PHP Developer

Galway, IE Competitive

It’s exciting times at EssentialSkillz as we grow our company!
Based in our attractive offices in Galway, we have a new opportunity for a PHP Developer to join our close-knit team!

EssentialSkillz was founded in Galway in 2001 and is the market leading provider of Health & Safety eLearning in the UK. We require passionate people who care about making a contribution to join our equally committed team in Galway and play an integral part in our future growth and success.

  • We enjoy success through the delivery of results
  • We build long-term relationships based on honesty and reliability
  • We develop a sense of belonging, enjoyment and fulfillment
  • We enjoy a work environment of trust and collaboration

Summary of Responsibilities

  • Solve complex performance problems and architectural challenges
  • Writing clean, fast PHP to a high standard, in a timely and scalable way
  • Work in a development team working on B2B web applications
  • Contribute with suggestions / improvements to software
  • Collaborate with the back-end development team to develop and maintain highly reliable and robust APIs
  • Develop and execute unit test cases, deliver quality code to the test team
  • Exposure to latest tools/technologies like REST, HTML5 / CSS3, jQuery, Node.js, MongoDB, SSO, LDAP
  • Exposure to e-learning industry (SCORM, xAPI, etc.)
  • Writing code for primary application.

Experience Required:

  • 3+ years practical object-oriented PHP experience
  • knowledge and understanding of SQL (preferably MySQL)
  • HTML/CSS/Javascript
  • 3 years + experience with SVN / GIT
  • Experience in MVC frameworks is advantageous but not essential (CakePHP, CodeIgniter,Laravel, Zend)


  • Degree in Information Technology or related Qualification.


  • Ability to effectively manage time, prioritise tasks and work within deadlines with little supervision
  • Attention to detail
  • Ability to understand and work with existing source code
  • Good problem solving skills with a "can-do" attitude

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