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Full stack developer - PHP, Laravel, Wordpress

Posted 18 days 11 hours ago by Ascent Sourcing Ltd

£30,000 - £40,000 Annual
Not Specified
Essex, Chelmsford, United Kingdom, CM1 1
Job Description

Full stack developer - PHP, Laravel, Wordpress


£30,000 - £40,000 Base + Benefits

Location: Chelmsford

Start date: ASAP

Our client is a highly successful full-service brand agency located in the heart of Norwich City Centre. Due to extensive and on-going growth, they now require a highly passionate and driven Full Stack Developer to join the team. You will be integral to shaping and driving the technical department alongside the creative team. You will be delivering and optimising websites and digital products alongside getting involved right up to delivery and continuous post launch support.

My client has a very inclusive and vibrant culture. They have regular team lunches / drinks in the sunshine and have created an office environment that has a relaxed and inspiring feel. The music is always on, the biscuit tin and fruit basket is always full - and they understand the importance of a social atmosphere where you can be trusted to do your role rather than creating the pressure of meeting targets.

They don't offer working from home as standard, but they do appreciate and understand that sometimes there is a need to be flexible around life's commitments as and when you need them.

Key Responsibilities & Tasks

Lead and contribute to a range of web development projects, including websites, content management systems, web applications, integrations, and custom product builds.

Develop and implement both server-side and client-side architecture using systems and frameworks such as Laravel, WordPress, Drupal, Vue, and React.js.

Assist with DevOps tasks, including container management using Lando and Docker, and database administration and hosting on platforms like Digital Ocean and CloudWays

Develop reliable and maintainable code, ensuring all new features meet predefined requirements and function correctly.

Work closely with project managers, UX/UI designers, other developers, and key stakeholders to ensure high-quality deliverables.

Provide expert recommendations for delivering development projects and technical solutions efficiently.

Develop reliable and maintainable code, ensuring all new features meet predefined requirements and function correctly.

Keep up to date with the latest trends in AI and development tools, including bespoke GPTs, prompt engineering, and tools like GitHub Copilot.

Experience & Skills:


Minimum of 3 years as a Full Stack Developer.

Strong proficiency in fundamental front-end languages, including HTML, CSS, and JavaScript.

Extensive experience with WordPress, PHP, and Laravel, with a proven ability to develop and maintain complex web applications

Knowledgeable in JavaScript frameworks and environments such as Vue with Nuxt, React.js with Next, and Node.js.

Experience with DevOps responsibilities, including hosting on platforms like Digital Ocean and Cloudways.

Excellent debugging skills, familiar with tools like Sentry for monitoring application performance and errors.

Excellent communication and collaboration skills.

Strong organisational and project management capabilities.


Familiarity with Drupal is an advantage.

Interest in and curiosity about other programming languages, such as Python and Ruby.

Familiarity with cloud services like AWS.


Work on international brands

A dynamic, social team environment

Quarterly company social events

Never work on your birthday

Good salary (based on experience)

Flexible start time

32 days off a year (inc. bank hols) for full time employees (pro-rata for part-time)

5 Personal days a year - if you don't use them, they become holiday the year after (pro-rata for part-time)

No London commute

Real career development

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