​Senior Web Developer | Backend | PHP | Leeds

Job description

Senior Web Developer (Backend) (PHP) (Leeds)

Location: Leeds

Salary: Competitive and negotiable

Contract: Full time, 37.5 hours a week


Full-stack LAMP web developer required to join our growing product development team.


Who is Vintage Cash Cow?

We’re pioneers in “Vintage Re-commerce”, turning people's old stuff into easy cash and money for charity.


Our www.vintagecashcow.co.uk service launched in the UK 3 and a half years ago, and our new charity brand www.vintagegiving.com is launching this month.


We’re proud to have two services that are sustainability focussed - helping fuel the circular economy by acquiring and re-selling people's old stuff.


Your role will focus on new projects and features across our brands and countries, working closely with the Product and Marketing teams. This will enable our existing Software Specialist to focus on re-building the CRM platform and system architecture ahead of launching in more countries.


What will you be working on?

Fundraising Portal - Creating a self service portal for any charity to join Vintage Giving and begin to use it as a new fundraising tool. Similar to the likes of www.justgiving.com, but with our unique approach of raising funds from old stuff, instead of cash donations or milestones.


Internal Pricing Platform - Developing an internal pricing platform based on current market values and the knowledge of our experts.


Image Recognition Chat Bot - Integrating the work of our AI developers who are building a remarkable image recognition engine specifically for vintage items. Helping to bring this into core user journeys for lead generation and improvement in online customer service standards delivered.


CRM Improvements - Continued improvements to our CRM platform. Some examples; Database driven product search as a lead generation tool, Improvement of our call centre task management system and the backend development requirements for supporting our own native app.



In the role you’ll benefit from and enjoy:

  • Working independently with minimal supervision
  • Huge variety in day to day operations across multiple projects
  • Freedom to choose the right tools and technologies for the job
  • Involvement in key decision making
  • Opportunity to showcase your problem solving skills
  • Relaxed and informal working environment


What’s next?

If you want a new challenge with a fast paced and well supported team, at a very interesting consumer facing business, take a look at the skills and experiences requirements to see if you're a good fit.


Requirements


Skills, knowledge and experience

To be considered for the role you must be proficient in all of the following:

  • PHP 5.6/7
  • SQL (MySQL)
  • MVC frameworks
  • Git / Subversion
  • REST / SOAP / HTTP protocol / API design
  • JSON / XML formats

You must have working experience with the following: 

  • Zend Framework
  • Third-party APIs (Google, Facebook, Twitter, Rackspace, AWS, etc.)
  • Apache Web Server
  • Linux command-line
  • Unix shell scripts
  • HTML5 / CSS / Bootstrap
  • Javascript / jQuery / AJAX
  • GitLab / GitHub

In addition to these, experience in the following is desirable:

  • PHPUnit
  • Composer
  • Automated deployment
  • Ubuntu server administration
  • HTML / responsive design / front-end optimization

What’s in it for you?

  • Starting salary is competitive and negotiable, based one experience.
  • 22 days holiday. An extra 2 at Christmas too.
  • Early riser? Bit of a night owl? Work your hours around times that suit you.


More about us

We pride ourselves on helping people turn their old vintage items into some easy cash for themselves, or into donated funds for charities. 


Our active group of investors include the founders of We transfer, Just-Eat, Treatwell, So Wifi and Fonq. They have helped guide our growth and continue to support as we grow closer to being ready for a Series A funding round.


We're a sustainability focussed business - We're fuelling the circular economy and want to enable everyone buy more things second hand, helping people and charities raise some easy cash in the process.


In developing our charity focussed brand Vintage Giving, we have attracted significant interest from some global charities who are now interested in using it as a brand new donation stream in the Netherlands. 


Let's talk... 

Apply for the role so we can arrange a short informal chat or contact David.w@vintagecashcow.co.uk with any questions.