Box UK – simply brilliant thinkers making software brilliantly simple

At Box UK, we have over 20 years’ experience of designing, developing and successfully delivering large-scale, user centred digital platforms for ambitious, disruptive and innovative organisations across the globe. Our ambition is to become the number 1 destination for clients and employees, delivering scalable and dynamic enterprise digital platforms.

Adopting an Agile approach that enables us to adapt quickly and respond effectively, we take pride in delighting our clients through the consistent delivery of large-scale enterprise websites and applications and our scalable, resilient and high-transaction award-winning systems.

To keep growing and keep winning, we’re looking to add more great people to our team to help us drive our business forward. We are currently looking for a PHP Developer to join a group of exceptionally talented and passionate individuals and contribute towards our continued success.

We have retained an entrepreneurial spirit and start-up mentality, and have created a fun and inclusive culture, centred around continuous improvement and learning. We’re a highly collaborative team, continually striving to innovate and excel in everything we do to consistently deliver an exceptional customer experience.

Our values define us and underpin everything that we do. They are the reason our people give us incredible feedback about the culture we have created, and we are extremely proud of this. It’s our people and culture that truly sets us apart from our competitors, and we look for people who passionately share these values with us:

★ Bring your A game
★ Deliver amazing experiences
★ Everyone is an innovator
★ Have fun and value the team
★ Own it!

Being a PHP Developer at Box UK

As a member of our development team, you will play a key role in helping to develop enterprise-level PHP framework solutions, supporting large user-base installations with complex business rules – projects ranging from international e-commerce sites and editorial archives, to large-scale brochure sites and community hubs. You will have the opportunity to grow your skill set within the PHP ecosystem, as well as the potential to broaden your outlook to other server-side frameworks, CMS’s, and front-end technologies.

In this role you will…

  • Contribute to building new functionality and adapting existing software.
  • Collaborate within a skilled team to solve our clients’ problems.
  • Write high quality, well-tested code in line with Box UK’s guidelines.
  • Participate in and undertake code reviews.
  • Attend and contribute to project, sprint and client meetings.
  • Contribute to continuous improvement initiatives within Box UK.
  • Support the business development team in the creation of project tenders.


For this role the following skills are essential…

Interpersonal/communication skills Able to express yourself clearly and be easily understood orally and in writing, able to build effective, collaborative working relationships with colleagues and clients.
Self-starter Motivated and comfortable working autonomously
Problem Solver Relish in tackling complex issues and offering creative solutions.
Results Orientated Able to focus efforts towards achieving objectives and meeting targets
Innovative Open to different and new ways of doing things, developing and supporting the introduction of new and improved methods, processes, technologies and ways of working.
Organised Able to prioritise workload and tasks effectively.
Flexible Willing and able to respond to changing circumstances and expectations readily
Tenacious Driven to complete projects to a high standard whilst meeting required deadlines.
Resilient Able to remain focussed, composed and optimistic in difficult situations and bounce back from challenging situations.
Attention to detail
Thorough in accomplishing a task through concern for all the areas involved, no matter how small.


And you will also need…

  • A minimum of 3 years’ work experience as a PHP Developer
  • Familiarity with common coding standards (e.g. PSR-12)
  • Experience writing tests using PHPUnit
  • Relational database experience using SQL
  • Experience integrating with RESTful APIs
  • Knowledge of code versioning tools including Git (and Github)
  • Experience working with debugging tools such as Chrome Dev Tools and Xdebug
  • Software development experience with one or more of the following frameworks is desirable: Symfony, Laravel
  • Experience working with frontend Javascript (especially frameworks such as React/Vue/Angular) would be desirable
  • CSS experience, (particularly with SCSS/SASS) is also desirable
  • Knowledge of CMS-based development (e.g. WordPress or Drupal) would
    also be of benefit.

Having experience of some of these would be beneficial…

  • Worked with APIs, databases, and other external data services
  • Experience of supporting technology, such as Elasticsearch or Varnish.
  • Experience of creating unit-tested solutions
  • A love of clean coding practices (SOLID etc)
  • Experience of trunk-based development and CI/CD practices


And in return…

You will enjoy a competitive salary and a comprehensive benefits package. We recognise that our success comes from the talent, passion and dedication of our team. Working collaboratively, we share the challenges and rewards that come from growing our company, reinforcing our culture of ownership. We understand the importance of personal growth and professional development and invest in the skills of our people to nurture their talent. Our working environment is fast paced, exciting and fun to work in. We are an inclusive employer that welcomes diversity, challenges discrimination and promotes equality. We welcome and encourage applications from people of all backgrounds and do not discriminate on the basis of any protected characteristic.

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