Senior Backend Devloper


php Full-Time

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We’re looking for a senior backend developer to join our growing team to build and improve upon existing products that are used by UK-based public sector organisations as we scale our product offering and organisation. We build our software using tools that we know and trust: Vue on the frontend, and PHP/Laravel-based on the backend with a MySQL database, all hosted using AWS.

What you’ll be doing

  • You’ll work closely with the product team to build new functionality and be responsible for its development

  • You’ll explore ways to improve the performance and reliability of our systems and ways to make the underlying code better in general

  • You’ll assist our operations team in fixing bugs and responding to technical issues our clients may be facing

  • You’ll learn about and use new web technologies

  • You’ll work with a small, tight-knit team where everyone’s opinions are listened to as we continually seek to improve what we’ve built and how we build it

What you should have

  • 5+ years experience of writing PHP applications, ideally making use of Laravel

  • A positive attitude, self-motivation and the ability to work in a clear, systematic way

  • An analytical but pragmatic approach to problem-solving

  • Empathy for users and for those you’re working with

  • Sound decision making and clear verbal and written communication skills

What we offer

  • A fun, friendly and ambitious team, with a variety of backgrounds and experiences

  • 25 days holiday per annum

  • Competitive remuneration

  • Whatever hardware or software (within reason!) you need to be productive

Company Description

Alvius’s mission is to radically improve the way that the public sector finds people to work for their organisations. This could be teachers for a primary school, social workers for a local council or key workers for a charity. We’re disrupting a market that’s dominated by legacy software, however we’re already being used by public sector bodies across the country and have been appointed onto several national government frameworks. We’re well backed by private investors as well as the UK government itself, and have an ambitious growth plan.