Squiz is hiring a

PHP Developer

London, United Kingdom

We're looking for a junior level PHP Developer, ready to increase their technical skills and further develop their career, to become a confident, client facing PHP Developer.

Working closely with local and remote team mates you will build, and help architect, highly scalable and usable digital experience platform solutions. You’ll be expected to demonstrate initiative and creativity as part of a talented and multi-skilled team including designers, user researchers, consultants, and of-course other developers. Passionate about technology, you'll enjoy sharing that passion with both customers and colleagues alike.

The role

  • Working as part of a team on Matrix CMS, Funnelback, Workplace, SugarCRM, Marketo, and Squiz Cloud implementations for enterprise clients – involving the design, build and testing of solutions
  • Documenting your work on technical use cases which will be used later for our support team when troubleshooting your solution
  • Performing unit testing, and peer reviews with other members of the team, to ensure the team only produces code of the highest standard


About Squiz

The Squiz Digital Experience Platform is a suite of integrated, market leading products and tools to power your entire digital presence. Delivering amazing customer experiences with CMS, CRM, Marketing Automation, and Search and Innovation technology, we provide enterprise level solutions to the corporate, government, educational, not for profit and cultural sectors worldwide.

With over 450 employees in offices all over the globe, including the UK, Poland, USA, Australia and NZ, we work with the best people to bring systems, people and experiences together to deliver a consistent customer experience across multiple channels. Our goal is to empower our customers by providing the platform, tools and confidence needed to thrive in a digital first world.

Creative People. Clever Strategies. Brilliant Customer Experiences.

About you

With previous PHP and JavaScript experience, you'll be passionate about solving problems, and interested in learning everything there is to know about our digital experience platform. You’ll design quality solutions which are elegant, present fantastic user experience, and can scale massively upwards.

We’re looking for the following skills and experience…


  • Solid experience in a back end or full stack PHP Developer role
  • Good knowledge of PHP 7 and MySQL
  • Experience using Composer and knowledge of PSR-4
  • Experience working with an ORM (e.g. Doctrine)
  • Familiar with Elasticsearch or Apache Solr
  • Experience writing front-end JavaScript and using NPM packages
  • Familiar with CSS and Less
  • Comfortable with Git, Linux command line, and integrating with REST APIs
  • Experience of leading development on a commercial project
  • Familiar with estimating development work for self and others
  • Commercial experience working on an application processing and storing large quantities of data
  • Proactive and self-driven, with strong interpersonal, time management and communication skills

Nice to have:

  • Experience delivering SugarCRM projects
  • Authoring or contribution to an open-source project
  • Experience working in Waterfall and Agile methodologies
  • Working in Scrum framework
  • Experience writing PHPUnit unit tests
  • Experience using Behat front-end tests
  • Understanding of OAuth authentication flows
  • Experience using JIRA for issue tracking


We believe in growing talent and encourage our team to take on more responsibility to develop their career with us. We’re a friendly bunch, and enjoy the unique, relaxed and social environments in all our offices across the globe. We love what we do and we're confident you'll love it too...

  • Flexible Working Hours
  • 30 days annual leave + bank holidays
  • Annual Season Ticket Loan
  • Annual Health and Wellbeing allowance
  • Cycle to Work Scheme
  • Employee Referral Scheme
  • Excellent career development opportunities
  • Macbook
  • Great WeWork office space at Old Street roundabout
  • Friday office stand-up, travel opportunities to other office locations, friendly and social team environment

Please note that Squiz and Funnelback do not accept speculative CVs and will not be liable for any introduction fees, or otherwise, should we engage with any candidate speculatively submitted by an agency.

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