PHP Developer


£375 - £425 a day

My client, a B2B publisher based in Central London, is looking for two talented PHP Developers to play a key role in the post-acquisition implementation of a complex data product. The business are looking for someone with experience building technically complex API’s to help lead the development of this product as the team begins to grow.

The business have made some headway already with this data migration project. The current Technical Lead has designed the service orientated architecture, and they have recently hired a DevOps engineer to set up these processes for the next phase of the project. The initial development has been started by an offshore team, and they are now looking to hire some in house PHP developers to take on the more technically complex elements of this product.

This development will be Greenfield, and will initially be to build the API. It is important that this contractor will have previously worked on Greenfield projects and can set up and deliver new services, as you will need to make an immediate impact on this project.

The team work to an Agile methodology and your key relationships will be with the Technical Lead, Product Owner and Scrum Master. You will have regular contact with the offshore development team, although you will be working on different parts of the architecture. To ensure the quality of the product, you will be working to a TDD environment and it is important that you have previously done API development using a PHP framework. No particular framework has been chosen just yet, so the business are open to a discussion about this. It would be ideal if you have worked with multiple frameworks so you can make an informed decision with the Technical Lead.

To apply for this role, you must have:
Experience in Scrum and Agile principles

API Development using PHP frameworks (e.d Zend, Symphony, Lumen, Slim)

MySQL database development.

Continuous development

Start-up/ Greenfield experience, and knowledge of setting up and delivering new services.

If you think this role sounds interesting, or would like to know more, please contact Emily quoting reference J9193

Emily Massey


020 7776 8805

Posted by Futureheads Recruitment, 20 Feb