FILLED: New PHP Developer Role

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Join our well established UK team as a web developer.  We build and support interactive sites and applications of all kinds, so every project can offer different challenges and solutions.

You'll be involved with a number of projects at any one time ranging from international brands, enterprise public sector organisations through to charities and media sites. We also run several internal projects which you'll have chance to provide input and development for - this is where we often experiment with new ideas, techniques and technologies first.

The technical skills we're looking for:

  • PHP 5, OOP experience.
  • Working knowledge of SQL.
  • Code control for an iterative release process.
  • Comfortable using a terminal command line and scripting.
  • Working in an Agile project management process.
  • Any experience with a testing framework (PHPUnit, Codeception, Behat etc.)

The type of person we’re looking for:

  • Excellent verbal and written communication.
  • Excellent time management with the ability to handle a varying workload, while maintaining a high quality of work.
  • Ability to forge strong relationships with colleagues, clients and suppliers.
  • Calm, considered and methodical.
  • Strong analytical, problem solving, and debugging skills.

Ideally you'll have 2+ years commercial experience of working as part of a team.

Your work will cover a variety of areas, including:

  • Building new applications and sites in PHP from the ground up with the Drupal framework (and in the future Symfony 2).
  • Extending existing Drupal projects which may have been designed and developed by a 3rd party agency.
  • Evaluating new technologies and techniques to improve the teams knowledge and skills.
  • Integration with 3rd party systems to enhance the Drupal offering.
  • 3rd line support for complex cases.
  • Internal projects to create or improve our services.

As you may notice, we love Drupal! So previous experience of the technology and API is helpful but everybody in the team is on hand to provide support for each other when needed.   There's a chance to play with the latest tools and contribute back to the Drupal open source community as part of your daily work.

Most importantly we’re looking for somebody who is friendly, positive, enthusiastic and hungry to learn as part of our team.


We actively encourage staff to further their web skills by attending and presenting at conferences, camps and training days.

Ixis have sponsored, organised and attended Drupalcon, DrupalCamps and DrupalDevDays in Europe every year.

We host fortnightly in-house knowledge sharing sessions enabling the team to present and learn from each other.

Giving back

Ixis want staff to book regular time off from client projects and dedicate your skills contributing back to the open source software we use.


The majority of your work will be carried out on-site at our lovely office in Warrington, Cheshire, UK, but there may be occasionally some travel involved for client meetings from Scotland to the South East and anywhere in-between. Therefore this position will only be suitable for UK residents who are already located in the North West of England or who are willing to relocate to the area.

Why Work For Ixis?

We've been in the Drupal business for over 9 years, it's what we do, whether it's providing consultancy, architecting solutions, developing sites or hosting large scale projects. We think it keeps our staff focused and highly skilled experts in our industry. We care about the open source software we use - and ensure we contribute our time and code back to the projects in our day to day job.

Our business is growing at a rapid rate and this is the perfect time to get onboard, helping us to shape the future of Drupal and its implementation in the UK and Europe.

We work with a wide range of high calibre clients and are well respected by both the Public and Private sector in consultancy, development and hosting. We host and support some of the biggest Drupal sites including The British Council, The Care Quality Commission, Times Education, VSO and Bristol City Council.

We run a fun, friendly, and relaxed office environment as well as regular evening and weekend activities with the team.

As a perk of working on site you’ll be treated to the very best development environment hardware in the shape of a well specced 27” display iMac.

Our office hours are flexible to work around busy traffic periods and family commitments.

The Details

Apply: Submit your cover letter and CV using the form at

Holidays: 28 paid days per year.

Training: An individual budget for training/conference/event ticket fees, accommodation, travel and time off for learning.

No agencies to contact us please.

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