Work at Red-Fern Media

PHP/Laravel Developer

The Role

Competitive Salary - with yearly review
Full-time permanent position
28 Days Holiday (Inc. bank holidays)
Additional birthday holiday
Flexible working hours and the possibility of working from home
Pension Scheme
Training and development budget
Regular meetings about company culture

We need more development power! Due to company and client growth, we’re looking for a well-rounded, commercially astute, ambitious PHP developer that can bring fresh and innovative thinking to our development team. Intrigued?

We’re looking for someone who will be a key member of our team, who can contribute to and influence changes to our workflows and our development practices. We develop all of our own applications in-house so you will have the opportunity to work with the latest technology and learn from our growing development team.

If you share our enthusiasm for development this role is for you! We’re a growing company with big ambitions, so if you want to shape your career with our talented team, keep reading!

(This isn’t an entry-level role, experience is required).


Your main responsibilities will be;

  • Developing and maintaining new and existing web based client projects, including websites and bespoke web applications (bespoke applications usually replace a clients business process so commercial awareness is beneficial).
  • Build efficient, testable, and reusable code.
  • Communicate effectively with clients and be able to articulate understandable responses to non-technical members of the business.
  • Contribute to the delivery of projects within your team.
  • You will be involved in the full agile software development lifecycle going from planning through to implementation.

Technical Skills & Experience

  • You'll be able to show us a portfolio with working examples of your code, we’ll want you to talk through your projects, the challenges, solutions and technical goals
  • Previous experience working in a similar role
  • Ability to write clean, well-designed, scalable object-oriented code
  • Ability to manage client expectations and deliverables
  • Ability to work to sprints agreed with production team/Technical Director
  • Understanding of relational database technologies such as MySql, Sql, Sqlite
  • Experience writing unit and UI tests
  • Knowledge of front-end web technologies including HTML5, CSS3, Javascript, AJAX etc.
  • Experience of version control tools: Git, Github, Bitbucket etc. with familiarity with Gitflow.

Bonus skills

  • Experience and understanding of Laravel or other MVC based PHP frameworks
  • Understanding of javascript frameworks such as Vue, React
  • Experience with CSS preprocessors e.g. Less, Sass and PostCSS
  • Experience with project management tools: Jira, Notion etc.
  • Experience with package managers e.g. npm, Yarn, Composer
  • Experience with task runners and module bundlers (Gulp, Grunt, Webpack)
  • Experience with RESTful APIs, and dare we say it SOAP
  • Familiar with DevOps workflows


If you think you’re ready to join a successful team, develop your development skills and create growth for clients, send your CV, covering letter and examples of existing work to

Any unsolicited CVs will be sent at the recruitment agency’s own risk and will be interpreted as ‘gifts’ and we have no liability to you for any fee or otherwise. We reserve the right to engage with candidates directly having not, in any way, entered into your terms and conditions. By submitting an unsolicited CV to us, or to any member of our staff, you accept these terms as the default position

About Red-Fern

At Red-Fern our team and our culture is one of our our highest priorities, you will have the flexibility and support from the company to learn and develop your skills in the areas that interest you. Take a look at our culture book to find out more.