PHP Developer


We are UKFast. Over the past two decades, we have grown from a start-up to a multi-million-pound business. We are one of the UK’s leading cloud and secure managed hosting providers - supplying dedicated servers, private and public cloud hosting solutions, and a full range of technical,?cybersecurity, and DevOps consulting services. We’re moving fast, continuously innovating and having a lot of fun in the process.

We transform our customers’ businesses through robust technology, world-class solution engineering, and multi-award-winning customer service.

We design, build and support thousands of technical solutions every year for a full cross-section of the UK economy, from local businesses and charities to fast-growing eCommerce and financial services businesses, global manufacturers and retailers, local and central Government, the NHS, and the Ministry of Defence - all seeking new and innovative ways of hosting their IT solutions.

Our business is built entirely around our people and our customers. We invest in our people and work hard to ensure our teams are inspired, motivated and supported. We are customer-obsessive and committed to self-development, hard work and having fun. We believe in everyone bringing their whole self to work as part of our fantastic bunch.

Our in-house training facility is widely accredited. For instance, we are the only managed service provider in the UK to be an accredited AWS training centre.

We care passionately about doing the right thing - for our customers and each other. It’s important to us that UKFast is a diverse, inclusive and socially-conscious employer that contributes positively to our communities and environment.

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The Challenge

We are currently looking for a PHP developer to join our security product team to help build out our exciting future roadmap for the next phase of growth for UKFast. Providing critical protective services to a range of industries, this role will be incredibly rewarding and play a major part in taking UKFast on an exciting journey of transformation.   

Reporting primarily to the Security Product Owner and working as part of an agile product team, you will play a key role in designing and developing the cybersecurity platforms that provide vital protection to our customers 24/7/365. Using your PHP expertise and a passion for cybersecurity, you will be responsible for ensuring an easy-to-use MyUKFast portal to allow clients to interact with product feature sets in a seamless manner.

As part of our dedicated security product team, you will be responsible for leading our backend development whilst liaising closely with our security developers on making our rapidly-evolving feature-set accessible to customers. You will be part of feedback forums with the engineers who support our product, creating intuitive ways to integrate product feedback into future releases, ensuring customer satisfaction and protection is always at the forefront of our mission.

This is a fantastic opportunity to join the team driving UKFast’s fastest-growing product.  Your role will literally help shape and transform the future of the services we provide.


What you will bring

Essential skills and experience:

  • A minimum of 3 years’ experience developing, deploying and supporting a live product within fast-paced agile environments.
  • Demonstrable skills with PHP, Laravel/Lumen, Continuous Integration, Git, Databases (MySQL, SQL) and API technologies.
  • Great problem-solving skills, exceptional attention to detail and high standards of code work.
  • Experience working with a team, performing code reviews, understanding a defined software lifecycle, development, and deployment processes.
  • Good communication skills to both technical and non-technical audiences. 
  • Passion for the vision of our product roadmap, future technologies and industry issues facing our customer base.
  • A creative mindset to produce exciting client-facing features.


Nice-to-have skills and experience:

  • Unit Testing, RabbitMQ, Redis, Vue.js.
  • Demonstrable experience of working in agile methodologies such as Scrum & Kanban.
  • An eye for good design.


What you will do

  • Steer the security product development during product feedback meetings, planning out innovative ways to develop customer-facing features
  • Enhance and accelerate the functionality provided to UKFast through our MyUKFast management portal
  • Implement new features and improvements to our range of products and services
  • Build automation that enables the delivery of these products; from customer order via sales or online, setup, delivery and billing to the customer
  • Build APIs to provide automation for our customers
  • Develop front-end customer dashboards and ecommerce portal, enabling customers to manage their services, buy new products and view more information and data on their solution
  • Perform code reviews
  • Respond to triage events and bug alerts to ensure functionality is always operational and online, maintaining connectivity to our APIs and client solutions
  • Engage with the senior management team during product steering meetings

Success in this role will be a genuinely career-defining experience. Your role will be at the heart of the most exciting tech transformation happening in the North West right now. In 5 years’ time you should look back at this role as one of the most exciting, impactful, and personally rewarding periods of your professional life.

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