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Synergy Learning

PHP Developer

Operations – Holywood, Down
Department Operations
Employment Type Full-Time
Minimum Experience Mid-level
Compensation £25-35k subject to experience.

Job Description 

Developers turn customer feature requirements & requests into reality. They improve & expand the functionality of the systems. Developers understand in-depth how the applications are built. They provide advice into how the application should function & suggest improvements where possible. 

Person Specification 

  • Must have at least 3 or more year’s experience in a Development role. 
  • The successful candidate must have a strong desire to always help colleagues when they are stuck on a problem. This skill must remain strong even when working on your own development projects. 
  • Educated to degree level or equivalent in a relevant discipline 

Key Responsibilities 

  • Develop plugins & core changes for Virtual Learning Environments in PHP 
  • Guarantee high quality, on-time and on-budget delivery of projects 
  • Ensure highest quality of documentation 
  • Work collaboratively with all colleagues to ensure highest standard of all development activities 
  • Review scheduled project tasks for time estimation accuracy 
  • Demonstrate best practice approach to documentation & encourage colleagues to do the same 
  • Suggest and help implement changes and optimisations to current development processes and workflows 

Skills and Qualities 

  • Have in-depth knowledge of PHP and best practices
  • In-depth knowledge of JavaScript, JQuery, AJAX & HTML
  • Analyse Specification documents for accuracy and clarity
  • Strong knowledge of LAMP (Linux, Apache, MySQL, PHP)
  • Expert in Virtual Learning Environments (specifically Moodle & Totara) Strong communication, initiative & collaboration skills
  • Git Version Control best practices
  • Excellent knowledge of PHP Unit & behat testing
  • Linux Shell scripting 

Relationships & Reporting 

  • Works collaboratively with all project stakeholders & with all colleagues. Is led & mentored by the Lead PHP Developer
  • Reports to Head of Operations.

Development/progression opportunities

  • Senior Developer
  • Lead Developer

Data Protection 

By applying for this position, you agree that We can process your data. We process this data for recruitment purposes only. We are storing this data in our Applicant Tracking System, which stores data in the U.S and is fully compliant with EU data protection laws, and we will not share it with anyone else. We would like to keep this data until our open role is filled. We cannot estimate the exact time period, but we 

will consider this period over when a candidate accepts our job offer for the position for which we are considering you. When that period is over, we will either delete your data or inform you that we will keep it in our database for future roles. Here’s a link to our privacy policy. ( In this policy, you will find information about our compliance with GDPR (data protection law.) You can find how to send us a request to let you access your data that we have collected, request us to delete your data, correct any inaccuracies or restrict our processing of your data. You can contact our DPO at for more information. 



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  • Minimum Experience
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    £25-35k subject to experience.
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