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Senior PHP Developer

About the team

Here at Jump 24 we focus on the design, build and optimisation of digital products and services. we are a young dynamic development studio based in the heart of Birmingham. Our small but perfectly formed team of ~10, specialise in building high quality web applications and occasionally websites for clients according to their individual needs. We’re a developer led company and the clients that we have require us to be involved from the very beginning from the ideation to the scoping and design. We’ve never had to market our services, all of our customers come through recommendation and there is no project too big or to small that we cannot lend our expertise too.

About the role

Now in our next round of growth, at Jump 24 we are searching for a full stack developer, leaning towards Backend development, which will require the candidate to think in terms of basic features all the way up to entire platforms.

Our Backend tool of choice is Laravel/Lumen, but we have a number of current projects that are built with different technology. So having experience with these frameworks is a must as well as not being worried about learning something new.

We write code that is testable, that can be reused, and that enables us to create development environments that can be used in tackling other projects in the future. And the role we have, will stretch across the entire spectrum of a project’s life - from managing a full project individually to adding simple functionality.

Given how broad the role can be, below we have laid out some of the programs and tools we believe are essential to have experience in / around, and some of the responsibilities you will undertake as a successful candidate.


  • Breaking projects down into tasks and provide estimates and requirements (using Jira with Agile sprints / Kanban flows)
  • Speaking and maintaining relationships with clients, to go through previous / current / upcoming work
  • Designing and maintaining large-scale projects
  • Configuring servers
  • Creating and undertaking deployment flows
  • Configuring multiple layers of caching
  • Explaining complex technical concepts and ideas to clients and non-technical users in easy to understand ways


Your skills

  • Able to work as part of a team or individually depending on what the project requires
  • Plan your own time whilst aligning other with other business timelines and tasks
  • Know how to debug code and help others to debug
  • Able to document the functionality of systems
  • Excellent verbal and written communication skills

Your experience

  • Experience in creating systems from the ground up
  • Experience maintaining codebases
  • Experience balancing client needs and expectations against technical requirements
  • Experience with a variety of core languages (PHP, JavaScript, MySQL), back end frameworks (such as CakePHP, Laravel, Symfony) and front end libraries (jQuery, VueJS)
  • Evidencible experience of PSR-2 coding standards
  • Minor and major application feature deployment
  • Experience in framework and infrastructure upgrades
  • Experience with build tooling (webpack, gulp, grunt)
  • Experience of testing using PHPUnit (and ideally Jasmine / Mocha / Jest too)

Desirable Features

  • You have Docker knowledge
  • Understanding of PHPStorm
  • Knowledge of automated testing
  • Knowledge of manual testing practices
  • Understand page performance and how to reduce load times across a LAMP or MEAN stack
  • Have a knowledge of common security risks and how to protect against them
  • Experience with backend Node.js technologies
  • Experience with NoSQL technologies


There are numerous reasons as to why you would want to become a member of Jump 24, alongside receiving a Apple Macbook Pro you will also get 20 days + public holidays, either a Netflix or Spotify subscription plus the chance of getting a bicycle on the Cycle to Work scheme.

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