Full Stack PHP Developer (Hybrid)

2 Stephen St, London W1T 1AN, UK
Full Time

The Role

About Us

Hey there! We're The Printed Group, the brilliant minds behind Printed.com, one of the largest and fastest growing online print shops in the UK. We're a passionate team that's obsessed with printing, designing, building, and growing our business to disrupt the industry. Our office is filled with forward-thinking, creative, and innovative individuals who are dedicated to helping our customers.

At The Printed Group, we're always investing in new products, machinery, and technology to improve our market share and seize new opportunities. Our sprawling production space is home to a fast-paced and dedicated team that strives for perfection in serving our customers.

Engineering @ The Printed Group

We're in an enviable position with a team of print, software development, and customer service experts, a massive football pitch-sized factory, and a design team that can rival the best. We have a culture of continual improvement and our tech stack is largely cloud-based. Our platform powers our own factory operations as well as servicing hundreds of partners across the UK.

Our multicultural engineering team builds, grows, and maintains our applications and platforms. We work with technologies ranging from PHP and .NET to front-end technologies like Vue, AngularJs, and React. Our offices are located in Central London and Cramlington, near Newcastle in the North East.

About The Position

You'll be part of the team focussed on the our print platform, PrintedDirect (www.printeddirect.com). Whilst the system has been in existence and carefully maintained since 2017, and used primarily for servicing our eCommerce shops and manufacturing, it's evolving and launched officially as a service and a new brand in the group. This is a significant step forward for the business and the team tasked with continually improving it.

As a Mid-level Full Stack PHP Developer at The Printed Group, you'll be:
  • Enhancing and developing the platform API, used by storefronts, manufacturers and our own internal teams
  • Writing clean, secure and tested code
  • Collaborating with team members for technical discussions
  • Documenting technical aspects of new or changed APIs
  • Continually developing your skillset and industry knowledge and sharing your learnings and experiences with the team
  • An ambitious problem solver who loves building applications and extensions

We'd like to see evidence of understanding, competence and engagement in:
  • Proficient in PHP and Typescript
  • Strong knowledge of SQL and more specifically Postgres native features
  • Writing scalable code to ensure fast API response times
  • Experience with unit and integration testing
  • Eagerness to share your ideas and contribute to continuous improvement
  • Front end capable in HTML, CSS (LESS/SASS)
  • Working knowledge of Linux, preferably Ubuntu - command-line is especially valuable 
  • Ability to work to specific requirements and deadlines
  • Hands-on and able to take on diverse tasks as part of a small team
  • Excellent verbal and written English language, interpersonal and communication skills - We like good friendly people!

  • Staff discounts & Friends and Family discounts
  • Cycle to work scheme
  • Charity day per annum supported
  • Street food days
  • Access to Perkbox
  • Flexibility to work from home 3 days per week

Plus there's plenty of fun stuff going on to keep our energy levels up like street food days, summer and Christmas parties, kitchens filled with breakfast, fruits, teas, coffees and the odd cake!

Screening Questions

  • What is your current notice period?
  • What is your salary expectation?
  • Do you have the right to work in the UK? If applicable, please provide further information.
  • Have you ever been convicted of or cautioned for any criminal offence or do you have any prosecutions pending? If yes, please give details.