PHP Lead Developer

Digital · Birmingham, West Midlands
Department Digital
Employment Type Full Time
Minimum Experience Experienced

PHP Lead Developer Job Description


About us


Cognition is a leading UK digital marketing agency, based in Birmingham, but with a global footprint. We pioneer a blend of marketing, technology and psychology to create successful marketing and sales strategies that deliver impressive results for a breadth of organisations across multiple sectors.


We are HubSpot Diamond partners and one one of the largest and longest established partner agencies.


Our team is dynamic, hard-working, friendly and supportive. We believe in work-life balance and provide flexible working hours to support this (8-4, 9-5 or 10-6). The majority of our team are based at our head office in the centre of Birmingham – just two minutes from New Street Station. However, we've introduced more flexible working since Covid and our team can choose to work from home, if they prefer, for the foreseeable future. 


The role


We are looking for an experienced PHP developer to join our team. You will be responsible for leading the development of digital projects, predominantly HubSpot and Wordpress websites and email campaigns. Working with the Digital team you will help to plan, scope and estimate projects and then develop sites in line with the agreed project scope.


The person


The ideal candidate will be passionate, motivated and driven. You will have at least 5 years experience of front and backend development. Ideally you will have worked in a fast paced agency environment.

Other things we are looking for in the candidate:

  • A self-starter and a good communicator
  • Can create responsive, cross-browser compatible websites and emails
  • Can code in HTML5, CSS3, Javascript and PHP
  • Has experience building bespoke websites for HubSpot, Wordpress and any additional CMS platforms
  • Has experience building HTML email templates (compatible with Outlook 2013+) 
  • Has a general knowledge of best SEO practices
  • Is familiar with Bootstrap, jQuery and any other libraries and frameworks

 Essential skills 

  • HubSpot
  • Wordpress
  • HTML5
  • Responsive CSS
  • SCSS
  • Javascript
  • jQuery
  • PHP
  • Python
  • Git/Gulp
  • MySQL
  • API Integrations
  • FTP / SSH principles

Desirable skills

  • Wordpress API integrations
  • Hubspot (HUBL) (Cos)
  • Litmus, Browser stack & other testing platforms
  • SEO best practice
  • Speed optimisation with google page speed optimisation, GTMetrix, etc.
  • GitHub and/or BitbUCKET
  • SASS and/or LESS
  • Task Management Software

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  • Location
    Birmingham, West Midlands
  • Department
    Digital
  • Employment Type
    Full Time
  • Minimum Experience
    Experienced