Web / PHP Developer (central Bristol) TL262

Swoop Travel is hiring a web / PHP software developer, advancing the software that enables the travel experience of a lifetime to Antarctica, Patagonia and the Arctic.

Tech is the engine that drives every interaction at Swoop, with both internal and external customers. Building on your strengths and aspirations, you will gain new skills from exciting projects around our three popular travel websites, our CRM and CMS, our adventure planning application and more.

Collaborating on a multi-skilled technical team of seven, you will also be empowered to contribute to key discussions around our technology roadmap, architecture, design, technology choice, tooling and improvement.

It may be that you enjoy a full stack approach, or relish the back end elements, or have been developing content driven websites and seek a new challenge. We will consider you on your individual merit.

You don't need a passion for travel or the great outdoors to join us, but you will likely find our enthusiasm infectious. Above all, we will welcome your fresh thinking and desire to write great software.

Upcoming projects include

  • Progressive web application, Swoop's new 'adventure planner'
  • Establishing and maturing our software development processes
  • Investigating new tooling and libraries
  • Helping maintain and advance our environment and services
  • Improvement of staff workflow, UI and gamification
  • < your idea here >

We are looking for

  • Someone who is adaptable, curious, diligent and has good empathy
  • Familiarity with PHP - even if this hasn't been your main language
  • Competency with any of: SQL, JavaScript and HTML 5
  • An openness to using different languages and exploring new technology
  • An inclusive, structured and self-motivated approach
  • You may be considering mid-level PHP jobs in Bristol such as: PHP Developer | LAMP Developer | Full Stack PHP Developer | Back End PHP Developer | PHP Web Applications Developer | LAMP Web Developer

You may bring new skills or interests to the team, such as

  • D3.js, data analysis, animations / SVG
  • Responsive web applications or native app development
  • Node.js, automation

Our current technology mix - we'll help you get up to speed

PHP | CodeIgnitor | Maria / MySQL | Apache | Linux | JavaScript | React | REST | JSON | JIRA | Git | Trello | Agile, Scrum, implementing TDD

Salary and benefits

  • £30,000 - £40,000+ negotiable
  • Newly renovated, developer-friendly, working environment | specify your workstation, OS and tools of choice | time off in lieu of development spikes | attendance or participation at tech conferences is encouraged | discretionary training
  • Discretionary flexible working (including some remote) – talk with us about what you need
  • Company performance-related overseas away days, in Summer 2019 | possibility of an all-expenses-paid overseas 'recce' trip | travel insurance | secure indoor bicycle parking | showers
  • Discretionary monthly company performance-related bonus
  • 25 days holiday, plus your birthday and public holidays

About us

Swoop Travel is a profitable (£10m turnover), privately-owned travel agency. Currently with 30 staff, we specialise in adventurous trips to Antarctica, Patagonia and the Arctic. Swoop is heading towards being the global number one for our destinations and a stand-out brand in the travel industry, and has grown consistently year on year since the company was founded in 2010. Swoop likes to work directly with local operators in Patagonia to support the local economy and community, and endeavours to have a positive environmental impact. https://www.swoop-patagonia.com/about-us

Located: central Bristol, just off Park Street; easy walking distance of a park, shops and city amenities

Even if your CV isn't ready, please talk with Vittoria at techfolk to find out more:

0117 318 2447 | hello@techfolk.co.uk | @we_are_techfolk

RECRUITERS: Swoop has selected techfolk as our recruitment partner for this position and cold calling is not welcomed