PHP Developer Jobs
As a Php Developer you will build and maintain websites. You will particularly be concerned with making sure that the technical side of the website functions correctly. You will develop the website according to the specific requirements of a client, including layout features and functions.
One of your main aims will be to try to make it easy for people to find their way around the website. You'll work with a team of people to complete the final website.
The process will begin when you receive a 'brief' (a set of instructions) from a manager or a client. Together, you'll discuss what features the website should contain and how they will fit together.
To create a website, you'll have to think carefully about the end product. You'll need to achieve a balance between attractive design and delivering clear, easy to understand information that appears as quickly as possible.
It's very important that the website should be easy to navigate, and that users should be able to find the section they want without getting lost.
You will need to be aware of the relevant discrimination laws and make sure your websites are accessible for a wide variety of users - for example, people with limited sight. You will also need to make sure that people with different types of internet access can navigate quickly around the website.
One of the most important aspects is the user-website interaction. You will need to carefully plan your website so that users can use it easily and as quickly as possible. For example, users might need to buy goods and services online, check their bank details, book a flight or a hotel room, search a database, download information or send feedback. You'll need to make sure that the website is organised so that information is kept secure and can be updated quickly and easily.
Considering the user's needs, you will decide on the style and size of text to use. They design any button icons and any images that will appear as the user clicks through the website, or uses touch screen technology.
You will need to test your website before it becomes active, to make sure that everything works as it should. You might need to demonstrate the finished website to managers or clients and explain how certain features and functionality works.
Some companies ask Php Developers to manage the sites they have created. In this situation you must make sure that site information is up to date and relevant. To do this, you might work closely with colleagues, including web writers, marketing and public relations staff and software developers, or clients.
Key areas of responsibility
- Ensure code is testable, maintainable and reliable
- Implementation of security and data protection
- Contribute regularly towards code reviews
- Strong proficiency with PHP, its ecosystem and Object Orientated Programming
- Proficient understanding of code versioning tools, such as Git
- Good knowledge of OOP/OOD principles, good knowledge of commonly used patterns.
- Deep understanding of web structure - HTTP, DNS, IP and overall client-server network communications.
- 3+ years of development experience with PHP 7+ and Laravel\Symphony\Other modern frameworks.
- Can use ORM’s to access data but also know how to drop down to SQL statements if needed.
- Experience with a modern frontend frameworks such as Vue or React.
- Strong understanding of optimisation and scaling.
- Working with APIs via REST and JSON/XML.
- Comfortable with git and the gitflow model.
- Test Driven Development methodologies.
- Always willing to improve current code base by applying best practice or moving to new technologies.
Getting into Php Developer Jobs
Having a portfolio of creative work, including your own personal website, is important. Qualifications in related areas, such as web or graphic design, are an advantage.
Php Developers can progress to Team Leader and Manager posts.
Many entrants have a degree or HND in a subject that combines design and computing.
The pay rates given below are approximate.
- Starting: £23,500 - £26,000
- With experience: £28,000 - £33,000
- Senior Web Developers earn £36,000 - £40,000