Mid/Senior-level Back-end Developer: PHP

Reporting to: Lead Developer
Location: Bristol, with remote working

Employee Referral Bounty Eligible

The company:

We are the UK’s leading app and digital platform for Electric Vehicle (EV) drivers, enabling them to search for charge points, plan journeys, pay for charging and share insights with other EV drivers. We aim to provide EV drivers with peace of mind and the confidence to drive any length of journey in their EV.

We are a high growth company with a market-leading tech brand. With the backing of Good Energy, the leading renewable energy company, Zap-Map’s mission is to accelerate the shift to electric vehicles and help the drive towards zero carbon mobility. We are currently in the process of securing funding that will accelerate our growth and allow us to address new markets. 

Zap-Map attracts more than 250,000 cross platform users per month. We are the go-to data source for the industry. We facilitate news and updates and provide tools for current and prospective EV drivers.

We enable the Zap-Map community to add daily status and info updates to charging points and make their home and work charge points available to other EV drivers as part of the peer-to-peer Zap-Home and Zap-Work network. We also allow users to pay for charging on participating networks using Zap-Pay.

With over 10 years of industry experience and unique data sets, Zap-Map offers a range of B2B services including promotion, content, data and market insights. 

The role:

We are looking for a Mid/Senior-level Back-End Developer to join a growing team supporting our roadmap to become a global electric vehicle (EV) charging platform. The role requires back-end skills within a LAMP stack, experience of using PHP frameworks and knowledge of DevOps. You will be actively involved in all aspects of web development and provide key creative input to the company. 

The role provides a chance to play a leading role in a new and disruptive sector, creating well-written software driving high-quality user interfaces in the EV space. While the current tech-team includes mid- and senior-level developers, plans are in place to increase team size over the coming year to focus on website and app development as well as maintaining existing desktop tools and mobile apps.

The role offers a variety of responsibilities and an opportunity to get hands-on experience within a digital business in a fast-expanding sector. As we are already the market leader in the UK, now is a great time to join us. We always welcome fresh ideas and we are positive about continuous improvements as our operation matures and the team grows. Professional development is encouraged, and training will be provided where required.

Essential skills

  • *  BSc in Computer Science (or equivalent)
  • *  4+ years’ experience with PHP, MySQL (or other relational databases)
  • *  Experience of PHP Frameworks (Laravel, Zend, Symphony 2, etc)
  • *  Experience of working with REST APIs
  • *  Understanding of OOP and software design patterns
  • *  Use Git version control system, and of working in agile environment

Preferential skills

  • *  Experience of DevOps (Kubernetes, AWS, Jenkins, Nagios, etc)
  • *  Implementation of authentication platforms (OAuth, AWS Cognito, etc)
  • *  Working with modern JavaScript frameworks (React, Angular, etc)
  • *  Experience of unit testing / PHPUnit

Required attributes

  • *  Ability to thrive in a dynamic, fast-growing scale-up
  • *  Willingness to work independently and as part of a team
  • *  Experience of leading and managing team members
  • *  Good written and verbal communication skills 
  • *  Commitment to accuracy, a logical approach and attention to detail
  • *  A keen interest in writing clean, maintainable code
  • *  Interest in keeping up to date with current and emerging web technologies

Our offer

The EV market is growing at an extraordinary pace. Working at Zap-Map means working in a dynamic and innovative organisation, where new ideas and developments need to be actioned and deployed quickly, with each day bringing new challenges. As one of the leading aggregator businesses in this space, you’ll have the chance to actively contribute to a more sustainable future.

In addition to a competitive salary your package includes:

  • *  Performance-related annual bonus scheme.
  • *  Pension & Benefits scheme.
  • *  Flexible working options available.
  • *  Professional training and mentoring to extend your skills.

How to apply

To formally apply, please send a covering letter together with your CV to alibates@zap-map.com. Direct applications only please. No CVs will be acknowledged or accepted from recruitment agencies.

Posted: February 2022