Tech Lead/Development Manager (PHP)

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A dynamic provider of High-end Bespoke Software Development Services seeks the strong leadership of a Tech Lead/Development Manager with exceptional PHP skills. You must have experience leading a team of both Backend and Frontend Devs. This dual role will be split around 60% Development and 40% Management which will include code reviews, technical strategy and roadmaps while ensuring best practice is implemented. You will also require knowledge of SOLID principles, PHP and frameworks including Symfony, Laravel & Twig, JavaScript, MySQL, PostgreSQL, Docker, Rancher, Git, Jira/Confluence, Bitbucket & Agile.



Conduct analysis of application requirements.

Write back-end code and build efficient modules and extensions.

Develop solutions with optimised database/s.

Troubleshoot application and code issues.

Integrate data storage solutions.

Respond to integration requests from Front-end Developers.

Collaborate with Front-end Developers and web designers to improve usability.

Finalise back-end features and testing web applications.

Update and alter application features to enhance performance.

Accurately estimate timings and have the ability to deliver based on those timings.

Assist anywhere else as needed with relation to the front and back end development.

Any other tasks necessary for the conduct of the employer’s business, as the employer may from time to time direct.



Relevant experience in a similar role.

Write and maintain exemplary code.

Promote usability and coding best practices.

Knowledge of SOLID principles.

Assist anywhere else as needed with relation to the front and back end development.


Tools –

Project Management:

Jira / Confluence


Agile environment




PHP Frameworks – Twig template engine, Symfony, Laravel

MySQL database

PostgreSQL database






Curious about technology.

Attention to detail.

Stay up-to-date on emerging technologies.


While we would really like to respond to every application, should you not be contacted for this position within 10 working days please consider your application unsuccessful.



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