PHP Web Application Developer

Position: PHP Web Application Developer

Location: Exeter, Devon, EX2 8NB

Salary: £24,000 - £36,000 DOE

Hours: 09:00 – 17:30 MON – FRI

About Us

Imperial Cars are a multi award winning used car dealership with branches across the UK. We currently sit at 9th place in the list of the ‘Top 50 Independent Used Cars Retailers in the UK’ (Source: MotorTrader magazine - Nov 2017) and are widely recognised as the Nation’s favourite and fastest growing Used Car Dealer Group.

The Role

An exciting opportunity has arisen at our Exeter Branch for a PHP Web Application Developer! If you want to join a small, dynamic, and agile development team in a fast-moving environment, working on new features and applications which support day to day operations, then keep reading…

Essential Requirements - Web Development Technologies

We use web development technologies to build a range of web applications which are used across our business. We use PHP, so experience in PHP, or a similar modern OOP programming language such as Java or C# is essential. Our applications use the MySQL database - we make heavy use of this, so a good working knowledge of SQL is key.

We use Git for version control, and our servers run Linux. We work on MacOS because it’s Unix underpinnings make it easier to set up a development environment. Successful candidates must have a working knowledge of:

• PHP (with a Framework, Laravel is what we are using)

• Git (version control)

• JavaScript

• SQL

Bonus Points - Advanced Tools Capabilities

We haven’t specified the number of years of experience required, but we are looking for people who can hit the ground running. In addition to the tools above, we also use the Laravel framework extensively. Experience with this or similar frameworks would be very useful. We use jQuery and React in different areas of the project and in some instances we use Node.js. We deploy AWS for hosting on Linux instances. So ideally, you’ll also have a good working knowledge of these tools:

• Laravel

• jQuery

• React

• Node

• Linux

• AWS

We’ve assessed ourselves as 10/12 on the Joel Test and we’re more than happy to discuss this and how we might improve our processes and tools.

Benefits

• Employee Action Days i.e. Go Karting, Clay Pigeon Shooting, and Quad Biking etc.

• Preferential Finance Rates when purchasing a car from the company

• Holiday – 20 days paid holiday plus 8 days Statutory Bank Holidays

• Friends and Family Car Repairs, Servicing, and MOT’s

• Discounted RAC Breakdown Cover

• Company Pension Scheme

• Employee Referral Bonus

• Annual Christmas Party

• Ben – Support for Life

More Information

Our aim is to change and improve the way people buy used cars by acquiring and preparing the very best vehicles, offering full vehicle information online in a transparent way, ensuring our cars are always competitively priced and by offering excellent customer value, service and aftercare.

We are proud of the reputation we have built among motorists across the UK and we continuously explore ways to improve our offering, service and aftercare.

Our ethos of “car buying made simple” has proven very successful and is highly dependent on our ability to manage vehicle data and control our business processes. This capability is underpinned by our long term investment in a strong, very capable, small team of developers working alongside our Finance, Buying, Vehicle Preparation, Marketing, Retail, Sales Support and Service Centre teams.

Our multi-award winning Dealership Management System and Website have been developed internally and continues to rapidly expand in terms of features, user interactions and data delivery both internally and to our front end websites and marketing channels.

We have a vision for the future for this business changing capability and now need to strengthen our Web Applications Development activity with the very best developers who have the enthusiasm and skills to join our fast moving, dynamic team.

We can offer you a fast moving, varied work environment with interesting, very active projects. Our Web Applications Development team is in direct contact with business users (rather than being considered a backroom resource) and help us drive our business forward in terms of growth, efficiency and capability for the future.

**According to Auto Trader’s ‘Motor Trader Magazine’, Imperial Cars currently sit at 10th place in the list of the ‘Top 50 Independent Used Cars Retailers in the UK’

In the recent 2017 ‘Car Dealer Magazine Awards’ we were voted 1st in the ‘Used Car Supermarket of the Year’ category

**In the 2016 ‘Car Dealer Magazine Awards’ we were 2nd in the ‘Used Car Supermarket of the Year’ category, and also 2nd in the top 140 of ‘Most Influential Dealers on Twitter’

We currently have 12 branches in the UK: Southampton, Chertsey, Northampton, Portsmouth, Fleet, Swanwick, Halesowen, Mountsorrel, Exeter, Ipswich, Newport Pagnell, and Grangemouth in Scotland

**In the Auto Trader ‘Click’ awards we were voted ‘Used Car Supermarket of the Year’ in 2015, ‘Digital Forecourt of the Year’ in 2016, ‘Data Driven Retailer of the Year’ in 2017, and ‘Digital Retailer of the Year’ in 2017

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Location Exeter
Driving Licence Required
Benefits Holiday – 20 days paid holiday (increases with level of service) plus 8 days Statutory Bank Holidays / Employee Action Days i.e. Go Karting, Clay Pigeon Shooting, and Quad Biking etc. / Preferential Finance Rates when purchasing a car from the company / Friends and Family Car Repairs, Servicing, and MOT’s / Annual Christmas Party & Awards Evening / Employee Assistance Programme (EAP) / Discounted RAC Breakdown Cover / Company Pension Scheme / Employee Referral Bonus / Life Insurance
Working Hours09:00 - 17:30 Mon - Fri
Salary£24,000 - £36,000 DOE
Closing Date05th May 2019

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