We’re hiring a PHP Backend Developer

Rubber Cheese is on the lookout for a Laravel/PHP Developer to help with our expanding client base and ambitious plans for company growth.

You’ll be working on diverse digital platforms for local, national and global brands such as Pernod Ricard, Plymouth Gin and Eureka! The National Children’s Museum. You’ll also be helping us to develop our own digital products as we gradually build up this side of the business.

Not wanting to limit applications, you could be based from either our Sawbridgeworth studio on the river, or our shared creative hub in Cambridge (with a twice monthly Hertfordshire studio visit). Salary £38k to £42k

Day to day tasks:

  • Develop bespoke websites and often complex systems from scratch
  • Build additional functions to existing systems
  • Development & integration with WordPress
  • Troubleshoot, maintenance and support for existing client websites
  • Cross browser and user centred testing
  • Collaborate and be an active member of the team
  • Help solve challenging problems
  • Good knowledge of:
  • PHP
  • Laravel
  • WordPress
  • HTML(5) & CSS(3)
  • JavaScript
  • jQuery

You’ll have:

  • Excellent Objected Orientated PHP skills
  • Experienced using PHP MVC frameworks, essentially Laravel
  • Routinely use Git version control
  • Excellent knowledge of MySQL and good database design
  • Experience building bespoke web applications
  • Familiar with Linux shell
  • Ability to work independently and manage your workload and deadlines
  • Acute attention to detail, perfection is your middle name
  • Superb written and verbal communication skills
  • A strong team mentality but can also work well independently
  • An endless drive for efficiency, performance and speed throughout your work
  • A desire to learn new technologies, and keep up to date with the industry
  • 2 references that testify to the above

Advantage if experienced with:

  • Experience with WordPress
  • Experience developing and managing cloud infrastructure with AWS
  • Experience working with front-end JavaScript frameworks
  • Responsive development
  • Project management experience
  • Knowledge of SEO
  • WooCommerce
  • CakePHP (or equivalent PHP MVC framework)
  • Sass (SCSS)

What we can offer you:

  • Monthly takeaway day, on the house
  • Team socials. From pub lunches to cycling around London, we love getting out of the studio to refresh
  • Birthday celebrations, both for your real birthday and your Rubber Cheese birthday. Yes, there’s cake
  • Never-ending tea and biscuits
  • Inspiration days. Two extra paid days of annual leave, spent doing something that inspires you, on us
  • No more working on Christmas Eve ever again, plus the legendary Christmas party
  • Training opportunities
  • A library of design, business and self-development books for you to borrow
  • No commute in to London! Well maybe sometimes when we’re visiting a client, but no daily tube ride in the rat infested tunnels
  • Team pension scheme
  • Salary £38k to £42k

Please email us on with:

  • Your CV
  • A covering letter explaining why you’re the perfect candidate
  • Work examples from your portfolio you’re most proud of and your GitHub


Paul Wright.
Kelly Molson Managing Director

Kelly Molson is the Co-Founder and Managing Director of Rubber Cheese. She’s a champion of women in digital and is passionate about increasing the number of women agency owners in the UK. She founded Mob Happy, which is a series of not-for-profit events for women agency owners and runs intimate mastermind groups that support existing founders and inspire future leaders.

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