Lead PHP Developer Bristol

Bristol, UK
9.00 - 17.30 Monday to Friday,
Closing Date:
25th July 2022

Enable Futures are operating as an employment business on behalf of its client and recruiting for a permanent Lead PHP Developer joining a rapidly growing software and technology provider. Working with a powerful automation platform for IT Service Providers that integrates with 100+ industry products and services.

An exciting opportunity has arisen for a Lead PHP Developer to join a growing organisation based out of Bristol, with hybrid working after an initial qualifying period. The successful Lead PHP Developer will be responsible for the ongoing development across the full stack, enhancing and maintaining the existing system whilst playing a pivotal part in projects within the business.

The organisation has an exciting product roadmap with technology innovation at the forefront so that the successful candidate will work in a high-calibre development team.

The office is in Bristol, the UK, offering a hybrid working model.  Salary is negotiable depending on experience.

Outstanding Package:

  • The working hours are 9.00 - 17.30 Monday to Friday, also offering flexibility on working hours.  
  • Two days working from the City Centre Office
  • Pension scheme.
  • 22 days holiday rising + 8 bank holidays.  
  • Personal development.
  • Free Spotify account.
  • Hybrid Working

Key Responsibilities:

  • Write ‘clean’ and SOLID, well-designed code that is fit for purpose and easy for other team members to maintain.
  • Debug reported issues quickly and effectively, solving the problem and suggesting opportunities for improvements
  • Be the project lead for both internal and external projects
  • Write unit and functional tests that demonstrate fitness-for-purpose and prevent regression
  • Use software tools carefully and effectively, including version control and ticketing systems, encouraging others to do the same
  • Follow industry best practices, especially with regards to testing and secure programming principles, and ensure that your team does the same
  • Ensure that team members are on track and focusing on the most relevant task. Guide them if they need assistance
  • Liaise with customers/external stakeholders where appropriate

Experience, attributes & skills sought:

  • Educated to degree level or with equivalent demonstrable experience.
  • At least five years’ relevant commercial work experience
  • Methodical, focused, patient, product-focused code-lover with a pragmatic attitude and a people-first approach.
  • PHP 7/8, Git, Drupal 7,
  • Have at least four years of experience working with the LAMP stack and the Laravel (or equivalent) PHP framework
  • Relevant computer science or engineering degree or evidence of relevant professional training courses – Desirable
  • Keen to share personal expertise with other members of the team and share learning
  • Experience with ISPs – Desirable
  • Front end development – Desirable
  • React, Python, Terraform, advanced AWS.

Experience, attributes & skills sought:


  • Solid coding skills
  • Excellent interpersonal skills
  • Question-asking/solution-finding approach
  • Excellent mentoring/knowledge sharing skills
  • Pre-eminent multi-tasking skills
  • Product-focused approach
  • PHP, Laravel,  SQL Databases, APIs - SOAP / OAuth / REST, Git, JavaScript / jQuery, HTML5,  CSS


  • Networking
  • Linux
  • IaaS Providers
  • Customer Interaction
  • ISO Processes
  • React
  • Software Design and Lifecycle