Senior Full Stack Developer – Websites, PHP, WordPress Sunday Times #1 in London at MVF (London, UK)

Posted on 23/04/2018 — 5 years ago


London, UK

  • Job #WPHIRE001775

We’re still growing!

We’re looking for Senior Full Stack WordPress Developers to join our multi-disciplined agile teams and help us build custom in-house Plugins to extend the functionality of our existing market-leading sites and provide new solutions to be re-used across our portfolio of sites and platforms.

You will also have the pleasure of building WordPress Themes from scratch as part of our rebranding efforts across the business. We are looking for proactive self-starters who are able to take the lead on projects.

You’ll Be Expected To:

  • Write excellent, fluent PHP on a daily basis
  • Produce quality HTML, CSS/SASS, JS and PHP to create custom plugins and themes from supplied design files will be critical to your success
  • Take ownership of tasks and drive them through to delivery. While training and support will be provided, you are comfortable working independently within a strong team
  • Be familiar with Drupal to WordPress migrations
  • Feel comfortable with Multisite Network management
  • Understand and practise GIT and GIT flow on daily basis
  • Demonstrate proven experience of sitebuilding using the latest technologies
  • Debug problems with existing WordPress plugins and setups
  • Diagnose server issues
  • Communicate clearly with non-technical stakeholders about your work and progress during daily standups
  • Lead the way by identifying, sharing and championing best practices
  • Be passionate about site speed and performance and the techniques that goes along with it
  • Solicit feedback from others and show eagerness to improve

It Will Also Be Great If You Were Comfortable With:

  • Front-end frameworks (Bootstrap, Foundation)
  • Setting up task runners (Grunt, Gulp)
  • WordPress Plugin directory (ie. having the ability to identify appropriate off-the-shelf vs. custom build solution and the relevant tradeoffs)
  • Experience with Drupal
  • Using version control and dependency management
  • Working with Vagrant or Docker
  • Learning new things, web development changes all the time
  • SEO and Accessibility best practices

What We Can Teach You:

  • Docker
  • Composer
  • Leadership Skills (ILM certified Management Development Academy)
  • Agile Methodology

Tech’s Favourite Benefits:

  • Clear and structured career progression – we value individual contributors as much as people managers
  • Working on interesting projects with smart like-minded people, who are keen to share their knowledge and improve on a daily basis
  • New Apple gear to work on
  • Conference and training budget with unlimited books
  • Tech Talks & Pizza on Fridays and regular socials
  • Games room
  • Free breakfast, occasional lunch and tons of fantastic food options in the area
  • Large variety of sport, poker and game board clubs (you can start your own)

Our Story

MVF is a global customer generation business supplying some of the world’s leading brands with high volumes of new customers in over 120 countries. In 2013, MVF topped the Sunday Times Tech Track as the fastest growing tech company in the UK, and this year was also named the business with the 50th fastest growing profits in the UK. This is the fourth year that MVF has also been ranked in the top ten places to work in the UK by the Sunday Times Best Companies list.

We are on a mission to accelerate our clients’ growth by building the world’s most effective marketing platform through a passion for data, relentless innovation and the development of world class teams. We want you to help get us there! Company culture is very important to us, and that is why we were voted 2nd in the Sunday Times Best Companies List 2018, and why we are constantly looking for ways to make MVF an even better place to work. People join us to change the industry, work with world class talent, develop their careers and become part of our remarkable culture. 

Our Team

MVF’s Technology team vision is to create Industry leading products in the areas of publishing, customer acquisition, mass channel marketing automation, global consumer scale CRM, petabyte sized analytics, call centres and internal processes. We expect much of MVF’s growth to come from great ideas our team members generate, with our collaborative approach accelerating their delivery. We strongly believe it is our team that can deliver this impact.

The Engineering team delivers the unique set of bespoke products which have contributed to MVF being recently recognised as the UK’s Fastest Growing Tech Firm. We support all departments throughout the business in delivering their world class services and adding massive value for all our customers.

What Success Looks Like:

  • From day one, you will commit production-ready and tested changes to the MVF codebase, creating pull requests for your work and having them peer reviewed, before deploying the changes to the live systems.
  • You will participate in daily standups, clearly and effectively communicating your ideas and the status of your own tasks to the rest of your team.
  • You will assist with the discovery and prioritisation of new work, and take ownership of appropriate tasks, seeing them through to delivery.
  • You will create massive business value by understanding what the different areas of MVF do, what the impact of your work will be to each of those areas, and then focusing and delivering quickly.
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