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Job Posting: Seeks PHP Programmer/Web Developer (Central London)
January 08, 2008 @ 15:24:00

Location Central London, UK
Title PHP Programmer/Web Developer

Join an exciting internet start-up in the early stages and help us build a fantastic business. is a marketplace for construction and home improvement projects, bringing homeowners and tradesmen together. The company was founded by an American stonemason after his frustration with the poor state of builders' reputations in the UK. Buildersite was a winner at Seedcamp, the Europe-wide funding competition for Internet Start-ups.

We are looking for an outstanding PHP programmer to come on board and work with our technical director to improve and its associated systems.

Some key goals for our developers is to ensure that any code they create is easy to maintain and scaleable. To help you acheive this, we make use of modern object orientated techniques and the symfony framework. If you came on board you would be a key member of staff and the lead developer of the application.

This is a full time office based position in London for a start up. You should be prepared to work hard to help us get the system ready.

Required skills/experience

  • Excellent PHP (Ideally 3+ years commercial experience building medium to large web applications)
  • Good knowledge and experience of the symfony framework (Unfortunately we really need someone who has used symfony)
  • Good javascript (We use javascript and ajax where appropriate)
  • Good XHTML/HTML (The ability to hand code them)
  • A good understanding of SQL and Databases (in particular PostgresSQL & MySQL)
  • Good written and oral communication skills (In english, additional languages are an advantage)
  • A drive to learn new things and improve your technical skills
  • Good problem solving skills without requiring direction

Desired skills/experience

  • Computer Science Degree (Although not essential, having a CS degree will put you ahead)
  • Design and Usability (You don't need to be able to design but it is a big plus if you can)
  • An understanding of the construction industry
  • Knowledge of apache, debian and systems administration
  • A good understanding of natural SEO

We are offering a competitive salary which will be based on your level of experience and value we think you will bring to the business.

A share options scheme is also currently being set up and a number of options may be included in your package.

If you would like to apply for this job please send an email with a copy of your CV, a covering letter to

Please note we will only consider you if you have the right to work in the UK.

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