big planet recruitment

Current Programming Vacancies

Web Programmer (PHP Developer) – Oxford UK – AAA Games Studio


Our client is a leading independent media and games company,are seeking an experienced and self-motivated PHP web developer. The successful applicant will be required to work with an existing team of developers, working with company requirements, deadlines, libraries and code. They will be expected to contribute to design processes, share ideas with the team leaders and members, produce high quality code and maintain existing and legacy code.

This role is full-time, based in-house at our Oxford headquarters.You must be able to legally work in the UK.


We are ideally looking for 3 years’ minimum experience of PHP programming. A strong academic background is also preferred, with a degree in computing, science, mathematics or similar, or equivalent industry experience. Games industry experience is not required as this is not a games-development role.


You will be joining an existing development team to:

· Participate in the design and implementation of PHP websites, applications and services

· Maintain and improve legacy code

· Create and maintain new reusable company code libraries

· Work to deadlines whilst maintaining a high quality of coding, adhering to company coding standards and guidelines

· Communicate effectively with team members and other stakeholders


· Excellent PHP, MySQL and problem-solving skills

· Knowledge and experience of OOP and MVC frameworks (ideally Laravel)

· High self-motivation and initiative- taking

· Good knowledge of HTML, CSS, JavaScript(including jQuery)

· Good communication and team-working skills

· Familiarity with use of IDEs, debugging,logging, automated testing (PHP Unit, TDD), and version control systems (Git,Perforce, SVN)

· Basic knowledge of linux OS and command line tools


· Good knowledge of network protocols

· Linux server administration experience

· Experience of Agile development methods (Scrum, Kanban, DSDM)

· Experience working with and implementing 3rd party APIs (eg. Facebook)

· Front-end design flair

· Basic Ruby on Rails

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