Lead Developer

Our client, a Bristol based creative agency is looking for an experienced LAMP developer to join their team, working on high-profile, exciting digital projects. The role is split between hands-on website development and working alongside the Technical Director and Digital Project Managers to mentor the development team and ensure the highest quality of work is delivered from the team.

They are offering flexible working patterns including a home/office split and great benefits in a friendly and social team.


They have a small and dynamic team so the role is suited to someone with a flexible attitude who is not afraid to get stuck in at multiple points within the project lifecycle. You will be ambitious, willing to take ownership of technical deliverables, and comfortable speaking up to help steer project direction.

Experience of PHP-based frameworks such as Laravel or Symphony is essential; they currently run a lot of Drupal sites, though will be gradually moving over to a decoupled architecture. The chosen candidate will be instrumental in facilitating this move, so they’re looking for someone who can identify technologies and implement processes to help make this happen.


Key Responsibilities

  • Developing websites and API integrations

  • Supporting PMs and TD in planning/estimating projects and progress tracking

  • Mentoring junior team members, peer review, etc

  • Identifying and implementing processes to improve quality and efficiency

  • Some hosting infrastructure monitoring/support (though all hosting is managed by third-parties)


Required Skills


  • PHP frameworks (Laravel, Symphony or similar)

  • Agile/Scrum

  • HTML5/CSS3/Bootstrap


  • JavaScript/JQuery

  • JavaScript library experience (React, Vue, etc)

  • Git

  • CLI

  • 3rd-party API Integrations


Advantageous Skills

  • Exposure to high-traffic/high-availability technologies such as load-balancing, Varnish, CDNs (Cloudflare/Cloudfront)

  • Drupal architecture/API experience

  • Drupal module development

  • Twig Templating


Person Specification

  • Proactive and motivated

  • Excellent verbal and interpersonal skills

  • Highly organised with good attention to detail

  • Ability to maintain a level head when the production server gets a 500 error




Opportunity for career progression
Great working environment within 2 mins walk of Temple Meads Station
Other benefits: Pension, Childcare Vouchers, Bike to Work Scheme
Friday beer fridge, regular socials, etc