Location: Central London

The Company: HP|konnect

The role of Back End / PHP Developer will be joining the already expanding development team, and as a strong mid - senior level Back End / PHP Developer, you will be responsible for working on both current and up and coming projects for trendy startups and household names alike.

The company is very well established and works the full life-cycle in house. They are an award winning Digital Agency and have a range of top quality, exciting blue chip, long term clients. The environment is fun, dynamic and very fast paced.


  • To work as part of a multi skilled development team
  • To work from an initial brief and architect the back-end from scratch
  • To work on single and multiple projects using Symfony
  • To collaborate with the internal team to make sure the projects are defined and completed to deadlines
  • To work with PHP5/7
  • To work with relational databases (mostly MySQL)
  • Keeping up to date with all the latest backend tools and technologies
  • To critique and test your own and others code

Educational requirements:

  • Computer Science degree or equivalent is preferred

Experience requirements:

  • 3-4 years’ experience working with PHP
  • Experience in architecting RESTful APIs
  • Experience with unit testing (PHPUnit)
  • Experience with using an ORM

Desired Skills:

  • Strong demonstrable skills with Symfony (or a similar MVC framework)
  • PHP 5/7
  • MySQL
  • Knowledge of design and architectural patterns
  • Knowledge of a VCS (Git)
  • Knowledge of hosting infrastructure and services (such as AWS) would be beneficial
  • Knowledge of Linux server administration would be beneficial
  • Any front end knowledge would be beneficial


  • Ability to work in a fast paced environment
  • Able to work on own initiative and lead if and when necessary
  • Solving any issues promptly and efficiently
  • Communicating needs and requirements effectively
  • Excellent communication skills
  • Passion for the job
  • There is no sponsorship available for this role therefore all applicants must have the right to live and work in the uk.


  • Relaxed working environment
  • Frequent social gatherings (weekly)
  • Weekly food shopping delivery (free snacks and cereal)
  • You’ll get a work Macbook (or something else if you prefer)
  • Cycle to work
  • Excellent career growth


  • Good company pension scheme
  • Season ticket loan
  • Childcare vouchers

If you are interested in this opportunity, please forward your CV to cvs@hpkonnect.com