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Senior PHP Developer - Remote

Salary Details:
£35,000 - £45,000 DOE
About The Company
Wren Kitchens is the UK's number 1 kitchen retailer! Wren is a privately-owned, family-run business which is passionate about kitchens and delivering a world-class customer experience. In the financial year of 2019 we recorded revenue of £700m.

We’re proud to say that we manufacture all our kitchens out of three, state-of-the-art factories, here in the UK. Wren is famous for having the biggest range of kitchens. We provide tailored kitchens at DIY prices. And with the largest range of colours and styles, Wren provide the creative freedom to inspire customers and build their dream kitchens.
In 2020 Wren was proudly named #1 top-rated retail workplace in the UK. In addition to this, The Telegraph recognised us as the fastest-growing bricks and mortar retailer and the Sunday Times ranked us as the 12th largest, privately owned company in the UK.
About The Role
We are recruiting for a Senior PHP Developer to join our expanding IT department.
Our Senior PHP developers contribute to improvements, new features and maintenance of our Symfony 4/5 based web applications. Working as a member of our agile development team, new features are written using Object Oriented (OO) PHP, MySQL, HTML5 and JavaScript in an environment that encourages learning and the advancement of your technical skills as a developer.

You’ll also have the opportunity to mentor and develop Graduate, Junior and Intermediate level Developers in your team to further enhance their skills and knowledge.
There will be genuine opportunities to progress your career. We’re constantly investing in growing our business, including big plans to add more showrooms across the UK plus other global locations! The opportunities within our Technical Hub are huge. We have a clear progression path for you to strive towards increasing your salary accordingly.

Main Responsibilities:

  • Build and maintain Wren’s custom built, cutting edge applications (Symfony 4/5 based)
  • Write clean code that is clear and understandable by others
  • Contribute to project specifications and estimations
  • Contribute to all phases of the development lifecycle
  • Work with business stakeholders and development team to understand the initial scope for a new project 
  • Mentor and support junior members of the team
What Wren Offer:
  • Remote work allowed
  • The latest equipment for your home working set up
  • Free access to our onsite gym 
  • Enjoy subsidised meals in our two fantastic restaurants
  • Free onsite parking
  • Staff discount on purchasing a kitchen after 1 years continuous employment!
  • Free annual eye tests as well as a contribution to new glasses
  • Refer a Friend Scheme with the chance to earn up to £1500 for each referral
  • Quarterly bonus scheme
About You
Desired skills and knowledge:
  • At least 4 years’ experience in creating and maintaining object oriented PHP5/7 based systems (We use PHP 7.3+ on all applications)
  • Experience of using the Symfony 4, Symfony 5 or equivalent framework
  • Experience of working with MySQL (We use v8 currently)
  • Demonstrable knowledge of web technologies including HTML, CSS/LESS or SASS, JavaScript and Ajax
  • Experience of using Version Control systems such as Git as part of a team
  • Knowledge of the Doctrine (v2+) ORM
  • Experience in creating and maintaining RESTful APIs using JSON
  • Experience of automated testing (preferably PHPUnit and Behat/Selenium)
  • Knowledge of design patterns and practical experience implementing them
  • Experience of Agile project methodologies and its impact on iterative design
  • Experience of working in a continuous integration environment 
  • Familiar with Linux or Mac OS
  • Experience of retail and/or manufacturing environments and processes
  • Experience working with AWS and its features