PHP Developer - Opia

About Opia

Opia are a market-leading risk managed sales promotion agency. We work with blue-chip clients to develop, launch, and run sales promotions on the international stage. Our in-house team of developers, located in Gateshead, work on a variety of applications delivered for some of the world’s leading brands including Microsoft, HP, Samsung, Exxon Mobil, and more. Having been acquired by billion-dollar Village Roadshow Group in 2015, we’re continuing to expand, and need new developers to help keep up with the growing business.

The role

We’re looking for an experienced PHP developer to join our back-end development team. This team develops all the internal platforms and APIs which support our other development team and the wider business. You can expect to work on a wide variety of projects, ranging from financial payment and reporting systems, to optical character recognition and logistics solutions. Given the nature of these systems we have a focus on quality, which drives our culture of high quality, automated testing, continuous delivery, and high availability.

The essentials you should have experience with include:

- PHP (inc. PHP 7.0+)
- Object oriented design principles
- Web application design/architecture patterns
- Unit testing in PHP
- Linux (Debian)
- Modern PHP frameworks, and the PHP FIG
- Git
- Vagrant or Docker

Any experience with the below would be advantageous, but not essential:

- Queues and worker processes in PHP
- Web application security
- Client-side JavaScript frameworks (particularly Vue.js)
- IaaS (AWS or Rackspace)
- Continuous delivery
- Docker orchestration tools (eg. Kubernetes, Mesos)