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PHP Developer - Galway

Backend PHP Developers to join the team in Galway.

EssentialSkillz, a leader in their industry are well established with clients with significant financial backing. This role will give you the chance to work in a friendly and fast-growing company, and on a wide variety of projects. Each project brings its own challenges and rewards. You'll also get to work with a very talented team, and as your skills develop you'll have every chance to take on increasingly complex projects.


You will be joining a small development team working on Business to Business web applications with a chance to make suggestions and improvements to the existing software as well as new project work.


The role:


If you are constantly questioning the status quo and have a passion for turning ideas into great experiences, then we would like to hear from you.


Key responsibilities


  • Be responsible for the ongoing development of core and customer specific elements of the product suite

  • Contribute to the technical relationship with the client, agreeing technical specifications & design, functionality and overall deliverables – working with senior management

  • Contribute to the design and development of new modules within the system

  • Be responsible for systems analysis, issue investigation, software maintenance


Essential Skills & Experience required:


  • Significant experience using PHP (Framework:Cake) and MySQL

  • Strong knowledge and practice of Cake PHP, Object Oriented Design patterns and principles

  • Demonstrable track record of building responsive N-Tier applications using some or all of the following: HTML, CSS, Javascript, JQuery, Twitter Bootstrap, JSON, REST

  • Experience using Git/GitHub in a team environment and implementing best practices (e.g. CI, TDD) to deliver high quality products in a fast paced environment

  • BSc in Computer Science or related discipline

  • Strong team player that will add value to agile team

  • Fluency in the English language



Preferred Experience

  • Mobile development skills is a distinct advantage for new projects

  • Hands-on experience of Cake PHP


Also required

  • Good knowledge of front end technologies such as HTML, CSS, YUI and how they play with back end services.

  • Exposure to latest tools/technologies like REST, HTML5, jQuery, MySQL, LDAP, SSO

  • Exposure or an interest in the training industry

  • A minimum of two years practical object-oriented PHP experience

  • Knowledge and understanding of SQL (preferably MySQL)

  • Strong HTML/CSS/Javascript/Ajax


Essential Skills:


  • Good attention to detail

  • Ability to understand and work with existing source code

  • Good problem solving skills

  • Experience with source code versioning tools (svn, git)


Additional requirements:

  • Understanding of MVC frameworks ideally

  • Experience with documenting your work

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