Senior PHP Developer

Salary: £35,000 - £45,000 per annum (depending on experience)

Company Introduction

Swipe & Tap is a mobile app development company based in Leicester. We specialise in creating bespoke mobile applications to help business improve productivity and to save time and money.

Our mission is to create beautiful software for mobile and web, which is simple to use and helps businesses become more effective, utilising technology.

Job Description

We are looking for a Senior PHP Developer to join our growing team.

As the Senior PHP Developer, you will help lead the design and development of our web projects, along with mentoring junior developers on various client projects along with our company products to ensure projects are developed to a high standard and delivered on time and budget.

Our core business works on delivering powerful web systems, APIs & native mobile apps for our clients, along with working on our own products.

The role will require you to work from our Leicester office.


  • Writing high-quality, highly testable code.
  • Working collaboratively with Project Managers and other developers to define and plan upcoming work.
  • Reviewing code, and engage in architectural discussions.
  • Mentoring junior developers where required.
  • Deploying websites to dev and production environments. 
  • Continuously discover, evaluate and implement new technologies to maximise development efficiency. 
  • Look for ways to automate common tasks to help free up time. 
  • Sharing knowledge and seeing out opportunities to learn other parts of the software stack. 
  • Collaborate with the team to ensure the client’s requirements are met.
  • Contribute to project planning and estimates
  • Monitor progress of work items, and take appropriate action to stay on schedule.
  • Help support client AdHoc Support requests
  • Help maintain code quality with other team members.
  • Attend meetings with clients as and when required.
  • Maintain and develop in-house projects as needs are identified.

Key Skills

  • PHP 7+, MySQL, Code design Including OOP practices
  • Full understanding of good development techniques (Clean Code, TDD, Refactoring techniques) and able to demonstrate this understanding.
  • Solid experience in Laravel / Symfony.
  • Ability to problem solve alone and as a team. 
  • Minimum 3 years experience as a developer
  • Expertise in software development lifecycles and releases.
  • A good understanding of Restful APIs 
  • A clear understanding of the JSON data format.
  • Experience in Code Review & Mentoring and leadership.
  • A keen passion for software development and the ability to map out an idea to a full project spec. 
  • Modern Git developer workflows
  • AWS Experience

About You

  • Self-motivated and able to achieve deadlines and work independently
  • Problem-solving with a desire to continue to develop technology skills
  • Good communication skills and team working capability
  • Positive and logical approach together with a willingness to learn.
  • Attention to detail and a passion for quality.
  • The desire to create the best web systems possible.

Perks & Benefits


A day off on your birthday.

Training Budget

Annual training budget to help develop you further.


Unlimited Coffee

Spotify Premium

Annual free membership to Spotify Premium.

Eye Care Vouchers

Annual eye test vouchers.

Headphones Voucher

£30 towards headphones of your choice.

Company Pension

Enrollment in our company pension scheme.

Perkbox Benefits

Access to employee benefits and rewards via Perkbox.