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Denny End Rd
Cambridge, CB25 9PB
United Kingdom

01223 902210

Web Application Developer

Web Application Developer 

We’re looking for a strong, highly motivated back-end web developer.

You will be joining a creative young team developing quality products with a focus on both usability and reliability. You will have a background in web application development with solid database skills and a focus on back-end technologies. You will ideally have experience working in a product development environment.

We’re looking for a self-starter who’s able to work within tight timescales and is really passionate about what they do. This is a rare opportunity to become an integral part of a successful Cambridge start-up. This role offers the chance to shape the company from the ground up while further developing your own skills and interests.


The Company

Qton is an award winning software start-up that specialises in workforce management, scheduling and mobile data capture solutions. Qton’s field service management solution is currently being adopted by some of the largest organisations in the utility industry.



Overview of key responsibilities:

  • PHP development - new features, product enhancements and bug fixing
  • Provide input and ideas on new features, implementation options, tooling and processes 


Skills and Experience

Essential for the role:

  • Excellent knowledge of a popular object oriented programming language, e.g. Java, C#, PHP, Ruby, Python
  • If you have no previous PHP experience, you must be happy to pick it up
  • Strong understanding of object-oriented design, use of design patterns
  • Experience working with MVC frameworks
  • Ability to produce clear lightweight technical documentation
  • Solid understanding of SQL databases, ability to design schemas from scratch
  • Linux experience, ability to work at the command line
  • Experience using version control systems
  • Communication skills and a sense of humour

These skills are not essential for the role but would be beneficial:

  • Experience working in a product development company
  • Strong knowledge of PHP, Yii, JavaScript, jQuery, Java
  • Experience working with several programming languages
  • Application testing discipline through use of unit tests or test driven development
  • Working in an agile development environment
  • Profiling, performance optimisation
  • Experience scaling Web applications
  • Working with Amazon Web Services
  • Knowledge of HTML, CSS and JavaScript
  • Use of caching



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