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Web Developer – PHP (3695)

We are looking for an enthusiastic PHP Web Applications Developer to join our team at Manchester Met and support the Digital Team in our continued success in providing our University's web sites.

Information Systems and Digital Services is central to where we are going as a university and what sort of experience we offer to both our professional colleagues and our students. The work we do impacts significantly on both the personal and learning experience of those who study here. We are committed to developing and maintaining highly usable, fast, flexible and personalised Information Systems services that reflect the changing needs of our growing university.

What you'll be doing

As a Web Applications Developer, you will join one of our small teams of experienced agile developers on the development of the University's suite of web applications delivered by the Web Development team.

In addition you will:

Develop and maintain the portfolio of web applications, web services and integrations with internal information systems and external third-party systems.

Support the ongoing development and maintenance of the University's web estate and digital road map, in particular the University's corporate website and associated databases. Ensuring applications and system integrations are sufficiently security hardened and follow web security best practices.

What we expect from you

Experience of:

  • developing websites and applications in a large organisation taking into account customer needs as well as internal and external standards, with a strong emphasis on customer service.
  • using HTML, CSS, JavaScript and PHP to develop scalable and extensive websites and web applications supported by databases.
  • knowledge of frameworks like Laravel, Symfony, CakePHP.
  • development using JavaScript frameworks like VueJS, NuxtJS.
  • successfully managing and prioritising multiple and complex projects and delivering on time and to budget.
  • conducting systems analysis and database design and modelling.
  • developing website functionality and web applications that use web services and web APIs.
  • planning, testing, implementing and documenting web applications using agile methodologies.
  • developing and maintaining web coding standards and guidelines
  • developing and maintaining websites and web applications hosted on Azure Cloud based environments.

Excellent knowledge of:

  • PHP and developing using MVC frameworks (e.g. Laravel, CodeIgniter, Zend, Symfony).
  • Frontend web technologies: HTML, CSS and JavaScript.
  • Drupal.
  • Microsoft Office applications (Word, Excel, PowerPoint, Project).

Good working knowledge of:

  • using GIT for version control.
  • developing frontend UIs using Bootstrap.
  • Linux file system and command line tools.
  • Load Balancing, Caching, AWS and/or Azure.
  • Proficiency in developing and supporting  MySQL, MSSQL and Oracle databases.
  • Strong understanding of the web design and development process and of web authoring and web accessibility standards.
  • Understanding how to develop server-side functionality, web applications and web services that adhere to web security best practices.


  • Awareness of legal issues associated with the web, particularly in relation to accessibility.
  • Knowledge of package management tools such as composer and bower.

What you'll get

  • Competitive salary
  • A work/life balance that really counts
  • Industry beating 35 days holiday a year plus bank holidays and Christmas shut down
  • Generous pension contribution

To apply, please submit your CV and Covering Letter via our application portal. For informal enquiries, please contact Meyrick Jones  on

If you would like to join our people and share our ambition, we would love to hear from you.

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Manchester All Saints Campus
Oxford Road, Manchester, UK, M15 6BH
  • Location:
    Manchester All Saints Campus
  • Faculty / Function:
    Professional Services
  • Salary:
    Grade 8 (£36,382 to £42,149)
  • Closing Date:
    27 January 2022
  • Contract Type:
  • Contracted Hours per week:
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