Server Side Developer


If you are interested in applying, please email your CV to
Jo Thacker, Managing Director at or call on 01832 280032


Job Description

Server Side Developer

Speed Agency is looking for a 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:

  • Design of 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
      • Experience creating automated unit and integration tests.
      • Strong understanding of Object Oriented Programming.
      • Strong understanding of RESTful API Development.
      • Experience working with SQL databases (such as MySQL, MariaDB, SQLite, PostgreSQL)
      • Experience with source control, in particular, Git and pull requests.
      • Understanding of modern software design patterns.
    • Great to have, but not required
      • Experience with automated browser testing (Dusk, Selenium)
      • Experience with Amazon Web Services.
      • Experience with Linux server administration.
      • Experience with containerization tools (such as Docker, Kubernetes)
  • Languages
    • Required
      • PHP 7
      • 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 £30k-£40k, 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