Junior Server Side Developer


If you are interested in applying, please email your CV to
Steve Judge, Lead Developer at steve@speed.agency or call on 01832 280 032


Job Description

Junior Server Side Developer

Speed Agency is looking for a Junior Server Side Developer to join our growing team of technical perfectionists to deliver ambitious projects for an exciting range of clients.

The ideal candidate needs to be self-sufficient, motivated, and enthusiastic, with a passion for technological advancements and personal professional growth.

We use a range of technologies and methodologies. Candidates will need to be proficient in, or willing to learn our technical stack and workflows, and work well autonomously, but also as part of a collaborative team on larger projects.

Our developers work on a wide range of projects from microsites to complex websites with multiple integrations and modules; developed on our bespoke Laravel-based CMS, and bespoke Software as a Service and online software solutions, as well as WordPress.


Job Responsibilities:

  • Implementing technical server-side solutions
  • Hitting specifications well, on time, and with minimal bugs
  • Writing high quality, clean code that is paired with automated unit and integration tests.


Tech Stack & Methodologies

This is the tech stack we use. The more experience you have with any of the below the better, but do not feel you need to be a master of them all.

  • Skills
    • Required
      • Good understanding of Object Oriented Programming.
      • Some exposure of RESTful API Development.
      • Experience working with SQL databases (such as MySQL, MariaDB, SQLite, PostgreSQL)
    • Great to have, but not required
      • Experience with source control, in particular, Git and pull requests
      • Experience with automated browser testing (Dusk, Selenium)
      • Experience with Linux environments
      • Experience with containerization tools (such as Docker, Kubernetes)
  • Languages
    • Required
      • PHP
      • SQL
    • Great to have, but not required
      • Go
      • Node
      • Python
      • JavaScript (ES5, ES6)
      • HTML, CSS
  • Frameworks
    • Required
      • Laravel (or experience with other MVC frameworks such as Symfony)
    • Great to have but not required
      • WordPress
      • VueJS
  • Tools
    • Ubuntu 18.04 – 20.04
    • NPM
    • Composer
    • GitGulp
    • Docker
    • REDIS
  • Software
    • MacOS
    • PHPStorm
    • Figma


  • Salary bracket between £20k-£30k, depending on experience
  • 25 days holiday + birthday + bank holidays
  • 4% employer pension contribution
  • Companywide profit bonuses
  • Personal development investment
  • Great social calendar
  • Vibrant, ambitious culture


Steve Judge

Written by Steve Judge

Lead Developer