Lead PHP Developer

Web Tools

  • Full-time
  • Brighton - Server Side Engineering

Mediatonic is one of the UK's largest independent game developers with around 200 people across 6 locations worldwide. With incredibly diverse games, from top-grossing mobile titles, to hardcore PC simulators, from major IPs to completely original titles.

Above all, we take pride in crafting games that challenge and inspire us and we invest in technology that will keep us at the forefront of the industry.

We hire experts to take on the biggest creative and technical challenges we can get our hands on and we invest in our people for the long term.

In the coming years, we have plans to grow across all our studios/locations, in order to achieve this we are looking to hire a PHP Developer to join our Brighton.

  • Requirements

    We’re looking for a hands-on PHP Developer to join us as a Lead Web Tools Engineer.

    You’ll take ownership of GameFuel™ - the leading game management technology which delivers content and configuration to players across all of our titles. This central platform supports all of our games, resulting in massive efficiency savings during development and enabling us to continually tune our games once live.

    You are...

    • An excellent communicator
    • An excellent team player
    • A positive and happy voice in a team
    • Highly proficient in PHP (OOP with Symfony, Laravel or similar)
    • Familiar with Javascript

    You have demonstrable experience in...

    • Building and delivering features for business-critical web applications
    • CI / CD (Jenkins or similar)
    • Source control
    • Automated testing

    You have passions or interests in...

    • Front-end development - some aspects of Gamefuel currently use EmberJS, but it would be up to you to drive it’s future
    • Programming in general - we're looking for someone who genuinely cares about the quality of the work they produce

    Bonus points for experience with...

    • AWS and Azure
    • Docker and Kubernetes
    • An understanding of the techniques used for building high performance, scalable software
    • CDNs such as AWS CloudFront, Cloudflare, Fastly or Akamai
    • Knowledge of C#
  • What we're looking for

    Are you interested in creating moments that matter, for millions of players, in games that run for years?

    Does the idea of working together with a friendly team of Tonics towards the common goal of making great games appeal to you?

    Did we mention our out of control but totally cool sticker obsession?

    How to apply & really impress us.

    As a people first studio, our biggest priority is to hire the right person. A cover letter that tells us a bit about you and what you’re passionate about really helps to get our attention and distinguish your application from the crowd. Successful applications will usually have a phone chat before being invited to an interview at Mediatonic. If you are applying for a creative role, remember a portfolio is essential. For all applications we suggest you read the job description carefully and let us know why you believe you’re the right person to take on this job.

    We receive heaploads of applications, and while we do our best to respond, we can't always guarantee this.


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