Full Stack PHP Developer (2 Year Contract)

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Remote Working
£35,000 - £40,000 per annum
Full Time
Fixed Term Contract

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Full Stack PHP Developer (2 Year Contract)
Open to remote and flexible working

Can you program in PHP, HTML, CSS, JavaScript and other technologies and want to make a positive, lasting impact with a leading charity?

This is an exciting time as we are working on a major strategic project called ENOTs to launch a new international eAssessment platform – we are building it in-house and this role joins a team of developers, technical project managers and testers. You’ll be working on the project responsible for the implementation of all required front end customisations using JS/CSS/HTML(5) and developing web front end interfaces and pages using technologies such as HTML, CSS, and JavaScript. You’ll also work on the back end, implementing developments and customisations of the assessment platform in PHP. You’ll be working to interoperable standards such as IMS QTI, LTI and WCAG 2.1.

To join this friendly and supportive team, you’ll need:

Technical Requirements
- Extensive experience and expertise with PHP, HTML, CSS and JavaScript
- Experience of working with a server side language in a full stack environment
- Good experience as a developer
- Familiarity with relational databases (MySQL, PostgreSQL)
- Experience of working within an Agile environment, building to detailed user stories and utilising Agile tools and techniques, such as JIRA (or similar backlog management applications)
- Experience of commercial software development practices (e.g. using source control and Agile development principles)
- Expertise in using web technologies such as AJAX, jQuery and XML
- Experience of using Git
- Experience of working with Azure DevOps

Person Specification:
- The ability to understand user requirements and build systems that meet those requirements
- Good communication skills, both verbal and written, and the ability to communicate clearly with non-technical staff
- The ability to work effectively in a pressured situation and to tight deadlines
- Can work independently and as part of a team
- Strong problem-solving skills
- Innovative thinking
- Positive, ‘can-do’ attitude
- Takes pride in work and has good attention to detail
- Good interpersonal skills with the ability to disseminate knowledge


We have a collaborative culture, all working towards the same goal - to improve outcomes for future generations everywhere by supporting positive change across education systems.
We offer:

- Competitive salary of £35,000 - £40,000 per annum
- Generous pension scheme
- Free parking
- 42 days’ holiday per annum including Bank Holidays and discretionary days
- Excellent support for professional development
- Great work/life balance (35 hours worked per week)

NFER is a not-for-profit organisation and an equal opportunities employer, welcoming applications from all sections of the community.

We are reviewing application as and when they are received. The final closing date will be midnight on 6th December 2020.

So, if you are looking for a fresh, new challenge as Full Stack PHP Developer, apply via the button shown. This vacancy has been placed by Webrecruit on behalf of NFER.


The National Foundation for Educational Research in England and Wales. Head office and registered address: The Mere, Upton Park, Slough, Berkshire, SL1 2DQ
Recruitment enquiries: Email: recruitment@nfer.ac.uk
General enquiries: Telephone: +44(0)1753 574123 | Fax:+44(0)1753 691632 | Email: enquiries@nfer.ac.uk
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Research participant enquiries: Telephone: +44(0)1753 637096 | Email: rpo@nfer.ac.uk
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