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PHP Developer

  • £25000 - £50000 per annum
  • Brighton, East Sussex

Position: PHP Developer - Hybrid or Remote Opportunity in Brighton, UK & Ireland

Team: Project Team

Supervisor: Team Lead

Commencement: Immediate

Compensation Range: £25,000- £50,000

About The Position:

Circle is currently working with a client with an exciting opportunity for PHP developers to join a leading educational technology company, dedicated to crafting bespoke e-learning solutions for higher education worldwide. Collaborate on innovative Moodle and Totara platforms, contribute to a team committed to empowering educators and learners, and thrive in a dynamic, global setting.

Your Responsibilities:

As a PHP Developer, you will play a crucial role in a variety of projects spanning Higher Education and non-profit sectors. Your duties will involve enhancing educational platforms, crafting custom plugins, and participating in system migrations and platform updates. Within the SRE division, you'll offer essential support services, including client interactions, issue resolution, and performance optimisation, to elevate site reliability and functionality.

What We Seek:

Preferred Candidate Traits:

Soft Skills: Exceptional attitude, team-oriented mindset, and proficiency in collaborative environments.

* Dependability: Dedication to meeting project deadlines consistently.

* Problem-Solving: Ability to diagnose and resolve technical issues efficiently.

* Communication: Capability to engage effectively with both technical and non-technical stakeholders.

* Technical Leadership: (for senior positions) Demonstrated proficiency in guiding technical strategies and solutions.

* Continuous Learning: Eagerness to acquire and implement new technical expertise.

Technical Proficiencies:


* Familiarity with JavaScript and Linux environments

* Experience with Moodle, Mahara, Drupal, and Totara platforms (preferred)

* Knowledge of container orchestration, AWS, Docker, etc. (advantageous)

* Proficiency with Git, Gerrit, Jenkins, or similar tools

* Familiarity with PostgreSQL and MySQL databases.

What We Offer:

* Competitive Compensation: Emphasising career advancement and professional growth.

* Benefits: 33 days of annual paid leave, flexible work arrangements, private medical coverage, electric vehicle program, and more.

* Team Gatherings: Quarterly town hall events in Brighton (fully funded).

* Career Development: Comprehensive onboarding and continuous professional development initiatives.

This presents a distinctive opportunity to become part of a team that champions open-source principles, inclusivity, and mutual respect in all engagements.

As an equal opportunity employer, we value diversity and prohibit discrimination based on race, religion, nationality, gender, sexual orientation, age, marital status, or disability status.

Note: All applicants must reside in and possess the right to work in the UK or Ireland.

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