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Open Position

PHP Developer (Mid Weight)


  • £35,000 – £45,000 depending on experience
  • 4.5 day week, we finish at midday on Fridays so you get a longer weekend!
  • Flexible working hours
  • Realistic project deadlines – we avoid overtime as much as possible
  • MacBook Pro or Windows / Linux equivalent
  • Conferences with other members of the team
  • Regular events or meals out as a team
  • Other benefits including Cycle to work scheme, Free eye tests etc

About the role

Some recent new client wins, and our continued development of existing client projects, means we are now looking for a mid weight PHP developer to join the team.

You will have at least 2 years commercial experience in modern PHP development and MVC Frameworks, ideally using Laminas (although we’re happy with other similar frameworks). You’ll be keen to get stuck in to supporting existing client projects and also working on new, greenfield builds. Some of our new build software projects can be anything up to 6 months, but you'll be working alongside other PHP devs.

About us

Established in 2001, Si digital has worked with big names across the world (Hasbro, Amcor, Wightlink, Co-op – and some we can’t name). We design and build websites, e-commerce platforms, back office systems and mobile apps as well as our own internal hack projects. We maintain long lasting relationships with our customers and only work with people that share our core values.

You’ll be joining a growing team of developers who enjoy collaborating and helping each other out. Where you are supported and encourage to grow and where every opinion is valid and respected.

We have a lovely office in Southsea (Portsmouth) which the team use when they want, and for our monthly team get together and a fairly regular LAN party if that’s your thing. Although we offer a hybrid approach to work, we are favouring those candidates who prefer to be in the office more regularly.

You may not have all the experience in the world just yet, but that’s fine, we’re happy to help train and develop you.

Key Responsibilities:

  • Work with a small development team, to create new digital products for a range of interesting customers
  • Integrating web solutions with client-provided APIs
  • Triaging helpdesk tickets and helping clients with issues or requests for work
  • Work on in-house hack projects, which will define the company direction

Desired Skills:

  • You feel at home in modern PHP 7 or 8
  • Knowledge of using object-oriented principles to solve problems
  • You have experience using JSON based RESTful APIs
  • You have a solid understanding of using Composer
  • Experience using Docker

Beneficial Skills:

  • You have experience with at least one PHP MVC framework, we use Zend Framework / Laminas
  • You have an interest in Sysadmin and DevOps. We use AWS along with Kubernetes, and are always on the lookout to help us manage and improve our infrastructure


Push forward

We've always been a forward-facing agency, keen to make the impossible possible. Innovation is driven by everyone, and we actively encourage ideas and suggestions from all.

Respect is paramount

We respect each other, our clients and our output, regardless of differences. Doing so helps us create incredible digital chemistry, building long-lasting, valuable relationships with everyone.

Believe in quality; take pride

We always strive to deliver our best. As we estimate our work properly, you won't ever have to rush, so have the opportunity to produce quality work you couldn't be more proud of.

We are greater than the sum of our parts

Our clients love the collective output of the company. We don't have egos and there aren't any divas or special treatment. We are all equal and valued the same - that's how we succeed.

You're part of a team; be a team player

Together, we're a fantastic team and always find ways to help or support each other in any way we can. We encourage honest communication, so you'll feel safe asking for help too.

Get in touch

We're not expecting you to know everything, so please get in contact even if you feel you don't meet all the desired skills.

Send your CV and cover letter to careers@sidigital.co

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