PHP Technical Lead

January 16, 2024

Job Description

Title: PHP Technical Lead
Reporting to: Technical Director
Location: Wrexham/Hybrid

What we do:

We’re the leaders in outsourced calls, live chat and more, delivering brilliant conversations and world-class customer service on behalf of businesses of all sizes and sectors. Our 1000-strong team works across continents from our state-of-the-art UK headquarters in Wrexham, and our US office in Atlanta.

The role:

As a PHP Tech Lead, you will play a pivotal role in leading our team of PHP developers, overseeing the architecture, development, and maintenance of our PHP-based applications. You will collaborate closely with cross-functional teams, provide technical guidance, and ensure the successful delivery of high-quality solutions that align with our business objectives.

Key responsibilities:

  • Lead and mentor a team of PHP developers, providing technical guidance, support, and feedback to foster their growth and ensure project success.​
  • Drive the design and development of scalable, secure, and efficient PHP applications in accordance with best practices.​
  • Collaborate with stakeholders to gather requirements, assess project feasibility, and propose technical solutions aligned with business goals.​
  • Manage project timelines, resource allocation, and sprint planning to ensure timely delivery of high-quality code.​
  • Conduct code reviews, implement quality assurance processes, and enforce coding standards to maintain code integrity.​
  • Stay updated with the latest PHP trends, tools, and technologies, advocating for their integration when applicable.​
  • Troubleshoot complex issues, perform root cause analysis, and implement effective solutions

The person:

  • Bachelor’s degree in Computer Science, Engineering, or related field (or equivalent work experience).​
  • Proven experience in PHP development, with expertise in frameworks such as Laravel, Symfony, or similar.​
  • Demonstrated leadership experience, including mentoring developers and leading projects from conception to deployment.​
  • Strong understanding of software architecture, design patterns, and database design.​
  • Proficiency in front-end technologies such as HTML, CSS, JavaScript, and related frameworks/libraries.​
  • Experience with version control systems (e.g., Git), testing methodologies, and continuous integration/deployment.​
  • Excellent problem-solving skills, ability to communicate complex technical concepts effectively, and a collaborative mindset.​
  • Experience with cloud services (AWS, Azure, GCP) and containerization technologies (Docker, Kubernetes).​
  • Familiarity with Agile methodologies and project management tools (JIRA, Trello, etc.).​
  • Certifications related to PHP or relevant technologies would be a plus.

The package:

  • Permanent contract, working 37.5 hours per week Monday to Friday
  • Flexibility to work from our spacious, state-of-the-art offices and the ability to work from home
  • 25 days annual leave plus bank holidays
  • Mental health support (Employee Assistance Program) with access to an onsite mental health counsellor
  • Access to our brand-new wellbeing room to help enhance your physical and mental wellbeing
  • Access to a 24/7 Doctor line
  • Comprehensive training and where desired, long-term career progression across the business
  • Free breakfast & subsidised meals
  • Free onsite gym access
  • And did we mention our epic parties? We know how to celebrate in style!