Senior Backend Developer




Anita Dale


North Yorkshire


IT & Digital


Up to 33 days holiday, holiday buy scheme, flexitime, onsite creche, free parking, staff discount etc

Start Date

Senior Backend Developer sought by a leading premium financial services company based near York. A market leader with the majority stake in their field with a growing international presence, this is a unique opportunity to join at an exciting phase of growth for the company.

The Role:

As a Senior Backend Developer you’ll help drive a number of key projects to the next level. Your duties will include:

  • Designing and building new features and services
  • Developing new REST APIs
  • Writing unit tests to ensure high code coverage
  • Reviewing team members code to ensure a high-standard
  • Mentoring and supporting other team members
  • Estimating time and planning for implementation
  • Suggesting and investigating alternative technologies to solve business issues
  • Monitoring traffic and reviewing server performance
  • Ensuring documentation is correct and up-to-date
  • Training and knowledge transfer to the team
  • Leading the team to ensure standards and processes are met and followed
  • Maintaining the database systems
  • Developing the Continuous Integration system
  • Create and maintain server configurations and provisioning
  • Debugging and resolving bugs and performance issues

The Successful Senior Backend Developer should have:

  • At least 4 years’ commercial development experience
  • Strong experience of modern PHP development
  • Experience with PHP frameworks, ideally Symfony or Laravel
  • Commercial experience with version control in a team environment
  • Ability to approach existing code, grasp its purpose and make changes confidently and safely
  • Experience with writing unit & integration tests
  • Knowledge of coding standards and their application
  • Experience with LAMP stack architecture, particularly in a cloud environment
  • Experience with Docker & Ansible
  • Continuous integration
  • Mentoring a team
  • Security conscious approach to development
  • Understanding of caching and cache strategies

Knowledge of the following technologies is desirable:

  • Elasticsearch/Elastic Stack, MongoDB, RabbitMQ, Redis, AWS, Git, Jenkins, SupervisorD

In return for your hard work you’ll be rewarded with:

  • £40,000 – £45,000 salary depending on experience
  • Up to 33 days’ holiday with service (including bank holidays)
  • Salary sacrifice holiday scheme
  • Excellent flexible working arrangement
  • Onsite crèche
  • Staff discount
  • Government pension
  • Free nights out and events
  • Free parking
  • Free hot drinks
  • Free workwear

Senior Backend Developer

York, North Yorkshire – commutable from Harrogate, North Leeds, Wetherby, Ripon, Tadcaster, etc

£40,000 – £45,000 depending on experience + benefits

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North Yorkshire


United Kingdom


41000 - 50000

Job Type:



Full Time

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