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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.

Written By:
Kelly Molson
Agency News
  • 17/07/2018
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Rubber Cheese is an award-winning web design and development agency, based in Hertfordshire/Cambridge, dedicated to designing and building bespoke websites, web systems, digital applications and brand identities. We’ve worked for a number of amazing local, national and global brands, spanning the food, drink, hospitality and healthcare sectors. No matter the project, we’re committed to producing exceptional work, always staying true to our values of being: honest, extraordinary, collaborative and driven.

It’s an exciting time for Rubber Cheese; due to our rapid growth, we’re looking to expand the team! We’re searching for a PHP Backend Developer who’s able to develop exceptional websites, work with attention to detail and help push the company’s success forward. The ideal candidate will have the ability to solve complex problems and work with initiative, both independently and collaboratively.

This is a truly unique career opportunity. Working alongside a growing team of digital experts, there’s plenty of room for an individual to enhance their skills and develop professionally.

Your responsibilities will include:

  • Developing bespoke websites and complex systems from scratch
  • Building additional functions to existing systems
  • Development & integration with WordPress
  • Troubleshooting and providing maintenance and support for existing client websites
  • Cross-browser and user-centred testing

The ideal candidate for this role will have:

  • Experience working with: PHP, Laravel, WordPress, HTML(5) & CSS(3), JavaScript and jQuery
  • Excellent Objected Orientated PHP skills
  • Experience using PHP MVC frameworks
  • Excellent knowledge of MySQL and good database design
  • Experience using Git version control
  • Experience building bespoke web applications
  • A familiarity with Linux shell
  • The ability to work to deadlines
  • Superb written and verbal communication skills
  • Two references that testify to the above

Advantage if experienced with (but not essential):

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

We can offer you:

  • Training opportunities to develop your skills
  • Inspiration days where you get two extra paid days of annual leave, spent doing something that inspires you
  • No daily commute to London (you can thank us later)
  • Monthly takeaway
  • Frequent team socials
  • Birthday celebrations, both for your real birthday and your Rubber Cheese birthday
  • No more working on Christmas Eve ever again, plus the legendary Christmas party
  • Team pension scheme


Salary: £38k – £42k depending on experience.

Job Type: Full-time


To apply, please email with a CV, a short cover letter explaining why you’re the person for the job, examples of your work and your GitHub.