Fullstack PHP Developer

AJ Bell -

Full-time (Permanent)
Published on
8 September 2021
30 September 2021

We are looking to recruit a full stack PHP web developer to join our digital team with primary responsibility for the development and maintenance of our leading online Shares brand and for developing and maintaining our award winning cloud based web applications.

What does the job involve?

If creating high-quality web applications and learning new technologies is your thing then this role could be for you. Your primary focus will be development of our Shares web site and associated APIs, bringing the code up to date, conforming to our internal standards whilst seeking to incorporate the latest technologies.

Within a wider digital team, following agile processes & principles, you will ensure a high level of code quality. Working closely with developers, front-end designers & system architects will provide a great opportunity to demonstrate both your front and backend skills.

We are looking for motivated and passionate candidates with a commitment to collaborative problem solving, clean code and creating high quality products.


  • Create and maintain Shares Magazine website
  • Develop and maintain the Shares Events & Stock Market Wire subsites
  • Build and expose internal API services
  • Work collaboratively with the business stakeholders to build new features
  • Design, build & maintain highly performant, reliable and reusable code
  • Troubleshoot debug and identify bugs or performance issues
  • Consume external 3rd party APIs and services
  • Support the business led Mailjet email campaigns
  • Work towards standardised development and deployment processes
  • Migrate legacy monolithic code stack to micro service framework


  • Excellent communication and interpersonal skills
  • Knowledge and experience of Agile principles and practices
  • Experienced with SDLC and project development
  • Experience with micro services beneficial
  • Experience with AWS technologies beneficial
  • Extremely hard working with a high level of output and quality

Knowledge & Skills

Core language and platform skills:

  • Object orientated PHP 5.3 upwards - essential
  • Knowledge of React, Vue.js or Node.js - essential
  • PHP Zend 1 upwards
  • CMS experience (wordpress, graphCMS)
  • Good understanding of Javascript & JQuery
  • Knowledge of Typescript beneficial
  • Experience with GraphQL beneficial
  • GIT
  • MYSQL & mongoDB

Familiar with the following frameworks:

  • React
  • PHP Zend Framework 2 & 3 / Laravel / Symfony etc
  • Node
  • jQuery

About us:

AJ Bell is one of the fastest-growing investment platform businesses in the UK, with over 368,000 customers using our award-winning platform propositions to manage assets totalling more than £70.4 billion. Having listed on the Main Market of the London Stock Exchange in December 2018, AJ Bell is now a FTSE 250 company.

Headquartered in Manchester with an office in central London, we now have 900 employees and have been named one of the Sunday Times ‘100 Best Companies to Work For’ for three consecutive years.

Additional Information:

There are opportunities for growth and professional development for members wanting to progress within their career including induction training and our study support scheme which is part of our benefits package.

At AJ Bell you can expect a friendly working environment with a strong sense of team work, we have a great sense of pride in what we do and this is reflected in our guiding principles.

There is an active programme of social events throughout the year, which are open to all employees.

What we offer:

  • Regular remote working
  • Discretionary bonus scheme
  • Buy as you earn share scheme
  • Contributory pension
  • Dedicated time for proof-of-concepts and assessing new tech
  • Support to attend conferences, events, and meet-ups
  • 24 days holiday increasing to 30 with length of service
  • Holiday buy scheme
  • Enhanced maternity and paternity
  • Death in service cover
  • Confidential 24/7 365 employee assistance helpline
  • Paid volunteering days
  • Bike loan scheme
  • Season ticket loan portal
  • Plus, much more

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