PHP Developer

Salary: Competitive, based on ability

About 6B: We are a forward-thinking, fast-paced and growing digital agency based in Wakefield. We need to expand our team to meet the ever-increasing demand for websites, web apps, mobile apps and other exciting projects.

Job Brief: We are looking for a PHP Developer who is dedicated to the craft, writes code that they are proud of, and can hit the ground running.

About the role: A PHP Developer at 6B writes beautiful, fast PHP to a high standard, in a timely and scalable way that improves the code-base of our products and our clients' work in meaningful ways. You will be a part of a full-stack development team that is responsible for all aspects of ongoing development, from initial specification, through to developing, testing and launching.


  • Writing ‘clean’, well-designed PHP
  • Building efficient, testable, and reusable PHP modules
  • Integration of user-facing elements developed by front-end developers
  • Troubleshooting, testing and maintaining our core products and client work
  • Solving complex performance problems and architectural challenges
  • Development on popular PHP frameworks and libraries
  • Contributing in all phases of the development lifecycle
  • Following industry best practices


  • Good level of core PHP ability and demonstrable existing PHP experience
  • Demonstrable knowledge of basic web technologies including HTML, CSS and Javascript
  • Experience working within a PHP MVC framework like Laravel
  • Experience consuming RESTful APIs
  • Understanding of and ability to apply core SOLID concepts of OOP programming
  • Good knowledge of MySQL and PostgreSQL relational databases, version control tools and of developing basic web services
  • Strong knowledge of the common PHP or web server exploits and their solutions
  • An ability to perform well in a fast-paced environment
  • Excellent analytical and multitasking skills
  • Ability to work independently and in a team
  • Ability to communicate with a team and customers effectively

Bonus points for:

  • Experience with a popular PHP framework (eg Laravel)
  • Experience working with Docker and Nginx
  • Experience working with PHP open source projects
  • Depth of knowledge in Javascript/CSS

Benefits of working with 6B:

  • The basics - generous holidays and a good pension scheme
  • Office treats  - regular fully subsidised lunches and breakfasts
  • Keeping fit - 50% subsidised gym membership
  • Having fun - regular team days out and activities
  • Appraisals - appraisals and salary review every 6 months
  • Easy going - flexible start and end times to work around your lifestyle
  • Flexible workstation - let us know what tech you need to do your job well
  • Working from home - flexibility to work from home/a coffee shop/anywhere

No recruitment companies please.

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