Lead Developer – PHP

£45000 - £55000 per annum 
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Role: Lead Developer – PHP

Location: Birmingham

Salary: £45,000 – £55,000

Skills: Leading Development teams PHP, MySQL, Laravel, LAMP, MVC

We have a fantastic opportunity live for a Lead PHP Developer to join an innovative evolving FinTech business based in the heart of Birmingham. You must have a strong commercial background as a Lead PHP Developer and experience of the PHP LAMP stack to continue to lead the existing team and manage the development of their core platform.

The Role:

  • Leading the continued development of our core platform
  • Leading projects to realise new product ideas
  • Leading the existing development team
  • Using your creativity and passion for technology to drive forward innovative solutions, helping to streamline and improve the platform and the user experience
  • Deal with sensitive information and uphold confidentiality and sensitivity at all times

Essential Skills:

The successful Lead Developer should have:

  • Excellent knowledge of the LAMP stack
  • Knowledge of OO PHP and MVC
  • Expertise in the Laravel framework
  • Highly Proficient in HTML5, CSS3, jQuery
  • Excellent Knowledge of MySQL
  • Previous experience developing RESTful web services and both client / server-side components
  • Experience with Version Control – GIT, SVN, Mercurial
  • Passion for User Experience (UX) and Customer Experience (CX)
  • Excellent communication skills and ability to communicate within all levels of a business
  • Good problem solver with a passion for using the latest technologies
  • Team player, friendly, approachable with a flexible attitude
  • Excellent attention to detail with the ability to spot errors and question information received
  • Ability to work under pressure and manage conflicting deadlines
  • Analytical and enquiring mind
  • Resilient and persistent
  • Passionate about working in a growth-stage business


  • DIS 3 x Salary
  • PMI (private medical insurance)
  • Family friendly policies
  • Pension
  • Perkbox
  • Start and finish times flexible to suit

Coburg Banks IT specialise in recruiting in a variety of areas including: Development, IT Support, Programme and Project Management, Business Analysts and Testing as well as mid to senior level IT appointments. We would welcome the opportunity of helping you in your career, so please send a copy of your CV to us

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