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Senior PHP Developer

Job Category:
Software Developer/Engineer
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Level of IT Experience:
1-5 Years
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Competitive Salary Offered
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Wrap-up of Role

It’s exciting times at EssentialSkillz as we grow our company!

Based in our attractive offices in Galway, we have a new opportunity for a PHP Developer to join our close-knit team!

Who Are We?

EssentialSkillz was founded in Galway in 2001 and is the market leading provider of Health & Safety eLearning in the UK. We require passionate people who care about making a contribution to join our equally committed team in Galway and play an integral part in our future growth and success.

  • We enjoy success through the delivery of results

  • We build long term relationships based on honesty and reliability

  • We develop a sense of belonging, enjoyment and fulfilment

  • We enjoy a work environment of trust and collaboration

Summary of Responsiblities

  • Solve complex performance problems and architectural challenges

  • Writing clean, fast PHP to a high standard, in a timely and scalable way

  • Work in a development team working on B2B web applications

  • contribute with suggestions / improvements to software

  • exposure to latest tools/technologies like REST, HTML5 / CSS3, jQuery, Node.js, MongoDB, SSO, LDAP

  • Exposure to e-learning industry (SCORM, xAPI, etc.)

  • Writing code for primary application.


  • 3+ years practical object-oriented PHP experience

  • knowledge and understanding of SQL (preferably MySQL)

  • HTML/CSS/Javascript

  • 3 years + experience with SVN / GIT

  • Experience in MVC frameworks is advantageous but not essential (CakePHP, CodeIgniter, Laravel, Zend)


  • Degree in Information Technology or related Qualification.

Skills & Attributes

  • Ability to effectively manage time, prioritise tasks and work within deadlines with little supervision

  • attention to detail

  • ability to understand and work with existing source code

  • good problem solving skills with a "can-do" attitude

What can we offer you

No day is the same in EssentialSkillz - we are a motivated, driven team of individuals united by a shared passion for e-learning and first class customer service. We offer learning and growth opportunities and reward hard work and results.

Benefits include:

  • Training

  • Generous Health Allowance

  • Flexi Hours

  • Career Development opportunities

  • 50% Employee Discount in nearby Restaurant

  • Kitchen stocked with soups, salads and fruit.

  • Cake Day every Friday!

  • Excellent working conditions: you'll be working with a very cool team in a great office.

More About Us

EssentialSkillz is a well-established and respected, specialist eLearning company with a market leading product. Offering Health & Safety and Risk & Governance solutions, we have an impressive portfolio of Blue Chip clients throughout the UK, Europe and the USA.

Our best selling product is ErgoWize, a cost-effective and time-saving DSE training and risk assessment software solution that enables our customers to easily comply with the DSE regulations. Other subjects covered by our award-winning courses range from Manual Handling to Safe Driving, Safety Induction, Safety for Managers, Stress & Wellbeing, Environmental Awareness, and Fire Safety.

  • More than 400 blue chip customers worldwide with over 500,000 employees using our eLearning courses

  • Deloitte Tech Fast50 Winner - 2015, 2016, 2017

  • 95% customer retention rate

  • Outstanding, consistent year-on-year growth since 2001

  • Over 40 eLearning courses - we're working with respected industry bodies for compliance with the highest standards

  • Over 2 million training sessions delivered

  • Every year sees at least 40% more training sessions delivered than the previous year

Contact Details:
Tel: 091394350
Contact: HR Manager

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