Senior Developer (PHP, Wordpress) (UK based)

Are you an experienced, UK based, remote PHP and WordPress Developer looking for the next step – and an opportunity to apply your knowledge of new technologies to popular and high traffic websites?

Our client is a high-growth, multi-platform new media company with a 21 year successful track record and 150 staff and content providers.

As well as their successful owned and operated properties, their other business ‘Publisher Ad Services’ helps publishers of all sizes maximise their revenue potential and navigate the multitude of changes to the online landscape. They have built their own in-house AI driven contextual graph – opening up opportunities as we enter the cookieless future.

We are looking for an experienced developer to provide work in their existing tech team and drive forward new publisher tools.

While the role will include supporting their existing WordPress sites a key component will be implementing the strategy for a future WordPress platform to support their internal sites and client sites and taking ownership of their WordPress plugin.

To be a candidate for this role, you will be a detail orientated developer who writes well structured and supportable code. You will be a natural problem solver who is driven to embrace new technologies. You will understand the need to fully QC your own code and will be comfortable checking the work of others. You will be able to hit the ground running in a position where experience and confidence of success is key.

Our client is a UK based, remote company and applicants are asked to apply only if they have a right to work in the UK, are prepared to work remotely and enjoy doing so.

Main areas of responsibility:

  • Take the lead on providing the future framework for sites to be built from
  • Engage with the editorial team to build best practice tools for content, SEO and advertising
  • Contribute to and improve internal tooling and processes.
  • Help debug problems with existing WordPress plugins and setups
  • Diagnose and resolve issues with servers and cloud server instances
  • Initiate and deliver proactive strategies to improve user experience and deliver increased revenue

Key skills:

  • Advanced WordPress – admin, theme and plugins (2yrs experience minimum)
  • Amazon Webservices including S3, EC2, Elastic Beanstalk
  • GIT
  • MySQL/Maria DB
  • HTML, CSS and Javascript
  • Experience of AMP and/or Core Web Vitals would be a bonus


Apply via email using the link below. Include your CV, a little bit about you, some examples of projects you’ve worked on, and why you’d like to work with us.

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If we think you’re a good fit, we’ll arrange a telephone call with you soon after that.

We are an equal opportunity recruitment firm, as are our clients.

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