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At names.co.uk we work with cutting edge technology to provide the latest professional online products and services for our customers.

Behind the technology we have a lot of talented, skilled individuals and we’re proud of the number of Long Service Awards that we regularly present – a sign that it’s a great place to work. We’re mainly based in Worcester, in the West Midlands, around 5 minutes from junction 6 of the M5, and there’s also a bunch of us based in the London Docklands, as well as in Reading near the city centre.

If you want to be part of the names.co.uk success story, then you need to be able to push yourself and your colleagues to go the extra mile and deliver excellence in every aspect of the business. If you want to feel challenged on a daily basis and belong to a team that is committed to exceeding expectations, then you’ll thrive in the dynamic environment we have created at names.co.uk.

  • Benefits

    • Competitive holiday entitlement
    • Enhanced company sick pay scheme
    • Company pension contributions
    • Everyday healthcare plan
    • Birthday bonus and your birthday off
    • Employee Referral Scheme
    • Long service awards
    • Cycle to Work Scheme
  • Facilities

    • Large kitchens with facilities and free daily papers, tea, coffee
    • Spacious, open plan office environment
    • Free, secure parking
    • Free EV charge points
  • Perks

    • Annual Childrens’ Day
    • Summer staff convention
    • Christmas party
    • Free end-of-month hot brunch
    • Discounted staff services

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If you would like to work in a challenging and rewarding environment and think you have what it takes, please send your CV to jobs@names.co.uk or apply through our website for the vacancies below. No agencies, thank you.

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Current Vacancies

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PHP/JavaScript Developer

Job Description

An opportunity has arisen for a PHP/JavaScript Developer to join our established Development Team. The successful applicant must have a passion for writing clean, secure and testable code, and a commitment to ongoing professional development.

Job Title: PHP/JavaScript Developer
Reporting to: Applications Development Manager
Location: Worcester

The role requires significant experience of Object-Oriented Software design principles and best practices, such as working to PHP Standards Recommendations (PSRs), and a good understanding of the current JavaScript and CSS ecosystems. Familiarity with SQL and basic database normalisation is also required.

Web applications form the core of all of Namesco's systems, and include customer-facing sites and internal systems to manage both customers and the email and web hosting infrastructures. Working with sensitive and business critical data also requires a thorough understanding of security and data integrity issues on the Internet.

PHP, JavaScript and MySQL applications form the core of all of Namesco's systems, including the email and web hosting infrastructures. As such, an understanding of the protocols underlying these internet technologies, such as HTTP, SMTP, FTP, SSH, TLS and DNS would be beneficial.

Working with sensitive and business-critical data also requires a thorough understanding of security and data integrity issues on the Internet.

Some knowledge of dependency and package management solutions for both PHP and JavaScript would be helpful, and an understanding of asynchronous JavaScript using promises would be a bonus.

The successful applicant will have an enthusiastic attitude for their work with significant commercial experience in creating secure, high-performance web applications.

Essential Requirements:

  • Extensive knowledge of Object Orientated PHP
  • Core JavaScript concepts, such as Prototypal Inheritance
  • Relational databases and SQL
  • Unit testing with PHPUnit
  • Good understanding of security issues on the internet
  • HTML
  • CSS

Desirable Experience

  • Agile Software Development (Scrum, Kanban)
  • Asynchronous JavaScript using Promises
  • NoSQL databases (Memcache, Redis, ElasticSearch)
  • RESTful Web Services
  • Package Management (Composer, Bower, NPM)
  • Frameworks (Zend, Knockout, Backbone, jQuery)
  • Usability, Accessibility, SEO & W3C Standards
  • MVC Applications
  • HTML5, XHTML, Sass, Git, RabbitMQ
  • HTTP, SMTP, FTP, SSH, TLS, DNS

Key Competencies

  • Enthusiasm and a desire to learn
  • Excellent problem solving skills
  • Ability to communicate advanced concepts well
  • Attention to detail
  • Good team player
  • Ability to work in a fast moving environment and to tight deadlines

Normal Working Hours

Your usual hours of work will be from 9:00 a.m. to 5:30 p.m. Monday to Friday inclusive, however these may be subject to alteration in accordance with the dictates of the business. You are entitled to a one hour lunch break, which is normally to be taken between 12:00 noon and 2:00 p.m. Depending on shift and cover patterns this may have to be taken at other convenient times.

We are open to discussion regarding remote working for 1 – 2 days per week as we do offer flexible working arrangements. However during any induction/training period (normally 1-2 months) we would require the successful candidate to work full time from the office in Worcester.

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