PHP Developer

The role

As a PHP Developer you are required to use in-depth insight and an expert level of knowledge to develop and test well structured and maintainable code, on time and on budget to an agreed specification.

You will push the boundaries of the current team workflow whilst suggesting and implementing best practices for the team to follow. You will act as a leader on the team who will influence decisions within the PHP development department.

The ideal candidate

You will be a self starter, problem solver and creative thinker able to adapt to current workflows and best practices. You will be aligned to the company’s goals and objectives, and as well as living and breathing the Rawnet ethos, you will be eager to learn from the vast experience on offer. You will be able to write testable code and like the idea of working in a scrum team. You will need to be a "self starter" with good organisational skills.

You will show the initiative to get things done and being a team player you will endeavour to help others succeed. You will be up-to-date with the latest developments in our ever changing discipline and will be able to add that level of attention and detail to bring a project to life. You will take complete ownership of the projects you work on and you will contribute and help shape the team’s workflow and best practices.

Required experience

  • 5+ years digital agency and web development experience. 
  • A developer with a passion to share knowledge and experience to colleagues.
  • Strong knowledge of handwritten PHP, Javascript, HTML and CSS.
  • Experience with Laravel, Symfony, CodeIgniter or similar MVC frameworks.
  • Experience developing RESTFul APIs.
  • Strong knowledge of Object Oriented Design Patterns (PHP).

Desired experience

  • Experience working with a CMS like Concrete5, Drupal, DevOps, Systems Administration, Amazon Web Services.

Bonus experience

  • Server management, server provisioning automation.
  • Continuous integration and deployment.
  • DBA and query optimisations, NoSQL databases

Person specification


You will be highly organised, self driven, proactive thinker with a passion for digital and ability to adapt.


You will have the ability to solve complex problems in imaginative and creative ways.

In it together

You will be aligned to the company’s goals and objectives and be eager to learn from the experience on offer as well as being confident to propose change. You will show the initiative to get things done and being a team player you will endeavour to help others succeed.


You will have a passion and knowledge of new and emerging trends in the Digital space so you have a wealth of knowledge to help your clients. You will have an eye for detail and have the ability to take a holistic view of situations. A good ability to absorb information and translate that into an overall solution is essential.


A consultative approach will be required to successfully prepare a solution that meets both the brief and fits within budget.

Managing up

You will let your peers know how you are progressing, if there are any issues during work and ask for reviews where you feel it is necessary

Taking care

Quality assuring your own work for the best and most relevant solutions

Life at Rawnet

This is the part where we talk about pool tables, Playstations, free food. We should show photos of awkward beer swigging and cake sales, along with a bunch of other perks and gimmicks that are usually just props for a lack of real culture.

So, while we have all that, we are an agency after all...nobody works here because of superficial benefits. Yes, we have flexible working, amazing staff parties and training budgets, but again, that's not why people love being a part of Rawnet.

The 4.9 score on Glassdoor helps.

If we were to summarise it, then it's probably down to being part of the best digital team in the UK. Evolving every day and playing a part in the continuous effort for personal and client success. No deadwood, no egos, no arrogance; just a solid team of passionate and positive people making a real difference.

We always think strategically, critically and commercially about what we do. We encourage each other to hold ourselves to a higher standard - and the rate of improvement is always staggering.


To apply for this role, or to discuss it further, please contact us. All candidates will need to be able to demonstrate their technical ability.

Please note you may be asked to complete a proficiency test before being invited to attend a formal interview.

Strictly no recruitment agencies.