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County Down, Northern Ireland


PHP Developer

  • Established in 2005, Synergy Learning is a leading learning technologies company, located in Holywood, Co Down. We’re a global leader in the design and development of custom eLearning solutions, having helped clients in over 40 different countries through more than 1000 projects. We are a certified Moodle and Mahara Partner and have been named Global Lead Seller for Totara. We work in partnership with clients as diverse as Ryanair and The Kennel Club to help them improve their performance through learning and development. By using results-driven technologies, we create solutions for them to excite, engage and empower learners.


    Developers turn customer feature requirements & requests into reality. They improve & expand the functionality of the systems. Developers understand in-depth how the applications are built. They provide advice into how the application should function & suggest improvements where possible. 


    • Must have at least 3 or more year’s experience in a Development role. 
    • The successful candidate must have a strong desire to always help colleagues when they are stuck on a problem. This skill must remain strong even when working on your own development projects. 
    • Educated to degree level or equivalent in a relevant discipline 


    • Develop plugins & core changes for Virtual Learning Environments in PHP 
    • Guarantee high quality, on-time and on-budget delivery of projects 
    • Ensure highest quality of documentation 
    • Work collaboratively with all colleagues to ensure highest standard of all development activities 
    • Review scheduled project tasks for time estimation accuracy 
    • Demonstrate best practice approach to documentation & encourage colleagues to do the same 
    • Suggest and help implement changes and optimisations to current development processes and workflows 


    • Have in-depth knowledge of PHP and best practices
    • In-depth knowledge of JavaScript, JQuery, AJAX & HTML
    • Analyse Specification documents for accuracy and clarity
    • Strong knowledge of LAMP (Linux, Apache, MySQL, PHP)
    • Expert in Virtual Learning Environments (specifically Moodle & Totara) Strong communication, initiative & collaboration skills
    • Git Version Control best practices
    • Excellent knowledge of PHP Unit & behat testing
    • Linux Shell scripting 


    • Works collaboratively with all project stakeholders & with all colleagues. Is led & mentored by the Lead PHP Developer
    • Reports to Head of Operations.


    • Senior Developer
    • Lead Developer
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