies we rely on each and every day: PHP, jQuery, HTML5, SASS, Debian, NginX, MySQL, Redis, ElasticSearch, AWS, Gulp.js, Zend Framework.
Our work goes beyond what you can achieve by adding or hacking modules into Magento or Wordpress. All our sites are built on the same D3R framework which in turn sits on top of Zend.