PHP/Magento 2 Backend Developer at Oh Polly (Glasgow, UK)

PHP/Magento 2 Backend Developer at Oh Polly (Glasgow, UK)

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Location: Glasgow, UK
Type: Full Time
Created: 2021-07-20 05:00:04

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PHP/Magento 2 Backend DeveloperJob descriptionPHP/Magento 2 Backend Developer based in Oh Polly main office in Glasgow City Centre / Remote.

  • The role is currently fully remote.
  • The role when business returns to normal will be remote-first focused. Approximately three days from home and two days or less from the Glasgow City Centre office.
  • Fully remote full-time role is open for exceptional candidates (GMT +3 / -3).


  • Normal working hours are 9am - 5.30pm Monday - Friday.
  • Flexibility is available (i.e. 8am - 4.30pm, or 10am - 6.30pm).

Key Responsibilities

  • Write, test, and deploy code using established standards and procedures.
  • Participate in development team sprint events.
  • Understand and adhere to specifications.
  • Troubleshoot and maintain existing software according to company standards and procedures.
  • Mentor and support other developers.
  • Review deliverables and provide performance feedback, recommend process and technical improvements.
  • Design and deliver informal training to business users and other developers.
  • Convert requirements into technical and functional solutions.
  • Analyse application logs and metrics for potential issues under pressure and resolve.

Salary Bands

  • Junior: £25-32k.
  • Mid-weight: £32k-43k.
  • Senior: £43k-£60k.

What's on Offer?

  • Relocation package for exceptional candidates.
  • Excellent opportunities for career progression.
  • Pluralsight subscription (
  • Budget allocation for tech conferences.
  • Perkbox ( with access to exclusive employee benefits, freebies and discounts – half price cinema tickets, holiday discounts and a lot more perks.
  • Onsite Yoga, Mindfulness and Meditation sessions.
  • Corporate gym membership.
  • Cycle to work scheme.
  • An extra day off for your birthday!
  • Excellent opportunities for career progression.
  • 50% discount on all Oh Polly products.
  • Company Pension.
  • Office Nespresso machine (for all the coffee lovers).
  • Your choice of Macbook Pro (MacOS) or DELL XPS (Linux) laptop. 2 or 3 x rotating monitors setup.
  • Department Wired Magazine subscription and other goodies.
  • Flexible start time up to 10AM (finish time 6.30PM).
  • Bright spacious offices.
  • Company social events (Bowling, Go Karting etc) + occasional Pizza Friday's on the house.

Interview Process:

  • Screening – phone call.
  • Interview (technical) – in person / video call.
  • Practical / coding task.
  • Interview (HR/Management) – in person / video call.


  • PHP experience is essential for this role.
  • Experience in developing Magento 2.
  • Experience in Object-Oriented PHP development.
  • Experience developing custom Magento extensions and extending existing extensions.
  • Experience with Zend MVC Framework.
  • Demonstrable DevOps experience, dealing with Linux and virtualized environments.
  • Version control (git).
  • Good knowledge of dependency management with Composer for PHP.
  • Adhere to coding standards.
  • Experienced in integrating Magento 2 to 3rd party applications/legacy systems (fulfilment, PIM, payment etc).
  • Experience with LEMP (Linux, Nginx, MySQL, PHP) stack.
  • Strong relational database skills (MySQL).

Although this is a back end focused role at times you may have to be involved in front end development:

  • Magento e-commerce templates and layouts.
  • Semantically marked-up HTML.
  • CSS, including experience with pre-processors (e.g. SASS, LESS).
  • Writing clean and maintainable Javascript, jQuery, AJAX and XML.
  • JavaScript frameworks (e.g. RequireJS, KnockoutJS, jQuery).
  • Build systems for front-end web development (e.g. Gulp, Grunt).
  • Photoshop, Illustrator for web production (e.g. cropping, masks, selection, layer comps, creating SVGs).
  • Experience in developing responsive and mobile sites.
  • Eye for detail and alignment as well as a solid understanding of UX/UI design.

Bonus Points

  • Amazon Web Services experience.
  • Experience with infrastructure as code and containerisation (e.g. Terraform, Docker, Kubernetes).
  • Troubleshooting with APM tools (e.g. New Relic).
  • System log analysis.
  • Message queuing (e.g. RabbitMQ, AWS SQS).
  • Varnish.
  • Pair programming.
  • JIRA / Confluence.
  • Agile (Scrum / Kanban).
  • Developing CI / CD workflows (e.g. Jenkins, Github actions, Bitbucket pipelines).
  • Unit testing and Functional testing tools (e.g. PHPUnit, CodeceptionJS, Codeception, Browserstack, MFTF).
  • Competent in web services integrations (REST, SOAP, GraphQL).
  • Magento certification(s).
  • Other industry certification(s).

Personal Skills

  • Excellent communication and problem-solving skills.
  • Willingness to help others in the development team.
  • Willing to communicate with non-developers (i.e. company stakeholders and external partners) in a positive, responsive manner.
  • Commercially minded. You understand the balance between commercial targets and technical targets. e.g. You understand the need for continuous improvement in functionality and features rather than a complete focus on bug fixing and technical improvements. You are also acutely aware of the importance of a major bug that needs to be fixed immediately over a new feature if you deem the bug is commercially impacting business performance.

Interested? You can apply for this job via the application form.Agency calls are not appreciated.

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