Lead PHP Developer

20/11/23 6000 – 7000 USD/MONTH Remote

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    Are you a highly skilled Lead PHP Developer with a proven track record of leadership in a fast-paced, agile environment? We’re seeking a dynamic individual to lead our team at the technology arm of the Fourth Wall group. Join us in creating impactful software solutions for clients and consumers worldwide, making a measurable difference in the sports industry.

    About Us:

    Headquartered in Liverpool, UK, we are a key player in the group, a private equity-backed consortium developing and licensing innovative software for global sports brands. Our focus is on cutting-edge technology and shaping the future of sports and entertainment.

    Role Overview:

    As the Lead PHP Developer, you will spearhead a team responsible for the entire software development lifecycle – from initial specifications to development, testing, and delivery. Your work will contribute to the creation of software with a tangible impact on the global sports industry.

    Essential Skills:
    • 5+ years of experience working with large-scale systems and handling high traffic.
    • 5+ years leading and managing a development team.
    • Thorough knowledge of PHP, MySQL, HTML, and JavaScript.
    • Familiarity with MVC frameworks (Laravel) and JavaScript frameworks (Vue, React).
    • Expertise in API development (JSON, REST, SOAP).
    • Knowledge of standard development cycles (Agile/FDD/TDD).

    Desirable Skills:
    • Experience with cloud hosting platforms (e.g., AWS).
    • Knowledge of virtualization or development containers (e.g., Docker).
    • Passion for sports and entertainment.
    • Avid social media user.
    • Previous experience with social media and streaming platforms.
    • Experience handling large amounts of data and addressing scalability issues.

    • Building and leading a team of engineers.
    • Management and pruning of the Git repository.
    • Enforcing company development standards (e.g., PSR’s, repo management).
    • Collaborating with the Product Director on technical scoping of specifications, features, and functionalities.
    • Working with in-house UX/UI and DevOps teams.

    • Competitive salary based on experience.
    • Enhanced holiday entitlement.
    • Enhanced maternity benefits.
    • Regular team-building experiences.
    • Engagement in a large-scale greenfield project.
    • Exposure to an exciting client base.
    • Option to choose between Mac or Windows laptop.
    • Remote or hybrid working options.

    About the Company:

    We are the technology arm of the group, dedicated to developing and licensing software for global sports brands. Our headquarters are in Liverpool, UK, with a hybrid working model that encourages collaboration across international teams.

    Working Hours:

    9 am – 5 pm, Monday to Friday, with 25 days of leave plus bank holidays.


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