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PHP Developer

We are looking for a talented, full-stack PHP developer to join the team. You will have had at least 2 years in a commercial context and your portfolio covers a variety of web applications. You may have had a chance to dabble in mobile development, too, but it's not a requirement.

You have good communication skills and have had the opportunity to work in Agile or multi-disciplinary teams. Alterntively, you've been working product-side and are keen to stretch your wings in an agency. You might have had the opportunity to work with Test Driven Development but, ultimately, the thing that gets you out of bed is growing professionally. 

This is a mid-weight role and we are looking for PHP developers from Graduate level to Senior. So even if you're not sure you quite tick the boxes, do send in your CV and Cover Letter so we can have a chat. We look forward to hearing from you!

You will have:

  • At least two years experience in commercial software development, specifically PHP, OOP, HTML, CSS/SASS
  • Experience in any of: Laravel, Drupal, or Python
  • Strong grasp of SQL
  • Great communication skills; written and face to face
  • Experience with Agile and multi-disciplinary teams
  • Pride in code quality 

Bonus points if (these are Nice to Haves):

  • You've taken a project from initiation to completion - even if it's your own
  • You have your own dev project going
  • You want to learn Test Driven Development or better have experience in it

Salary and Benefits

This role has a competitive starting salary based on experience. Global Initiative believes in paying fair salaries and is an equal opportunities employer.

We have a wide range of benefits. But if you’re interested, the top 3 things our staff love about working here are:

  • The variety of projects and technologies we get to use and try
  • A strong ethos around healthy work / life balance
  • A collaborative, supportive environment of team-building

No agencies, please.

Things about us to make you even happier:

  • Very competitive salaries
  • 5 days paid sick leave
  • 4% matched company pension scheme
  • Cash health plan
  • A huge variety of projects and technologies to keep you interested every day
  • A strong culture of work / life balance. We’re strongly encouraged to go home at 17:30
  • Opportunities to gain experience in new fields
  • A collaborative, supportive environment of team-building
  • A company that contributes to worthy causes and projects
  • An airy, spacious office right in the very heart of Oxford city
  • Takeaway Tuesdays
  • Games Nights
  • Hack days


We're a lovely bunch of people that care about each other's improvement so you will find yourself exploring new technologies and ideas in no time.


Wait, you don't think you're right for the role but have a burning passion for all things digital? Then you should be in touch and tell us what we're missing out on!