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Software Developer (LAMP, Drupal 7/8, Symfony) - mid-level

  • Contract Type
  • Full Time

  • Location
  • Oxfordshire (Harwell), Bristol, London, Manchester

  • Salary & Benefits
  • Excellent Salary & Benefits

  • At Ricardo Energy & Environment we help governments and businesses address environmental challenges through our world-leading consultancy and technical solutions. Our business is based on expertise in energy, climate change, air quality, resource efficiency, water, sustainable transport and chemical risk, combined with our strong digital services capability.  We create technical solutions ranging from complex, content managed websites to bespoke, enterprise-level data management systems.

    The digital solutions we build help the public and private sector learn about, understand and improve the world around us.

    We are looking for someone with a strong background in PHP, who can help us build and support data-intensive web applications for Ricardo Energy & Environment’s public and private sector clients.  The successful candidate will be an accomplished developer who is comfortable working on a portfolio of projects, both supporting and enhancing existing applications as well as creating new systems. 

    Our ideal candidate will have strong software development skills, excellent organisational skills and be an enthusiastic contributor to our team.

    Essential Experience:

    • Building PHP software and web applications in a commercial environment using a well-known MVC framework (eg Symfony or Zend)
    • Designing MySQL and/or PostGres databases
    • Writing scalable and secure code using software design patterns and automated tests
    • Building websites based on Drupal (version 7 and 8)
    • Using versioning systems (Git), task, test and release management tools
    • Working collaboratively with software and non-software professionals


    Desirable Experience:

    • System architecture (including SOA/microservices)
    • R, Python, Perl
    • SilverStripe CMS
    • Mentoring or training experience
    • Commercial product development
    • Agile development processes


    Personal Attributes:

    • Well organised, with the ability to accurately estimate effort and deliver high quality code
    • Works well with others, with good face-to-face communication skills
    • Has passion, motivation and can easily adapt to learn and apply new technologies
    • Commercially aware
    • Able to contribute to our technology strategy and grow our digital capability



    • IT or computer science degree is desirable


  • Closing Date
  • 31/10/2017

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