Senior PHP Developer

Location: Sydney, NSW, Australia

Type: Full Time

Min. Experience: Experienced

Soap Creative (B&T Employer of the year, and AdNews 6 times agency of the year), is seeking a Senior Technical Web Developer to join our Sydney Office.

We are a collaborative team of vibrant individuals who are passionate about their craft and committed to producing quality solutions.

Currently, we are seeking experienced technical web developer to work predominantly in PHP on major and minor projects as part of our development team. You will be supported by the Technical Director, testers and team of developers.


As a Senior Technical Web Developer, you will:

Develop efficient web-server solutions, predominantly using PHP, MySQL and Mongo databases.
Possess significant knowledge of complex database concepts (SQL and NoSQL) and assist in establishing standards applied across project teams.
Be able to assist front-end developers and/or Unity developers to develop solutions.
Use necessary server technologies to improve efficiency (e.g. caching, queuing, automation).
Have reasonable HTML, JS and CSS skills, and be prepared to work with others in implementing and editing front-end code.
Have a knowledge and/or willingness to use alternative solutions (e.g. NodeJS, Python) where necessary.
Maintain files in source control.
Assist in monitoring and debugging servers and solution (predominantly AWS).
Design and develop technical web/server solutions for large user bases; suggest alternative technical solutions to meet client requirements more efficiently, and/or with greater reusability, and/or longer life.
Identify reusable code from previous projects and ensure the high quality creation of the code.
Assist in defining, communicating and enforce coding standards.
Offer technical support across practices in offering definition and positioning.


Who You Are:

Have over 5 years working with PHP, web servers and database solutions.
Great mentoring skills, with the ability to work with others to help them improve.
Excellent at problem solving software solutions.
Have an open mind towards researching, using and implementing new technologies.
Preferably worked in an agency environment.

A good attitude, team player and a desire to go that extra mile are key factors we'll be looking for in applicants.


About Soap

Soap is a creative digital agency - and a multi-skilled team of creatives, strategists, planners, producers, writers, designers, developers, testers, thinkers and tinkerers.


Soap launched as a games-focused studio in 2002, and have steadily evolved into an integrated agency (with a digital specialism) servicing a breadth of clients.


We achieved this growth through two core beliefs - firstly, every decision at Soap is culturally led, because where culture leads, success and happiness follow.  Secondly, we believe brands brands must follow the PLAY MAKE DO philosophy to embed themselves within popular culture - brands must PLAY an active role in the cultural landscape, MAKE compelling content that competes with broadcasters and publishers, and must DO things that make people’s lives easier and richer.


By doing so, Soap’s work doesn’t just compete with other advertising - it competes with the entire digital communications landscape.


Soap is part of the Dentsu Aegis Network and is the Soap HQ is in Ultimo, NSW.

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