Senior PHP / LAMP Developer (central Bristol) TL224

Link Maker Systems has an opening for a capable PHP / LAMP Developer, to help develop, maintain and improve our complex online data-driven platform.

The role provides a chance to be part of something worthwhile in the children's social care sector, creating well-written software that helps improve the lives of all looked-after children.

We're a small development team looking to grow our capacity to develop Link Maker, the web application that improves the process of finding adoptive/foster families for children by connecting prospective adopters and foster carers with social workers across the UK.

We take pride in the product that we've developed and value reliability, security and quality in our code; we take an Agile approach and share your belief in clean code and good documentation.

You can help us with
  • There are plans for 2017 and beyond to significantly increase our product offerings
  • Contributing ideas for online chat, API integration with 3rd Party
  • Helping shape and implement new workflow and tooling
We're looking for
  • Proven skills in building large, high volume MVC web applications in PHP / LAMP
  • Someone who works inclusively, with a structured and self motivated approach
  • Good level understanding of SQL, and version control e.g. GitHub / GitLab
  • Solid understanding of Computer Science fundamentals, OOP principles and design patterns
  • Considering Mid level or Senior PHP jobs in Bristol such as: PHP Developer | LAMP Developer | LAMP Web Developer | JavaScript Developer | Full Stack PHP Developer | Back End PHP Developer | Front End Developer | PHP Web Applications Developer
Our current technology mix - we'll help you get up to speed

PHP7 | PHPUnit | Symfony v2 | MySQL 5.7 | Doctrine | Composer | NGINX | Apache | Linux| JavaScript, jQuery | HTML5 | CSS3 | Redis | Bootstrap | Twig and Pusher | and more...

Salary and benefits

  • £35,000 - £45,000 negotiable
  • Office-based but flexible hours | some discretionary home working
  • 23 days holiday, plus public holidays | discretionary training opportunities | hardware of your choice | childcare vouchers | contributory pension scheme (3% | good coffee (and tea)

About us

Link Maker Systems is a dynamic and highly innovative social enterprise. We provide a secure online platform that helps to find placements for children in care, and which also acts as a social network for adopters to share support. Our customers include over 90% of the Local Authorities in England, and we are constantly expanding and improving our systems in order to meet user demands, and to help to improve outcomes for children.


  • central Bristol - 10 mins walk to: Temple Meads station, St Nic's market and Bristol Shopping Quarter

0117 318 2447 | | @we_are_techfolk

RECRUITERS: Link Maker Systems has selected techfolk as our recruitment partner and cold calling is not welcomed