Mid/Senior Level PHP Developer

Company Background:

Skiddle was born in 2001 as a what's on guide and began selling tickets in 2006 and is now one of the UK's most loved ticketing services selling tickets for tens of thousands of events throughout the UK, from independent club nights through to 60,000 capacity festivals. Skiddle currently sells tickets for the likes of The Warehouse Project, Creamfields, Digbeth Dining Club and Live Nation, and hundreds of independent venues and promoters across the country. Likewise, we host the largest festival guide in Europe. 

Role Summary:

With over 10 million page impressions per month with a 30+% growth year on year, you will be working on the busiest event ticketing website in the UK. As an integral member of the team, you will have expertise to suggest approaches to finding solutions and are able to drive a project from concept to completion. Our development team is small but moves quickly, so an understanding agile workflow and developing in an iterative process is an advantage. 

Person Specification:

We are looking for a talented, career-driven individual to join our team and who will thrive in a dynamic and fast-paced environment upholding our core values through authenticity. You will be an extremely organised individual who possesses a high level of communication both internally and externally with a desire to achieve, no matter how challenging the request with understanding and compassion. 

We are seeking someone who is passionate and love what they do, and looks to continually improve their skills, whilst mentoring junior others to do the same. 

The successful candidate will have a gained a relative computing degree and be able to demonstrate an up to date portfolio of work, side projects are advantageous.

Essential Requirements: 

*      Minimum 2-3 years Commercial PHP experience

*      Ability to work with legacy code

*      Some experience with Laravel/Lumen (or other Framework)

*      Comfortable with Object Oriented design

*      Web services / RESTful api 

*      Integrating with 3rd Party Software

*       Importance of security

*      MySQL

*      Experience with version control (GIT)

*      Ability to discuss technical solutions with team members / stakeholders and provide  innovative new ideas to solutions

Desirable Requirements:

*       Front end coding - HTML, CSS (SCSS, Styled Components), Javascript 

*      Javascript Frameworks (React)

*      Working with AWS

*      Experience with ElasticSearch 

*      Good understanding of user experience best practice 

*      Maintain a high awareness of industry issues and trends, particularly in regard to  accessibility, usability, and emerging technologies, and keep team members informed as appropriate 

What can Skiddle offer:

●      Friendly working environment

●      Full Training

●      Cycle to work scheme / Tech scheme

●      Company pension

●      Health insurance provided by Vitality

●      Future career progression 

●      Increased Holiday entitlement after 1 year service

●      New Company MacBook Pro 

●      Flexible working hours 

●      Free parking (if working from our Preston office) 

●      Opportunity to attend tech conferences (PHP UK and AWS)

●      Time given to progress skills, research and keep up-to-date with latest tech

●      All expenses paid Christmas trip, including accommodation, travel and meals


On your side since 2001, because we believe true fans deserve a fairer and smarter way to discover events they love'.