Senior PHP Developer - Sky Technology, Leeds

  • Location: England - Yorkshire - Leeds
  • Employee status: Permanent
  • Closing date: Ongoing
  • Reference number: 38261
Senior PHP Developer - Sky Technology, Leeds

We’re part of Europe’s leading entertainment and communications business. With over 22 million customers across five countries, we make life easier by entertaining and connecting people. It’s a genuine team effort. That’s why we want talented people, like you, to join us and help make the future happen.

At Digital Platforms, we are responsible for delivering many of the Sky web and mobile experiences to our customers, including for Sky Sports and Sky News across Europe.  These are some of the biggest digital experiences around, and deliver a top quality service to well over 30 million unique users on a monthly basis.  Digital Platforms is also part of the larger Sky family, which includes our broadcast teams amongst others, who we also work with closely to ensure that there is a holistic approach to support.

The perks
As a valued employee of Sky, you’ll benefit from a free Sky Q premium package (one off payment required for installation), an excellent pension scheme and private health care. Plus, there’s a great range of other benefits to fit around your needs too.

As a PHP Developer your responsibility is to develop and maintain web applications & support software for Sky Digital Platforms, working within an agile delivery team.  

Key responsibilities
  • Developing object orientated web solutions using open source technologies e.g. Linux, Apache, PHP, XML/JSON, CSS, HTML(5),  Javascript / Frameworks (NodeJS and AngularJS). 
  • Assisting analysts and business stakeholders in shaping, estimating and planning new requirements
  • Releasing to and supporting Sky digital content platforms in the live environment
  • Participating in regular showcases of new work to the product owners and business stakeholders
  • Striving for continuous improvement within the team
  • Working in an agile and team driven approach.
  • Provision of technical documentation.
  • Promote Sky practices and behaviours.
Key skills
  • Commercial experience of developing object orientated web solutions using Linux, Apache, PHP, XML/JSON, CSS, HTML(5),  Javascript  
  • Experience of building high performing and available websites and how to apply page performance optimisation techniques
  • Adept at building and maintaining cross browser/device compatible sites
  • Exposure or appreciation of agile development practices with a wiliness to be a proactive participant in the agile process
  • Comfortable with revision control systems
  • Passionate about user experience
  • Comfortable working in a fast-paced, dynamic environment
  • Strong problem solving and analytical skills
  • Bachelors’ degree or equivalent industry experience
If you’re ready to work in a dynamic environment alongside talented people who take pride in delivering great results, apply today 

Happy to talk flexible working

It’s our people that make Sky Europe’s leading entertainment company. That’s why we work hard to be an inclusive employer, so everyone at Sky can be their best.

If you are successful in your application for this role, your appointment will be subject to receiving a positive outcome from your Criminal Record Check.

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