WordPress PHP Developer

Salary (£40,000 to £45,000 DOE)

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Job Description

We are seeking a WordPress PHP Developer to join our close knit team in Manchester with experience in web-based technology and development of front end systems. We prefer close collaboration, so you need to be a great communicator and have solid interpersonal skills. Maintaining strong expertise and knowledge of current and emerging technologies and products is key. You will collaborate with teams across the business to design and develop new UI/UX for various products including websites, web apps, MVT (A/B/n), internal tools, etc.

What does the job involve?

  • Developing WordPress themes & plugins
  • Developing tools for our users to use across the portfolio
  • Develop product features with minimal supervision.
  • Design, build and maintain efficient, useable, and reliable front end applications
  • Maintenance of cloud application environments (AWS/Google Cloud)
  • Help maintain code quality, organization and automation
  • Turn wireframes into interactive prototypes
  • Turn prototypes into production-ready code

So, who do we want?


  • 2+ years commercial front end development experience
  • Strong sense of web design and an understanding of UX best Practices, cross-platform compatibility, responsive design principles
  • Eagerness to work in a collaborative environment, including teaching and learning.

Essential skills

  • Highly competent in WordPress
  • Proven experience in developing themes and plugins
  • Experience of WordPress / PHP Development
  • Experience JavaScript (ES6) / React JS of Angular JS (including redux and webhooks)
  • CSS frameworks / libraries
  • Node JS based tooling (Gulp / Webpack etc.)
  • Experience of cloud solutions WordPress hosted solutions
  • SQL

Preferable skills

We plan to map out a strong technical vision for the platform so you should expect to be working with the following::

  • Experience of Angular JS although we will be evaluating the right javascript framework for the future including react or vue.js
  • Ruby on Rails / PHP / Python / Stacks, .Net Core
  • Redux / React
  • Node JS based tooling (Gulp / Webpack etc.)
  • Experience of cloud solutions / AWS / Google Cloud / Azure
  • AB Testing frameworks
  • Page Speed Performance Tools


Solid understanding of the practical application of agile development methods

  • TDD/ Unit testing /Jest
  • XP
  • Solid Principles
  • Data Structures and Algorithms


Additional preferred skills:

  • Development and deployment using Linux or UNIX systems.
  • Source code management using Git and bug tracking software, especially Jira
  • An understanding of accessibility and WCAG standards
  • Passion for gaming, e-sports and PC tech
  • Creating CI/CD Pipelines


  • Financial
    • Company Pension Scheme – 3% Employer Contribution
    • Company Share scheme
    • Recruitment referral fee of £250 per person recruited
    • Tech Giveaway Lottery
    • Employee rewards programme
  • Health & Wellbeing
    • 22 days Holiday plus bank holiday
    • Private Medical Insurance & Wellbeing (Private GP, Physio, Mental Health, Dental included and discounts on Gym Membership, health tech, Free Apple Watch, Free Amazon Prime, plus lots more)
    • Additional Holiday added to your annual allowance per year of service (Up to a max of 10)
    • Flexible working with core hours being between 10.am – 4pm
    • Free Access to Mental Health App
  • Giving Back
    • Opportunity to get involved Charitable causes and the business will give you paid days to do.
    • Opportunity to get involved in Business Charitable days (e.g. 24 Hour Gaming to raise money for Macmillan)
    • Personal Charitable Boosts from BGFG
  • Social
    • Gaming nights / 5 a side Football
  • Office
    • Modern creative open plan office with sofas seating, collaborative and gaming areas
    • Pool Table
    • Table Tennis
    • Free food (monthly munchies, bagel Fridays, fresh fruit & snacks and coffee and tea on tap)

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