Overview

SENIOR BACKEND DEVELOPER 

The Marketing Store is a global customer engagement agency. We bring people and brands closer together.

Operating as a creative agency, strategic consultancy and a technology provider, we engage with over 110 million customers every single day for clients including McDonald’s, adidas, Nissan and O2.

Creators, problem solvers, inventors and doers, our people are committed to breaking down silos, challenging the status quo and producing purposeful, award-winning work.

Life at the marketing store

We don’t see The Marketing Store as an agency, we see it as a diverse community of amazing people who come together to make great things happen.

We believe that breakthrough ideas come from extraordinary people, and to be extraordinary, we all need the freedom to be our most authentic selves. At The Marketing Store, we are accepting of all people and will continue to listen to and make space for new voices—because the more voices we have in here, the more people we can reach out there.

Our focus is and always has been on ensuring that our people ‘leave changed.’ That means investing heavily in providing them with the tools, training and freedom to grow both personally and professionally.

It also means respecting that we are all different, with different needs; acknowledging the pressures of city living, care-giving, parenting and prejudice; and understanding that our employees’ futures are as important as their nows.

Our people thank us not only in the incredible work they do for our clients, but in consistently voting us as a top place to work in Campaign magazine.

Why we think you will love this role

As Back-End Developer, you will be responsible for the back-end development that drives the functionality, along with integrating all third-party services required for various major UK sales promotions. You will be responsible for the back-end delivery of online platforms, in-app web views, content management systems, API development and integrations, hosting infrastructure setup, performance optimization, costing and all quality assurance aspects thereof. You will excel in both internal and external presentations and be a valued member of the team.

What you will bring to the agency

You will have demonstrable experience in the following platforms / technologies:

  • PHP 7+
  • Laravel 8
  • MySQL
  • Azure / AWS
  • Git
  • Docker
  • Jira / Confluence

Digging deeper on the details

  • You will work with the multi-disciplinary digital teams in an agile environment to ensure that the proposed functionality meets client requirements on time
  • Implement modular code build using DRY principles with standard back-end technologies
  • You will Implement and expand on all third-party API dependencies, where appropriate, and own that process for both internal and external needs
  • Team-player and a collaborator who can provide insight and receive feedback
  • You will embrace and champion cloud-based teamwork across the digital team and beyond

This is a superb opportunity to join an agency with a work ethic and a friendly positive environment.

Responsibilities

  • Experienced in the back-end development of sophisticated websites with various third-party API dependencies with high traffic volumes
  • Proven experience in object-oriented programming working within open-source frameworks such as Laravel to create digital applications and build all required functionality
  • Experience in validating the configuration of all cloud-based infrastructure to host and run high traffic volumes digital applications
  • Experience of compliance of excellent development lifecycle methodology
  • Experienced in producing real-time documentation for all your solutions
  • A highly personable and accomplished communicator who is credible and experienced in operating at all levels

Behaviours

  • Someone who is curious, flexible and agile.
  • A continuous-learning attitude, always looking for ways to develop and refine existing structures in place.
  • Excellent analytical and problem-solving skills.
  • Proactive and solutions-minded, someone who pre-empts and addresses risks before they materialise.

THOSE EXTRA PERKS! 

  • 22 days’ holiday standard (increases year on year with service)
  • An additional three days for the Christmas period
  • Your birthday off and £50 cash on us!
  • Company pension matched up to 3% contribution
  • Private Health Cover with AXA PPP (for you)
  • Dental cover with Denplan (for you)
  • Annual Discretionary Performance Bonus
  • Childcare Vouchers
  • ‘Bike to Work’ scheme
  • Life Assurance at four times your annual salary
  • Employee Assistance Programme
  • Referral bonus for new hires
  • Long Service Bonus at 5, 10, 15 years
  • Socials and sports teams

We are The Marketing Store and we would love to meet you!

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