Software Engineer - DDoSX

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 opportunity

UKFast is looking for a PHP Developer to deliver exciting new functionalities, features and services for our next-generation Cybersecurity and Content Delivery product, DDoSX.

DDoSX is UKFast’s highly scalable, global infrastructure offering which mitigates the risk of even the most sophisticated DDoS attacks for our customers, putting vital measures in place to empower business continuity.

Working in a multi-disciplinary team following Agile and CI/CD principles, you will be a key contributor to the design and development of the team’s product roadmap. The role involves using the latest PHP technologies as well as a mixture of both client and server-side languages, including serverless computing, DNS management, AWX, automation, SSL provisioning, and RabbitMQ, to name a few.

This is a fantastic opportunity to gain exposure to a multitude of development areas, from designing and developing scalable RESTful APIs to highly efficient automation and interactive frontend development. Continuous professional development is our mantra, so, you will have plenty of opportunities to attend user groups, conferences, training sessions, and courses to accelerate your career.

What you will do

  • Deliver on new and exciting projects utilising the latest PHP frameworks and tools.
  • Maintain the existing code base as required
  • Apply great problem-solving skills and exceptional attention to detail
  • Ensure code is developed in line with industry and team standards to help advance our code quality
  • Collaborate with stakeholders to estimate delivery and perform technical planning
  • Perform code reviews on changes made by members of the team and provide constructive feedback
  • Perform triage of bug reports and assist with help requests from across the business 


What you will bring

  • A passionate and energetic attitude towards problem-solving in innovative ways
  • Experience developing, deploying, and supporting a live product within fast-paced, Agile environments
  • A high level of proficiency in PHP, and practical skills using related technologies such as Laravel/Lumen, MySQL, Redis, and RabbitMQ
  • Experience with JavaScript, Tailwind CSS, and Vue.js
  • An understanding of common security issues and how to mitigate them
  • Experience with software engineering best practices (PHPUnit and Jest would be desirable)

Why UKFast

  • Birthdays off as an extra paid holiday
  • Private health insurance after one years’ service
  • Full paid maternity leave for first 16 weeks and full paid paternity leave for 2 weeks after two years' service.
  • Flexible working and work from home
  • Award-winning training and education centre with four full-time teachers to help you obtain accreditations, develop and learn.
  • Pearson Vue test centre on-site
  • On-site gym
  • Games zone with arcade games and retro consoles.
  • Free onsite parking
  • Table tennis and pool tables       
  • Team building experiences
  • Weekly virtual quiz nights and team parties
  • Volunteer days to help support our community and charity partners
  • Active and engaged diversity groups with events and educational sessions arranged regularly
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